Guide to the Collections of the Royal Commonwealth Society (as filmed by the AJCP)

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M1690-M1697, M1698-M1703

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Created: 2019

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Fonds. Best, Margaret M, 1929 - 1938

Series. Public Schools Empire Tours Record, 1927 - 1939

Includes: New Zealand 1929-1930; Australia 1929-1930; New Zealand 1933; Australia 1936; New Zealand 1938. Additional material was filmed relating to South Africa, East Africa, Canada, the West Indies, the East Indies, British Guinea, and India.

Fonds. Eddy, Charles W, 1870

Series. Manuscript entitled 'Colonies in their commercial relation to the Mother Country', (c. 70p.), 1870

Fonds. Grey, Henry, 3rd Earl, 1847 - 1849

Note on Australian bishops (1p.), c.1847 (File)

Notes on transportation of convicts to the colonies (10p.), 1847 - 1849 (File)

Fonds. Harding, Sir Edward J, February 1913 - June 1913

Filmed selectively.

Series. Letters of E.J. Harding, Secretary of Royal Commission on Natural Resources, Trade and Legislation of Dominions, to his parents and sister, January 1913 - April 1914

Selected pages pp. 31-213; The letters describe the visits of the Royal Commission to Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney, Brisbane, Toowoomba, Newcastle, Condobolin, Queanbeyan, Lockhart, Dunedin, Wellington, Auckland, Rotorua, and Pago Pago...

Fonds. Royal Commonwealth Society Records, 18 April 1962 - 12 May 1962

Series. Letters acknowledging receipt of copies of the R.C.S. Biography Catalogue, 18 April 1962 - 12 May 1962

Includes a letter from R.G. Menzies (18 April 1962) and a letter from K. Holyoake (12 May 1962).

Fonds. Sedgwick, Thomas E, 1910 - 1914

Series. Three albums of cuttings, letters and leaflets relating to Imperial migration, 1910 - 1914

There is correspondence with High Commissioners, Dominion Governments, Labour exchanges and emigration societies. Many of the papers refer to migration to and economic conditions in Australia and New Zealand and in particular 'the Sedgwick Boys', who were brought out to New Zealand by Sedgwick in 1911 and apprenticed to farmers.

Fonds. Stuart, Sir Campbell, February 1929 - 1944

Filmed selectively.

Series 6. Cables between Dominions Office and Australian, New Zealand, Canadian and Irish Governments, February 1929 - September 1929

Concerning amalgamation of cable and wireless companies.

Series 10. Minutes of Sub-committee on Australian negotiations of Imperial Communications Advisory Committee, May 1930 - July 1930

Series 30. File of correspondence, cables and other papers of Imperial Communications Advisory Committee concerning Australia, 1942 - 1944

The correspondents include J. Curtin, S.M. Bruce, D. McVey, V. Duffy, L.B. Fanning and Sir Edward Wilshaw and the subjects include the formation of a new communications company, negotiations on the reduction of cable rates between the United States and the Dominions, the 1942 Commonwealth Telegraph Conference, negotiations with Cable and Wireless, the visits of Sir Ernest Fisk to England in 1943, and meetings of the Commonwealth Communications Council.

Series 36. Correspondence concerning criticisms by Cable and Wireless of the reconstitution of the Imperial Communications Advisory Committee, February 1944 - April 1944

Especially the requirement that members should be resident in their respective countries rather than London.

Fonds. United Empire, 22 November 1909 - 22 February 1911

Letters, mostly welcoming appearance of journal United Empire. Filmed selectively. Items include: 13. Lord Northcote (3p.)22 Nov 1909; 21. A. Deakin (3p.) 22 Feb 1911.

Fonds. Allardyce, Sir William, 1874 - 1922

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