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Fonds JC. Joseph Chamberlain Collection, 1886 - 1999
Series JC5. General correspondence, pre-1900
Lord Salisbury, 1887 - 1899 (File 5/67)
Lord Salisbury to Chamberlain, 31 July 1895 (Item 28)
Colonial paragraph in Queen's Speech; Suez Canal shares.
Lord Salisbury to Chamberlain, 22 January 1899 (Item 106)
Approves appointments of Lords Beauchamp and Tennyson as governors of New South Wales and South Australia.
Lord Salisbury to Chamberlain, 31 January 1898 (Item 107)
Opposition of Queen to proposal that Duke of York visit New Zealand.
Series JC9. Imperial affairs
Australia, 1895 - 1900 (File 1/3)
Fiji, 1897 (File 1/4)
Pacific Cable Conference, 1896 - 1897 (File 1/5)
Straits Settlements, 1895 - 1898 (File 6/1)
Sir Charles Mitchell (Singapore) to Chamberlain, 1895 - 1898 (Item)
Changes resulting from federation of Malay native states; appointments. (2 letters)
Sir Frank Swettenham (Selangor) to Chamberlain, 23 July (Item)
Railway extension in Malay states; meeting of sultans and chiefs; Kelantan.
Imperial penny postage, 1897 - 1899 (File 6/3A)
Agricultural Congress, 3 August 1899 - 5 September 1899 (File 6/3B)
Anglo-French negotiations, 13 December 1895 - 14 December 1895 (File 6/3C)
Sir Robert Meade (Colonial Office)to Chamberlain, 13 December 1895 (Item)
Revision of colonial boundaries; German claims to Samoa.
Miscellaneous correspondence, 12 July 1895 - 12 March 1900 (File 6/3D)
Lord Ashbourne to Chamberlain, 27 January 1898 (Item 2)
Appointment of Irish lawyers in the colonies.
C. E. Borchgrevink to Chamberlain, 13 November 1897 (Item 4)
Seeks interview concerning British Antarctic expedition.
Lady Braddon (London) to Chamberlain, 16 July 1897 (Item 6)
Thanks for hospitality to representatives of the colonies.
Hall Canie (Isle of Man) to Chamberlain, 29 December 1895 (Item 7)
Recieved his letter which he will value always. Canadian copyright. Will send a copy of his recently published novel to Birmingham for Chamberlain.
George Curzon (Foreign Office) to Chamberlain, 25 June 1897 (Item 9)
Action of some colonies in severing connections with International Tariff Bureau.
J. Henniker Heaton to Chamberlain, 7 March 1899 (Item 14)
Declines honour; no honour held in less esteem in Australian colonies; his services.
Sir Edmund Monson (Paris) to Chamberlain, 2 July 1897 (Item 20)
Visit of Australian premiers to Paris should be considered social rather than business; Sir John Forrest.
Sir John Forrest to Chamberlain, 5 July 1897 (Item 23)
Has declined to speak in Paris on gold mining industry in Western Australia.
Duke of Norfolk to Chamberlain, 10 January 1899 (Item 24)
Appointment of standing committee to consider landing rights for submarine cables.
Lord Onslow (Paris) to Chamberlain, 8 Sept. (Item 28)
Suggests shorter terms for Australasian governorships.
Rawson (?) to Chamberlain, 4 December 1896 (Item 31)
Suggests each colony send a report on measures for protection of colony against invasion for forwarding to Defence Committee.
Correspondence, 15 December 1896 - 21 December 1897 (File 9/5)
Lord Castletown to [Duke of Devonshire], 15 December 1896 (Item 12)
Interest in governorship of New Zealand.
Henry Cuthbert (Melbourne) to Chamberlain, 13 September 1897 (Item 13)
Offer of KCMG; Federal Convention.
Correspondence, 24 June 1895 - 16 September 1899 (File 9/7)
Sir Arthur Havelock (Ceylon) to Lord Ripon, 24 June 1895 (Item 27)
Seeks a vice-regal appointment in a cooler climate, preferably Australia.(copy)
Richard Martin to Chamberlain, 11 September 1899 (Item 33)
Correspondence with British North Borneo Company.
Series JC11. General correspondence, 15 December 1897 - 26 October 1901
Correspondence with Lord Salisbury, 15 December 1897 - 29 August 1900 (File 30)
Chamberlain to Lord Salisbury, 15 December 1897 (Item 109)
Recommends Sir Saul Samuel for baronetcy.
Chamberlain to Lord Salisbury, 18 September 1899 (Item 181)
Transvaal question more serious than any other; in next half century Germany and France will be ousted from Pacific by forces of Australasia; no objection to yielding to Germany on Samoa.
Miscellaneous correspondence, 19 January 1901 - 26 October 1901 (File 39)
Sir Charles Dilke to Chamberlain, 19 March 1901 (Item 47)
Dissatisfaction of Australian governments and press concerning New Hebrides.
Chamberlain to Sir Charles Dilke, 21 March 1901 (Item 48)
Foreign Office considers that New Hebrides question should be kept quiet for present; sensitivity of French public opinion. (copy)
Sir Arthur Havelock (Algiers) to Chamberlain, 19 January 1901 (Item 84)
Departure from India; inquires when he should go to Australia.
Series JC14. Colonial affairs, 1900 - 1902
Australia, 1900 - 1902 (File 1/1)
Correspondence concerning Commonwealth Constitution Bill (1900), governorships, visit of Duke and Duchess of York to Australia, Australian troops in South Africa, governor-general's allowances; resignation of Lord Hopetoun. Correspondents include Alfred Deakin, Sir Joh Dodds (Hobart), Sir Arthur Havelock, Lord Hopetoun, Lord Tennyson (Adelaide) and Chamberlain. (60 items)
New Zealand, 1901 - 1902 (File 1/2)
Correspondence with Lord Ranfurly (Wellington) about honours. (7 items)
Fiji, 6 May 1901 (File 2/3)
Series JC16. Miscellaneous notebooks and correspondence, 8 November 1895 - 1 January 1902
Miscellaneous letters, 8 November 1895 - 26 December 1900 (File 4)
Correspondence with Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, 2 March 1896 - 10 September 1900 (File 5)
Sir Michael Hicks-Beach to Chamberlain, 2 March 1896 (Item 8)
Proposed Pacific Cable Conference; no reason for British Government to subsidise cable.
Sir Michael Hicks-Beach to Chamberlain, 29 May 1899 (Item 25)
No justification for a grant to enable artillery volunteers to visit Canada; Pacific cable.
Sir Michael Hicks-Beach to Chamberlain, 6 September 1900 (Item 30)
War Office suggestion of sending troops from British colonies to inauguration of Australian Commonwealth.
Correspondence with Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, 26 January 1899 - 1 January 1902 (File 6)
Chamberlain to Queen Victoria, 26 July 1900 (Item 66)
Appointment of state governors in Australia following appointment of governor-general; difficulty of finding men prepared to make pecuniary sacrifice.
Sir Arthur Bigge to Chamberlain, 19 October 1900 (Item 74)
Queen declines approval for representative British troops to attend inauguration of Australian Commonwealth.
Overseas trade, 28 November 1895 - 30 June 1897 (File 7)
Chamberlain to colonial governors, 28 November 1895 (Item 2)
Seeks information on value of imports into colonies from foreign countries in period 1884-94 and reasons why importers preferred foreign goods to British goods. (circular letter, printed)
George Curzon (Foreign Office) to United Empire Trade League, 5 March 1896 (Item 5)
Commercial treaties between Britain and France and Belgium; effect on trade between Britain and its colonies. (printed)
Series JC17. Colonial correspondence, 1901 - 1902
1902 Colonial Conference (File 1)
Drafts of proceedings, correspondence, printed memoranda and notes for speeches relating to the 1902 Colonial Conference. They include copies of letters from A. J. Balfour to King Edward VII, letters and notes by Sir Robert Giffen on commercial relations of the Empire, and memoranda by Lord Selborne and William St John Brodrick on imperial defence matters. (13 items)
Australia, 1902 (File 2)
Correspondence of Chamberlain with Lord Hopetoun, Sir John Forrest, Edmund Barton and George Reid. The subjects include naval defence, honours, the South African War, the Pacific islands, land legislation in Australia, and the overseas travels of Barton and Forrest. (9 items)
Series JC18/1-10. Colonial and foreign correspondence and documents, 1903
Australia, 1903 (File 3)
Correspondence of Chamberlain with Sir John Cockburn, Alfred Deakin, Sir John Forrest and Lord Selborne, as well as telegrams, newspaper cuttings and printed documents. The subjects include imperial trade, an invitation to Chamberlain to visit Australia, the completion of the Coolgardie water supply scheme in Western Australia, politics in Western Australia, South Africa, naval defence, and the labour trade in the Pacific. (18 items)
Series JC18/16-20. Domestic politics, 1900 - 1932
Cabinet crisis of 1903 (File 16)
Fiscal policy, 1 June 1900 - 1932 (File 18)
Sir Austen Chamberlain to Blanche Dugdale, 4 March 1931 (Item 22)
Sends memorandum (34pp.) on the events of 1903 and origins of the tariff reform movement.
Chamberlain to Duke of Devonshire, 29 May 1903 - 21 September 1903 (Item 45-47)
Letters and extracts from letters on tariff reform.
Sir Robert Giffen to Chamberlain, 2 November 1903 (Item 65)
Exports to colonies compared to exports to foreign countries.
R. W. Leyland (Liverpool) to Chamberlain, 16 July 1903 (Item 83)
Bounties given by foreign governments to their mercantile marine.
Liverpool Shipowners Association. French shipping bounties as affecting sailing ships (Item 87)
(11pp. + tables)
G. F. Renwick to Chamberlain, 24 June 1903 (Item 109)
Sends letter from W. Farrer Ecroyd on preferential tariffs.
J. Little. The Empire in the crucible: trade reciprocity: the Ottawa Conference. (Bournemouth, 1932), 1932 (Item 135)
The Times. Precis of sixty-seven articles in The Times since 1885 on preferential tariffs and Empire. (4pp.) (Item 136)
'American tariffs and American sheep', speech of Hon. Charles H. Grosvenor of Ohio in the House of Representatives, Friday June 1, 1900., 1 June 1900 (Item 140)
Series JC19. Colonial papers and miscellaneous correspondence, 1904
Australia, 1904 (File 1)
Correspondence of Chamberlain with Lord Northcote (6 letters) and Sir John Forrest. The subjects include the Western Australian water scheme, Federal politics, the visit of Hugh Davies to Britain, free trade and protectionism in Australia, the Conciliation and Arbitration Bill, the formation and fall of the Watson Ministry, State governors, Alfred Deakin, George Reid, Northcote's reflections on Australian society, and British-Australian relations. (8 items)
Miscellaneous correspondence, 24 June 1904 - 29 November 1904 (File 5)
Chamberlain to Lord Lansdowne, 24 June 1904 (Item 62)
Necessity of closer union with the colonies; establishment of Committee of Imperial Defence. (copy)
Richard Seddon (Wellington) to Chamberlain, 2 November 1904 (Item 75)
Preferential tariff; outrage committed by Russian Baltic Fleet.
Series JC20. Colonial papers and miscellaneous correspondence, 28 January 1903 - 1905
Australia, 1905 (File 1)
Correspondence of Chamberlain with Lord Northcote (7 letters) and Sir Gerald Strickland (Hobart). The subjects include Imperial relations, the need for an Imperial Council, George Reid, imperial defence, proposals for an Australian squadron, preferential trade, Federal-State relations, Alfred Deakin, a dispute between Sir Josiah Symon and High Court judges, the Naval Agreement, immigration, the formation of the Deakin Ministry, B. R. Wise, and the Premiers Conference. (9 items)
South Africa, 28 January 1903 (File 3)
Gilbert Parker to Chamberlain, 28 January 1905 (Item 2)
Preference and South Africa; visit of B. R. Wise to England; likelihood he will be Australian High Commissioner.
Miscellaneous correspondence, 24 January 1905 - 24 October 1905 (File 4)
Sir Herbert Maxwell (?) to Chamberlain, 26 May 1905 (Item 90)
Deferral of Imperial Conference; A. J. Balfour and tariff reform. (typescript)
Parker Smith. Sir Edward Grey's vote of censure: tariff reform and Imperial Conference (typescript and ms.), c. 26 May 1905 (Item 104)
Series JC21. Colonial papers and miscellaneous correspondence, 1906
Miscellaneous correspondence, 14 March 1906 - 14 December 1906 (File 3)
Alfred Deakin to Chamberlain, 14 March 1906 (Item 42)
Imperial Conference; necessity for unfettered discussion of preferential trade within Empire. (typescript extracts)
Lord Northcote to Chamberlain, 2 October 1906 (Item 70)
Federal election; need for Deakin-Watson alliance to advance protection; Western Australian secession; relations with Colonial Office.
Lord Northcote to Chamberlain, 14 December 1906 (Item 71)
Result of Federal election; likely continuance of Deakin Government.
Series JC22. Miscellaneous correspondence, February 1907 - August 1912
Sir John Forrest (London) to Chamberlain, 19 May 1911 (Item 75)
Defeat of referendum in Australia; Imperial Conference; class taxation and socialist ideals.
Correspondence between Chamberlain and Lord Northcote, February 1907 - January 1908 (File 100-108)
Imperial Conference; death of Richard Seddon; Chamberlain's illness; Alfred Deakin 'the hero' of the Imperial Conference; Federal politics; Federal-State relations; ignorance of Colonial Office officials; Deakin's opinion of British political leaders; preferential trade provisions in Australian budget; weaknesses of Australian Constitution; William Lyne; retirement of J. C. Watson; Andrew Fisher; Northcote's plans of retirement; appointment of High Commissioner in London; Lord Chelmsford. (9 letters)
Series JC23. Press cuttings and miscellaneous printed articles about Chamberlain
Series JC24. Materials relating to J. L. Garvin's The Life of Joseph Chamberlain, 7 July 1942
Fonds JG. John Galsworthy Collection, 19 May 1925
Fonds L. Add. Additional Letters, 7 May 1946 - 1962
Correspondence, word lists and research material of Ross concerning his research on the language and vocabulary of the Pitcairn Islanders, 1956 - 1962 (File 1546-1629)
The correspondents include E. H. Flint (Brisbane, 9 letters), F. Percival Ward (Sydney), A. Wotherspoon (Hukerenui, New Zealand), H. E. Maude (Canberra, 8 letters), Donald Marshall (Papeete), J. P. Church (Onerahi, New Zealand), M. Mallet (Norfolk Island), L. K. Burch (Papakura, New Zealand), B. E. Parham (Apia), Gordon Williams (Christchurch, 4 letters), James Gray (Christchurch), Eric Partridge (London) and Ralph White (Tahiti).