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

Reference code: CHAR 10/18

Part of: CHAR 10
Next record: CHAR 10/19
Previous record: CHAR 10/17

Date: 01 Dec 1906 - 31 Dec 1906


Correspondents include: Sir Leander Jameson [Premier, Cape Colony, South Africa] through Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson [Governor and Commander in Chief, Cape Colony] on German refugees in the Cape (3); James Kier Hardie on the ?Hansas Line in Nigeria; Sir Frederick Lugard [High Commissioner and Commander in Chief of Northern Nigeria]; Joseph Robinson; James Ramsay Macdonald on the representation of Australian states at the colonial conference; Austen Chamberlain on a constituent's complaint about the South African constabulary; Arthur Lee [later 1st Lord Lee of Fareham] on a dispute between President Theodore Roosevelt and the Governor of Jamaica, Sir Alexander Swettenham; James Hutton, [Vice President of the British Cotton Growing Association] (2); Sir Richard Solomon [Acting Lieutenant-Governor of the Transvaal, South Africa]; Sir Henry Drummond Wolff on WSC providing a letter of introduction; Sir West Ridgeway [Chairman of the Committee on the Transvaal Constitution] denying passing on information to Alfred Lyttelton [former Secretary of State for the Colonies]; Sir Charles Dilke on Fijian affairs; 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] on a letter in the Times by Charles, 9th Duke of Marlborough.

Also includes copy letters from WSC to some of those mentioned above.

Subjects covered in the file include: the construction of a light railway in northern Nigeria; matters concerning the mining industry in the Transvaal, including chinese and alternative sources of labour; cotton growing in Uganda and Nigeria; wireless telegraphy in the colonies; matters concerning the Transvaal Constitution.

Also includes: cuttings on cotton growing in British Central Africa [later Malawi]; Uganda Company Limited prospectus; photocopy of a copy letter from WSC to George Fowlds on proposed changes to the British parliamentary system.





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CHAR 10/18/22 Letter from Austen Chamberlain (House of Commons [London]) to WSC passing on complaints from a constituent whose son is in the South African constabulary as that the men are being made to purchase a uniform for ú15 and are having difficulty taking leave. He asks whether the Colonial Office has anything to do with these issues and for a suitable reply. Signed manuscript. 13 Dec 1906