Official: Colonial Office: South and East Africa: correspondence.

Reference code: CHAR 10/5

Part of: CHAR 10
Next record: CHAR 10/6
Previous record: CHAR 10/4

Date: 04 Dec 1905 - 29 Dec 1905


Correspondents include: Moses Gaster, Chief Rabbi of the Spanish and Portuguese Jew's Congregation, on obtaining land in the British Empire for a Jewish settlement; Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson [Governor and Commander in Chief, Cape Colony] on affairs in South Africa; Edward Peacock, Manager of the Morning Post; John Atkins; Edward Marsh [Private Secretary at the Colonial Office] on army finances in Sierra Leone; Herbert Samuel [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Home Office], Frederic Mackarness MP and 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] on problems over Chinese labour in the Transvaal [South Africa]; Dr Joseph Dulberg on securing Jewish support for WSC in Manchester; Abe Bailey on responsible government in the Transvaal and unrest involving the revoking of mining permits (2).

Also includes a copy letter from WSC and an extract from a letter from Patrick Duncan [Colonial Secretary of the Transvaal] to Katharine, Lady Lyttelton [both in Edward Marsh's handwriting] on matters related to the Transvaal Constitution.

Other subjects include: congratulations on WSC's appointment as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies; offers of service to WSC in various capacities; Canadian misgivings over WSC's appointment because of his stance on imperial preference.

Also includes: statement by Eugenio Bianchini, former compound manager to the Witwatersrand Gold Mining Company, Transvaal, on the non-payment of wages to Chinese coolies and related letters to newspapers.





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