Guide to the PRO Personal Collections (as filmed by the AJCP)

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PRO 30

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Created: 2018

Collection Summary

Creator
Public Record Office. Great Britain. Personal Collections
Title
Public Record Office. Personal Collections (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
1605 - 1938
Collection Number
PRO 30
Extent
675 items
Language of Materials
English
Repository
Australian Joint Copying Project
Sponsor
The Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) online portal was created with the assistance of the Australian Public Service Modernisation Fund, 2017-2020. The National Library of Australia gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the other foundation AJCP partners, the State Library of New South Wales and The National Archives of the UK, and all other organisations which supported the work of the AJCP, the world's most extensive collaborative copying project, operating from 1948 to 1997.

Introduction

Scope and Contents

The Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) filmed papers in nine of the collections of individuals in PRO 30.

The AJCP filmed the Hatton (PRO 30/45), Northcote (30/56) and Lord Kitchener (PRO 30/57) Papers in their entirety. Each of these Series have distinctive features.

The Hatton Papers is an artificial Series, in that the records were Home Office official papers that for some reason passed out of the custody of the Home Office and were acquired by Joseph Hatton.

The Northcote Papers are distinctive in that they were assembled in Australia rather than Britain, the letters all relating to Lord Northcote's term as Governor-General. Although only three correspondents are represented in the Series, no other personal papers of Lord Northcote are known to have survived.

The other seven Series have all been filmed selectively and in some cases the selections form a very small proportion of the total collection. Of the seven individuals who assembled the papers, six were British politicians, including two Prime Ministers (William Pitt (PRO 30/8) and Lord John Russell (PRO 30/22) and four Secretaries of State for the Colonies (Russell (PRO 30/22), Edward Cardwell (PRO 30/48), Lord Granville (PRO 30/29), Lord Carnarvon (PRO 30/6).

The remaining Series is somewhat different in that it dates from the twentieth century, was assembled by an official and businessman, Sir Alan Anderson (PRO 30/68), and deals with a single subject, the shipment of Australian wheat to Britain during World War I.

The subject matters of these political Series vary considerably. The Pitt Papers, the only eighteenth century collection, contain documents on the first British settlement in Australia, the establishment of the Pacific whale fishery, and British economic and strategic interests in South East Asia.

The papers filmed in the other Series include material on convicts and transportation (Abbot, Russell), appointments of governors, self-government for the colonies (Russell, Carnarvon), the withdrawal of imperial troops from the colonies (Cardwell, Granville), and British interests and annexations in New Guinea and the Pacific (Russell, Carnarvon, Granville).

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Access.

Conditions Governing Use

Many of the records digitised as part of the AJCP are still in copyright. Readers wishing to publish or reproduce documents should seek permission, in the first instance, from the National Archives of the UK. Further advice is available from: The National Archives of the UK. Copyright

Preferred Citation

Acknowledgement of use of this material should refer to the location of the original material (The National Archives of the UK) and to the Australian Joint Copying Project.

Citation of items from this collection should include references to the location of the original material (The National Archives of the UK) and to the AJCP nla.obj number, which serves as the online identifier for the digital copy.

Example: TNA Series: CO 201/429, New South Wales. Original Correspondence. Despatches May-June 1850 (AJCP ref: http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1234)

Further information on TNA citation guidelines in available at The National Archives of the UK

Archival History

Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, National Library of Australia, 2017-2020.

Material selectively filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project. AJCP Reels: 6093-6118 (PRO 30/6 - Carnarvon Papers); AJCP Reel: 5992 (PRO 30/8 - Pitt Papers); AJCP Reel: 6322 (PRO 30/9 - Abbot Papers); AJCP Reel: 5993 (PRo 30/22 - Russell Papers); AJCP Reel: 6801-6803 (PRO 30/29 - Granville Papers); AJCP Reel: 6091 (PRO 30/45 - Hatton Papers); AJCP Reel: 6800 (PRO 30/48 - Cardwell Papers); AJCP Reel: 4098 (PRO 30/56 - Northcote Papers) and AJCP Reel: 6321 (PRO 30/68 - Anderson Papers)

Existence and Location of Originals

The National Archives of the UK (TNA).

Series Reference: PRO 30. For further information, see PRO 30 at The National Archives UK. ((http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/h/C659)

The National Archives of the UK has acquired other personal or semi-personal Series from government departments and in such cases the Series are grouped with the other records of those departments. The AJCP also filmed a number of Foreign Office, Treasury and Cabinet Office Series consisting of papers of Ministers or officials.

Finding Aid Note

Dates used in the this finding aid refer to those of the records selected for filming by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) rather than to the date range of the original Series or File.

This online inding aid, published by the National Library of Australia in 2018, is a revised version of the original papers AJCP Handbooks:

Australian Joint Copying Project. Handbook Part 9: Public Record Office Personal Collections, National Library of Australia, reprinted 1991.

and

Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 11: Public Record Office, Classes filmed in the final five years of the Australian Joint Copying Project, National Library of Australia, printed 2005.

Because the nine Series differ considerably in size, content and arrangement, the descriptive lists prepared by the AJCP do not have the uniformity of the other TNA (PRO) finding aids. In some cases there is simply a general description, in others a list of pieces with brief details of subject content and in others a detailed calendar.

It is hoped that the descriptive list will alert the attention of researchers firstly to the existence of some of the personal papers held in the Public Record Office and secondly to the important and varied Australian and Pacific source material in the collections of The National Archives of the UK.

Advisory Statement

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this Finding Aid contains material and descriptive information which may be considered culturally sensitive and may cause distress, including names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. This Finding Aid contains terms that reflect authors' views or those of the historical period, but which may not be considered appropriate today. While the information may not reflect current understanding, it is provided in an historical context.

Bibliography

First published as:

Australian Joint Copying Project. Handbook Part 9: Public Record Office Personal Collections, National Library of Australia, reprinted 1991.

and

Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 11: Public Record Office, Classes filmed in the final five years of the Australian Joint Copying Project, National Library of Australia, printed 2005.

Administrative History

Records acquired by the The National Archives of the UK, by means of gift, deposit or purchase from individuals, families or organisations are in a special Series, PRO 30. Most of the Series in PRO 30 in the Series comprise papers of individuals who were involved in public life.

The PRO (Public Record Office) was the previous name of The National Archives of the UK.

Item Descriptions

Fonds PRO 30/6. Papers of Henry Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon (as filmed by the AJCP), 1858 - 1885

Correspondence received while Secretary of State for Colonies, 1874-1878. Subjects of correspondence selectively filmed by the Australian Joint Copying Project include: covered in the correspondence include: annexation of Fiji and official appointments, return of British troops to Australia, honours and appointments, and Pacific labour trade.

From 1879-1882 correspondence covered the organisation of the Colonial Defence Commission, and colonial defences, and while Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1885-1886 he wrote about denominational education in Australia.

Archival History

Material was selectively filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP Reels 6093-6118).

Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, National Library of Australia, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

The National Archives of the UK (TNA).

Series Reference: PRO 30/6. For further information, see PRO 30/6, Carnarvon Papers, at The National Archives of the UK. (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/h/C11952)

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2087268] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Subjects

Earl of Carnarvon (1831-1890); Australia; Oceania; Fiji; Indigenous Australians; Aboriginals, Australia; King Thakombau; Gordon, Sir Arthur Charles Hamilton; Tonga; Samoa; Norfolk Island; New Guinea; Sarawak; Bowen, Sir George Ferguson; Goodenough, James Graham, Commodore; New Zealand; Weld, Sir Frederick Aloysius; Childers, Hugh Culling Eardley; Federation, Australian; Grey, Sir George; Hawaii; Pacific labour trade; Parkes, Sir Henry; Stanley, Sir Edward; Victoria; Colonial Defence Commission; Missions and missionaries; Darling, Sir Charles Henry; Defence, naval; Suter, Andrew Burn, Bishop; Maori Wars; South Australia; Robinson, Sir Hercules George Robert; Defence, military; Cakobau, King of Fiji; France; Rosario, H.M.S.; Barry, Sir Redmond; Berry, Sir Graham; Daintree, Richard; Duffy, Sir Charles Gavan; Forrest, Sir John; Hackett, Sir William; Hobart, Tasmania; Macleay, Sir George; Selwyn, George Augustus, Bishop; Tonga; Basilisk, H.M.S.; Ireland; Leveson-Gower, Granville George; Milne, Sir Alexander; Moran, Patrick Francis, Cardinal; Moresby, John, Capt.; Pearl fisheries; Roman Catholic Church; Acland, Sir Thomas; Cairns, Sir Hugh McCalmont; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Denison, Sir William Thomas; Colonial Office; Maoris; Pitcairn Island; Torres Strait; Adelaide, South Australia; Canada; Hamilton, Lord Claud; Hay, Lord John; Heathcote, Sir William; Kingsley, Charles; Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition (1866); Murchison, Sir Roderick; Nicholson, Sir Charles; Wentworth, William Charles; Wilberforce, Samuel, Bishop; Bannister, Saxe; Hale, Mathew Blagden, Bishop; Nixon, Francis Russell, Bishop; Peel, Jonathan, General

Biographical / Historical

Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert (1831-1890), 4th Earl of Carnarvon (succeeded 1849).

Carnarvon began his official career as Under-Secretary for the Colonies in the Conservative Government led by Lord Derby in 1858-1859. In June 1866 he joined Lord Derby's third Ministry as Secretary of State for the Colonies, but resigned in March 1867 on the question of parliamentary reform.

From February 1874 to January 1878 Carnarvon was again Secretary of State for the Colonies, resigning this time on the question of Disraeli's Eastern policy.

He was Chairman of the Royal Commission on Defence of Colonial Possessions from 1879 to 1882 and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from June 1885 to January 1886. He visited South Africa and Australia in 1887-1888.

Series (Pieces: 1-52). Secretary of State for Colonies: Correspondence, 1874 - 1878

The Queen and her personal staff, February 1874 - July 1875 (File 1. AJCP Reel No: 6093-6094)

Subjects include annexation of Fiji; Sir Hercules Robinson's mission to Fiji; presentation of yacht to King Thakombau; appointment of Sir Arthur Gordon as Governor of Fiji; name of Fiji; war club of King Thakombau; Fijian mortality rate; photograph of Indigenous Australians.

The Queen and her personal staff, July 1875 - July 1876 (File 2. AJCP Reel No: 6094)

Subjects include measles epidemic in Fiji; presentation of statues of Royal Family to Melbourne Public Library; death of Commodore J. Goodenough; photographs of Fiji; passage from New Zealand for brother of J. Brown; site for capital of Fiji; despatches of Sir Arthur Gordon; completion of telegraph to New Zealand.

The Queen and her personal staff, July 1876 - January 1878 (File 3. AJCP Reel No: 6094-6095)

Subjects include statue of Queen for Melbourne Public Library; N.S.W. appointment for J. Fuller; site for capital of Fiji; new Parliament House in Melbourne; Norfolk Island; completion of telegraph to Western Australia; Sir Arthur Gordon.

Prince of Wales and his personal staff, March 1874 - January 1878 (File 4. AJCP Reel No: 6095)

Subjects include statues of Royal Family for Public Library of Victoria; dinner for Sir George Bowen; proposed visit to Australia by Prince of Wales.

Cabinet. First Lord of the Admiralty, February 1874 - February 1878 (File 5. AJCP Reel No: 6096)

Subjects include mission to Fiji of Commodore J. Goodenough; terms of annexation; ships and troops for Fiji; gift of H.M.S. Rosario to New Zealand; honour for Commodore Goodenough.

Cabinet. Lord Chancellor, May 1874 - August 1877 (File 6. AJCP Reel No: 6096)

Subjects include annexation of Fiji; appointment of Sir Arthur Gordon as Governor; the establishment of a court for the South Pacific; report of Sir George Bowen on Australia; possible annexation of New Guinea; resignation of W. Cairns as Governor of Queensland.

Cabinet. Chancellor of the Exchequer, March 1874 - January 1878 (File 7. AJCP Reel No: 6096)

Subjects include Fijian appointments; Fijian loan; New Zealand loan; financial proposals of Sir Julius Vogel; mission of J. Froude to South Africa and Australia.

Cabinet. Foreign Secretary, February 1874 - January 1878 (File 8. AJCP Reel No: 6097)

Subjects include annexation of Fiji; name of Fiji; French interest in New Guinea.

Cabinet. Home Secretary, Postmaster General, Lord Privy Seal, Irish Secretary, March 1874 - August 1877 (File 9. AJCP Reel No: 6097)

Subjects include F. Weld; colonial appointments.

Cabinet. Secretary for India, February 1874 - August 1877 (File 10. AJCP Reel No: 6097)

Subjects include Fiji; possible annexation of New Guinea.

Cabinet. Prime Minister, February 1874 - January 1878 (File 11. AJCP Reel No: 6097-6098)

Subjects include annexation of Fiji; appointment of Governor of Fiji; possible visit of Prince of Wales to Australia; Sir Julius Vogel; possible return of British troops to Australian colonies; colonial honours.

Cabinet. Secretary for War, March 1874 - January 1878 (File 12. AJCP Reel No: 6098)

Subjects include need for engineers in Fiji; defence of Fiji; possible return of British troops to Australia; proposed commission on colonial defences.

Official. Duke of Cambridge, Royal Family, February 1874 - October 1877 (File 14. AJCP Reel No: 6099)

Subjects include return of British troops to Australian colonies; appointment of Sir William Jervois to advise Australian colonies on defences; address from Melbourne on marriage of Duke of Edinburgh.

Official. Speaker, Law Officers, Local Government Board, Board of Works, May 1874 - February 1878 (File 16. AJCP Reel No: 6099)

Subjects include naturalist J. Young; N.S.W. constitutional crisis; Pacific Islanders Protection Bill.

Official. Under-Secretaries, May 1874 - January 1878 (File 17. AJCP Reel No: 6099)

Subjects include Colonial Stocks Bill; Pacific Islanders Bill; New Zealand loan; Sir Julius Vogel; situation in Samoa.

Honours and appointments, February 1874 - December 1877 (File 20. AJCP Reel No: 6100)

Subjects include Sir Edward Deas Thomson; Sir William Jervois; Sir George Macleay; G.E. Dalrymple; Sir Julius Vogel; Sir James Hector; Sir Anthony Musgrave; A. Macalister; R. Daintree; Sir Arthur Blyth; Bishop G.A. Selwyn; Sir Henry Parker; Sir Redmond Barry; Sir William Robinson; Sir Charles Gavan Duffy; Sir Arthur Gordon.

Lord Stanley of Alderley, T.B. Potter, May 1874 - January 1878 (File 21. AJCP Reel No: 6100)

Subjects include protection of Sandwich Islanders; annexation of Fiji; H. Parkes; free trade in N.S.W.

Colonial Governors. Australia, March 1874 - February 1878 (File 25. AJCP Reel No: 6101)

Correspondence between Carnarvon and State Governors. Western Australia: F. Weld (ff. 1–13), W. Robinson (ff. 14–69), Sir Harry Ord (ff. 70–2); Queensland: Lord Normanby (ff. 74–108), W.W. Cairns (ff. 109–26); South Australia: W.W. Cairns (ff. 127–8); Tasmania: C. Du Cane (ff. 130–6), F. Weld (ff. 137–54); New South Wales: Sir Hercules Robinson (ff. 156–247); Victoria: Sir George Bowen (ff. 248–430).

Subjects include introduction of responsible government in Western Australia; transfer of F. Weld to Tasmania; transfer of Lord Normanby to New Zealand; annexation of Fiji; J. Forrest; divisions within Hobart society; relations between squatters and free selectors in N.S.W.; honours; mission of Sir Hercules Robinson to Fiji in 1874; Australian defences and use of Imperial troops; H. Parkes; A. Garran; political factions in Victoria; visit of Sir George Bowen to Canada and Pacific Islands; political crisis in Victoria in 1876; G. Berry; protection in Victoria; obstacles to Australian federation; 1877 Victorian elections; Sir Charles Gavan Duffy; relations between Legislative Assembly and Council in Victoria.

Colonial Governors. New Zealand, Fiji, March 1874 - February 1878 (File 39. AJCP Reel No: 6102)

Correspondence between Carnarvon and Sir James Fergusson, Lord Normanby (ff. 1–176), Sir Arthur Gordon (ff. 177–361).

Subjects include ownership of Pacific Islands; annexation of Fiji; possible transfer of Norfolk Island to New Zealand; prerogative of mercy; return of Sir James Fergusson to Britain; honours; abolition of provinces in New Zealand; public finances; Sir Julius Vogel; Sir George Grey; plans of Sir Arthur Gordon for Government of Fiji; appointment of colonial officers; mission of Sir Hercules Robinson to Fiji; first impressions of Fiji; E. Layard; native lands; revenue; village burnings; relations with Tonga and Samoa; Gordon's interest in another governorship.

Colonial. Miscellaneous. A-B, 1874 - 1878 (File 42. AJCP Reel No: 6102)

Correspondents Include Lord Belmore, Sir Redmond Barry.

Subjects include appointment of Sir W. Hackett to Fiji; appointment of Sir James Martin as Administrator of N.S.W.; commutation of death sentence in N.S.W.; Pacific Islanders Bill; Melbourne Public Library.

Colonial. Miscellaneous. C-F, 1874 - 1878 (File 43. AJCP Reel No: 6103)

Correspondents include Lord Canterbury, H.C.E. Childers, Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, C. Du Cane, W. Vesey Fitzgerald, W. Forster, Sir James Fergusson.

Subjects include annexation of Fiji; the Colonial Museum; prerogative of mercy in Victoria; departure of C. du Cane from Tasmania.

Colonial. Miscellaneous. G-J, 1873 - 1878 (File 44. AJCP Reel No: 6103)

Correspondents include J. Goodenough, Lord Grey, E. Knatchbull Huggesson, A.B. Hope.

Subjects include annexation of Fiji; Sir Julius Vogel; Consul E. March (Fiji); N.S.W. Deceased Sister Act; Colonial Marriages Bill.

Colonial. Miscellaneous. K-M, 1874 - 1878 (File 45. AJCP Reel No: 6104)

Correspondents include Lord Kimberley, E. Layard, J. Lowther, Duke of Manchester, J. Moresby.

Subjects include Fiji Commission; use of British troops in colonies; discoveries by Basilisk in New Guinea; French expedition to New Guinea.

Colonial. Miscellaneous. N-R, 1874 - 1878 (File 46. AJCP Reel No: 6104-6015)

Correspondents include H. Parkes.

Subjects include visit of J. Churchill to N.S.W.; mission of Sir Hercules Robinson to Fiji; speeches of H. Parkes; restrictions on Chinese immigration into Queensland.

Colonial. Miscellaneous. S-W, 1874 - 1878 (File 47. AJCP Reel No: 6105)

Correspondents include Lord Stanley, G. Verdon, Sir Julius Vogel.

Subjects include Pacific labour question; colonisation of New Guinea; statue of Prince Albert for Melbourne; construction of cable to New Zealand.

Correspondence, memoranda, newspaper cuttings, 1874 - 1877 (File 48. AJCP Reel No: 6105)

Includes four memoranda on acreage; estimated revenue and expenditure; annexation and history of Fiji.

Memoranda, cuttings. Colonial, 1873 - 1877 (File 50. AJCP Reel No: 6106)

Includes thirteen memoranda on Queensland pearl fishery; New Guinea's mineral wealth; Fiji missionaries; Pacific labour trade; reports from E. Layard in Fiji; telegraph between Sydney and New Zealand.

Memoranda, cuttings. Colonial, 1874 - 1877 (File 51. AJCP Reel No: 6106)

Includes eighteen memoranda on Pacific labour trade; Fiji Commission; Commodore J. Goodenough; annexation of Fiji; Victorian politics; New Zealand stock; Chinese poll tax in Queensland; N.S.W. Legislative Council; Sir Hercules Robinson.

Correspondence etc. Colonial Defence Commission, 1879 - 1882 (File 52. AJCP Reel No: 6106)

Correspondence about the organisation of the Commission between Carnarvon and Lord Kimberley, Lord Cranbrook, Sir Michael Hichs-Beach, H.C.E. Childers, Sir Henry Holland, Sir Alexander Milne and Lord Granville.

Series (Pieces: 65-66). Correspondence, Memoranda etc. Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, June 1885 - October 1885

Correspondence. Miscellaneous. Vol. 1, 1885 (File 65. AJCP Reel No: 6107)
Carnarvon to Sir Robert Herbert, 6 September 1885 (Item ff.153-155)

conversation with Cardinal Moran on disadvantages of Roman Catholic children in Australia; growing support for denominational education system

Correspondence. Miscellaneous. Vol. 2, 1885 (File 66. AJCP Reel No: 6107)
Cairns to Carnarvon: seeks further appointment as colonial governor; refers to breakdown of health in South Australia, 5 October 1885 (Item ff.16-17)
Prof. Mahaffey: minute on selection of Irish applicants for educational posts in colonies; refers to vacant post in South Australia, 30 November 1885 (Item ff.154–155)

Series (Piece: 76, 125). Publications (Colonial Office. Confidential), 1880 - 1885

Africa, 1885 (File 76. AJCP Reel no: 6107)
Carnarvon to Sir Arthur Blyth: forwards Mahaffey's minute, 30 November 1885 (Item ff.156)
Sir Arthur Blyth to Carnarvon: selection of Professor of Mathematics at Adelaide University, will send Mahaffey's suggestion to University, 2 December 1885 (Item ff.157-158)
Memoranda on colonial defences, 1880 - 1881 (File 125. AJCP Reel No: 6107)

Includes reports and maps on Cocos and Keeling Islands (ff. 67–8), Fiji (ff. 76–8), Torres Straits (ff. 110–12)

Series (pieces 132-133). Papers as Under-Secretary of State for Colonies, 1858 - 1859

Colonial memoranda, 1858 - 1859 (File 132. AJCP Reel No: 6107)

Australian and New Zealand memoranda (ff. 104–209), mostly written by Carnarvon.

Subjects include Australian federation; New Zealand politics; N.S.W. politics; Australian constitutions; Maoris; military affairs in New Zealand; railway from Lyttelton to Christchurch; New Zealand New Provinces Act; separation of Moreton Bay from N.S.W.; Northern Australian Exploring Expedition; Australian postal communications.

Colonial memoranda, 1858 - 1859 (File 133. AJCP Reel No: 6107)

Subjects include Church affairs in Victoria; bishopric of Brisbane; Roman Catholic ecclesiastical titles in colonies; ecclesiastical jurisdiction of Norfolk Island; transfer of Straits Settlements to Colonial Office; changes in governorships; cession of Fiji; annexation of Sarawak; colonial defences.

Series (Pieces 134-159). Correspondence as Colonial Secretary, 1866 - 1867

This Series was oriignally tiled "Secretary of State for Colonies, 1866-1867" in the AJCP Handbook. Part 9. PRO 30/6.

Correspondents. A, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 134. AJCP Reel No: 6108)

Correspondents include: Sir Thomas Acland, C. Adderley.

Subjects include: Pitcairn Islanders; colonial bishoprics; H. Sewell; appointment of Governor of Western Australia.

Correspondents. B, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 135. AJCP Reel No: 6108)

Correspondents include Sir George Bowen, Sir James Brooke, T. Gore Brown, Duke of Buckingham.

Subjects include appointment at Melbourne Mint; request of Sir George Bowen for transfer from Brisbane; currency question; Australian federation; naming of port in Queensland after Carnarvon; honours; appointment of Governor of N.S.W.; Colonial Office business.

Correspondents. Ca, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 136. AJCP Reel No: 6108)

Correspondents include Sir Hugh Cairns, Duke of Cambridge, Archbishop of Canterbury, E. Cardwell, Sir George Bowen.

Subjects include martial law in colonies; colonial Church; consecration of Bishop A.B. Suter and Bishop W. Sawyer; conduct of Sir Charles Darling; Sir George Grey; currency question in Queensland.

Correspondents. Ce-Cu, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 137. AJCP Reel No: 6108-6109)

Correspondents include W. Church, B. Cochrane, D. Cooper, Sir Walter Crofton.

Subjects include formation of colonial association; appointment of superintendent of police in Western Australia; H. Lefroy; convict management in Western Australia; Hawaiian Mission.

Correspondents. Da-De, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 138. AJCP Reel No: 6109)

Correspondents include Sir William Denison, Lord Derby.

Subjects include colonial Church; request by Victoria for naval assistance; honours.

Correspondents. De-Dy, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 139. AJCP Reel No: 6109)

Correspondents include Lord Derby.

Subjects include general colonial matters; appointments.

Correspondents. E, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 140. AJCP Reel No: 6110)

Correspondents Include Sir Philip Egerton. T. Elliot, Bishop E. Browne (Ely).

Subjects include appointment of Governor of Western Australia; Sir Charles Darling; appointment of Comptroller of Convicts in Western Australia; stipends of clergy in Western Australia; military campaign in New Zealand.

Correspondents. F, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 141. AJCP Reel No: 6110)

Correspondents include Lord Forester, W. Franks.

Subjects include appointment of Governor of New Zealand.

Correspondents. Ga-Gr, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 142. AJCP Reel No: 6110-6111)

Correspondents include F. Gisborne, A. Gordon.

Subjects include extension of telegraph to Australia.

Correspondents. Gr-Gy, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 143. AJCP Reel No: 6111)

Correspondents include Sir John Grant, H. Grogan, G. Grove.

Subjects include appointment of Deputy Surveyor-General of Western Australia and Colonial Treasurer of Queensland.

Correspondents. Gr, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 144. AJCP Reel No: 6111)

Correspondence between Carnarvon and Sir Charles Grey.

Subjects include appointment of bishops; construction of Albert Tower in Adelaide; Royal Society of N.S.W.; Melbourne Exhibition; police magistracy in Western Australia; Sir Charles Darling.

Correspondents. Ha-He, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 145. AJCP Reel No: 6111-6112)

Correspondents include Lord Claud Hamilton, Lord Harrowby, Lord John Hay, E. Hawkins, Sir William Heathcote, E. Henderson.

Subjects include extension of governorship of Sir George Bowen; appointment of Comptroller of Convicts in Western Australia; Governorship of Western Australia; M. Lefroy.

Correspondents. He-Hy, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 146. AJCP Reel No: 6112)

Correspondents include R. Herbert, A. Hodgson, A.B. Hope.

Subjects include return of R. Herbert from Queensland; Queensland politics; Sir George Bowen; visit of A. Hodgson to England; Bishopric of Labuan.

Correspondents. I-K, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 147. AJCP Reel No: 6112-6113)

Correspondents include W. Kemp, C. Kingsley.

Subjects include Church in South Australia.

Correspondents. L, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 148. AJCP Reel No: 6113)

Correspondents include H. Lefroy, Sir Edward Lugard, Lord Lytton.

Subjects include need for Engineers officers in Victoria; appointment of Deputy Surveyor-General of Western Australia; military affairs in Victoria.

Correspondents. Ma, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 149. AJCP Reel No: 6113)

Correspondents include J. Macdonald, Lord Malmesbury.

Subjects include honour for G. Verdon.

Correspondents. Me-Mu, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 150. AJCP Reel No: 6113-6114)

Correspondents include H. Merivale, A. Mills, Sir Roderick Murchison.

Subjects include Pitcairn Islanders.

Correspondents. Mo, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 151. AJCP Reel No: 6114)

Correspondence between Carnarvon and Lord Monck, Governor-General of Canada.

Correspondents. N-Pe, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 152. AJCP Reel No: 6114)

Correspondents include Sir Charles Nicholson, Bishop S. Wilberforce.

Subjects include telegraph communication with Australia; W.C. Wentworth; colonial bishops.

Correspondents. Pe-Py, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 153. AJCP Reel No: 6114)

Correspondents include General J. Peel, Bishop M.B. Hale.

Subjects include command of military forces in Australia; appointment of E. Hampton as Comptroller-General in Western Australia.

Correspondents. R, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 154. AJCP Reel No: 6115)

Correspondents include Sir Hercules Robinson, Sir Frederic Rogers, Lord Rosslyn.

Subjects include Victorian defences; colonial bishoprics; appointment of police magistrate in Western Australia.

Correspondents. Sa-St, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 155. AJCP Reel No: 6115)

Correspondents include Lord Stanley.

Subjects include colonial appointments.

Correspondents. St-Sy, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 156. AJCP Reel No: 6116)

Correspondents include Lord Stanley, Bishop A.B. Suter.

Subjects include Bishopric of Nelson.

Correspondents. T-V, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 157. AJCP Reel No: 6116)

Correspondents include H. Taylor, G. Verdon.

Subjects include Bishop F. Nixon; S. Bannister; Victorian Mint; Victorian defences; colonial honours.

Correspondents. Wa-Wi, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 158. AJCP Reel No: 6116)

Correspondents include W. Wayte, Sir William Williams.

Subjects include Governorship of Western Australia; B.T. Finniss.

Correspondents. Wi-Y, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 159. AJCP Reel No: 6117)

Correspondents include Sir Philip Wodehouse, Sir Henry Young.

Subjects include relations between J.S. Hampton and Bishop M.B. Hale.

Series. Colonial Papers. Registered Series., 1866 - 1867

Africa and Australia, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 160. AJCP Reel No: 6117)

Printed and handwritten memoranda, including notes of conversations.

Subjects include: extension of telegraph to Australia; naval defenses of Victoria; Melbourne docks; alleged acts of inhumanity by troops in New Zealand; political affairs in South Australia; sentences passed on convicts in Western Australia.

Eastern (File 161. AJCP Reel No: 6117)

Series (Pieces 169, 172). [Unserialised Files], 1866 - 1867

Cabinet memoranda, July 1866 - March 1867 (File 169. AJCP Reel No: 6118)

Memoranda and letters by Cabinet Ministers on diverse subjects. Subjects include franchise in Australia; naval defences of Victoria.

Colonial papers, 1866 - 1867 (File 172. AJCP Reel No: 6118)

Mostly papers on colonial bishoprics, including Australian bishoprics.

Fonds PRO 30/8. Papers of William Pitt (as filmed by the AJCP), 1766 - 1808

The Australian Joint Copying Project selectively filmed records relating to the first British settlement in Australia, the establishment of the Pacific whaling fishery and British economic and strategic interests in South East Asia. As well as papers of William Pitt (the Younger) there are letters written to John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham (1756–1835), who held a number of offices in his brother's Government.

Also filmed is a letter written to their father, William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, who was M.P. 1735-1766, Secretary of State 1756-1757 and 1757-1761, and Prime Minister in 1766-1768.

Archival History

Material selectively filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP Reel 5992).

Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

The National Archives of the UK (TNA).

Series Reference: PRO 30/8. For further information, see PRO 30/8, William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, at The National Archives of the UK. (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/h/C11954)

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2087277] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Subjects

William Pitt (1759-1806); John Pitt, Earl of Chatham (1756-1835); East India Company; convicts; New South Wales; East Indies; East Indies: commerce; New Guinea; Hawaii; East India Company; East Indies; First Fleet; China; Great Britain, Navy Board; Timor; Netherlands; Manila, Philippines; Baring, Sir Francis; Bathurst, C.; Cape of Good Hope; Dundas, Henry; Phillip, Arthur, Capt.; Pitt, William; Royal Admiral, ship; Stewart, Robert, Viscount Castlereagh; Campbell, Duncan; Enderby, Samuel; Hamilton, Douglas; Nepean, Sir Evan; Sirius, H.M.S.; South Sea Company; Sumatra; Neptune, ship; Vestal, H.M.S.; Banks, Sir Joseph; Forrest, Thomas, Capt.; Young, Sir George; Japan; Java; Malacca

Biographical / Historical

Known as the Chatham Papers at the The National Archives of the UK, most of the papers selected for filming are those of William Pitt (The Younger) (1759–1806). A Tory M.P. 1781–1806, he was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1782 and became Prime Minister in 1783, at the age of only 24. He held both offices until 1801. Pitt re-entered office as Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1804 and died in office in 1806.

Series (Piece 31). Correspondence of William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham and Lady Hester (Grenville), 24 November 1766

Biographical / Historical

William Pitt (1759–1806)

A. Dalrymple to Lord Chatham, 24 November 1766 (File 31 (ff. 11-12). AJCP Reel No: 5992)

intends to publish account of discoveries in South Pacific, provided Government has no objection

Series (Pieces: 110-361). Papers of William Pitt (The Younger), 1763 - 1805

Correspondence arranged alphabetically

Letters of William Eden, Lord Auckland, 5 January 1795 (File 110 (ff. 241). AJCP Reel No: 5992)

Lord Auckland to Pitt, complains of exclusion from Government; urges cruisers be sent to Dutch colonies in East Indies

Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 27 December 1785 (File 111. (Part 3) (ff. 271-280). AJCP Reel No: 5992)

F. Baring to Pitt, formation of King's Company of Philippine Islands to unite commerce of Asia and America and South Seas

Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 11 September 1797 - 27 February 1805 (File 112. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
C. Bathurst to [H. Addington ?], 27 February 1805 (Item f. 79. AJCP Reel No: 5992)

McLean seeks appointment as Collector of Customs at Prince of Wales Island

[J. Bedingfield] to [Unknown], 11 September 1797 (Item ff. 277–8. AJCP Reel No: 5992)

Recommends Spanish explorer Mendoza be allowed to leave England.

Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 10 February 1792 (File 113 (ff. 80). AJCP Reel No: 5992)

J. Bentham to Pitt, penitentiary system could be established at much less cost than convict hulk system

Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 1794 (File 114 (ff. 152-153). AJCP Reel No: 5992)

Capt. E. Bond to Pitt, seeks command of East Indiaman as reward for carrying out convicts to N.S.W. on Royal Admiral

Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 29 April 1794 - 12 July 1794 (File 116. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
C. Branson to Pitt, seeks remission of husband's sentence of transportation, 29 April 1794 (Item ff. 55–6. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
W. Brereton to Pitt, seeks reimbursement for expenses in expedition against Philippines in 1762-1764, 12 July 1794 (Item ff. 110–13. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 31 January 1795 (File 118 (ff249-251). AJCP Reel No: 5992)

I. Byers to Pitt, proposes attack on Dutch settlements in East Indies

Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 20 July 1787 - 16 February 1805 (File 121. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Lord Castlereagh to Lord Melville, formation of administration at Prince of Wales Island; division of costs between Government and East India Company, 16 February 1805 (Item 121/ff. 208–13. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
A. Dalrymple to G. Cathcart, routes to China, including trans-Pacific, 20 July 1787 (Item 121/ff. 256–9. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 1789 (File 124 (ff. 195-196). AJCP Reel No: 5992)

J. Colnett to [Pitt], n.d.: account of seizure of Colnett's ship by Spanish vessels on voyage to north-west Pacific

Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 13 March 1791 (File 126 (ff. 28-34). AJCP Reel No: 5992)

S. Cottrell to Pitt, meeting of Board of Trade and East India Company; encloses proposal on trade and navigation in Pacific Ocean and Eastern Seas

Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 1792 (File 127. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
W. Curtis to Pitt: encloses letter from Capt. W. Brown, [n.d.] (Item ff. 244–5. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Capt. W. Brown (Hawaii) to W. Curtis, account of voyage of Butterworth to Pacific, including visits to Hawaii, New Albion, Nootka, 29 December 1792 (Item ff. 246–51. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 1787 (File 129. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
P.J. de Wit and J.F. Kirste (Cape of Good Hope) to Pitt, provisions supplied to First Fleet at Cape of Good Hope, 29 November 1787 (Item ff. 214–15. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Capt. A. Phillip. Request to captains of British ships to receive plants and seeds for N.S.W. from P.J. de Wit and J.F. Kirste, [n.d.] (Item ff. 216. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 1790 (File 133. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
S. Enderby to Pitt, sends statement on southern whale fishery; seeks right to sail and fish in Pacific Ocean; neither South Sea Company nor East India Company have fisheries, 30 August 1790 (Item ff. 33–4. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
S. Enderby to Pitt, offers ships to carry stores to Botany Bay, 30 August 1790 (Item ff. 35–6. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Statement on southern whale fishery (Item ff. 37–8. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
S. Enderby to Pitt, complains of duty on produce of southern whale fishery, 30 May 1798 (Item ff. 39–40. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
S. Enderby to Pitt, encloses statement on weakness of Spanish naval defences in Eastern Pacific, 3 December 1799 (Item ff. 41–3. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
S. Enderby to Pitt, growth of southern whale fishery; use of whalers to carry convicts to Botany Bay, 25 November 1790 (Item ff. 44–45. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 1789 (File 134)
Lord Falmouth to Pitt, proposes British ships should participate in tin trade between East Indies and China; size of Chinese market, 13 March 1789 (Item ff. 44–5. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
G. Unwin to D. Scott, urges export of tin to China; tin trade carried on by Dutch from Banca, 12 March 1789 (Item ff. 84–5. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 21 May 1792 (File 136 (f. 268). AJCP Reel No: 5992)

J. Fowell to Pitt, seeks compensation on account of loss of property of late Lieut. N. Fowell when Sirius was wrecked

Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 1791 (File 138)
S. Garbett (Birmingham) to Pitt, export of British manufactures to Asia; sends three letters from Capt. Blankett and also from East India Company on China trade, 31 October 1791 (Item ff. 112–13. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
[J. Blankett to S. Garbett], n.d.: account of visit to Sandalwood Island and Timor, especially produce and trade, [n.d.] (Item ff. 123–4. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 26 January 1787 (File 141)

Duke of Hamilton to Pitt, recommends pardon for G. Miller, sentenced to transportation; encloses letter and character references from W. Napier, J. Cleland, M. McCullock and others

Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 1789 - 1805 (File 148)
G. Jackson to - strength of Spanish Empire in America; refers to Spanish route from Acapulco to East Indies, Feb. 1805 (Item ff.13–16. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
E. Jeffries to Pitt, sends paper critical of transportation; proposes system of penitentiary houses, 19 December 1789 (Item ff. 120–3. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 1787 (File 160)
R. Monsom to [Unknown], selection of ship and officers for expedition to East Indies, 23 July 1787 (Item ff. 189–90. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
R. Monsom to [Unknown], appointment of lieutenant, 27 July 1787 (Item ff. 191–2. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
R. Monsom to [Unknown], route to Sumatra, Penang and Bengal; encloses list of charts and instruments needed, 29 July 1787 (Item ff. 193–6. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 25 December 1787 (File 163 (ff 51-52). AJCP Reel No: 5992)

E. Nepean. Memorandum on James Matra

Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 13 September 1797 (File 166 (ff. 106-107). AJCP Reel No: 5992)

H. Perfect to Pitt, wishes to settle in N.S.W.; knowledge of sugar growing and other forms of farming

Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 29 October 1790 (File 168 (ff. 47–49). AJCP Reel No: 5992)

W. Popham to Pitt, submits plan for conquest of Philippines

Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 1786 - 1792 (File 171. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
W. Richards to Pitt, agreement with Navy Board and East India Company on Botany Bay convict ships, 28 September 1786 (Item ff. 17–19. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
W. Richards to Pitt, requests reply to plan submitted to Treasury on regulation of convicts, 7 September 1789 (Item ff. 20–1. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
W. Richards to Pitt, prevailing opinion no more convicts will be sent to Botany Bay; economical nature of Richards' scheme, 8 January 1791 (Item ff. 22–3. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
W. Richards to Pitt, corrects statement on cost of maintaining convicts in hulks, 22 April (Item ff. 24–5. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
W. Richards to Pitt, comparison of costs of D. Campbell and Richards in maintaining convict hulks, 17 April 1788 (Item ff. 26–9. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
W. Richards to Pitt, renews offer of scheme for maintaining convicts, 29 March 1788 (Item ff. 30–1. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
W. Richards to Pitt contract to carry convicts to Botany Bay; suggests ships return with East India Company cargoes, 9 September 1786 (Item ff. 32–3. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
W. Richards to Pitt, difficulties raised by shipowners; believes passage from Botany Bay to China may be performed in less than three months, 6 October 1786 (Item ff. 34–5. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
W. Richards to T. Steele, fitting out of convict ships, 3 June (Item ff. 36–9. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
W. Richards to Pitt, superiority of Richards' plan for carrying convicts to N.S.W. to that of D. Campbell, 4 April 1792 (Item ff. 40–1. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
W. Richards to Pitt, offers to supply stores to N.S.W.; need for independent settlers, 10 October 1792 (Item ff. 42–3. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
W. Richards to Pitt, seeks answer to proposal; conveyance and provisioning of First Fleet was superior to that of later Fleets, 25 October 1792 (Item ff. 44–5. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 1786 (File 173. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
J. Rolle to Pitt, Pitt's promise to enforce sentences of transportation as soon as possible; taxes, 24 July 1786 (Item ff. 9–10. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
G. Rome to Pitt, advantages to southern whale fishery in free admission of spermacide candles to Roman Catholic countries, 23 May 1786 (Item f. 96. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 22 January 1790 (File 176. (ff. 88–90). AJCP Reel No: 5992)

D. Scott to [Pitt], Dutch Commercial Treaty; Dutch annoyance at British settlement at Prince of Wales Island and opposition to any settlements further east

Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 8 August 1795 (File 182 (ff. 65). AJCP Reel No: 5992)

W. Tasker to G. Rose, valuation and sale of Dutch East India ships

Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 10 August 1788 - 23 August 1788 (File 183, AJCP Reel No: 5992)
T. Wolfe Tone to [Pitt], proposes establishment of colony at Sandwich Islands; advantages as base for attack on Spanish colonies; compares cost with that of Botany Bay, 10 August 1788 (Item ff. 254–7. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
T. Wolfe Tone to [Pitt], recapitulates on advantages of colony at Sandwich Islands, 23 August 1788 (Item ff. 258–9. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 8 April 1796 (File 185 (ff. 63–68). AJCP Reel No: 5992)

Capt. G. Vancouver to [Lord Spencer], encloses memorial on capture of Dutch East Indiaman; publication of account of voyage; payments made to A. Menzies

Letters to William Pitt Jnr., 19 October 1790 (File 192 (ff. 9–16). AJCP Reel No: 5992)

N. Wraxall to Pitt, advantages and drawbacks of attacks on various Spanish colonies; difficulty of attacking Pacific colonies or Philippines

Miscellaneous Papers of William Pitt, 6 May 1786 (File 195 (ff. 81). AJCP Reel No: 5992)

Pitt to J. Rolle, decision not yet made on destination for convicts; ships will be procured to transport about 1,000 convicts

Petitions, 28 September 1787 (File 220 (f. 131). AJCP Reel No: 5992)

Petition of W. Powell against sentence of transportation

Admiralty, 1789 - 1792 (File 246. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Report on high mortality among convicts on transport Neptune on voyage to N.S.W., 25 October 1792 (Item ff. 52–5. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Report on condition of convict ship Neptune, 9 October 1792 (Item ff. 375–7. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Papers on fitting out of convict ship Neptune, 1789 - 1792 (Item ff. 379–98. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Admiralty Papers, [n.d.] (File 250 (ff. 185-188). AJCP Reel No: 5992)

J. Ewart. Memorandum on time required to sail from Cape of Good Hope to New Zealand and across Pacific to America

Victualling Office, 1799 (File 252 (ff. 170-183). AJCP Reel No: 5992)

Accounts of tonnage of transport employed at various stations (including N.S.W.) in each month

Admiralty, 1787 - 1788 (File 258 (ff. 16-39). (Part 2) AJCP Reel No: 5992)

Account of voyage of frigate Vestal to Cape of Good Hope, Christmas Island, Java, Natal and Plymouth

Whale Fishery, 1763 - 16 May 1790 (File 259. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Account of bounties paid to vessels fitted out for southern whale fishery, 1777 - 1786 (Item f. 191. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Account of number of ships fitted out in Scotland for southern whale fishery, 1763 - 1785 (Item f. 192. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Account of number of ships now fitting out In Scotland for Greenland and southern whale fishery, 6 April 1786 (Item f. 193. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Account of number of ships fitted out in Britain for southern whale fishery, 1763 - 1785 (Item f. 199. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Comparative state of southern whale fishery, 1786 - 1788 (Item f. 200. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Commercial statement on southern whale fishery, 1787 - 1789 (Item ff. 201–2. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Number of ships which returned to England from southern whale fishery, 1788 (Item ff. 203–4. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
State of southern whale fishery, 16 May 1790 (Item ff. 205–6. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Prisons and Criminals, 3 June 1788 (File 311. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
W. Richards. Plan for care and maintenance of convicts, 3 June 1788 (Item ff. 60–9. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
W. Richards. Memorandum on care of convicts, [n.d.] (Item ff. 134–7. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Table of dividends of Dutch East India Company 1605-1700, [n.d.] (Item f. 216. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Spain, [n.d.] (File 341 (ff. 113-116). AJCP Reel No: 5992)

Memorandum on legislative amendments required to open up South Sea fishery in accordance with recent Convention with Spain

Botany Bay, 1784 - 1789 (File 342. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Mr. Bath. 'Observes on Botany Bay', 13 April 1789 (Item ff. 274–8. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Sir George Young. 'Outline of advantages that may result from settlement made on coast of New South Wales', 1784 (Item ff. 279–84. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
East India Company, 1786 - 1787 (File 353. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Meeting of Court of Directors on plan for southern whale fishery, 4 May 1786 (Item ff. 83–6. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Meeting of Court of Directors on plan for southern whale fishery, 10 May 1786 (Item f. 87. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
R. Brooke to Court of Directors, Dutch resentment at new settlement at Penang, 29 June 1787 (Item f. 205. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
East India Company, 1786 (File 354. (Part 2). AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Memorandum on Dutch spice trade, [n.d.] (Item ff. 191–9. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
J. Turnbull. Proposal for specie to be shipped from Acapulco to Manila and thence to East India Company at Canton, 28 January 1786 (Item ff. 254–6. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
East India Company. Heads of H Dundas' budget speech, 1788 - 1791 (File 354 (Part 3). AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Bencoolen and Penang, 1788 (Item f. 4. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Bencoolen and Penang, 1789 (Item f. 12. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Bencoolen and Penang, 1790 (Item f. 40. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Bencoolen and Penang, 1791 (Item ff. 61–2. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
East India Company, 1788 (File 355. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Don Firmin de Tastel. Memorandum on proposed agreement between East India Company and Royal Philippine Company, 25 July 1788 (Item ff. 111–13. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Don Firmin de Tastel. Objections to proposed article in agreement with Royal Philippine Company, 31 July 1788 (Item ff. 114–15. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
India, 1790 (File 360. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Questions raised at negotiations between English and Dutch East India Companies, 17 January 1790 - 20 January 1790 (Item ff. 177–8. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Refers to possibility of Botany Bay prejudicing interests of both Companies (Item AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Consideration on subject of treaty between Britain and Holland relative to their interests in India; the spice trade, n.d., [n.d.] (Item ff. 179–87. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
India, 15 June 1787 (File 361. AJCP Reel No: 5992)

Sir Joseph Banks to H. Dundas, value of cultivation of sago and date palm in East Indies: refers to voyage of T. Forrest to New Guinea

Series (Pieces 365-366). Papers of John Pitt, 2nd Earl Chatham, 26 February 1791 - 20 October 1808

Letters to John PItt, 2nd Earl of Chatham, 26 February 1791 - 10 January 1794 (File 365. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Sir Charles Middleton to Lord Chatham, history of Navy Board's administration of transports; refers to 'Botany Bay business', 10 January 1794 (Item ff. 58–60. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Capt. J. Blankett (Macao) to Lord Chatham, account of voyage to East Indies, including Timor, 26 February 1791 (Item ff. 217–18. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Capt. J. Blankett (Canton) to Lord Chatham, trade with Japan; discoveries In North Pacific by adventurer Douglas; weakness of Manila, 9 April 1791 (Item ff. 219–22. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Capt. J. Blankett to Lord Chatham, declining fortunes of Dutch East India Company, 22 February 1792 (Item ff. 223–6. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Letter to John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham, 19 October 1807 - 20 October 1808 (File 366. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Sir Edward Pellew (Madras) to Lord Chatham, naval operations in East Indies; Lord Minto, 19 October 1807 (Item ff. 231–4. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Sir Edward Pellew (Malacca) to Lord Chatham, destruction of Dutch shipping; advantages to possessing Malacca, 27 January 1808 (Item ff. 235–8. AJCP Reel No: 5992)
Sir Edward Pellew (Madras) to Lord Chatham, operations against Java; transfer of government to Samarang, 20 October 1808 (Item ff. 239–42. AJCP Reel No: 5992)

Fonds PRO 30/9. Papers of Charles Abbot, 1st Baron Colchester (as filmed by the AJCP), 1799 - 1802

Correspondence filmed selectively by the Australian Joint Copying Project date from period when Abbot was Chief Secretary for Ireland and concern convicts and transportation to Australia.

Archival History

Material selectively filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP Reel 6322). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

The National Archives of the UK (TNA).

Series Reference: PRO 30/9. For further information, see PRO 30/9, Abbot Papers (Colchester), at The National Archives of the UK. (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/h/C11955)

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2087286] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Subjects

Charles Abbot (1757-1829); British Politicians: Correspondence; Convict transportation; Australia; Ireland; Convict ships; Botany Bay, New South Wales; Atlas, ship; Bentinck, William Henry Cavendish; Cornwallis, Charles; Fox, L., Judge; Hayes, Sir Henry Browne; Hercules, ship; Marsden, A.; Wolfe, Arthur; Yorke, Philip

Biographical / Historical

Charles Abbot (1757-1829) entered the House of Commons in 1797. After serving on a number of committees he was appointed Chief Secretary for Ireland in 1801. In 1802 Abbot became the Speaker of the House of Commons, a position he occupied until 1817, when he retired with a peerage.

Series (Pieces 105-173). Chief Secretaryship, Ireland Papers of Charles Abbot (CA), 1st Baron Colchester, November 1799 - 1802

The Irish Papers. (Irish Correspondence), 1801 - 1802 (File 112. AJCP Reel No: 6322)
C. Abbot to Judge L. Fox (Limerick), sends report by Judge R. Day on case of Sir Henry Hayes; enormity of offence; sentence should be commuted to transportation for life, 25 July 1801 (Item ff. 57-60. AJCP Reel No: 6322)
L. Fox (Cork) to [Abbot], sentence of death on Sir Henry Hayes; power of respite rests with executive government; similar sentence passed on T. Murphy, 18 August 1801 (Item ff. 61-2. AJCP Reel No: 6322)
L. Fox (Monagh) to [Abbot], trial of T. Murphy; likely effect of different punishments on public mind, 2 September 1801 (Item ff. 63-7. AJCP Reel No: 6322)
W. Grant to Abbot, case of Sir Henry Hayes; appeals for further mitigation of sentence, 22 October 1801 (Item ff. 187-8. AJCP Reel No: 6322)
C. Abbot (Dublin) to W. Grant, Lord Hardwicke not prepared to mitigate sentence further, 26 October 1801 (Item ff. 189-90. AJCP Reel No: 6322)
R. Ford (Home Office) to C. Abbot, removal of male convicts at Oxford Gaol; female convicts to remain until ships sail for Botany Bay, 8 February 1802 (Item ff. 360-2. AJCP Reel No: 6322)
[Lord Hardwicke correspondence], 26 August 1801 - 15 September 1801 (File 113. AJCP Reel No: 6322)
Lord Chancellor of Ireland to Lord Hardwicke, trial of Sir Henry Hayes; criticises Abbot for directing Judge to signify sentence was not to be executed (extract), 26 August 1801 (Item ff. 52-5. AJCP Reel No: 6322)
Lord Kilwarden to Lord Hardwicke, grounds for urging sentence on Sir Henry Hayes be commuted to transportation for life, 15 September 1801 (Item ff. 106-9. AJCP Reel No: 6322)
Lord Hardwicke to Abbot, transportation order on N. Tandy, 10 Jan. [1802] (Item ff. 182-4. AJCP Reel No: 6322)
[A. Marsden correspondence], 23 January 1802 - 6 February 1802 (File 114. AJCP Reel No: 6322)
A. Marsden (Dublin) to Major-General Marsden, capture of convicts tried and sentenced to transportation, 23 January 1802 (Item ff. 63-5. AJCP Reel No: 6322)
A. Marsden to Abbot, Fort George business; prisoners pardoned on condition of transportation, 6 February 1802 (Item ff. 66-9. AJCP Reel No: 6322)
Lord Hardwicke correspondence (File 118 (f. 311). AJCP Reel No: 6322)

Memorial of T. Neilson to Lord Hardwicke appealing against sentence of transportation for stealing soap to value of sixpence passed by Lifford Assizes

Table of convicts shipped from Cork to Botany Bay on Atlas and Hercules, giving counties of origin, November 1801 (File 138. AJCP Reel No: 6322)
Correspondence of E. Cooke, Lord Cornwallis and Duke of Portland, November 1799 - January 1800 (File 156 (ff. 11-32). AJCP Reel No: 6322)

Correspondence of E. Cooke, Lord Cornwallis and Duke of Portland on arrest of and proceedings against N. Tandy for treason

Fonds PRO 30/22. Papers of Lord John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (as filmed by the AJCP), 1835 - 1875

Correspondence includes letters and memoranda on convicts and transportation, the appointment of Governors and other colonial appointments, self-government for the Australian colonies, British interests in the Pacific.

Archival History

Material selectively filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP Reel 5993). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

The National Archives of the UK (TNA).

Series Reference: PRO 30/22. For further information, see PRO 30/22, Lord John Russell: Papers, at TNA.

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn564983] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Subjects

John Russell; Earl Russell (1792-1878); Convicts; Convict transportation; ; Aboriginals, Australian; France; Norfolk Island; Grey, Sir George; Hawaii; Selwyn, George Augustus, Bishop; Victoria; Ireland; Roman Catholic Church; Missions and missionaries; Defence, naval; Denison, Sir William Thomas; Great Britain, Colonial Office; Sarawak; Canada; Maori Wars; South Australia; Wilberforce, Samuel, Bishop; Hale, Mathew Blagden, Bishop; New Zealand; Tasmania; Arthur, Sir George; Colonial Land and Emigration Commission; New Zealand Company; Wakefield, Edward Gibbon; Gladstone, William Ewart; Labouchere, Henry; Pacific Naval Station; Royal Navy; Villiers, George; Goldfields; Shenandoah (ship); New Caledonia; Governors; Fiji; Defence, military; Church of England; Penang, Malaysia; Constitutional law: Australia; Franklin, Sir John; Howard, George William, Viscount Morpeth; Hume, Joseph; Port Arthur, Tasmania; Gipps, Sir George; Polding, John Bede, Archbishop; Tahiti; Wakefield, Edward Gibbon; Wellesley, Arthur (1st Duke of Wellington); Fitzroy, Sir Charles Augustus; Hornby, Sir Phipps, Admiral; Jervis, Sir John; West Indies; Ballarat, Victoria; Eureka rebellion; Auckland, New Zealand

Biographical / Historical

Lord John Russell (1792-1878). Son of the 6th Duke of Bedford, Russell was a Whig M.P. from 1813-1817 and 1818-1861. Offices which he held included Leader of the Liberal Party in the House of Commons 1835-1855, Home Secretary 1835-1839, Secretary of State for War and Colonies in the Melbourne Government in 1839-1841, Prime Minister 1846-1852, Foreign Secretary in the Aberdeen Government 1852-1853, Secretary of State for the Colonies in the Palmerston Government Feb.–July 1855, Foreign Secretary in the Palmerston Government 1859-1865, and Prime Minister 1865-1866.

Series (Pieces 1E-117). Correspondence and Papers, 2 October 1835 - 16 January 1875

Political correspondence and memoranda, 2 October 1835 (File 1E. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
J. Hume to Russell, Russell's decision on Dorsetshire Labourers, 2 October 1835 (Item f. 229. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political correspondence and memoranda, 1837 (File 2E. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Mulgrave (Dublin) to Russell, decrease in number of Irish convicts sentenced to transportation, 21 May [1837] (Item ff. 234–7. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political correspondence, memoranda and reports, 8 December 1837 - 13 December 1837 (File 2F. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Archbishop of Dublin to Russell, criticises system of loading colonies with worst reprobates, 8 December 1837 (Item ff. 213–14. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Russell to Archbishop of Dublin, Irish emigration; fear in colonies that Government will ship off all useless labour, 11 December 1837 (Item ff. 215–16. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Archbishop of Dublin to Russell, refers to emigration to Australia of lowest dregs of society, 13 December 1837 (Item ff. 230–2. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence and memoranda, 15 April 1838 - 20 April 1838 (File 3A. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
C. Buller to Lord Glenelg, granting of representative government to Australian colonies; suggests present Act be continued until 1841, 15 April 1838 (Item ff. 325–6. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
C. Buller to Russell, encloses letter to Lord Glenelg, 17 April 1838 (Item ff. 327–8. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Howick. Memorandum on continuance of transportation to Australia and land question, 20 April 1838 (Item ff. 333–73. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political correspondence, 9 May 1838 - 20 June 1838 (File 3B. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
J. Stephen to S.M. Phillips, encloses despatch from Sir John Franklin on employment of convicts on public works in Van Diemen's Land, 9 May 1838 (Item ff. 12–17. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Sir William Molesworth to Russell, delays in Committee on Transportation; Lord Howick's proposals on formation of penitentiaries at Norfolk Island and Port Arthur, 20 June 1838 (Item ff. 112–13. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence, 12 December 1838 - 29 August 1839 (File 3C. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Russell to Lord Melbourne, Canadian rebels should be transported to Van Diemen's Land, 12 December 1838 (Item ff. 82–3. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Russell. Memorandum on changes in transportation system and free emigration to Australia, [n.d.] (Item ff. 162–3.AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Russell to Lord Melbourne, submits resignation on account of Government's conduct of colonial affairs, 2 February 1839 (Item ff. 184–5.AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Notes on transportation and secondary punishment, 2 February 1839 (Item ff. 186–204. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Hill to Lord Normanby, proposed rearrangement of infantry battalions, including those in N.S.W., 29 August 1839 (Item ff. 433–5. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
J. Stephen. Memorandum on organisation of Colonial Office, 4 Oct. [1839] (Item ff. 471–8.AJCP Reel No: 5993)
J. Stephen. Memorandum on colonial legislation, [n.d.] (Item ff. 479–82.AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political correspondence and memoranda, 2 September 1839 - 6 June 1840 (File 3D. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Normanby to Russell, colonial matters awaiting attention, including Australian convict system and New Zealand land question, 2 September 1839 (Item ff. 5–12. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Archbishop W. Howley to Russell, fund for endowment of colonial bishoprics; establishment of New Zealand and Van Diemen's Land bishoprics, 6 June 1840 (Item ff. 316–17. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Correspondence and memoranda, 2 September 1840 - 22 October 1840 (File 3E. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Morpeth (Dublin) to Russell, recommends J. Jeffcott as Advocate-General in Australia; European situation, 2 September 1840 (Item ff. 52–3. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
G. Grey to Russell, accepts appointment as Governor of South Australia, 22 October 1840 (Item ff. 238–9. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political correspondence and memoranda, 10 March 1841 - 22 April 1841 (File 4A. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Devon to Russell, seeks information on appointment of Bishop of New Zealand, 27 Feb. [1841] (Item f. 132. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
R. Stewart to Russell, seeks appointment as Governor of Port Phillip, 10 March 1841 (Item ff. 135–7. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Wellesley to Russell, recommends appointment of Montgomery Martin to Colonial Land and Emigration Board, 18 April 1841 (Item f. 231. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Russell to Archbishop W. Howley, suitability of G.A. Selwyn as Bishop of New Zealand (reply), 22 April 1841 (Item f. 244. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Archbishop W. Howley to Russell, recommends appointment of G.A. Selwyn, 22 April 1841 (Item ff. 248–9. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Politcal correspondence, 19 August 1841 - 13 November 1841 (File 4B. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Archbishop W. Howley to Russell, disposal of lands in New Zealand; Bishop of Barbados, 19 August 1841 (Item ff. 119–20. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Stanley to Russell, Dr. Polding's request for increase in salary during absence from N.S.W., 10 September 1841 (Item ff. 160–1. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Monteagle to Russell, thanks for letters of Sir George Gipps; Exchequer regulations, 13 November 1841 (Item ff. 223–5. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political correspondence, 26 June 1844 - 17 July 1844 (File 4C. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
J. Stephen to Russell, Sir James Stirling willing to be Governor of New Zealand, 10 Sept. [1842] (Item f.87. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
J. Somers to Russell, submission of New Zealand Company to Select Committee on affairs of New Zealand; Russell's agreement with Company in 1840, 26 June 1844 (Item ff. 190–1. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Russell to J. Somers, 1840 agreement; New Zealand land question, 29 June 1844 (Item ff. 192–5. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Sir George Arthur (Poona) to Russell, easy life of governor in India compared with Australian colonies, 17 July 1844 (Item ff. 203–5. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and personal correspondence, 20 December 1844 - 26 October 1845 (File 4D. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Palmerston to Russell, emigration and condition of labouring classes, 20 December 1844 (Item ff. 36–40. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Palmerston to Russell, discussions with France on Tahiti and weakness of British port defences, 9 January 1845 (Item ff. 106–8. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
B. Hawes to Russell, Russell's disapproval of Hawes' New Zealand speech; value of New Zealand Company, 26 July 1845 (Item ff. 227–30. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Wharncliffe to Russell, opposes sending Pentonville prisoners to Van Diemen's Land, 26 October 1845 (Item ff. 286–7. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political correspondence, 3 December 1845 (File 4E. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
E. Wakefield (Blois) to Russell, Government incitement of natives against settlers in New Zealand; unconstitutional acts of Governor R. Fitzroy, 3 December 1845 (Item f. 10. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and personal correspondence, 3 January 1846 - 30 June 1846 (File 5A. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Russell to C. Wood, unsuccessful attempt to form Government; Lord Grey's objections; offer of Colonial Office to Grey, 3 January 1846 (Item ff. 34–5. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
C. Wood to Russell, discussion with Lord Grey on formation of Government; possibility of offering him Colonial Office, 30 June 1846 (Item ff. 329–30. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Politics and Government, 1 July 1846 (File 5B)
C. Wood to Russell, reasons for including Lord Grey in Ministry, 1 July 1846 (Item ff. 20–3. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence, 17 September 1846 - 27 September 1846 (File 5C. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, colonial appointments; navigation law; colonial military forces; transportation, 17 September 1846 (Item ff. 169–70. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, necessity of breaking up Norfolk Island convict establishment, 27 September 1846 (Item ff. 334–5. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence, 16 October 1846 (File 5D. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, views of T. Spring-Rice on Irish emigration; need to dilute Irish emigration with English and Scotch; renewal of fighting in New Zealand, 16 October 1846 (Item ff. 216–17. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Politcal and administrative correspondence, 9 November 1846 (File 5E. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Russell to Duke of Wellington, proposals of Lord Grey for reduction of imperial garrisons in colonies and increase of local garrisons, 9 November 1846 (Item ff. 56–7. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence, 1 December 1846 (File 5F. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, n.d.: drafting of New Zealand Bill; need for general legislature for all New Zealand, 1 December 1846 (Item f. 3. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, refers to New Zealand drafts (Item ff. 34–6. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence, 26 December 1846 - 29 December 1846 (File 5G. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Bessborough to Russell, fisheries; emigration proposals, 26 December 1846 (Item ff. 61–2. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Russell to Lord Bessborough, emigration to colonies, 29 December 1846 (Item ff. 119–20. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Sir George Grey to Russell, n.d.: paper by Lord Grey on emigration; discontinuance of transportation and effect on penitentiary system in Britain (Item ff. 215–16. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey. Proposals on emigration, [n.d.] (Item ff. 217–21. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence, 8 January 1847 - 27 January 1847 (File 6A. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
H. Labouchere (Dublin) to Russell, Irish measures; need for emigration, 8 January 1847 (Item ff. 83–4. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Clanricarde (Dublin) to Russell, need for extensive Irish emigration to colonies to avert wholesale starvation, 8 January 1847 (Item ff. 93–5. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, cost of emigration, 26 January 1847 (Item f. 217. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Duke of Bedford to Russell, danger of colonies becoming Catholic as result of extensive Irish emigration, 27 January 1847 (Item ff. 221–2. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political correspondence and memoranda, 12 March 1847 (File 6B. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Normanby (Paris) to Russell, criticises premature announcement of abolition of transportation; transportation is effective Irish punishment, 12 March 1847 (Item ff. 238–9. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence and memoranda, 5 May 1847 - 31 May 1847 (File 6C. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Archbishop W. Howley to Russell, revenues of Colonial bishoprics; refers to Bishops Gray and Short, 5 May 1847 (Item ff. 229–31. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, refers to Montgomery Martin and E.G. Wakefield, 31 May 1847 (Item ff. 377–8. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Administrative and electoral correspondence, 27 June 1847 - July 1847 (File 6D. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, necessity of passing New Zealand Bill, 27 June 1847 (Item f. 82. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Russell. Memorandum on state of Ireland and proposals for Irish emigration to colonies, July 1847 (Item ff. 84–7. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administative correspondence, 20 August 1847 (File 6E. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Auckland to Russell, naval matters; appointment of Admiral Phipps Hornby to command Pacific Station, 20 August 1847 (Item ff. 152–3. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Administrative correspondence and memoranda, 3 September 1847 (File 6F. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Sir William Hooker to Russell, appointments to colonial botanic gardens, including Sydney; Bidwill's case, 3 September 1847 (Item ff. 24–7. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence, 13 November 1847 (File 6G. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, Russell's opposition to enlargement of Land and Emigration Commission; status of Catholic Bishoprics; New Zealand Constitution, 13 November 1847 (Item ff. 124–5. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence, December 1847 (File 6H. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Auckland. Memorandum on relative naval strength of France and Britain, including East Indies, Pacific, Australia and New Zealand; senior officer at Australia should correspond directly with Admiralty, December 1847 (Item ff. 1–12. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence and memoranda, 9 March 1848 (File 7B. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, neglect by Sir Charles Fitzroy, 'a most incapable Governor', of instructions given by Lord Stanley and W.E. Gladstone, 9 March 1848 (Item f. 67. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence and memoranda, 17 May 1848 - 30 August 1848 (File 7C. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
T.F. Kennedy (Dublin) to Russell, trial of W. Smith O'Brien, T. Meagher and J. Mitchel, 17 May 1848 (Item ff. 55–6. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
F. Scott and others to Russell, objects of Society for Promotion of Colonization, 6 June 1848 (Item ff. 139–41. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Propositions to be considered by Committee on Colonization from Ireland, July 1848 (Item ff. 199–201. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, colonial matters; Mitchel should be sent to Van Diemen's Land with ticket of leave, 20 July 1848 (Item ff. 259–60. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Clarenden (Dublin) to Russell, fears of juries in trials of Irish insurrectionists, 21 August 1848 (Item ff. 375–8. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Auckland to Russell, naval strength; opposes reduction in strength of Pacific Station, 30 August 1848 (Item ff. 415–18. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence, 15 September 1848 - 29 December 1848 (File 7D. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Sir George Grey to Russell, possibility of Smith O'Brien issuing subpoena against Russell, 15 September 1848 (Item ff. 78–9. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Sir John Jervis to Russell, subpoena served on Russell to attend Smith O'Brien trial, 19 September 1848 (Item ff. 99–100. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Sir Charles Wood to Russell, possibility of reducing naval strength in eastern Pacific and increasing it in East Indies and Australia, 25 November 1848 (Item ff. 249–50. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Clarendon (Dublin) to Russell, emigration plan; trial of Gavan Duffy, 17 December 1848 (Item ff. 304–9. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, cost of colonial barracks in N.S.W., 26 December 1848 (Item ff. 359–60. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, despatch to N.S.W. on barracks., 29 December 1848 (Item ff. 371–2. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence, 29 March 1849 - 29 May 1849 (File 7F. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Draft report on Australian legislatures (printed), 29 March 1849 (Item ff. 81–95. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, asks Russell to read report on Australian legislatures, 9 April 1849 (Item ff. 156–7. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, motion of W. Molesworth in House of Commons, 29 May 1849 (Item ff. 290–1. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence, 19 August 1849 - 22 September 1849 (File 8A. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Russell to Lord Grey, value of colonies to Britain; possibility of colonies being represented in House of Commons in return for contribution to defence, 19 August 1849 (Item ff. 90–1. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, Russell's proposal, 23 August 1849 (Item ff. 99–101. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, problems of colonial administration, 22 September 1849 (Item ff. 241–5. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence, 15 October 1849 - 21 November 1849 (File 8B. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, power of Australian legislatures to alter their constitutions; defence of Labuan, 15 October 1849 (Item ff. 77–8. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Sir John Hobhouse to Russell appointment of Recorder of Penang, 27 October 1849 (Item ff. 169–70. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, despatches on transportation to N.S.W.; unreasonableness of colonists, 1 November 1849 (Item ff. 208–9. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, colonial matters; Russell's scheme on colonial representation in House of Commons, 21 November 1849 (Item ff. 275–6. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and adminstrative correspondence, 14 December 1849 - 11 January 1850 (File 8C. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, self-government for Cape Colony; refers to assistance of J. Stephen with Australian Constitution, 14 December 1849 (Item ff. 61–4. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, Order-in-Council on transportation to N.S.W., 20 December 1849 (Item ff. 91–2. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, Order-in-Council on transportation to N.S.W., 23 December 1849 (Item ff. 99–100. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, West Indies; New Zealand despatch, 11 January 1850 (Item ff. 253–4. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence and memoranda, 27 March 1850 - 2 May 1850 (File 8D. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, proposal of J. Morphett and W. Hutt for House of Lords in South Australia, 27 March 1850 (Item ff. 143–4. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, despatch from Van Diemen's Land on land sales, 21 April 1850 (Item f. 208. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Sir Lucius O'Brien to Russell, allegations in Clare Journal of harsh treatment of Smith O'Brien in Hobart, 30 April 1850 (Item ff. 249–53. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Russell to Sir Lucius O'Brien, treatment of Smith O'Brien, 2 May 1850 (Item ff. 264–5. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence and memoranda, 19 June 1850 (File 8E. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
B. Hawes to Russell, sends petition supporting Australian Colonies Bill, 19 June 1850 (Item f. 72. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence and memoranda, 4 October 1850 - 30 October 1850 (File 8F. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, Angus' claims to seat in South Australian Legislative Council, 4 October 1850 (Item ff. 13–14. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell. sends draft of despatch to Sir Charles Fitzroy on N.S.W. Indigenous Australians, 30 October 1850 (Item ff. 120–1. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Administrative correspondence and memoranda, 1846 - 1850 (File 8G. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey. Memorandum on military establishment in colonies, 1846 - 1850 (Item f. 184. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell: sends N.S.W. papers referring to Constitution., [n.d.] (Item f. 186. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Draft of speech by Russell referring to Australian Constitution Act, [n.d.] (Item ff. 231–4. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence, 6 January 1851 - 8 January 1851 (File 9A. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, letter received from Bishop of Sydney, 6 January 1851 (Item f. 63. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, despatch to N.S.W. Government on status of colonial bishops, 8 January 1851 (Item ff. 69–70. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political correspondence, 11 February 1851 - 18 February 1851 (File 9B. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, postponement of New Zealand Constitution Bill, 11 February 1851 (Item f. 75. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, wishes to send despatch on New Zealand Constitution Bill, 18 February 1851 (Item f. 93. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence, 11 July 1851 (File 9D. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Sir George Grey to Russell, proposals of Sir John McNeill on emigration, 11 July 1851 (Item ff. 233–6. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence and memoranda, 9 August 1850 - August 1851 (File 9E. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, Corfu; request by Colonel G. Gawler for honour, August 1851 (Item ff. 3–4. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
J. Bear (Melbourne) to Russell, sends thirty bottles of Victorian wine, 9 August 1850 (Item ff. 60–1. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence, 4 October 1851 (File 9G (1). AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, N.S.W. gold discoveries; military forces in N.S.W., 4 October 1851 (Item ff. 46. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence, 22 November 1851 (File 9H. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, N.S.W. gold discoveries and defences, 22 November 1851 (Item ff. 187–8. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political correspondence and defence memoranda, 5 February 1852 (File 10B. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
H. Drummond to Russell, motion to table all despatches from Sir James Brooke on Eastern Archipelago Company, 5 February 1852 (Item f. 64. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political correspondence, 29 May 1852 - 30 May 1852 (File 10C. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, New Zealand Constitution Bill; Sir John Pakington's amendments to provisions on Legislative Council, 29 May 1852 (Item ff. 91–3. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Grey to Russell, New Zealand Constitution Bill; provincial legislatures, 30 May 1852 (Item ff. 94–5. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political correspondence and memoranda, 22 August 1853 (File 11A. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Duke of Newcastle to Russell, appointment of Governor of Cape Colony; favours transferring Sir George Grey from New Zealand, 22 August 1853 (Item ff. 186–7. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence, 18 July 1854 (File 11D. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
G. Gawler to Russell, dispute with Government and Governor Grey, 18 July 1854 (Item ff. 213–14. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political, adminstrative and Crimean war correspondence, 20 September 1854 - 30 October 1854 (File 11E. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
F.L. Arthur to Russell, death of Sir George Arthur, 20 September 1854 (Item ff. 91–2. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Clarendon to Russell, foreign affairs; annexation of Sandwich Islands, 25 September 1854 (Item ff. 125–6. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Sir George Grey to Russell, Colonial Church legislation; F. Rogers' report on Australian Constitution Acts, 21 October 1854 (Item ff. 236–8. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Sir George Grey to Russell, Australian Constitution Acts; present provisions would make colonies virtually independent, 30 October 1854 (Item ff. 264–6. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political correspondence, July 1854 - December 1854 (File 11F. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Sir George Grey to Russell, Colonial Church legislation; thanks for comments on Australian Acts, 6 November 1854 (Item ff. 13–14. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Correspondence on Constitution of South Australia, July 1854 - December 1854 (Item ff. 184–9. AJCP Reel No: 5993)

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Sir George Grey to W.E. Gladstone, debt to New Zealand Company charged on land sales, 14 December 1854 (Item ff. 287–8. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
W.E. Gladstone to Sir George Grey, opposes payment to New Zealand Company or acquisition of land in New Zealand by British Government, 16 December 1854 (Item ff. 303–4. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Sir George Grey to W.E. Gladstone, New Zealand Company and land sales, 18 December 1854 (Item f. 326. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political correspondence and memoranda, 23 February 1855 - 24 February 1855 (File 12B. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Russell (Paris) to Lord Palmerston, willing to accept Colonial Office in new Government, 23 February 1855 (Item ff. 125–8. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Sir George Grey to Russell, Russell's acceptance of Colonial Office; Australian Constitution Bills, 24 February 1855 (Item ff. 136–7. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political correspondence and memoranda, 7 March 1855 - 26 March 1855 (File 12C. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Sir George Grey to Russell, colonial matters; Ballarat disturbances, 7 March 1855 (Item ff. 49–52. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Sir George Grey to Russell, no news from Sir Charles Hotham; influx of ex-convicts into Victoria; Australian Constitution Bills, 13 March 1855 (Item ff. 161–4. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Sir George Grey to Russell, Hotham's report on Ballarat riots; Australian Constitution Bills; opposition to nominated Legislative Councils, 20 March 1855 (Item ff. 216–19. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Sir George Grey to Russell, Australian Constitution Bills, 26 March 1855 (Item ff. 274–8. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political correspondence, 4 April 1855 - 9 April 1855 (File 12D. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Palmerston to Russell, Russell's absence from England; likely criticism of Colonial Office being left leaderless, 4 April 1855 (Item ff. 129–30. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Sir George Grey to Russell, South Australian Bill; power of colonial legislatures to alter constitutions, 5 April 1855 (Item ff. 142–5. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Sir George Grey to Russell, Van Diemen's Land Act, 9 April 1855 (Item ff. 152–3. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political correspondence, 11 May 1855 - 13 July 1855 (File 12E. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Sir George Grey to Russell, sends correspondence with W.E. Gladstone on New Zealand Company debt, 11 May 1855 (Item f. 1. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
C.B. Adderley to Russell, draft agreement with New Zealand Company on debt and loan to New Zealand Government, 22 June 1855 (Item f. 78–82. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Russell to Sir George Lewis, draft agreement with New Zealand Company, 26 June 1855 (Item f. 97–8. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Russell to Lord Palmerston, resignation as Secretary of State for Colonies, 13 July 1855 (Item f. 129–30. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and miscellaneous correspondence, 15 November 1855 (File 12G. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
H. Labouchere to Russell, acceptance of Colonial Office; Australian Constitution Acts, 15 November 1855 (Item f. 78–9. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political correspondence, 2 January 1856 (File 13A. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
H. Labouchere to Russell, H. Merivale; South Australian Constitution; colonial churches, 2 January 1856 (Item f. 10–11. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Miscellaneous correspondence, 12 June 1857 (File 13C. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
J. Hicks (Melbourne) to Russell, Russell's fine influence on British public life, 12 June 1857 (Item ff. 344–7. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Correspondence relating to foreign affairs, 18 July 1865 - 11 August 1865 (File 15D. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
C. Grey to Russell, Queen wishes to met Queen of Sandwich Islands, 18 July 1865 (Item ff. 192–3. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
W.E. Gladstone to Russell, Shenandoah case, 11 August 1865 (Item f. 215. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence, 14 December 1865 (File 15G. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Sir George Grey to Russell, removal of prisoners from Ireland; unsuitability of Gibraltar or Western Australia, 14 December 1865 (Item ff. 72–4. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Hawaiian affairs; objects of general treaty, [n.d.] (Item f. 266. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and administrative correspondence and memoranda, 20 April 1866 (File 16B. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
E. Cardwell to Russell, separation of Auckland from New Zealand, 18 Apr. [1866] (Item ff. 284–5. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Russell to E. Cardwell, separation of Auckland from New Zealand, 20 April 1866 (Item f. 286. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political correspondence, 5 January 1869 - 14 March 1869 (File 16F. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Granville to Russell, disposition of troops in colonies, 5 January 1869 (Item ff. 12–15. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
E. Cardwell to Russell, reduction of colonial garrisons, especially in Canada; withdrawal of troops from New Zealand, 14 March 1869 (Item ff. 48–51. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Political and miscellaneous correspondence, 16 January 1875 (File 17A. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Carnarvon to Russell, thanks for book; doubts in colonies about strength of Britain's commitment to Empire, 16 January 1875 (Item ff. 363–4. AJCP Reel No: 5993)

Series (Pieces 19-29). Cabinet Correspondence, 15 June 1859 - 18 October 1865

Correspondence. W.E. Gladstone, 30 June 1859 - 23 December 1862 (File 19. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
W.E. Gladstone to Russell: forwards letter from Bishop of Oxford, 13 February 1861 (Item ff. 133. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Bishop S. Wilberforce to W.E. Gladstone, request by King of Sandwich Islands for aid from members of Church of England, 13 February 1861 (Item ff. 134–5. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Private Correspondence. Lord Palmerston, 15 June 1859 - 31 December 1859 (File 20. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Palmerston to Russell, 29 Sept. 1859: request by Duke of Somerset for additions to naval force in Pacific, 29 September 1859 (Item ff. 174–5. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Palmerston to Russell, papers on Sarawak; claim of Sir James Brooke to be Rajah, 2 October 1859 (Item ff. 180–1. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Cabinet Correspondence, 1 February 1863 (File 26. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
E. Cardwell to Russell, 18 Aug. 1865: detention of Shenandoah; should not be left to Australian civil authorities, 18 August 1865 (Item ff. 74-76. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Duke of Somerset to Russell, criticises proposal of seizing Shenandoah but not its crew, 9 October 1865 (Item ff. 467–8. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Duke of Somerset to Russell, Shenandoah case; weakness of Navy's position, 13 October 1865 (Item ff. 469–70. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 21 June 1859 - 29 May 1865 (File 29. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Clarendon to Russell: Consul-General in Java to be head of British agents in Eastern Seas, 4 August 1860 (Item f. 26. AJCP Reel No: 5993)

Series (Pieces 31-106). Correspondence, 1859 - 1865

Letters to Cabinet Members, 1859 - 1865 (File 31. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Russell to Duke of Somerset: passage on warship for Bishop of Honolulu, 20 June 1862 (Item f. 123. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Miscellaneous Correspondence. China and Japan, 1859 - 1865 (File 50. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Sir Frederick Bruce to Russell: need to extend telegraph to Singapore to strengthen British position in Straits of Malacca, 27 November 1864 (Item ff. 225-6. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Private Correspondence. Lord Cowley, 22 June 1859 - 30 December 1859 (File 53. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Cowley (Paris) to Russell: difficulty of obtaining information on New Caledonian affair, 12 November 1859 (Item ff. 536-8. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Cowley to Russell: Anglo-French relations; executions at New Caledonia, 16 December 1859 (Item ff. 544–53. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Private Correspondence. Lord Cowley, 13 January 1865 - 22 October 1865 (File 61. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Lord Cowley (Paris) to Russell, 31 Jan. 1865: letter from Emperor to Lord Shaftesbury on New Caledonian missionaries, 31 January 1865 (Item ff. 23-4. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Miscellaneous Correspondence, July 1859 - October 1865 (File 97. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Russell to Sir Frederick Bruce: Shenandoah case, 20 May 1865 (Item f. 121. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Russell to G. Dallas, sovereignty of Fiji; proposes delay in foreclosure of mortgage held by American citizens, 14 July 1859 (Item f. 159. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Russell to C. Adams, Admiral Denman ordered to detain Shenandoah, 13 October 1865 (Item f. 179. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Private Correspondence. Lord Cowley, June 1859 - December 1859 (File 103. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Russell to Lord Cowley, 12 Dec. 1859: Italian affairs; execution of British citizens at New Caledonia, 12 December 1859 (Item ff. 161-2. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Private Correspondence. Lord John Russell, July 1859 - October 1865 (File 106. AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Russell to Lord Cowley: letter of A. Kinnaird on New Caledonia, 7 January 1865 (Item ff. 157-57A. AJCP Reel No: 5993)

Series (Piece 117). Letter Book. Colonies etc., May 1855 - July 1855

Russell to Archbishop J.B. Sumner: appointment of M. Hale as Bishop of Perth; financial assistance needed by Bishop of New Zealand, 4 July 1855 (Item 117 (f. 7). AJCP Reel No: 5993)
Russell to Sir Charles Hotham, disturbances in Victoria; obstacles to good government caused by influx of goldseekers, 4 July 1855 (Item 117 (f.8). AJCP Reel No: 5993)

Fonds PRO 30/29. Papers of Lord Granville Leverson-Gower, 1st Viscount Granville, 1st Earl Granville and Granville George Leverson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville (as filmed by the AJCP), 1822 - 1886

The papers selectively filmed by the Australian Joint Copying Project are predominantly those of the 2nd Earl Granville relating to his service in the first three Gladstone Ministries.

Selected correspondence filmed concerns transportation of convicts, annexations in New Guinea, colonial appointments and other colonial matters such as Australian naval defence, war in Fiji. Additional papers of the 1st Earl Granville, include claims for expenses in search of Laperouse.

Dates used in the this finding aid refer to those of the records selected for filming by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) rather than to the date range of the original , Series or File.

Archival History

Material selectively filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP Reels 6801-6803). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

The National Archives of the UK (TNA).

Series Reference: PRO 30/29. For further information, see Pro 30/29, Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Granville, at The National Archives of the UK. (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/h/C11975)

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn564993] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Subjects

Earl Granville (1815-1891); Granville Leveson-Gower (1773-1846); Leveson-Gower, Lord Granville; Australia: Defences; Convicts; Papua; Bowen, Sir George Ferguson; France; Goodenough, James Graham, Commodore; Gordon, Sir Arthur Charles Hamilton; New Guinea; New Zealand; Berry, Sir Graham; Federation, Australian; Forster, William Edward; Grey, Sir George; Hawaii; Pacific labour trade; Samoa; Tonga; Victoria; Missions and missionaries; Cardwell, Edward; Defence, naval; Great Britain, Colonial Office; Canada; Maori Wars; China; Netherlands; Wakefield, Edward Gibbon; Gladstone, William Ewart; Goldfields; New Caledonia; Campbell, George Douglas; Carrington, Charles Robert Wynn; Kalakanao, King of Hawaii; New Hebrides; Tryon, Sir George, Admiral; United States of America; New Britain; Rothschild, A. de; Aunay, C.M.S. Le Peletier, Comte d'; Lyons, Richard Bickerton; Australian Naval Defence Scheme; Pacific Islands; Fiji; Defence, military; Bigge, John Thomas; Huskisson, William; Murdoch, Sir Thomas; Peel, Sir Robert; Canterbury, New Zealand

Biographical / Historical

Lord Granville Leveson-Gower (1773-1846) 1st Viscount Granville (created 1815), 1st Earl Granville (created 1833).Son of 1st Marquess of Stafford, Granville held a number of diplomatic posts and in particular was Ambassador to France in 1824-1828, 1830-1835 and 1835-1841.

Granville George Leveson-Gower (1815-1891) 2nd Earl Granville (succeeded 1846).

An M.P. in 1837-1840 and 1841-1846, Granville was Foreign Secretary in 1851-1852, Lord President of Council 1852-1854, 1855-1858 and 1859-1866, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1854-1855, Secretary of State for the Colonies 1868-1870, Foreign Secretary 1870-1874 and 1880-1885, and Secretary of State for the Colonies Feb. - Aug. 1886. Granville was leader of the Liberal Party in the House of Lords from 1868 to 1891.

Series (Pieces 7/12-9/6). Papers of 1st Earl Granville: Correspondence

F. Byng to Granville, May 1824 - November 1824 (File 7/12 (ff.625-669). AJCP Reel No: 6801)

Appointment as master of ceremonies to King and Queen of Sandwich Islands; description of royal party; visits to country house, theatre and British Museum; illnesses of Sandwich Islanders; meeting with King George IV; Sandwich Island accounts; Foreign Office news; appointment of Granville as Ambassador at Paris. (8 letters)

R. Wilmot Horton, 1817 - 1838 (File 9/6. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
R.W. Horton to Granville, 1822 (Item ff. 38-43. AJCP Reel No: 6801)

Acceptance of subpoena to appear in libel case brought against J.T. Bigge.

R.W. Horton to Granville, 8 Sept. [1826] (Item ff. 165–176. AJCP Reel No: 6801)

Includes interest in emigration; evidence to Irish Committee; relations with R. Peel, F. Robinson, W. Huskisson.

Series (Pieces 23/4 - 213). AJCP Reel No: 6801. Papers of 2nd Earl Granville

Correspondence 1854, [1854] (File 23/4. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
J. Jebb. The convict question, [1854] (Item ff. 271-282. AJCP Reel No: 6801)

Refers to 'enormous amount of evil by which present Australian prosperity has been secured' and drawbacks of reviving convict transportation.

Correspondence, 1856 (File 23/6. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Lord Stanhope to Granville, 19 April [1856] (Item ff. 341-345. AJCP Reel No: 6801)

Motion in House of Lords on select committee to consider law and practice of transportation.

Privy Council and Parliamentary, 1855 - 1857 (File 23/14. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Memorandum on A.C. Gregory and Northern Australian exploring expedition, [1857] (Item ff. 225-236. AJCP Reel No: 6801)

Refers to a despatch from Sir William Denison recommending an honour for Gregory.

Correspondence, 1868 - 1875 (File 25A. AJCP Reel No: 6801)

Archival History

The papers in Piece 25A are arranged in subject and miscellaneous bundles and are not foliated.

Lord Carnarvon to Granville (Pages 11-24 bundle), 17 July 1874 (Item [Part 1]. AJCP Reel No: 6801)

Delay in distribution of Fiji papers.

Sir Thomas Murdoch: memorandum on funding of emigration to colonies (Pages 34-9 bundle), 23 October 1869 (Item [Part 1]. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Granville: draft reply on New Zealand loan (Pages 34-9 bundle), 10 May 1870 (Item [Part 1]. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Granville to R. Lowe: answers to objections to New Zealand loan (Pages 34-9 bundle), 10 May 1870 (Item [Part 1]. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
J. Hardcastle (Bury St. Edmunds) to Granville: seeks appointment as Governor of Victoria (Foreign Affairs, Bundle 3), 1 December 1869 (Item [Part 4]. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Sir Frederic Rogers to Granville: recommends honour for Fitzherbert, New Zealand negotiator (Foreign Affairs, Bundle 3), 20 January 1869 (Item [Part 4]. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Sir George Bowen (Wellington) to Fortescue: sends Parliamentary Paper; lengthy resistance of Maoris; opposition to removal of Imperial troops; influence of F. Weld, J. Fitzgerald and Canterbury doctrinaires; objections to martial law; relations with political leaders (Unnumbered bundle), 2 November 1868 (Item [Part 4]. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
R. Meade. Minute on Governor J. Hampton (Unnumbered bundle), n.d. (Item [Part 4]. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
A. Abraham to Granville: Church Constitution in New Zealand and Australia (Unnumbered bundle), n.d. (Item [Part 4]. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Lord Kimberley to Granville: Pacific kidnapping Bill; objections to transfer of British ships to a Fijian register (Unnumbered bundle), 4 February 1872 (Item [Part 4]. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Correspondence, 1876 - 1878 (File 26A. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Personal letters: Sir Arthur Gordon (Newbury) to Granville: return to England; intensely interesting work in Fiji; experiments in native management, 14 September 1878 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Correspondence, 1879 - 1883 (File 27A. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Lord Blachford to Granville: Sir George Grey and withdrawal of British troops from New Zealand; defence of Cape Colony, 17 February 1879 (Item ff. 192-195. AJCP Reel No: 6801)

Includes part of a letter (f.196) to Granville regarding a demonstration in Brussels in 1848, Feb. 19 1879.

F. Knollys to Granville: invites Granville to be Royal Commissioner for Australasian Exhibitions, 28 March 1879 (Item ff. 333. AJCP Reel No: 6801)

Includes: Telegram from the Queen, Aug. 12, 1881; Civil G.C.B.

Sir Arthur Gordon (Ascot) to Granville: sends volumes on Fijian war, 3 July 1879 (Item ff. 723. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Lord Carnarvon to Granville: appointment as Chairman of Commission on Colonial Defences, 1 August 1879 (Item ff. 742–745. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Correspondence, 1850 - 1891 (File 28A. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Political letters: Summary of proposals made by Rear-Admiral Sir George Tryon to Australasian colonies as to colonial naval defence in circular letter, 24 December 1885 (Item ff. 1373-1374. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Political letters: Lord Carrington (Sydney) to Granville: naval defence scheme; New Hebrides, 27 May 1886 (Item ff. 1101–1104. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Political letters: E. Stanhope to Granville: proposal of J. Douglas that township in New Guinea be named after Granville, 18 October 1886 (Item ff. 1355–1356. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
J. Douglas to E. Stanhope (extract), 16 July 1886 (Item ff. 1357–1358. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
The Queen and her personal staff, June 1881 - December 1881 (File 39. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Sir Henry Ponsonby to Granville: Queen Victoria hopes to see King of Hawaii, 5 July 1881 (Item f. 61)
Sir Henry Ponsonby to T. Sanderson: arrangements for Queen to meet King of Hawaii, 7 July 1881 (Item ff. 64–65. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Granville to Queen Victoria: recommends award of G.C.M.G. to King of Hawaii (telegram), 20 July 1881 (Item f. 86. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Queen Victoria to Granville: agrees to G.C.M.G. (telegram), 21 July 1881 (Item f. 87. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Granville to Queen Victoria: gratitude of King of Hawaii to Queen for her kindness, 11 August 1881 (Item ff. 112–113. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Queen Victoria to Granville: unable to award Victoria and Albert Order to wife and sister of King of Hawaii, 12 August 1881 (Item ff. 116–117. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
The Queen and her personal staff, June 1884 - December 1884 (File 44. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Queen Victoria to Granville: Governorship of N.S.W. (telegram), 13 August 1884 (Item f. 53. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Queen Victoria to Granville: interest of Lord Lorne in Governorship of N.S.W.; inquires about Australian federation, 15 August 1884 (Item f. 59. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
The Queen and her personal staff, January 1885 - June 1885 (File 45. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Granville to Queen Victoria: Cabinet discussion on German annexation of New Guinea, 3 January 1885 (Item ff. 5-6. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Granville to Queen Victoria: Lord Lorne and Governorship of N.S.W., 16 January 1885 (Item f. 30. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Duke of Argyll, 1869 - 1873 (File 51. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Duke of Argyll to Granville: sends paper by Sir Bartle Frere proposing transfer to New Zealand of redundant soldiers of Indian Army, 10 November 1869 (Item ff. 7-16. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Duke of Argyll to Granville: refers to letter of Sir Bartle Frere, 12 November 1869 (Item ff. 18–20. AJCP Reel No: 6801)
Edward Cardwell, 1869 - 1874 (File 53. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
E. Cardwell to Granville: claims of P.E. Strzelecki for financial assistance; Victorian Government might give grant, 2 April 1869 (Item ff. 18-19. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Granville to E. Cardwell: discussion with Duke of Cambridge on colonial defences, 14 April 1869 (Item ff. 32–33. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
E. Cardwell to Granville: receipt of New Zealand despatches; withdrawal of troops, 19 May 1869 (Item ff. 38–40. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Granville to E. Cardwell: no reason to change New Zealand policy (telegram), 20 May 1869 (Item f. 41. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Granville to E. Cardwell: New Zealand policy, 22 May 1869 (Item ff. 44–45. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
E. Cardwell to Granville: approves draft on withdrawal of troops from Australia, 15 July 1869 (Item f. 51. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
E. Lugard to E. Cardwell: sends statement on detention of 18th Regiment in New Zealand, 28 September 1869 (Item ff. 55–60. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
E. Cardwell (Harrogate) to Granville: detention of 18th Regiment in New Zealand; need to reverse confiscation policy of Sir George Grey; need for precise directions for Sir Trevor Chute, 5 October 1869 (Item ff. 62–63. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
E. Cardwell to Granville: orders for Sir Trevor Chute, 8 October 1869 (Item ff. 65–66. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
E. Cardwell to Granville: requests statute on Victorian Volunteer Corps, 11 December 1869 (Item f. 92. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Granville to E. Cardwell: Victorian Volunteer Corps, 23 December 1869 (Item f. 99. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
H.C.E. Childers: Lord Hartington, G.J. Goschen, 1869 - 1874 (File 54. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
H.C.E. Childers to Granville: naval defence of New Zealand, 27 October 1869 (Item ff. 31–32. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Granville to H.C.E. Childers: no wish to substitute ships for troops in New Zealand on permanent basis, 27 October 1869 (Item ff. 34–35. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
G. Goschen to Granville: guano island near New Zealand, 30 May 1870 (Item f. 188. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Granville to G. Goschen: proposal by Hammond for amalgamation of Chinese, Japanese and Australian squadrons; Fiji question awaiting decision by Cabinet, 10 January 1872 (Item f. 260. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
G. Goschen to Granville: visit of H.M.S. Cameleon and Scout to Hawaii as counter demonstration to United States naval visit, 25 February 1873 (Item ff. 332–333. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
G. Goschen to Granville: instructions to Admiral Cochrane concerning Sandwich Islands, 15 July 1873 (Item f. 345. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
J. Noel to J. Wetherall: possible interview between Granville and Admiral Cochrane, 16 July 1873 (Item ff. 346–347. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Clarendon, Lord Kimberley, 1869 - 1874 (File 55. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Kimberley to Granville: despatch of free emigrants to Western Australia, 18 June 1869 (Item ff. 164-166. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Kimberley to Granville: Treasury proposals on expenses incurred in sending ships to Australian waters, 28 March 1871 (Item ff. 223–225. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Kimberley to Granville: sends memorandum by R. Herbert on Fiji, 16 December 1871 (Item ff. 247–248. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Kimberley to Granville: deputation on South Sea kidnapping, 9 February 1872 (Item ff. 255–256. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Kimberley to Granville: sends Act to regulate labour traffic in Fiji, 15 October 1872 (Item ff. 281–282. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
E. Wodehouse to J. Wetherall: appointment of consul to Fiji, 4 February 1873 (Item f. 309. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone, November 1868 - June 1870 (File 57. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone to Granville: refers to P.E. Strzelecki, 24 March 1869 (Item ff. 16-17. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone to Granville: request of P.E. Strzelecki for financial aid; promise made by Sir George Gipps, 29 March 1869 (Item ff. 18–20. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone to Granville: concurs in action about New Zealand, 21 May 1869 (Item ff. 35–37. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone to Granville: sends letter from A. Kinnaird about crisis in New Zealand; disaffection spreading to other colonies, 2 August 1869 (Item ff. 93–95. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Granville to W.E. Gladstone: action of Sir George Bowen in establishing decoration: peculiar position of New Zealand, 20 Sept. [1869] (Item ff. 144–145. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone to Granville: New Zealand guarantee, 12 May 1870 (Item f. 280. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone, 1872 (File 61. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone to Granville: opening of Parliament: horrible case of ship Hope alias Anna; difficulty of policing the Pacific; Victorian Government ought to accept duty, 11 January 1872 (Item ff. 104-106. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone to Granville: extreme difficulty in escaping from vote intended to force annexation of Fiji, 22 October 1872 (Item ff. 270–1. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone, 1873 - 1874 (File 62. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone to Granville: interview with Commodore J. Goodenough; memorandum from Lord Kimberley [on Fiji], 10 June 1873 (Item f. 82. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Cabinet Papers, 1869 - 1871 (File 68. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Colonial Office. Memorandum on differential duties etc., 15 May 1871 (Item ff. 211–212. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Statistics of colony of Victoria for 1870. Part 3. Finance etc. (printed) (Item ff. 284–290. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Duke of Cambridge, 1869 - 1874 (File 72. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Duke of Cambridge to Granville: retention of Imperial troops in colonies; Australian colonies cannot be left undefended, 2 June 1869 (Item f. 28. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Duke of Cambridge to Granville: deplores proposed reduction of military force in colonies; believes it will diminish efficiency of troops, 11 January 1870 (Item ff. 31–35. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Granville to Duke of Cambridge: defends withdrawal of Imperial troops from self-governing colonies; evils of double command, 15 January 1870 (Item ff. 36–39. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Duke of Cambridge to Granville: regrets Granville not willing to modify views on colonial garrisons, 17 January 1870 (Item ff. 40–41. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Official Correspondence, D–H, 1868 - 1874 (File 73. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
F. Cloe to R. Meade: Lord Hyde recommends C. Bliss for colonial appointment, 15 Mar. [1870] (Item f. 93. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
R. Herbert to Granville: accepts appointment as Assistant Under-Secretary at Colonial Office, 6 January 1870 (Item f.f 475–476. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
R. Herbert to Granville: sends letter from Featherston concerning General Chute and Sir George Grey, 20 April 1872 (Item f. 480. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Granville to R. Herbert: returns letter, 21 April 1872 (Item f. 481. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
H.T. Holland to Granville: Lord Kimberley wishes to send Australian colonies account of relations between Britain and Russia, 19 November 1870 (Item ff. 484–485. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Official Correspondence, J–P, 1869 - 1874 (File 74. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
R. Meade to Granville: refusal of Treasury to grant funds to suppress labour traffic in South Seas; grant of magisterial powers to Consul in Fiji; suggests he confer with W.E. Gladstone, 28 April 1871 (Item ff. 221-227. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
J. Wetherall to R. Meade: returns New Zealand decoration, 27 January 1872 (Item f. 249. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Official Correspondence: Drafts, 1869 - 1874 (File 77. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Granville to Glyn: inquires about changes in Daily Telegraph on colonial policy; no call for Colonial Conference from colonies; good relations with Australia and Canada; Sir George Grey, boiling over with personal discontent, 27 November 1869 (Item ff. 112-113. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Foreign Office officials: Sir Edmund Hammond, 1872 - 1874 (File 105. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Sir Edmund Hammond to Granville: undertakes to send memorandum on Fijian labour question, 6 January 1872 (Item f. 3. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Cabinet, 1880 - 1885 (File 117. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Granville to Lord Rosebery: H. Bismarck; Government bound to consider Australian wishes and prejudices on New Guinea, 3 March 1885 (Item ff. 209-215. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
H.C.E. Childers, 1884 - 1885 (File 119. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
H.C.E. Childers to Granville: anger of Australians at failure of Lord Derby to convey Cabinet decision on Germany and New Guinea, 29 September 1884 (Item ff. 193–195. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
H.C.E. Childers to Granville: inquires about German annexation of New Guinea; if true, 'disastrous in the last degree', 23 December 1884 (Item ff. 240–241. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
H.C.E. Childers to Granville: sends correspondence with Lord Derby on German claims in Fiji; opposes charge on Imperial revenue, 2 February 1885 (Item ff. 270–272. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
H.C.E. Childers to Granville: suggests Sir Edmund Du Cane write paper for French Government on failure of convict transportation to Australia; likely Australian response if convicts sent to New Caledonia, 11 February 1885 (Item ff. 275–277. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Derby, 1883 - 1885 (File 120. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Derby to Granville: Dutch claims to New Guinea, [7 May 1883] (Item ff. 7-8. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Derby to Granville: possible appointment of Duke of Albany as Governor of Victoria, 20 May [1883] (Item f. 11. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Derby to Granville: proposed statement on eastern New Guinea, [2 July 1883] (Item ff. 12–13. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Granville to Lord Derby: letters of H.C.E. Childers on French convicts in Pacific, 5 October 1883 (Item f. 16. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Derby to Granville: possible appointment of Lord Lorne as Governor of N.S.W.; no plan for Australian federation, 18 August 1884 (Item ff. 23–24. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Derby to Granville: letter to H. Bismarck; surprised that Lord Lorne should seek Governorship of N.S.W., 20 August 1884 (Item ff. 26–27. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Derby to Granville: proclamation of New Guinea protectorate; consultation with Bismarck, 16 September 1884 (Item ff. 43–44. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Derby to Granville: declaration of New Guinea protectorate, 6 Oct. [1884] (Item f. 56. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Granville to Lord Derby: interview with Count Munster about Samoa and Tonga, 11 December 1884 (Item ff. 78–79. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Derby to Granville: interview with Count Munster, 11 December 1884 (Item f. 80. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Derby to Granville: interview with Count Munster, 11 December 1884 (Item ff. 81–82. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Derby to Granville: consultation with Cabinet on colonial annexations, 16 December 1884 (Item ff. 83–84. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Derby to Granville: memorandum of R. Meade on Anglo-German relations; need to secure north-east New Guinea, 16 December 1884 (Item ff. 87–88. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Sir Robert Herbert to C. Spring-Rice: extension of British protectorate in New Guinea to meet German southern boundary, 20 December 1884 (Item ff. 89–90. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Derby to Granville: reluctance to join in scramble for colonies; German actions in Africa and New Guinea, 28 December 1884 (Item ff. 91–92. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Granville to Lord Derby: proposal of Sir Henry Loch that Britain acquire Dutch New Guinea, 10 January 1885 (Item ff. 93–94. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Derby to Granville: willing to sound Dutch on acquisition of western New Guinea, 10 January 1885 (Item f. 96. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Derby to Granville: Lord Lorne and Governorship of N.S.W.; suspects Prince of Wales intriguing in favour of Lord Carrington, 15 January 1885 (Item ff. 97–98. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Sir Robert Herbert to Lord Derby: Lord Lorne, Lord Carrington and Governorship of N.S.W., 14 January 1885 (Item ff. 99–100. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Derby to Granville: Dutch New Guinea, 18 January 1885 (Item f. 104. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Granville to Lord Derby: negotiations with Germany about New Guinea boundary, 6 March 1885 (Item ff. 108–109. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Derby to Granville: negotiations with Germany on New Guinea boundary, [6 March 1885] (Item f. 110. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Sir Charles Dilke, 1882 - 1885 (File 122. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Sir Charles Dilke to Granville: conversation with Count Munster; New Guinea the only serious problem; Samoa, 24 February 1885 (Item ff. 235–236. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone, 1881 (File 124. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
E. Hamilton to T. Sanderson: W.E. Gladstone agrees to award of G.C.M.G. to King of Sandwich Islands, 25 July 1881 (Item f. 236. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone, 1884 (File 128. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Granville to W.E. Gladstone: Egyptian finance; China; assumes Bismarckian annexations in Pacific must be accepted, 23 December 1884 (Item ff. 372–3. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone to Granville: Egyptian finance; German annexation of New Guinea, 25 December 1884 (Item f. 378. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone to Granville: Lord Derby; reaction to German annexations; doubts whether there are grounds for complaint, 28 December 1884 (Item ff. 391–392. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone to Granville: seeks further information about New Guinea; Egypt, 28 December 1884 (Item ff. 393–395. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone to Granville: Egyptian finance; recollection of proceedings in New Guinea, 31 December 1884 (Item ff. 404–405. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone, 1885 (File 129. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone to Granville: suggestion of Sir Henry Loch that Britain seek to acquire Dutch New Guinea, 13 January 1885 (Item ff. 26–27. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone to Granville: objections to proposal of Sir Henry Loch; no evidence it would be supported by Australian colonies, 13 January 1885 (Item ff. 28–31. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone to Granville: Bismarck and annexation of New Guinea; involvement of Australian colonies in affair; German colonisation should strengthen hold of Britain on its colonies, 29 January 1885 (Item ff. 60–62. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone to Granville: need to deal liberally with Germany about New Guinea, 31 January 1885 (Item ff. 66–67. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Granville to W.E. Gladstone: reply to Count Munster about New Guinea, 1 February 1885 (Item ff. 68–70. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone to Granville: reply to Count Munster; German treaty with Samoa, 3 February 1885 (Item ff. 73–74. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Granville: draft on German annexation of New Guinea, n.d. (Item ff. 77–78. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone to Granville: conversation with H. Bismarck about German colonies, 5 Feb. [i.e. Mar.] 1885 (Item ff. 96–99. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W.E. Gladstone to Granville: need to press forward with Pauncefote settlement for north coast of New Guinea, 6 March 1885 (Item ff. 100–101. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Sir William Harcourt, 1880 - 1885 (File 130. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Sir William Harcourt to Granville: Berlin Conference; objections to views of H.C.E. Childers on protectorates, 23 January 1885 (Item ff. 273–274. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Kimberley, 1880 - 1883 (File 135. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Granville to Lord Kimberley: response to Germany concerning Samoa, 22 August 1880 (Item f. 8. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Kimberley to Granville: opposes annexation of Samoa, 24 August 1880 (Item f. 9. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Derby to Lord Kimberley: doubts if United States will annex Sandwich Islands but will seek paramount influence, 14 January 1883 (Item f. 159. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Kimberley to Granville: agrees with Lord Derby, 17 January 1883 (Item f. 165. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
E. Hertslet. Memorandum respecting American designs on Hawaiian Islands (printed), 2 January 1883 (Item ff. 166–170. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Northbrook, 1884 - 1885 (File 140. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Granville to Lord Northbrook: Egyptian finance; nasty question of New Guinea to be settled by Cabinet; foreign relations, 3 October 1884 (Item ff. 7–12. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Official, A–L, 1880 - 1885 (File 146. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Alcester to Granville: appointment of Admiral G. Tryon to Australian Station; appointment for Lieut. M. Thompson, 19 September 1884 (Item ff. 9–10. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Official, M–Z, 1880 - 1885 (File 147. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
R. Meade: correspondence concerning negotiations with Germany on colonial matters (printed), December 1884 (Item ff. 14–16. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
R. Meade to Granville: proposed interview between H. Bismarck and Sir Robert Herbert on New Guinea, 26 September 1884 (Item ff. 98–100. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
R. Meade (Berlin) to Granville: Anglo-German negotiations; allegations of criminal acts against Germans in Fiji, 15 November 1884 (Item ff. 107–111. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
R. Meade to Granville: sends memorandum on interview with Dr Busch of German Foreign Ministry; refers to Cameroons, Bechuanaland, New Guinea, Tonga, Samoa, 13 December 1884 (Item ff. 141–158. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Sir Edward Malet (Berlin) to Granville: message from R. Meade on New Guinea negotiations (cable), 14 December 1884 (Item ff. 17. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
R. Meade to Granville: Anglo-German negotiations; refers to New Britain, Samoa, Tonga, 18 December 1884 (Item ff. 18–21. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Sir Edward Malet to Granville: message from R. Meade on German proclamation of New Guinea protectorate (cable), 20 December 1884 (Item ff. 24–25. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
R. Meade to Granville: German annexation of New Guinea; likely storm in Australia and New Zealand; hopes Britain will annex Louisiade and other islands; possible German annexation of Samoa, 20 December 1884 (Item ff. 26–29. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
R. Meade to Granville: plans to return to England; Bismarck, 20 December 1884 (Item ff. 34–35. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Map of eastern New Guinea showing German southern boundary (Item f. 36. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
R. Meade to Granville: decision to remain in Berlin; likely German defence of its actions in New Guinea, 22 December 1884 (Item ff. 37–39. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Granville to R. Meade: Bismarck; New Guinea annexations, 23 December 1884 (Item ff. 40–41. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
R. Meade to Granville: interview with Bismarck; New Guinea annexations; Rock Island and Long island and Australia–China trade; German Colonization Society, 27 December 1884 (Item ff. 42–47. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
R. Meade to Granville: Rock and Long Islands, 3 January 1885 (Item ff. 53–55. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
R. Meade to Granville: amendments to cables about New Guinea; internationalisation of Samoa and Tonga, 10 January 1885 (Item ff. 56–58. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
R. Meade to Granville: colonial negotiations with Germany; direct rule in New Guinea, 24 January 1885 (Item ff. 62–65. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
H. Reeve to Granville: recollections of Anglo-French crisis concerning Tahiti in 1844, 2 October 1883 (Item ff. 258–261. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Miscellaneous, P–R, 11 June 1884 (File 152. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Rosebery to Lord Derby: suggests amendments to French Recidiviste Bill which would mollify Australian colonies (Item ff. 310–311. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Rosebery to Granville: still hopes Recidiviste Bill will not be implemented, 10 July 1884 (Item ff. 312–313. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
A. de Rothschild to Granville: correspondence with H. Bismarck, 22 April 1885 (Item ff. 368–369. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
H. Bismarck (Berlin) to A. de Rothschild: Anglo-German relations; criticises change of policy on colonial question by British negotiators; refers to J.B. Thurston, 20 April 1885 (Item ff. 372–374. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Sir Percy Anderson: minute on meeting between Krauel and J.B. Thurston concerning Samoa, 23 April 1885 (Item ff. 370–371. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
H. Bismarck to A. de Rothschild: Anglo-German negotiations; hostility of British Colonial Office, 29 April 1885 (Item ff. 380–381. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
United States, 1880 - 1885 (File 154. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Sir Edward Thornton (Washington) to Granville: Fortune Bay affair; plans of King of Sandwich Islands to sell kingdom to a European power, 12 April 1881 (Item ff. 82–85. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
V. Drummond (Washington) to Granville: arrest of Parnell; inquiries about negotiations between United States Government and King of Sandwich Islands, 18 October 1881 (Item ff. 134–136. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
France: Embassy in Paris, 1883 (File 173. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Lyons (Paris) to Granville: Egyptian Blue Book; refers to New Hebrides affair, 13 March 1883 (Item ff. 70–71. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
France: Embassy in Paris, 1884 - 1885 (File 174. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Lyons (Paris) to Granville: Tonkin; Egypt; meeting with Sir Francis Bell concerning Recidiviste Bill and New Caledonia, 16 May 1884 (Item ff. 57–60. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Lord Lyons to Granville: amendments to Recidiviste Bill proposed by Lord Rosebery; hard line adopted by Victorian Government; suggestion that New Hebrides be given to France in return for engagement not to transport convicts to Pacific, 7 July 1884 (Item ff. 90–93. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
France: Embassy in London, 1880 - 1885 (File 176. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
Count d'Aunay to Granville: Madagascar; Anglo-French understanding concerning New Hebrides, 11 July 1883 (Item ff. 53–54. AJCP Reel No: 6802)
W. Waddington to Granville: French convict question and claims of Australian colonies; interpellation of Lord Rosebery, 5 May 1884 (Item ff. 110. AJCP Reel No: 6802)

Includes additional letter to Granville, June 1st 1884: Egyptian negotiations; Mr. Ferry's answers.

Germany: Embassy in Berlin, 1882 - 1884 (File 178. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Lord Ampthill (Berlin) to Granville: urges speedy settlement of German claims in Fiji, 9 May 1883 (Item ff. 148–9. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Lord Ampthill to Granville: German proposal for mixed Commission to investigate German claims in Fiji; anger aroused by Australian authorities concerning annexation of New Guinea and other islands, 15 March 1884 (Item ff. 197–201. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Lord Ampthill to Granville: interview with Bismarck; complaints of treatment of German claims by colonial authorities, 13 April 1884 (Item ff. 221–222. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Lord Ampthill to Granville: importance placed by Bismarck on settlement of Fijian claims (cable), 21 April 1884 (Item ff. 230. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Lord Ampthill to Granville: interview with Count Munster on Fijian claims; Egypt, 24 April 1884 (Item ff. 231–233. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Lord Ampthill to Granville: Congo and Fijian despatches, 31 May 1884 (Item ff. 238–240. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Lord Ampthill to Granville: appointment of mixed Commission to investigate German claims in Fiji, 28 June 1884 (Item ff. 260–263. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Germany: Embassy in Berlin, 1884 - 1885 (File 179. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Sir Edward Malet (Berlin) to Granville: Bismarck in a state of irritation against Britain on account of Cameroons, Samoa, Bechuanaland (cable), 6 December 1884 (Item ff. 74–75. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Sir Edward Malet to Granville: interview with Count Hatzfeldt about Cameroons, Samoa, Bechuanaland, 6 December 1884 (Item ff. 76–79. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Sir Edward Malet to Granville: German protectorate in New Guinea (cable), 14 December 1884 (Item ff. 85. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Sir Edward Malet to Granville: Anglo-German Conference; R. Meade and New Guinea, 20 December 1884 (Item ff. 90–91. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Sir Edward Malet to Granville: discussions with Bismarck about Egypt and New Guinea, 7 February 1885 (Item ff. 144–148. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Germany: Embassy in London, 1880 - 1885 (File 180. AJCP Reel No: 6803)

Filmed selectively.

Count Munster to Granville: German interest in Pacific Islands; need for Anglo-German understanding on protectorates in New Guinea and New Britain; encloses note on German interest in northern New Guinea, 7 August 1884 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Minute on German trading stations in New Guinea region, n.d. (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Foreign Office officials: Lord Tenterden, 1880 - 1882 (File 193. AJCP Reel No: 6803)

Filmed selectively.

Lord Tenterden to T. Sanderson: proposed award of G.C.M.G. to King of Sandwich Islands, 20 July 1881 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Hawaii, 1880 - 1885 (File 198. AJCP Reel No: 6803)

Filmed selectively.

T. Sanderson to F. Synge: returns letter from King Kalakanao of Hawaii, 7 September 1882 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
France: Embassy in Paris, 1880 - 1883 (File 203. AJCP Reel No: 6803)

Filmed selectively.

Granville to Lord Lyons: appointment of French Ambassador to London; New Hebrides, 7 March 1883 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
France: Embassy in Paris, 1884 - 1885 (File 204. AJCP Reel No: 6803)

Filmed selectively.

Granville to Lord Lyons: amendments suggested by Lord Rosebery to Recidiviste Bill, 5 July 1884 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
France: Embassy in London, 1880 - 1885 (File 205. AJCP Reel No: 6803)

Filmed selectively.

Granville to Count d'Aunay: postal convention between France and Australian colonies, 13 September 1882 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Germany: Embassy in Berlin, 1880 - 1885 (File 206. AJCP Reel No: 6803)

Filmed selectively.

Granville to Lord Ampthill: German claims in Fiji, 23 April 1884 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)

Although described individually, this document was originally microfilmed with a page from another document. The last page of the document described can be found at the beginning of nla.obj-728735380.

Granville to Lord Ampthill: German claims in Fiji, 26 April 1884 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Granville to Sir Edward Malet: sends record of conversation with Count Munster on Samoa, Cameroons and Bechuanaland, 10 December 1884 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Granville to Sir Edward Malet, Bismarck; annexation of New Guinea, 23 December 1884 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Correspondence, 1885 - 1886 (File 213. AJCP Reel No: 6803)

The papers in Piece 213 are arranged in alphabetical and subject bundles and are not foliated.

G. Buckley to Granville: as New Zealand colonist, supports suggestion that a number of Army commissions be open to Australian-born youths, 9 April 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Sir George Bowen to Granville: Imperial Federation; sends copy of letter to W.E. Forster, 12 May 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
E. Chadwick to Granville: meeting with Agents-General on sanitation in Australia and New Zealand; suggests Dr Richardson be sent on lecture tour, 28 April 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
L. Fry to Granville: recommends appointment of R. Simpson as Medical Officer in Western Australia, 26 March 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
R. Finlay to Granville: recommends J.F. Carruthers be confirmed as Sub-Agent for Immigration for Fiji, 20 May 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Lord Granard to Granville: seeks Governorship of Tasmania, 27 June 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Q. Hogg to Granville: seeks letters of introduction to Governors of Australia and New Zealand, 19 March 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
W. James to Granville: sends speech of Sir William Des Voeux on native question in Fiji and Australia, 23 April 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Lord Monck to Granville: sends letter from Sir William Jervois (Wellington) recommending appointments for his private secretary, F. Pennefather, 4 May 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Sir P. Maxwell to Granville: seeks appointment for son W. Maxwell as High Commissioner of New Guinea, 9 February 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Prince Jon Ghica to Granville: seeks letter of introduction to Governor of Queensland for Count Michael Stourdza, former Prince of Moldavia (Bundle R), 15 February 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
F. Russell to Granville: sends book on Pacific Islands by nephew H. Romilly, 12 March 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Elizabeth Romilly to Granville: thanks for praise of book, 16 March 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Elizabeth Romilly to Granville: seeks C.M.G. for H. Romilly, 17 May 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
F. Langton to Granville: Lord Wolverton seeks information about new goldfields in Western Australia (Bundle W), 21 June 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
C.P. Lucas to F. Langton: acknowledgment (Bundle W), 23 June 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Cabinet correspondence. Lord Ripon to Granville: inquires about directions to Admiral G. Tryon on annexation of Kermadec Islands, 22 June 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Cabinet correspondence: Granville to Lord Rosebery: dangers of French convicts in Pacific and violent legislation by Australian colonies; acquisition of Rapa, 3 April 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Confidential letters. Granville to Lord Selborne: references by Sir Henry James and judge to conduct of Sir Arthur Gordon in case of Bryce v. Rusden; suggests Selborne might inform Gordon of charge, 24 March 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Confidential letters. Lord Selborne to Granville: Bryce v. Rusden; Sir Arthur Gordon and information received from Bishop O. Hadfield; sends draft letter to Gordon, 24 March 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Confidential letters. Lord Selborne to Granville: sends explanation of Sir Arthur Gordon; requests it not be made public in view of possible legal action, 19 May 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Confidential letters. Sir Robert Herbert: minute on despatch of Sir Arthur Gordon, 25 May 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Confidential letters. Lord Selborne to Granville: relations between Sir Arthur Gordon and G. Rusden following publication of book by Rusden, 16 June 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Governors. Sir Frederick Napier Broome to Granville: seeks transfer from Western Australia to Tasmania, 12 February 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Governors. Lord Carrington (Sydney) to Granville: congratulations on appointment; Australian Naval Defence Scheme; difficulty of arranging meeting of Governors and Premiers, 24 February 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Governors. E.B.P. to R. Meade: mode of establishing Australian Naval Defence Scheme, 12 April 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Governors. Granville to Lord Carrington: Australian Naval Defence Scheme; political crisis in Britain, 16 April 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Governors. Lord Carrington to Granville: Australian Naval Defence Scheme; meeting of unemployed in Sydney; social news, 3 May 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Governors. Granville to Lord Carrington: resignation as Secretary of State, 29 July 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Governors. Sir William Jervois (Wellington) to Granville: colonial objections to French annexation of New Hebrides; role of missionaries; Australia has no grounds for Monroe Doctrine in Pacific; encloses cuttings and letter from J. Service on New Hebrides, 21 May 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Governors. Granville to Sir William Jervois: acknowledgment, 15 July 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Governors. Sir Henry Loch (Melbourne) to Granville: Australian Naval Defence Scheme; N.S.W. opposition to meeting of Governors and Premiers; New Hebrides agitation, 18 March 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Governors. Sir Henry Loch to Granville: Australian naval defence; meeting of N.S.W., Victorian and Queensland representatives with Admiral G. Tryon, 20 April 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Governors. Granville to Sir Henry Loch: French proposal; G. Berry, 29 July 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Sir Frederick Weld (Singapore) to Granville: financial difficulties; New Zealand property; losses incurred In Tasmania; seeks Governorship of Ceylon, 12 May 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Granville to Sir Frederick Weld: acknowledgment, 29 July 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Memoranda, Cabinet, etc., 1886 (File AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Minutes by R. Meade, Granville, Lord Rosebery and Sir Robert Herbert on Australian agitation about New Hebrides, 1 April 1886 - 3 April 1886 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
List of Exhibition honours. Includes Sir Saul Samuel, Sir Arthur Blyth, J. von Haast, R. Murray Smith (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)

Series (Pieces 394 - 412). AJCP Reel No: 6803. Additional Papers of 1st Earl Granville: French Embassy

To Foreign Office, 1825 (File 394. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Granville to G. Canning: forwards logbook of Capt. M. Flinders on H.M.S. Investigator in 1803, 23 June 1825 (Item 394. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
From Foreign Office, 1826 (File 399. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
G. Canning to Granville: seeks arrest of E.G. Wakefield, accused of abduction, believed to have fled to Paris, 14 March 1826 (Item 399. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
G. Canning to Granville: protection offered by Percy to E.G. Wakefield, 23 March 1826 (Item 399. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Various, 1832 (File 403. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
P. Dillon (Paris) to Granville: claims on French Government on account of expedition in search of Lapérouse, 7 January 1832 (Item 403. AJCP Reel No: 6803)

Encloses printed letter to Count Sebastiani, 17 Sept. 1831.

Granville to P. Dillon: unable to press claims any further, 8 January 1832 (Item 403. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
P. Dillon to Granville: expenses incurred on voyage to India and in publication of account of expedition in search of Lapérouse, May 1831 (Item AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Various, 1830 - 1834 (File 405. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Lord Amherst to Granville: introduces Col. W. Sorell residing in Paris; reasons for removal as Governor of Van Diemen's Land, [1833] (Item 405. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
To Foreign Office, 1831 (File 406.AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Granville to J. Backhouse: claims of Capt. P. Dillon on French Government; audience requested with King Louis Philippe, 14 March 1831 (Item 406. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Foreign Office, 1831 - 1832 (File 407. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
J. Backhouse to Granville: requests support for claims of Capt. P. Dillon for expenses incurred in voyage in search of Lapérouse, 11 March 1831 (Item 407. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
To Foreign Office, 1832 (File 410. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Granville to Lord Palmerston: discussion with Admiral de Rigny on report that schooner La Favorite had taken possession of New Zealand in name of France, 23 March 1832 (Item 410. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
From Foreign Office, 1832 (File 412. AJCP Reel No: 6803)
Lord Palmerston to Granville: forwards letter from Colonial Office on report that France had taken possession of New Zealand, 20 March 1832 (Item 412. AJCP Reel No: 6803)

Fonds PRO 30/45. Papers of Joseph Hatton, (as filmed by the AJCP), 1779 - 1854

The Hatton Papers are Home Office estrays. They have been copied in their entirety by the Australian Joint Copying Project.

The papers comprise petitions and letters to the King, Prince Regent and Home Secretaries from convicts or friends of convicts appealing against their sentences. The bulk of the letters (ff. 51–799) date from 1812 to 1823 and are addressed to Lord Sidmouth and Robert Peel. Other papers were sent to Lord Sydney, Lord Grenville, R. Ryder and Lord Spencer and to Home Office officials such as J. Beckett, J. Capper, G. Dawson and H. Hobhouse. There are some copies of replies.

Many of the papers refer to transportation and to New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land. Some appeals sought the commutation of death sentences to transportation, others appealed against sentences of transportation. There are requests for free passage for wives of convicts and requests for information about convicts in N.S.W. Among the correspondents are L. Macquarie (ff. 61–2), T. Davey (f. 202) and Sir Thomas Brisbane (ff. 761–2).

Dates used in the this finding aid refer to those of the records selected for filming by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) rather than to the date range of the original Series or File.

Archival History

Material selectively filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP Reel 6091). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

In about 1868 Hatton puchased at a sale a collection of miscellaneous papers of the Home Secretary and Home Office officials which for some reason were not incorporated in the official records of the Home Office. They were presented to the Public Record Office by his daughter in 1942.

Existence and Location of Originals

The National Archives of the UK (TNA).

Series Reference: PRO 30/45. For further information, see PRO 30/45, Joseph Hatton Collection of Home Office Criminal Papers, at TNA.

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2087305] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Subjects

Convict transportation: New South Wales; Convict transportation: Tasmania; Convicts; Great Britain; New South Wales; Tasmania; Peel, Sir Robert; Addington, Henry; Brisbane, Sir Thomas Makdougall; Capper, J.; Davey, Thomas; Dawson, G.; Home Office; Grenville, William Wyndham; Hatton, Joseph; Hobhouse, Henry; Macquarie, Lachlan; Ryder, Richard; Spencer, George John; Townshend, Thomas

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Hatton (1841-1907) was a journalist and a prolific novelist. He edited publications such as the Gentleman's Magazine, Illustrated Midland News and the Sunday Times, and acted as London correspondent for the New York Times, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Berlin Kreuz-Zeitung. Apart from the popularity of his numerous novels, he had some success in dramatising both his own work and that of others.

In about 1868 Hatton puchased at a sale a collection of miscellaneous papers of the Home Secretary and Home Office officials which for some reason were not incorporated in the official records of the Home Office. They were presented to the Public Record Office by his daughter in 1942.

Series 1. AJCP Reel No: 6091. Miscellaneous letters and petitions mainly addressed to successive Secretaries of State and Under Secretaries for the Home Department (Hatton Papers), 1779-1854 (bulk 1812-1823)

Fonds PRO 30/48. Papers of Edward Cardwell, 1st Viscount Cardwell (as filmed by the AJCP), 1848 - 1873

The papers filmed by the Australian Joint Copying Project relate primarily to Cardwell's period as Secretary of State for War, but also include two items from his term at the Colonial Office.

Papers filmed include correspondence and memoranda from Cardwell while he was Secretary of State for War. The papers cover withdrawal or retention of Imperial troops in the colonies, issue of medals for the New Zealand and Abyssinian campaigns and the appointment of Commandants. As Secretary of State for Colonies Cardwell received congratulations on his role in the New Zealand war. Earlier correspondence discusses the Smith O'Brien case.

Dates used in the this finding aid refer to those of the records selected for filming by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) rather than to the date range of the original , Series or File.

Archival History

Material selectively filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP Reel 6800). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Filmed selectively.

Existence and Location of Originals

The National Archive of the UK (TNA).

Series Reference: PRO 30/48. For further information, see PRO 30/48, Viscount Edward Cardell: Papers, at TNA. (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/h/C11994)

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn565003] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Subjects

Edward Cardwell; Viscount Cardwell (1813-1886); War Office: Records and correspondence; Maori: Warfare; New Zealand; Norfolk Island: politics and government; Medals: New Zealand; Stirling, C.E., Capt.; Bowen, Sir George Ferguson; Bowen, Sir George Ferguson; Childers, Hugh Culling Eardley; George William, Prince of England; Grey, Sir George; Victoria; Leveson-Gower, Granville George; Wodehouse, John; Cardwell, Edward; Maori Wars; Temple, Henry John; O'Brien, William Smith (1803-1864); Peel, Sir Robert; Lowe, Robert; Chute, Sir Trevor; Goschen, George Joachim; Noel, J.; Featherston, Isaac Earl; Wodehouse, E.; Airey, R.; Biddulph, R.; Carmichael, J.; Harvest, Edward Douglas, Major; Osborne, S.; Pitt, Henry Dowdeswell, Capt.; Seymour, W.B.; Snee, William Henry, Capt.; Stubbs, Thomas; Sullivan, E.H.; Tauranga, New Zealand; Goulburn, Henry

Biographical / Historical

Edward Cardwell (1813-1886), 1st Viscount Cardwell (created 1874).

Successively a Conservative, Peelite and Liberal M.P. from 1846 to 1874, Cardwell was President of the Board of Trade in 1852-1855, Chief Secretary for Ireland 1859-1861, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1861-1864, Secretary of State for the Colonies 1864-1866 and Secretary of State for War in the first Gladstone Ministry, 1868-1874.

Series (Pieces 1-37). War Office. Correspondence and memoranda

The Queen, 1868 - 1869 (File 1. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
C. Grey to Cardwell: proposed reduction of colonial corps; approval not yet given by the Queen, 13 November 1869 (Item ff. 97–98. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Cardwell to C. Grey: issue of medals for New Zealand and Abyssinian campaigns, 16 August 1869 (Item f. 105. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
C. Grey to Cardwell: eligibility of colonial soldiers for New Zealand Medal, 2 April 1869 (Item f. 163. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Cardwell to C. Grey: question of eligibility referred to Lord Granville, 5 April 1869 (Item f. 164. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Cardwell to C. Grey: designs for New Zealand and Abyssinian Medals, 17 March 1869 (Item f. 167. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Duke of Cambridge, 1868 - 1869 (File 11. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Duke of Cambridge to Cardwell: colonial garrisons; refers to need for at least two British regiments in Australian colonies, 19 December 1868 (Item ff. 14–19. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Duke of Cambridge to Cardwell: suggests half-pay field officers be sent to New Zealand to help raise and organise local militias and volunteers, 1 February 1869 (Item ff. 52–53. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Duke of Cambridge to Cardwell: official letter on colonial garrisons, 7 April 1869 (Item ff. 152–153. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Cardwell to Duke of Cambridge: sends papers on medals for Abyssinian and New Zealand campaigns, 4 May 1869 (Item f. 190. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Duke of Cambridge, June 1869 - December 1869 (File 12. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Duke of Cambridge to Cardwell: necessity of retaining Imperial troops in colonies, 3 August 1869 (Item ff. 66–69. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Duke of Cambridge, January 1870 - June 1870 (File 13. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Duke of Cambridge to Cardwell: dangers arising from withdrawal of Imperial troops from colonies, 11 January 1870 (Item ff. 16–18. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Duke of Cambridge, July 1870 - December 1870 (File 14. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Duke of Cambridge to Cardwell: need to bring colonial forces into closer connection with Imperial Army; colonial officers should be included in Army List, 20 December 1870 (Item ff. 297–298. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Robert Lowe, 1868 - 1870 (File 22. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
R. Lowe to Cardwell: forwards letter from daughter of Chief Justice A. Stephen, married to marine officer, 10 November 1869 (Item f. 42. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
G.J. Goschen, 1869 - 1874 (File 27. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Minute on Capt. C.E. Stirling, R.A., son of Sir James Stirling, recommended for position of Commandant in Western Australia (Item f. 35. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
G. Goschen to Cardwell: sends note about C.E. Stirling, 8 Nov. [1871] (Item f. 36. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Lord Granville, 1868 - 1869 (File 28. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Correspondence between Cardwell and Lord Granville, Secretary of State for the Colonies, 1868-1869. Subjects include retention of 18th Regiment in New Zealand; proposal of Granville that Sir George Grey replace Sir George Bowen as Governor of New Zealand; Grey's confiscation policy; Cardwell's detestation of Grey; Bowen's despatch to Sir Trevor Chute; correspondence between Granville and Grey; Grey's proposal for separating North Island from rest of New Zealand, 1868 - 1869 (Item ff. 1–118. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Lord Kimberley, 1868 - 1870 (File 31. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Cardwell to Lord Kimberley, 22 December 1870 (Item ff. 116–117. AJCP Reel No: 6800)

memorandum by Duke of Cambridge on closer connection between Imperial and colonial forces; need for Pan-Anglican Union of Armies and Navies

Lord Kimberley to Cardwell: criticisms of memorandum of Duke of Cambridge; refers to New Zealand feelings on defence burden, 24 December 1870 (Item ff. 118–120. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Lord Kimberley, 1871 - 1872 (File 32. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Lord Kimberley to Cardwell: request by New Zealand Government for torpedoes, 24 April 1871 (Item ff. 23–24. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Lord Kimberley to Cardwell: stores to be given to N.S.W. Government without payment, 6 November 1871 (Item f. 48. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Cardwell to Lord Kimberley: N.S.W. question to be resolved by Treasury, 26 October 1871 (Item f. 49. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
R. Airey to Cardwell: question of Capt. Pitt remaining on staff of Sir George Bowen, 9 January 1872 (Item f. 55. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Lord Kimberley to Cardwell: Capt. Pitt, 14 January 1872 (Item f. 56. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
R. Airey to Cardwell: Capt. Pitt, 9 January 1872 (Item f. 57. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Cardwell to Lord Kimberley: no objection to Capt. Pitt remaining in New Zealand, 12 January 1872 (Item f. 58. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Lord Kimberley to Cardwell: request by New Zealand Government that Capt. Pitt remain in colony, 29 December 1871 (Item ff. 59–60. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
E. Wodehouse to R. Biddulph: appointment of Commandant in Western Australia, 19 January 1872 (Item f. 62. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
R. Biddulph to E. Wodehouse: recommends Major Harvest, 20 January 1872 (Item f. 63. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Lord Kimberley to Cardwell: sends paper from Featherstone, New Zealand agent; refers to Sir George Grey, 16 April 1872 (Item f. 73. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Cardwell to Lord Kimberley: need for review of colonial forces by Colonial Office, 3 May 1872 (Item ff. 78–79. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
H.C.E. Childers, 1868 - 1869 (File 36. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Cardwell to H.C.E. Childers: undertakes to help Stubbs, 11 January 1869 (Item f. 3. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
H.C.E. Childers to Cardwell: sends note from Stubbs, Melbourne auctioneer, 30 December 1868 (Item f. 5. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
H.C.E. Childers to Cardwell: sends draft letter about New Zealand, 4 June 1869 (Item f. 104. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Cardwell to H.C.E. Childers: letter of Sir Trevor Chute about New Zealand, 4 June 1869 (Item f. 105. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
War Office minute concerning E.H. Sullivan, late 55th Foot, who lost China Medal in shipwreck in Victoria in 1853, 15 December 1869 (Item ff. 157–159. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
J. Noel (Admiralty) to S. Osborne: interest of H.C.E. Childers in case of E.H. Sullivan, 15 December 1869 (Item ff. 159–160. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
H.C.E. Childers, 1870 - 1874 (File 37. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
W.B. Seymour to S. Osborne: application to Treasury for funds for repair of cemetery at Tauranga, 23 December 1870 (Item ff. 28–29. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
J. Carmichael to R. Biddulph: request by H.C.E. Childers for assistance to Capt. Snee of Victorian Military Department, 23 November 1872 (Item ff. 91–92. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
H.C.E. Childers to Cardwell: request of Capt. Snee to attend Gunnery School at Shoeburgness, 2 April 1873 (Item f. 99a. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Cardwell to H.C.E. Childers: agrees to request of Capt. Snee, 7 April 1873 (Item ff. 99b–100. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
H.C.E. Childers to Cardwell: request of Victorian Government for 500 Martini rifles, 20 August 1873 (Item ff. 111–112. AJCP Reel No: 6800)

Series (Piece: 45). Colonial Office. Correspondence and Memoranda

Miscellaneous, 1864 - 1866 (File 45. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Lord Palmerston to Cardwell: inquires about wording of reference to New Zealand war in Queen's Speech to Parliament, 29 January 1865 (Item 3. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
Lord Palmerston to Cardwell: congratulations on reports of New Zealand war, 22 October 1864 (Item ff. 4–5. AJCP Reel No: 6800)

Series (Piece 50). Private Correspondence

H. Goulburn, 1848 - 1850 (File 50. AJCP Reel No: 6800)
H. Goulburn to Cardwell, 19 October 1848 (Item ff. 6–10. AJCP Reel No: 6800)

Views of Sir Robert Peel on political situation; criticises handling by Government of W. Smith O'Brien case; O'Brien should have been transported immediately.

Fonds PRO 30/56. Papers of Sir Henry Stafford Northcote, 1st Baron Northcote of Exeter (as filmed by the AJCP), 1904 - 1908

The papers filmed by the Australian Joint Copying Project and include correspondence with three leading British politicians Arthur Balfour, Joseph Chamberlain and Lord Elgin; while Lord Northcote was Governor-General of Australia. Subjects covered include Australian politics, defence, immigration, tariff, honours and the New Hebrides.

The papers were filmed in their entirety.

Dates used in the this finding aid refer to those of the records selected for filming by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) rather than to the date range of the original , Series or File.

Archival History

Material filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP Reel 4098). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

The National Archive of the UK (TNA).

Series Reference: PRO 30/56. For further information, see PRO 30/56, Henry Stafford - 1st Baron Northcote: Papers, at The National Archives of the UK. (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/h/C12002)

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2087321] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Subjects

Northcote, Sir Henry Stafford; Baron Northcote (1846-1911); Chamberlain, Joseph (1836-1914); Politicians: correspondence; Tariff: Australia; Decorations of honour: Australia; Australia: politics and government; Australia: Defences; Australia: emigration and immigration; Vanuatu: History; Vanuatu; Australia; Australian Labour Party; Balfour, Arthur James; Bruce, Victor Alexander; Chamberlain, Mary E.; Colonial Conference (1907); Deakin, Alfred; Outhwaite, Mr; Reid, Sir George Houston; Ward, William Humble; Watson, John Christian; Constitutional law: Australia; Japan; Defence, naval; Federation; New Hebrides

Biographical / Historical

Sir Henry Stafford Northcote (1846-1911) 1st Baron Northcote of Exeter (created 1900).

The second son of Sir Stafford Henry Northcote (later 1st Earl of Iddesleigh), Northcote was a Conservative Member for Exeter in the House of Commons from 1880 to 1899. He was Governor of Bombay from 1899 until 1903 and assumed office as Governor-General of Australia in 1904. Northcote played an active role in Australian politics, and his time in office was not without controversy. Returning to England in 1908 he was a prominent 'diehard' in the dispute over reform of the House of Lords. He held no further public office.

Series 1. AJCP Reel No: 4098. Northcote Papers, 1904 - 1908

Letters of the British politicians: Arthur Balfour, Joseph Chamberlain and Lord Elgin, to the Australian Governor-General, Lord Northcote. the Australian Joint Copying Project filmed the Series in its entirety.

Arthur James Balfour (1848-1930), 1st Earl Balfour, Conservative M.P. 1874-1922, 1st Lord of Treasury 1895-1905, Prime Minister 1902-1905, Leader of the Conservative Party 1902-1911.

Joseph Chamberlain (1836-1914), Liberal and later Unionist M.P. 1876-1914, Secretary of State for the Colonies 1895-1903.

Victor Alexander Bruce (1849-1917), 9th Earl of Elgin, Viceroy of India 1894-1899, Secretary of State for the Colonies 1905-1908.

A.J. Balfour to Northcote (4 letters), January 1905 - March 1908 (File ff. 1-11. AJCP Reel No: 4098)

Subjects includes: tariff question; honours; possibility of promoting migration by diverting £200,000 from the Navy; Labor Party; third party system; departure of Northcote from Australia; appointment of Lord Dudley as Governor-General.

Joseph Chamberlain to Northcote (16 letters), April 1904 - March 1908 (File ff. 12–75. AJCP Reel No: 4098)

Includes a letter from Mary E. Chamberlain, Chamberlain's wife, written on his behalf during his illness.

Subject include: Includes: political situation in the U.K.; Imperial preference; Australian political situation; Sir George Reid; J.C. Watson; A. Deakin; Imperial defence; immigration to Australia; proposal for an Australian Fleet; need for closer ties, especially commercial, within the Empire; question of whether Outhwaite from Victoria has the right to represent colonial opinion in the U.K.; honours lists; Liberal Government's colonial policy; 1907 Colonial Conference; State rights and Federal powers; Australian Constitution; New Hebrides.

Lord Elgin to Northcote (13 letters), February 1906 - March 1908 (File ff. 76–124. AJCP Reel No: 4098)

Subjects include: Commonwealth–State relations; honours list procedures; 1907 Colonial Conference; relations between the colonies and Britain; Anglo-Japanese Alliance; Naval Agreement; New Hebrides Convention; Empire Day; ill-health of A. Deakin; anti-federal movement; portraits of the King and Queen for Government Houses; appointment of Lord Dudley as Governor-General; possible abolition of State Governors; the All Red Line.

Fonds PRO 30/57. Papers of Sir Horatio Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener (as filmed by the AJCP), 1901-1916 (1938)

Papers filmed by the Australian Joint Copying Project include: Kitchener's correspondence relating to the Boer War and World War I; his tour of Australia and New Zealand and views on the defences of these countries; correspondence on the Dardanelles expedition; his visit to Gallipoli; newspaper cuttings (1916-1938); congratulations on Kitchener's knighthood; his estate and personal correspondence; the death of Lord Kitchener. Correspondents, among others, include: Lord Roberts, St. John Broderick, Sir J. Maxwell and Sir Douglas Haig.

Pieces 40, 61-66 were filmed by the Australian Joint Copying Project in their entirety. All other pieces were filmed selectively.

Dates used in the this finding aid refer to those of the records selected for filming by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) rather than to the date range of the original , Series or File.

Archival History

Material selectively filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP Reels 7055-7057). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

The National Archives of the UK (TNA).

Series Reference: PRO 30/57. For further information, see PRO 30/57, Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum: Papers, at The National Archives of the UK. (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/h/C12003)

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2943563] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Subjects

Horatio Herbert Kitchener; Sir John Grenfell Maxwell; St. John Broderick; Sir Douglas Haig; World War 1; World War 1: British personal narratives; South African War; Australia; New Zealand; Australia: defences; New Zealand: defences

Biographical / Historical

Sir Horatio Herbert Kitchener (1850-1916), 1st Baron Kitchener (created 1898), 1st Earl Kitchener (created 1914).

Sirdar of Egyptian Army (1892-1899), Chief of Staff (1899-1900) and Commander-in-Chief in South Africa (1900-1902), Commander-in-Chief in India (1902-1909), appointed Field Marshal (1910), Secretary of State for War (1914-1916).

He visited Australia and New Zealand in 1910 to advise on defence organisation. He lost his life on 5 June 1916 when H.M.S. Hampshire was sunk on her way to Russia.

Series 1. Official and private papers, mainly pre-dating the First World War, 1910 - 1916

Boer War correspondence: Kitchener's speech at unveiling South African war memorial in Bathurst, 1910 (File)
Boer War correspondence: letters of Lord Roberts, 1901 - 1902 (File 20. AJCP Reel No: 7055)

Filmed selectively.

Boer War and India correspondence: correspondence with St John Broderick, 1901 - 1902 (File 22. AJCP Reel No: 7055)

Filmed selectively.

Correspondence and memoranda concerning Kitchener's appointment to Mediterranean Command, 1909 - 1910 (File 38. AJCP Reel No: 7056)

Filmed selectively.

Far Eastern, Australian and New Zealand tour: miscellaneous correspondence, 1909 - 1910 (File 39. AJCP Reel No: 7056)
Visit to New Zealand: newspaper cuttings, 1910 (File 40. AJCP Reel No: 7056)
Imperial Defence Committee correspondence: political situation in New Zealand and Australia's defence, 1910 - 1912 (File 41. AJCP Reel No: 7055)
Egypt, miscellaneous correspondence: Australian troops in Egypt, 1914 (File 45. AJCP Reel No: 7055)

Filmed selectively.

Egypt, miscellaneous correspondence, 1915 (File 47. AJCP Reel No: 7055)

Filmed selectively.

Egypt, miscellaneous correspondence: Sir William Birdwood, 1916 (File 48. AJCP Reel No: 7055)

Filmed selectively.

Series 2. Papers relating to Kitchener's work as Secretary of State for War, 1914 - 1916

Western Front correspondence with Sir Douglas Haig: visit by W.M. Hughes and evacuation of Anzac, 1915 - 1916 (File 53. AJCP Reel No: 7055)

Filmed selectively.

Western Front correspondence with Lieut. Gen. William Robertson, 1916 (File 55. AJCP Reel No: 7055)

Filmed selectively.

Dardanelles expedition, correspondence, January 1915 - May 1915 (File 61. AJCP Reel No: 7057)

Filmed selectively.

Dardanelles expedition, correspondence, June 1915 - July 1915 (File 62. AJCP Reel No: 7057)
Dardanelles expedition, correspondence, August 1915 - September 1915 (File 63. AJCP Reel No: 7057)
Dardanelles expedition, correspondence, 1915 - 1916 (File 64. AJCP Reel No: 7057)
Excerpts from European War secret telegrams, 1915 (File 65. AJCP Reel No: 7057)
Kitchener's visit to Gallipoli, 1915 (File 66. AJCP Reel No: 7057)
Correspondence with Admiralty: Dardanelles campaign, 1915 (File 72. AJCP Reel No: 7055)
Recruiting and manpower memoranda and reports, 1914 - 1916 (File 74. AJCP Reel No: 7055)

Filmed selectively.

Cabinet correspondence: settlement of ex-servicemen in the Dominions, 1914 (File 77. AJCP Reel No: 7055)

Filmed selectively.

Miscellaneous correspondence: defence of British East Africa and visits of W.M. Hughes and Andrew Fisher to England, 1915 - 1916 (File 80. AJCP Reel No: 7055)

Filmed selectively.

Series 3. Material collected by Sir George Arthur, Kitchener's biographer, 1916 - 1924

Sir George Arthur: correspondence concerning Kitchener's biography, 1916 - 1924 (File 91. AJCP Reel No: 7055)

Filmed selectively.

Series 4. Personal and estate papers, 1910 - 1938

Estate and personal: speeches by Kitchener in Australia, 1910 (File 105. AJCP Reel No: 7055)

Filmed selectively.

Estate and personal: letter from Nellie Melba, 1910 (File 108. AJCP Reel No: 7055)

Filmed selectively.

Congratulatory letters on knighthood, 1915 (File 111. AJCP Reel No: 7055)

Filmed selectively.

Death of Lord Kitchener, 1916 (File 113. AJCP Reel No: 7055)

Filmed selectively.

Death of Lord Kitchener, 1916 (File 114. AJCP Reel No: 7055)

Filmed selectively.

Death of Lord Kitchener, 1916 (File 118. AJCP Reel No: 7055)

Filmed selectively.

Newspaper cuttings: photographs of Kitchener, 1916 - 1938 (File 119. AJCP Reel No: 7055)

Filmed selectively.

Series PRO 30/68. Papers of Sir Alan Garrett Anderson (as filmed by the AJCP), 1915 - 1929

The Australian Joint Copying Project selectively filmed papers relating to the shipment of Australian wheat to Britain during World War I, when Anderson was Vice-Chairman of the Royal Commission on Wheat Supplies, and papers on Australian shipping 1926-1929.

Dates used in the this finding aid refer to those of the records selected for filming by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) rather than to the date range of the original Series or File.

Archival History

Material selectively filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP Reel 6321). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Filmed selectively.

Existence and Location of Originals

The National Archives of the UK (TNA).

Series Reference: PRO 30/68. For further information, see PRO 30/68, Sir Alan Garrett Anderson: Papers, at The National Archives of the UK. (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/h/C12014)

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2087329] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Subjects

Anderson, Sir Alan Garrett (1877-1952); Royal Commission on Wheat Supplies (Great Britain); Wheat transportation: Australia; Businessmen: Correspondence; Overseas Shipowners Representatives Association; Shipping: Australia; Kearley, Sir Hudson Ewbanke, 1st Viscount Devonport; Beale, J.F.; Price, Waterhouse & Co.; Wheat trade

Biographical / Historical

Sir Alan Garrett Anderson (1877-1952) was a shipowner, a director of Orient Co. and P & O., Vice-chairman of the Royal Commission on Wheat Supplies from 1916 to 1917, and Controller of Admiralty from 1917 to 1918.

From 1927 until his death he was one of the British directors of the Suez Canal Company. He represented the City of London in the House of Commons in 1935-1940 and was also Chairman of the Cereals Control Board (1939-1941) and Controller of Railways (1941-1945).

Notes and copies of cables to and from the Australian Government concerning the purchase of wheat from Australia and shipping arrangements, November 1915 - July 1917 (File 1. AJCP Reel No: 6321)

Papers concerning the Royal Commission on Wheat Supplies, c.1916 (File 2. AJCP Reel No: 6321)

Established in October 1916 to enable the Government to control the import of wheat into Britain.

Papers iIncludes a memorandum on the Commission's activities, a memorandum by the Transport Department on tonnage for the new wheat programme, notes by Admiralty on the revised wheat programme (Dec. 1916), and data on shipping and wheat available and required from Australia for Britain and Italy.

Miscellaneous papers of the Royal Commission on Wheat Supplies, 1916 - 1917 (File 7. AJCP Reel No: 6321)

Includes the 1916-1917 import requirements, weekly wheat stocks Feb. 1915–Dec. 1916, memorandum on Australian 'white' flour, shipment clause in the Australian wheat contract, notices to distributing merchants and brokers, and estimates of the quantities of wheat available to the Allies.

Memoranda by the Wheat Commission and letters from Anderson to J.F. Beale and Lord Devonport, the Food Controller, December 1916 - September 1917 (File 8. AJCP Reel No: 6321)

Refers to the purchase of Australian wheat and problems of tonnage and distance.

Papers on Australian shipping, 1926 - 1929 (File 25. AJCP Reel No: 6321)

Includes figures on Australian shipping 1926-1928 compiled by Price, Waterhouse & Co., notes on the Australian Navigation Act, and the final dossier of the delegation of the Overseas Shipowners Representatives Association, 28 March 1929.


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