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

Reference code: CHAR 10/25

Part of: CHAR 10
Next record: CHAR 10/26
Previous record: CHAR 10/24

Date: 02 May 1907 - 29 May 1907

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Correspondents include: Louis Botha [Premier of Transvaal, South Africa] (3) on subjects including his stay in London; Salvatore Zammit on Maltese affairs; Josiah Wedgwood MP and ?Charles Strachey on taxation in northern Nigeria; 4th Lord Grey [Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada] on subjects including Canadian affairs; Francis Hopwood [later 1st Lord Southborough, Permanent Under-Secretary for the Colonies] (4); Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson [Governor and Commander in Chief, Cape Colony, South Africa] on various aspects of South African affairs, including anti-British feeling; Abe Bailey; Reginald Antrobus [Assistant Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies] on mining for oil in Nigeria; Hugh Arnold-Forster MP on the Jamaican loan; "Bendor", 2nd Duke of Westminster, on a South African dinner; Alexander Murray [the Master of Elibank, later Lord Murray of Elibank] on Nigeria and the cotton industry in Lancashire; Sir Bindon Blood recommending Lieutenant-General Edwin Collen; Collen on his colonial service enclosing a copy of a March 1901 letter from [Lord] Curzon [later Lord Curzon of Kedleston]; 2nd Lord Selborne [Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa] (4); Sir Robert Bond [Premier and Colonial Secretary, Newfoundland, Canada]; Sir Joseph Ward [Prime Minister, New Zealand] thanking WSC for his courtesy at the Colonial Conference; Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary] asking WSC to take his Commons questions; Frederic Mackarness MP; James Ramsay Macdonald MP (2); Lieutenant-Colonel James Sadler [Governor, British East Africa Protectorate, later Kenya] on British East African affairs.

Also includes notes and drafts of telegrams from WSC to some of those mentioned above.

Subjects covered by the file include: matters concerning Transvaal and Orange River Colony [later Orange Free State] politics, including the land settlement loan, Botha's role, the position of Swaziland, the mining industry, strikes and the use of troops; congratulations on WSC becoming a Privy Councillor; allegations in the Daily Mail that Bond had walked out of the Colonial Conference over Newfoundland fishery treaties.

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