Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs.

Reference code: CHAR 10/16

Part of: CHAR 10
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Date: 01 Oct 1906 - 30 Oct 1906

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Correspondents include: Percy Molteno MP (2) on subjects including racial bias among juries in the Orange River Colony [Orange Free State, South Africa] (2); 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] on subjects including alleged atrocities in Natal [South Africa] and Sir Frederick Lugard's [High Commissioner and Commander in Chief of Northern Nigeria] railway scheme (3); Colonel Sir Percy Girouard on introducing the "Pioneer element" into East and West Africa; Frederic Creswell on the racial make-up of the mining industry in the Transvaal [South Africa]; 1st Lord Loreburn [earlier Robert Reid, Lord Chancellor]; Dudley Marjoribanks [later 3rd Lord Tweedmouth, Military Secretary to Lord Selborne] on subjects including an application for a Victoria Cross on behalf of Clement Roberts; 3rd Lord Hindlip on settling his land in British East Africa [later Kenya]; William Stead, Editor of the Review of Reviews, on Martinus Steyn [former President of the Orange Free State, South Africa]; Sir Alfred Sharpe [HM Commissioner and Commander in Chief for British Central Africa Protectorate, later Malawi] on cotton growing; Sir West Ridgeway [Chairman of the Committee on the Transvaal Constitution].

Subjects covered in the file include: matters concerning the Transvaal Constitution, including land settlement proposals, its effect on the Orange River Colony, and possible voting and constituencies for the new assembly; an introduction for Sir George Albu; the purchase of horses for India in Australia; matters concerning the mining industry in the Transvaal, including chinese labour and the role of Joseph Robinson.

Also includes cuttings on mining statistics for the Transvaal, and on self-government and railway rates in the Orange River Colony.

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