Guide to the Papers of Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby (as filmed by the AJCP)

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M1969-M1972

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Created: 2019

Collection Summary

Creator
Stanley, Edward Henry, 15th Earl of Derby, 1826-1893
Title
Papers of Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
2 June 1852 - 1885
Collection Number
M1969-M1972
Extent
404 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 contribution 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

Papers 1858-59 relating to Derby's position as Secretary of State for the Colonies and India. Subjects include Australian Federation and separation of the Straits Settlements from the Government of India.

Papers 1866-68, 1874-78 relating to Derby's position as Foreign Secretary. Subjects include: the Sandwich Islands Treaty (1875); American interest in a Hawaiian protectorate; treaty with Samoa (1878); war in Aceh, Sumatra; Pacific labour trade; and French interest in New Guinea.

Papers 1882-85 relating to Derby's position as Secretary of State for the Colonies. Subjects include: British and German annexation of New Guinea; Australian Federation; representation of natives in New Zealand Parliament; Australian representation on Suez Canal Technical Committee; and Fijian land claims.

Diaries 1882-85. Subjects include: annexation of New Guinea; Monroe Doctrine in Pacific; Australian Federation; offer of Australian troops for Sudan; and Australasian Federal Council Bill.

Major correspondents include Lord Carnarvon, Sir Edward Thornton, H.C.E. Childers, Sir Arthur Gordon, Sir John Pope Hennessy, Sir Henry Wrenfordsley, Lord Selborne, T. Sanderson, Sir George Bowen, Sir Robert Herbert, Sir Henry Loch, Lord Normanby, Lord Augustus Loftus and Sir Frederick Weld.

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 owner of the original material.

Preferred Citation

Acknowledgement of use of this material should refer to the location of the original material and to the Australian Joint Copying Project.

Items from this collection should include references to the location of the original material and to the AJCP nla.obj number, which serves as the online identifier for the digital copy.

Example: M Series: Journal of Capt. James Cook, 18 February 1770, British Library Add. MS 27885 (AJCP ref: http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1234)

Archival History

Material selectively filmed at the Liverpool Record Office as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1985 (AJCP Reels: M1969-M1972). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

Liverpool Record Office, Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool.

Collection reference: 920 DER. For further information see Liverpool Record Office and Local Studies catalogue (http://archive.liverpool.gov.uk/calmview/).

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-vn2288116] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Finding-aid Notes

This finding aid is a revised online version of the original finding aid prepared by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP), published by the National Library of Australia in 2019. The original AJCP finding aids were unpublished typescripts or photocopies available from libraries that held copies of the original microfilm.

Dates used in this finding aid refer to the date range of the records selected for filming rather than to the date range of the Series or Files.

Subjects

; Australia; Australia: Federation; Australia: politics and government; Bowen, Sir George F.; Childers, Hugh C.E.; French in the Pacific; Germans in the Pacific; Gordon, Sir Arthur, 1st Baron Stanmore; Great Britain; Great Britain. Colonial Office; Great Britain: laws; Great Britain: relations with colonies; Hawaii; Hawaii: annexation; Herbert, Henry H.M., 4th Earl of Carnarvon; Herbert, Sir Robert G.W.; Land: Fiji; Loch, Sir Henry B., 1st Baron; Loftus, Lord Augustus W., 2nd Marquess of Ely; Maori; New Zealand; New Zealand: politics and government; Pacific labour trade; Palmer, Sir Roundell, 1st Earl of Selborne; Papua New Guinea; Papua New Guinea: annexation; Phipps, George A.C., 2nd Marquess of Normanby; Politicians: Britain; Pope Hennessy, Sir John; Samoa; Sanderson, Sir Thomas. 1st Baron; Sandwich Islands; Sandwich Islands Treaty (1875); Stanley, Edward H., Lord Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby; Sudan; Sudan War (1885); Suez Canal; Suez Canal Technical Committee; Sumatra; Thornton, Sir Edward; Weld, Sir Frederick; Wrenfordsley, Sir Henry

Bibliography

Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition , published 1998. Entry 133, pp. 48-49.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Henry Stanley (1826-1893), Lord Stanley (assumed title 1851), 15th. Earl of Derby (succeeded 1869). Son of 14th. Earl of Derby, Prime Minister in 1852, 1858-59 and 1866-67.

Educated at Rugby and Trinity College, Cambridge. Travelled in West Indies, Canada and United States 1848-49 and India and Ceylon 1851-52. Conservative M.P. 1848-69. Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, March-December 1852, Secretary of State for Colonies February-May 1858, President of Board of Control June-September 1858, Secretary of State of India September 1858-June 1859, Foreign Secretary June 1866-November 1868. Foreign Secretary in Disraeli Government, February 1874-March 1878, resigning on account of Government's policy on Eastern question. Secretary of State for Colonies in Gladstone Government, December 1882-June 1885. Leader of Liberal Unionists in House of Lords 1886-91.

Item Descriptions

Series. Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, 2 June 1852 - 15 December 1852

Archival history

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1969

Subseries 2. Letters Received, 2 June 1852 - 13 December 1852

21 Bundles.

Filmed selectively.

H. Addington to Stanley, 13 December 1852 (Item 1/3)

Letter concerning Sir James Brooke; injustice of attacks on him; his sensitivity.

Sir James Brooke to Stanley, August 1852 - November 1852 (Item 2/1-3A)

Sends memorandum on Spanish claims to Sulu; British naval forces in East Indies; letters from King of Siam and G. Nicol about Siam. (3 letters)

Lord Malmesbury to Stanley, 3 August (Item 13/9)

Interview with Sir James Brooke.

H. Merivale to Stanley, 29 September 1852 (Item 14/1)

Guano islands in Torres Strait and north-west Australia; right of Crown to grant licences to remove guano.

Sir John Pakington to Stanley, 1 September 1852 (Item 16/2)

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-903438470.

Intends to reduce Labuan to coaling station; Sir James Brooke to give up Governorship.

Sir John Pakington to Stanley, 24 October 1852 (Item 16/5)

Despatch to Admiral Austen on Labuan.

J. Roebuck to Stanley, 2 June 1852 (Item 17/1)

Seeks information about free passages to Australia.

Subseries 3. Copies of Letters Sent, 8 August 1852 - 15 December 1852

14 bundles.

Filmed selectively.

Stanley to H. Addington, 15 December 1852 (Item 1/1)

Suggestion of Sir James Brooke that House of Commons pass resolution approving his conduct.

Stanley to Sir James Brooke, 25 November 1852 - 26 November 1852 (Item 2/1-2)

Requests information on exclusive rights obtained by Dutch under 1824 Treaty; seeks interview. (2 letters)

Stanley to Lord Derby, 27 December 1852 (Item 5/11)

Proposal of Sir James Brooke concerning House of Commons resolution.

Stanley to Sir John Pakington, 8 August 1852 (Item 12/1)

Interview with Sir James Brooke; his Borneo policy and future status; naval squadron in East Indies.

Stanley to Sir John Pakington, 22 October 1852 (Item 12/3)

Relations between Sir James Brooke and Sultan of Borneo.

Stanley to Sir John Pakington, 15 November 1852 (Item 12/4)

Pakinton's reply to previous letter; Spanish claim on South American island.

Series. Secretary of State for Colonies and India, 29 October 1857 - 13 May 1859

Archival history

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1969

Subseries 5. Correspondence (6 vols.), 20 April 1858 - 14 December 1858

Cabinet Correspondence, 20 April 1858 - 14 December 1858 (File 5/1)

Filmed selectively.

Lord Salisbury to Stanley, 20 April 1858 (Item 6)

Application by V.C. Knight for New Zealand judgeship.

Stanley to B. Disraeli, 4 October 1858 (Item 114-115)

Proposal of Sir James Brooke that British Government purchase Sarawak; failure of Labuan.

B. Disraeli to Stanley, 6 October 1858 (Item 118)

China; relations with Sir James Brooke.

Stanley to Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, 16 October 1858 (Item 120)

Recommends acquisition of Sarawak and abandonment of Labuan.

Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton to Stanley, 19 October 1858 (Item 121)

Difficulties of negotiations with Sir James Brooke.

Stanley to Lord Derby, 13 December 1858 (Item 181-182)

Proposed transfer of Singapore to Colonial Office.

Lord Derby to Stanley, 14 December 1858 (Item 183-184)

No objections to transfer of Singapore to Colonial Office.

Subseries 7. Letters Received, 29 October 1857 - 13 May 1859

251 bundles.

After 172 the bundles are not numbered.

Filmed selectively.

Lord Aberdeen to Stanley, 26 May 1858 (Item 1/1)

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-903438874.

Pamphlet by Beaton, returned from Australia; Somerville may wish free passage to Australia.

C.B. Adderley to Stanley, 12 April 1858 (Item 2/1)

Sends letter from Lord Lyttelton recommending H. Sewell for New Zealand judgeship.

C.B. Adderley to Stanley, 22 April 1858 (Item 2/2)

Parliamentary question by Sir John Trelawny reflecting on integrity of Sewell; need for public refutation.

Sir Henry Barkly (Melbourne) to H. Labouchere and Stanley, January 1858 - July 1858 (Item 13/1-4)

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-903438933.

Economic conditions; gold production; Victorian politics; grant to Indian Relief Fund; colonial contribution to military defence; role of governor in self-governing colony; railway schemes; J.T. Smith, Mayor of Melbourne. (4 letters)

Lord Bramwell to Stanley, 23 April 1858 (Item 25/2)

Recommends appointment of A. Johnston as New Zealand judge.

Sir James Brooke to Stanley, 12 April 1858 (Item 29/1)

Sends copy of memorandum to Lord Derby.

Sir James Brooke to Lord Derby, 12 April 1858 (Item 29/1A)

Urges Government to establish protectorate in Sarawak.

Duke of Buccleuch to Stanley, 5 May 1858 (Item 33/1)

Recommends appointment of J. Gilmour as New Zealand judge.

Lord Carnarvon to Stanley, 21 December 1858 (Item 41/5)

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-903439032.

Transfer of Straits Settlements to Colonial Office.

Lord Carnarvon to Stanley, 28 January 1859 (Item 41/6)

Transfer of Straits Settlements to Colonial Office.

Lord Carnarvon to Stanley, 13 May 1859 (Item 41/7)

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-903439078.

Introduces E.W. Stafford, Premier of New Zealand.

Lord Carnarvon to Stanley, n.d. (Item 41/8)

Objections of W. Fitzgerald to appointment of H. Sewell as New Zealand judge; lack of legal qualifications.

Lord Robert Cecil to Stanley, May 1858 - March 1859 (Item 43/1-3A)

Request of Capt. Ross for colonial appointment; testimonials from Colonial Secretary of Western Australia; testimonial fund for Sir James Brooke. (4 letters)

Sir William Denison (Sydney) to H. Labouchere, January 1858 - August 1858 (Item 62/1-3)

Separation of Moreton Bay from N.S.W.: appointment of Governor; dissolution of Legislative Assembly; visit of H. Parker to England; steam postal communications; land transactions in New Caledonia. (3 letters)

Lord Ellenborough to Stanley, 12 March 1859 (Item 66/58)

Transfer of Straits Settlements to Colonial Office; believes Sir James Brooke will apply for governorship.

J.E. Fitzgerald to Stanley, 15 May 1858 (Item 71/1-1A)

Sends printed letter (8pp.) on emigration to Australian colonies.

G. Gawler to Stanley, 23 March 1858 (Item 75/1)

Achievements in South Australia.

G. Gawler to Stanley, 1 June 1858 (Item 75/2)

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-903439216.

Seeks interview.

J. Youl to F. Higgins, 23 March 1858 (Item 76/1)

Deputation to Stanley from General Association for Australian Colonies on steam postal services; encloses circular on amalgamation of European and Australian Company and Royal Mail Company.

L. Gisborne to F. Higgins, 16 March 1858 (Item 77/1)

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-903439250.

Seeks interview with Stanley on Australia and China telegraph.

J.H. Gurney to Stanley, 27 February 1858 (Item 85/1)

Sends letter from J. Wodehouse seeking Private Secretaryship; service with Sir George Grey in New Zealand.

Sir George Grey (Cape Town) to J. Wodehouse, 29 October 1857 (Item 85/1B)

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-903439291.

Hopes Wodehouse will obtain appointment. (copy)

S. Herbert to Stanley, 23 May 1858 (Item 93/2)

Sends extract from letter of Bishop G.A. Selwyn urging British protectorate in Melanesia; evils of Pacific traders.

O. Jones (Castlemaine) to Lord Derby, 12 March 1858 (Item 101/1)

Assistance of Derby in securing Jones passage to Australia; conditions on goldfields; emigration; inadequacies of colonial legislatures.

H. Labouchere to Stanley, 27 April 1858 (Item 105/3)

Introduces C. Griffith from Australia.

J. Laurie to Stanley, 19 May 1858 (Item 106/1)

Seeks position for son in New Zealand.

Bishop C. Perry (Melbourne) to [H. Labouchere], 5 February 1858 (Item 128/1)

Introduces C. Griffith, leading Victorian colonist.

W. Miles to Stanley, 13 April 1858 (Item 134/1)

Forwards papers on proceedings of South Australian Supreme Court.

E.L. Proceedings of Supreme Court and position of Justice Boothby, 16 April 1858 (Item 134/1A)

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-903439453.

Stanley to W. Miles, 16 April 1858 (Item 134/1B)

Unable to intervene. (copy)

W. Shortland to Stanley, 15 April 1858 (Item)

Seeks Governorship of Moreton Bay.

A. Somerville to Stanley, 25 May 1858 (Item)

Impending departure for Australia; republican conspiracy in N.S.W. and Victoria.

C. Sturt to Stanley, 31 May 1858 (Item)

Presents copy of account of expedition down River Murray.

E. Sturt to Stanley, 27 May 1858 (Item)

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-903439551.

Recommends appointment of C. Sturt as Governor of Moreton Bay.

W.H. Thompson (Cambridge) to Stanley, 21 April 1858 (Item)

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 nla.obj-903439572.

Testimonial in favour of classical scholar C. Badham: his editions of Plato.

Lord Westmeath to Stanley, 14 May 1858 (Item)

Recommends appointment of Col. Broughton as Governor of Tasmania.

Subseries 8. Copies of Letters Sent, 18 March 1858 - 12 March 1859

88 bundles.

Filmed selectively.

Stanley to Lord Aberdeen, 25 May 1858 (Item)

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 nla.obj-903439630.

Allegations of A. Somerville of republican conspiracy in Australia; requests information about Beaton.

Stanley to Lord Carnarvon, 7 December 1858 (Item)

Reasons in favour of transferring Straits Settlement to Colonial Office.

Stanley to Lord Carnarvon, 11 January 1859 (Item)

Financial position of Straits Settlements.

[W. Clarke.] Stanley, 18 March 1858 (Item)

Recommendation of Sir William Denison that Capt. W. Clarke be appointed Governor of Moreton Bay.

Stanley to Lord Ellenborough, 12 March 1859 (Item)

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-903439711.

Transfer of Straits Settlements to Colonial Office.

[C. Fitzgerald.] G. Gairdner. Capt. C. Fitzgerald, former Governor of Western Australia, 25 May 1858 (Item)
Stanley to G.A. Hamilton, 10 December 1858 (Item)

Proposed telegraph from Singapore to Dutch East Indies.

Stanley to S. Herbert, 25 May 1858 (Item)

Letter of Bishop G.A. Selwyn; treatment of Pacific Islanders by traders; establishment of protectorate over Pacific not practicable; appointment of consuls.

Stanley to J.C. Melvill, 29 December 1858 (Item)

Requests statement of expenditure and revenue of each of Straits Settlements.

Subseries 9. Notes and Papers, 8 March 1858 - 5 February 1859

2 volumes.

Indian, Cabinet and Colonial Memoranda, 6 March 1858 - 5 February 1859 (File 9/2)

Filmed selectively.

Stanley to Willoughby, 29 January 1859 (Item 185-186)

Draft to India on separation of Straits Settlements.

Deputation on establishment of sanitorium in Western Australia, 5 February 1859 (Item 235)
Interview with H. Sewell on New Zealand affairs, 6 March 1858 (Item 405-406)

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-903439899.

Interview with H.C.E. Childers on Australian federation and convict question, 8 March 1858 (Item 407-408)
Interview with Sir Charles Nicholson on separation of Moreton Bay and Australian federation, 11 March 1858 (Item 411-412)
Interview with Sir James Brooke on acquisition of Sarawak, 16 March 1858 (Item 423-424)
Interview with L. Gisborne on extension of telegraph to Australia, 24 March 1858 (Item 439-440)
Interview with Marsh on separation of Moreton Bay, 8 April 1858 (Item 451-452)
Interview with L. Foster on Victorian affairs, 21 May 1858 (Item 461-464)
Colonial Office minutes on possible knighthood for L. Foster, 20 May 1858 - 24 May 1858 (Item 465-70)
Interview with H. Parker on N.S.W. affairs (Item 473-75)

Series. Foreign Secretary, 18 October 1866 - 27 November 1868

Archival history

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1969

Subseries 12. Letters Received (44 vols.), 19 October 1866 - 27 November 1868

Filmed selectively.

Letters relating to United States, 14 July 1867 (File 12/1/2)
Sir Frederick Bruce (Washington) to Stanley, 14 July 1867 (Item 43)

United States reciprocity treaty with Hawaii; ultimately Hawaii will be united with America; Mexico. (7pp.)

Letters relating to United States, 28 April 1868 (File 12/1/3)
E. Thornton (Washington) to Stanley, 28 April 1868 (Item 17)

American press reports on attempted assassination of Duke of Edinburgh in Sydney; impeachment of President Johnson. (6pp.)

Letters relating to Denmark, Greece and Holland, 11 September 1868 - 27 November 1868 (File 12/1/7)
E. Harris (The Hague) to Stanley, 11 September 1868 (Item 87)

Draft of Convention on Sumatra. (4pp.)

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-903440218.

E. Harris to Stanley, 27 November 1868 (Item 88)

Sumatra Convention; believes differential duties will soon be abolished in Dutch East Indies. (7pp.)

Letters relating to France, 25 April 1868 (File 12/1/11)
Prince de la Tour d'Auvergne to Stanley, 25 April 1868 (Item 131)

Sympathy on attempted assassination of Duke of Edinburgh in Australia. (In French, 3pp.)

Letters from Cabinet, 19 October 1866 - 13 November 1866 (File 12/3/2)
Lord Carnarvon to Stanley, 19 October 1866 (Item 8)

Request by Victorian Government for plated ship; financial considerations. (3pp.)

Lord Cranborne to Stanley, 13 November 1866 (Item 32)

Negotiations on Sarawak; problem of slavery of Dyaks. (2pp.)

Letters from Cabinet, 2 February 1867 (File 12/3/3)
Lord Carnarvon to Stanley, 2 February 1867 (Item 11)

Offer of Governorship of Labuan to J. Pope Hennessy; suggests he be appointed Consul to Borneo. (2pp.)

Letters from Consuls, 25 July 1867 - 27 July 1867 (File 12/3/5)
Note concerning letter of Angela Burdett-Coutts, 25 July 1867 (Item)

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-903440419.

That J. Pope Hennessy should remain in England to negotiate with Sir James Brooke on ultimate disposal of Sarawak. (2pp.)

J. Pope Hennessy to Stanley, 27 July 1867 (Item)

Willing to negotiate unofficially with Sir James Brooke. (3pp.)

Letters from Lord Derby, 18 November 1866 (File 12/3/7)
Lord Derby to Stanley, 18 November 1866 (Item 43)

Inexpediency of incurring any expense or responsibility in Sarawak; no risk of American occupation. (3pp.)

Letters from Foreign Office officials, 3 November 1866 (File 12/3/9)
E. Hammond to Stanley, 3 November 1866 (Item 14)

Letter about Abyssinia; offer of Sarawak by Sir James Brooke. (1p.)

Subseries 13. Copies of Letters Sent (25 vols. ), 18 October 1866 - 4 February 1867

Filmed selectively.

Drafts of letters to Cabinet, 18 October 1866 - 4 February 1867 (File 13/2/1)
Stanley to Lord Carnarvon, 18 October 1866 (Item 9)

Proposal of G. Verdon on naval defence of Victoria. (1p.)

Stanley to Lord Carnarvon, 4 February 1867 (Item 16)

Agrees Governor of Labuan should be Consul to Borneo. (1p.)

Subseries 15. Notes and Memoranda (5 vols), 18 October 1866 - July 1868

Filmed selectively.

Memoranda, 18 October 1866 - January 1867 (File 15/2)
Naval defences of Victoria (printed, 12pp.), 18 October 1866 (Item 4)
Minutes on proposed cession of Sarawak.(25pp.), November 1866 - January 1867 (Item 7)

By Stanley, B. Disraeli, Lord John Manners, Lord Malmesbury, Duke of Buckingham, Lord Cranborne, Sir Stafford Northcote, General Peel, S.H. Walpole and Sir John Pakington.

Memoranda, 15 March 1867 (File 15/3)
Memorandum by E.W. Stafford on retention of Imperial troops in New Zealand (printed, 1p.), 15 March 1867 (Item 18)
Memoranda, 20 March 1868 - July 1868 (File 15/4)
Memorandum by Duke of Buckingham on New Zealand (printed, 10pp.), 20 March 1868 (Item 16)
Draft letter to Sir Charles Darling, July 1868 (Item 35)

On his claims arising from his removal from Victoria (printed, 2pp.)

Notes, 20 October 1866 - 7 November 1866 (File 15/5)
Interview with Ricketts on Sarawak (1p.), 20 October 1866 (Item)
Offer of cession of Sarawak by Sir James Brooke.(2pp.), 7 November 1866 (Item)

Series. Foreign Secretary, 2 February 1874 - 18 August 1878

Archival history

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1969-M1970

Subseries 16. Letters Received (42 vols), 23 February 1874 - 19 March 1878

Letters relating to United States, 22 December 1874 - 16 March 1875 (File 16/1/2)

Filmed selectively.

Sir Edward Thornton (Washington) to Derby, 22 December 1874 (Item)

Reciprocity Treaty project; flattery bestowed on King of Hawaii; American interest in Hawaiian protectorate. (5pp.)

Sir Edward Thornton to Derby, 9 March 1875 (Item)

Naturalization of J. Mitchel; amendment to treaty with Sandwich Islands. (6pp.)

Sir Edward Thornton to Derby, 16 March 1875 (Item)

Naturalization of J. Mitchel; consideration by Senate of Sandwich Islands Treaty. (3pp.)

Letters relating to United States, 7 March 1876 - 29 August 1876 (File 16/1/3)
Sir Edward Thornton to Derby, 7 March 1876 (Item)

Belknap scandal; consideration by Senate of Sandwich Islands Treaty. (10pp.)

Sir Edward Thornton to Derby, 21 March 1876 (Item)

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-903441019.

Possible German-United States protest over Governor of Philippines exercising authority over Soloo Islands. (8pp.)

Sir Edward Thornton to Derby, 27 March 1876 (Item)

United States Government declined to remonstrate to Spain about Soloo Islands. (6pp.)

Sir Edward Thornton to Derby, 22 August 1876 (Item)

Refers to arrival in New York of escaped Fenian convicts from Western Australia. (5pp.)

Sir Edward Thornton to Derby, 29 August 1876 (Item)

Believes crew of Catilpha cut Eastern Extension cable; lack of interest in escaped Fenians. (4pp.)

Letters relating to United States, 30 January 1877 - 19 March 1878 (File 16/1/4)

Filmed selectively.

Sir Edward Thornton to Derby, 30 January 1877 (Item)

Return to Washington of United States Consul to Navigator Islands. (5pp.)

Sir Edward Thornton to Derby, 6 February 1877 (Item)

Rumour that chiefs of Navigator Islands wish to make treaty with United States; American interest in Samoan trade. (4pp.)

Sir Edward Thornton to Derby, 20 February 1877 (Item)

Cool reception of Samoan mission. (7pp.)

Sir Edward Thornton to Derby, 11 December 1877 (Item)

Efforts of Samoan mission to obtain treaty with United States; claim of possible British annexation of Samoa. (6pp.)

Sir Edward Thornton to Derby, 1 January 1878 (Item)

Treaty of commerce with Samoa. (6pp.)

Sir Edward Thornton to Derby, 8 January 1878 (Item)

Treaty with Samoa. (6pp.)

Sir Edward Thornton to Derby, 29 January 1878 (Item)

Assurances by Ewart concerning treaty with Samoa. (5pp.)

Sir Edward Thornton to Derby, 5 February 1878 (Item)

One-sided nature of treaty with Samoa. (5pp.)

Sir Edward Thornton to Derby, 12 February 1878 (Item)

American satisfaction with Samoan treaty. (3pp.)

Sir Edward Thornton to Derby, 19 March 1878 (Item)

Rumours of British annexation of Samoa. (5pp.)

Letters relating to France, 15 September 1874 (File 16/1/11)
Lord Lytton (Paris) to Derby, 15 September 1874 (Item)

Belief of L. Decazes that Bismarck aims to acquire Philippines; secret convention between Spain and Germany. (4pp.)

Letters relating to France, 9 February 1875 - 30 April 1875 (File 16/1/12)
Lord Lyons (Paris) to Derby, 9 February 1875 (Item)

Appointment of V. Hartung as French consul at Singapore. (2pp.)

Lord Lyons to Derby, 16 February 1875 (Item)

Appointment of V. Hartung as consul. (2pp.)

F.O. Adams (Paris) to T. Sanderson, 30 April 1875 (Item)

Abuse of French flag in Pacific; draft note of French Government on despatch of Commodore J. Goodenough.

Letters relating to Netherlands, 23 February 1874 - 3 June 1877 (File 16/1/19)
Sir Edward Harris (The Hague) to Derby, 23 February 1874 (Item)

Sumatra Treaty; fear of Acheen becoming American protectorate; free trade in East Indies. (7pp.)

Sir Edward Harris to Derby, 30 June 1874 (Item)

Dutch fighting in Acheen; heavy losses due to cholera and fevers. (8pp.)

Sir Edward Harris to Derby, 28 August 1874 (Item)

Proposal that Britain be mediator in Acheen war. (4pp.)

Sir Edward Harris to Derby, 3 June 1877 (Item)

High cost in soldiers and money of Acheen war. (5pp.)

Letters from Cabinet, 23 February 1874 - 10 February 1876 (File 16/2/4)

Filmed selectively.

Lord Carnarvon to Derby, 23 February 1874 (Item)

Proceedings of Commodore J. Goodenough at Fiji; proposed cable about protectorate flag. (5pp.)

Lord Carnarvon to Derby, 21 June 1874 (Item)

Grant from Secret Service money to J.A. Froude for mission to Australia. (4pp.)

Lord Carnarvon to Derby, 9 July 1874 (Item)

Amendments by Lord Salisbury to proposed cables about Fiji. (2pp.)

Lord Carnarvon to Derby, 22 July 1874 (Item)

Letter from Sir Andrew Clarke about Dutch war in Acheen. (2pp.)

Lord Tenterden. Minute on letter of Sir Andrew Clarke.(4pp.), 23 July 1874 (Item)
Lord Carnarvon to Derby, 27 July 1874 (Item)

Letter from Consul E. Layard in Fiji. (2pp.)

Lord Carnarvon to Derby, 4 December 1874 (Item)

Designation of Fiji. (1p.)

A.A. Pearson to T. Sanderson, 4 February 1875 (Item)

Despatch from Sir Andrew Clarke on appointment of V. Hartung as French consul at Singapore. (7pp.)

W. Ommanney to T. Sanderson, 10 February 1876 (Item)

Effect on Malay Peninsula of long resistance to Dutch at Acheen. (3pp.)

Commodore J. Goodenough to W. Hunt, 26 January 1875 (Item)

Vessels using French flag employed in Pacific labour trade. (8pp., extract)

Derby to W. Hunt, 26 April 1875 (Item)

Returns letter of Commodore Goodenough. (1p.)

W. Hunt to Derby, 27 April 1875 (Item)

No objection to letter being sent to Paris. (1p.)

Foreign Office. Minutes on letter of Commodore Goodenough.(5pp.), 19 April 1875 - 26 April 1875 (Item)
Letters from Consuls, December 1875 - 6 October 1877 (File 16/2/14)
J.W. Ricketts (Manila) to [T. Sanderson], December 1875 - June 1876 (Item)

Reports on Spanish expedition against Sulu. (4 letters)

W.G. Palgrave (Manila) to Derby, 1 May 1877 (Item)

Anti-Spanish policies of Governor of Labuan; piracy and British trade; future plans. (11pp.)

W.G. Palgrave (Hong Kong) to Derby, 5 July 1877 (Item)

Discussions with J. Pope Hennessy on Sulu Protocol. (4pp.)

W.G. Palgrave (Manila) to T. Sanderson, 6 October 1877 (Item)

Work as Consul; loyalty to Derby. (4pp.)

Subseries 17. Copies and drafts of Letters Sent (21 vols), 23 February 1874 - 18 August 1878

Filmed selectively.

Letters relating to France, 5 February 1875 (File 17/1/4)
Derby to Lord Lyons, 5 February 1875 (Item)

Request of Sir Andrew Clarke that V. Hartung continue as French consul at Singapore. (2pp.)

Letters relating to France, 18 August 1876 (File 17/1/5)
Derby to Lord Lyons, 18 August 1876 (Item)

Sends copy of note to Lord Carnarvon on New Guinea. (1p.)

Letters relating to Netherlands, 5 March 1874 (File 17/1/8)
Derby to Sir Edward Harris, 5 March 1874 (Item)

Views on Sumatran question and 1871 Treaty: Gold Coast settlements. (6pp.)

Letters to G. Hardy, W. Hunt and Lord Carnarvon, 23 February 1874 - 18 August 1876 (File 17/2/5)
Derby to Lord Carnarvon, 23 February 1874 (Item)

Agrees to cable on Fiji. (2pp.)

Derby to Lord Carnarvon, 3 December 1874 (Item)

Retention of name of Fiji. (2pp.)

Derby to Lord Carnarvon, 18 August 1876 (Item)

Despatch from Lord Lyons on New Guinea; possible French interest in New Guinea; no advantages in annexation. (4pp.)

Subseries 18. Letters Received (1 vol), 2 February 1874

Filmed selectively.

T. Sanderson to Derby, 2 February 1874 (Item 1)

Alarm at statements by B. Disraeli on Malacca Straits question; Dutch treaty obligations.

Series 2. Secretary of State for Colonies, 9 February 1883 - 18 June 1885

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1970-1972

Subseries 20. Letters Received (561 bundles), March 1883 - 7 June 1885

Filmed selectively.

Lord Aberdare to Derby, 15 March 1884 (Item)

Criticisms in Australia of appointment of W. Powell to New Guinea Scientific Expedition; allegations of bogus charts of New Britain.

R.D. Adams (Sydney) to Derby, March 1883 - March 1884 (Item)

Personal history; France and New Hebrides; annexation of New Guinea; notes on economy of N.S.W. (6 letters)

Duke of Albany to Derby, January 1884 (Item)

Seeks Governorship of Victoria; letter of W.E. Gladstone; opposition of Queen Victoria to appointment. (4 letters)

R.L. Allman to Derby, February 1883 - November 1883 (Item)

Recommends appointment of J. Hargan as Crown Solicitor of Western Australia. (2 letters).

R. Antrobus. Note on Australian representation on Suez Canal Technical Committee, 28 April (Item)
Sir Frederick Barlee to R. Antrobus, 27 November 1883 (Item)

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Appointment of Crown Solicitor of Western Australia.

Duke of Bedford to Derby, 26 February 1885 (Item)

Forwards letter from Lord Granard seeking Governorship of N.S.W.

Lord Belmore to Derby, 14 July 1884 (Item)

Recommends Gen. Lowry as High Commissioner of New Guinea; encloses cutting.

Sir Arthur Blyth to Derby, 29 April 1884 (Item)

Recommends Sir Francis Dillon and Sir Andrew Clark as Australian representatives on Suez Canal Technical Committee.

[M. Booth.] Sir Robert Herbert to Derby, 26 September 1883 (Item)

Fijian cadetships.

Sir George Bowen (Hong Kong) to Derby, 8 December 1883 (Item)

Attacks growth of Colonial Office bureaucracy and interference in colonies; refers to his Australian experiences.

Sir George Bowen to Derby, 17 June 1884 (Item)

Necessity of Australian federation; recommends appointment of Lord Dufferin as Governor-General of Australia.

Sir George Bowen to Derby, 27 August 1884 (Item)

Representation of natives in New Zealand Parliament; Maori King movement; control of native affairs; China.

J.F. Boyd to R. Antrobus, 28 June 1883 (Item)

Deputation on State-directed emigration.

J. Bramston to Derby, 12 September 1884 (Item)

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Alteration in Foreign Office draft on Western Pacific.

J. Bright to Derby, 9 July 1884 (Item)

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Recommends appointment of Sir John Gorrie as High Commissioner for Western Pacific.

W. Briggs to Derby, 9 January 1885 (Item)

Seeks Governorship of Fiji.

Derby to W. Briggs, 16 January 1885 (Item)

No immediate prospect of vacancy in Fiji. (draft)

Sir Napier Broome (Perth) to Derby, 6 June 1884 (Item)

Encloses printed despatch on his travels in Western Australia.

O. Browning (Cambridge) to Derby, 20 September 1883 (Item)

Recommends M. Booth for Fiji cadetship.

W.W. Cairns to R. Antrobus, 11 July 1884 (Item)

Recommends appointment for J. Douglas of Queensland.

Lord Carnarvon to Derby, 26 March 1884 (Item)

Motion for State-assisted emigration, especially from East End of London.

Lord Carnarvon to Derby, 19 October 1884 (Item)

Proposed question on Australian Federation Bill.

Lord Carnarvon to Derby, 22 October 1884 (Item)

Australian Federation Bill.

Lord Carrington to Derby, 3 March 1885 (Item)

Accepts offer of Governorship of N.S.W.

Lord Carrington to Derby, 6 March 1885 (Item)

Approval of Queen to appointment.

Lord Carrington to Derby, 21 May 1885 (Item)

Accepts offer of G.C.M.G.

J. Carmichael to R. Antrobus, 25 April 1883 (Item)

Sends letter from R.H. Horne to H.C.E. Childers urging annexation of New Guinea; goldfields in New Guinea.

H.C.E. Childers to Derby, 6 August 1883 (Item)

Probable Australian reaction to arrival of Irish informer; uneasiness about increase in number of French convicts in New Caledonia.

H.C.E. Childers to Derby, 2 August 1883 (Item)

Recommends Gen. P. Scratchle visit New Guinea.

H.C.E. Childers to Derby, 10 September 1883 (Item)

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Australian letters concerning New Guinea.

H.C.E. Childers to Derby, 22 September 1883 (Item)

Australian attitudes to Pacific affairs; French convict question; New Caledonia used as stepping-stone to Australia.

H.C.E. Childers to Derby, 16 October 1883 (Item)

Recommends honour for W.C. Brownless, Vice-Chancellor of Melbourne University.

H.C.E. Childers to Derby, 16 March 1884 (Item)

Recommends Lord Auckland as Governor of Victoria.

J. Carmichael to R. Antrobus, 9 May 1884 (Item)

Australian representation on Suez Canal Technical Committee.

H.C.E. Childers to Derby, 20 May 1884 (Item)

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Sends letter from Prof. F. McCoy of Melbourne University seeking knighthood.

H.C.E. Childers to Derby, 3 July 1884 (Item)

Dissatisfaction of Australian Agents-General with interview with Derby on New Guinea.

H.C.E. Childers to Derby, 24 September 1884 (Item)

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Fears great storm is gathering in Australia over New Guinea.

H.C.E. Childers to Derby, 13 October 1884 (Item)

Wishes to meet Gen. P. Scratchley before he leaves for New Guinea.

H.C.E. Childers to Derby, 29 January 1885 (Item)

Correspondence on Fijian land claims.

H.C.E. Childers to Derby, 17 February 1885 (Item)

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Amendment to French Recidiviste Bill.

H.C.E. Childers to Derby, 19 February 1885 (Item)

Criticizes Victorian telegram.(copy).

H.C.E. Childers to Derby, 19 February 1885 (Item)

Offer of troops from Victoria and South Australia.

H.C.E. Childers to Derby, 12 March 1885 (Item)

Hopes border between British and German New Guinea will be clearly explained to Australian colonies.

H.C.E. Childers to Derby, 27 March 1885 (Item)

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Expenses connected with Fijian land inquiry.

H.C.E. Childers to Derby, 10 June 1885 (Item)

Parliamentary Paper on Fijian land claims; believes Treasury letter should have been printed.

Sir Andrew Clarke to Derby, 18 September 1884 (Item)

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Concern over use of force in Nisero affair in Malaya.

D. Colthurst to Derby, 1 March 1883 (Item)

Recommends appointment of J. Hargan as Crown Solicitor of Western Australia.

D. Colthurst to Derby, 27 September 1883 (Item)

Recommends appointment of J. Hargan.

Lord Dalhousie to R. Antrobus, 20 October 1883 (Item)

Recommends B. Douglas for New Guinea appointment; his service with South Australian Government.

J.E. Davidson to Sir Robert Herbert, 26 December 1884 (Item)

Representatives of sugar industry wish to see Derby about separation of tropical and southern Queensland.

Sir Charles Dilke to Derby, 15 October 1883 (Item)

Reference in speech to Australian objections to foreign convicts.

Sir Charles Dilke. Speech at St. Andrew's Hall, Glasgow, 30 October 1883 (Item)

(printed).

S. Dixon to Derby, 18 May 1885 (Item)

Sends papers on Australian federation criticisms of Sir Robert Torrens and his Land Act; advantages of central government and a single Agent-General in London.

S. Dixon to Derby, 21 May 1885 (Item)

'tradesmen element' in Australian Parliaments; Agents-General no longer necessary.

S. Dixon to Derby, 27 May 1885 (Item)

Requests return of papers on federation.

Lord Dorchester to Derby, 16 June 1883 (Item)

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Recommends promotion for H. Anson, magistrate in Fiji.

Lord Dorchester to E. Ashley, 12 July 1883 (Item)

Sends biographical notes on H. Anson.

J.C. Dundas to Derby, 21 July 1884 (Item)

Recommends appointment of J. Whytehead as New Guinea Commissioner.

J.C. Dundas to Derby, 23 July 1884 (Item)

Recommends J. Whytehead for High Commissioner for Western Pacific.

Lord Durham to Derby, 6 April 1884 (Item)

Recommends S. Cavendish for position on staff of Sir Henry Loch in Melbourne.

Lord Durham to Derby, 18 April 1884 (Item)

Thanks for inquiries on behalf of S. Cavendish.

Lord Enfield to Derby, 4 February 1884 (Item)

Offer of Governorship of Victoria.

Lord Enfield to Derby, 7 February 1884 (Item)

Declines Governorship of Victoria.

Sir Seymour Fitzgerald to Derby, 25 December 1883 (Item)

Seeks Australian governorship.

H. Freme to R. Antrobus, 7 June 1885 (Item)

Forwards letter from Sir Charles Forster to Derby recommending Freme for Australian appointment.

J.A. Froude to Derby, 14 November 1884 (Item)

World tour; seeks introductions to Australian governors.

T.M. Gibson to Derby, 5 November 1883 (Item)

Recommends C. Brooking for Fijian cadetship.

C.E. Goddard to Derby, 31 May 1883 (Item)

Seeks post in New Guinea.

Sir Arthur Gordon to Derby, 25 September 1883 (Item)

Recommends Farewell for Fijian cadetship.

Sir Arthur Gordon to Derby, 19 October 1883 (Item)

Recommendations for Fijian cadetships.

Sir Arthur Gordon to Derby, 30 October 1883 (Item)

Fijian cadetships.

Sir Arthur Gordon to Derby, 4 November 1883 (Item)

Recommends H. Moody for Fijian cadetship.

Sir Arthur Gordon to Derby, 18 November 1883 (Item)

Anxiety about Western Pacific; Australian colonies cannot be trusted to place full case before Derby.

Sir Arthur Gordon to R. Antrobus, 27 April 1884 (Item)

Recommends C. Waterfield for Fijian cadetship.

Sir Robert Herbert. Note on Fijian cadetships, 28 May (Item)
Sir John Gorst to Derby, 30 July 1884 (Item)

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Urges New Zealand chiefs be presented to Queen Victoria.

Sir John Gorst to Derby, 1 August 1884 (Item)

Suggests Royal Commission be sent to New Zealand to inquire into observance of Treaty of Waitangi; Maori suspicions of colonial officials and colonists.

Lord Granville to Derby, 5 October 1883 (Item)

Reports of H.C.E. Childers of strong Australian objections to French convicts.

Lord Granville to Derby, 16 August 1884 (Item)

Suggestion that Lord Lorne be appointed Governor of N.S.W.

Lord Granville to Derby, 20 August 1884 (Item)

Lord Lorne and Governorship of N.S.W.

Lord Granville to Derby, 11 December 1884 (Item)

Remarks by Count Munster on Samoa and Tonga.

Lord Granville to Derby, 4 January 1885 (Item)

Discussion with Count Munster on New Guinea.

Lord Richard Grosvenor to Derby, 12 February 1884 (Item)

Suggestions for Governorship of Victoria.

Mrs H. Guille (Sydney) to Derby, 28 September 1883 (Item)

Seeks appointment for husband.

Rev. S. Hansard to Derby, 29 March 1884 (Item)

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Objections to State-aided emigration.

Rev. H. Haweis to Derby, December 1883 (Item)

Recommends appointment of W. Haweis as Deputy High Commissioner for Western Pacific.

Sir John Pope Hennessy (Mauritius) to Derby, 15 March 1883 (Item)

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Sends papers on claims to Governorship of Queensland.

Sir John Pope Hennessy to Derby, 18 February 1884 (Item)

Seeks Australian governorship.

Sir Robert Herbert to Derby, 22 March 1883 (Item)

Departure of F.N. Broom for Western Australia.

Sir Robert Herbert to Derby, 14 May 1883 (Item)

Discussion with Prince Leopold; possible appointment as Governor of Victoria.

Colonial Office. Attitude of Australian colonies with regard to introduction of convicts (7pp., printed), 30 October 1883 (Item)
Sir Robert Herbert to Derby, 8 March 1884 (Item)

Lord Reay declines Governorship of Victoria.

Sir Robert Herbert to Derby, 1 October 1884 (Item)

Request of German Government that New Guinea business be delayed; likely colonial disaffection; Germany has no rights in New Guinea.

Sir Robert Herbert to Derby, 20 December 1884 (Item)

Ratification by Bismarck of German annexation of New Guinea; need to extend British protectorate.

Sir Robert Herbert to Derby, 9 January 1885 (Item)

Suggests Courtney be member of Commission to investigate German land claims in Fiji.

Sir Robert Herbert to Derby, 13 January 1885 (Item)

Fijian land claims Commission.

N.S.W. Government to Derby, 12 February 1885 (Item)

Offer of troops for Sudan. (cable)

Lord Hartington to Derby, 12 February 1885 (Item)

Offer of troops by N.S.W. Government. (2 letters)

Derby to Sir Robert Herbert, 12 February 1885 (Item)

Believes offer should be accepted.

Also includes: Lord Hartington to Derby, 13 Feb. 1885: Offer of troops by N.S.W. Government.

Derby to Lord Hartington, 12 February 1885 (Item)

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Recommends acceptance of offer.

E. Hamilton. Views of W.E. Gladstone on offer of N.S.W. Government, 12 February 1885 (Item)
Lady Herbert to Derby, 9 February 1883 (Item)

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Recommends appointment of S. Bond as Attorney-General for Singapore.

Lady Herbert to Derby, 14 February 1883 (Item)

Quotes letter from Sir Frederick Weld on appointment of Attorney-General of Singapore.

J. Hervey to Derby, 23 June 1884 (Item)

Recommends E.H. Oakes for Fijian cadetship.

A. Hobhouse to Derby, 31 December 1883 (Item)

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Proposal for reciprocity between English and Australian Bars.

Sir Robert Herbert. Proposal for reciprocity between English and Australian Bars, 4 January 1884 (Item)
Admiral W. Hornby to Derby, March 1884 (Item)

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Recommends Sir Edmund Du Cane as Governor of Victoria.

R.H. Horne to Derby, 14 May 1883 (Item)

Urges party of gold miners and experts in precious stones be sent from Australia to New Guinea; experiences on Australian goldfields.

Lord Huntly to Derby, 24 December 1883 (Item)

Recommends A. Gordon for Fijian cadetship.

C. Jacson (Preston) to Derby, 5 October 1883 (Item)

Recommends R. Forrester as surgeon for Australian emigrant ship.

Sir William Jervois (Wellington) to Derby, 2 January 1883 (Item)

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Recommends knighthood for F. Whitacker.

N. Kingscote to Derby, 12 October 1884 (Item)

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Recommends post in New Guinea for R. Guise.

N. Kingscote to Derby, 26 October 1884 (Item)

Returns application form on behalf of R. Guise.

Lord Kinnaird to Derby, 5 November 1884 (Item)

Recommends C. Browning for Fijian cadetship.

Sir Henry Loch (Melbourne) to Derby, March 1884 - June 1885 (Item)

Appointment as Governor of Victoria; Sudan Contingent; Imperial Federation; possibility of Russian warship visiting Melbourne; recommends knighthoods for J. Service and G. Berry; work of Agents-General in London; German annexation of New Guinea; possibility of purchasing Dutch New Guinea; Australian Federation Bill. (11 letters).

Lord Augustus Loftus (Sydney) to Derby, March 1883 - March 1885 (Item)

Progress of N.S.W.; interest in Pacific Islands; Australasian Convention; French convict question; New Guinea protectorate; interest of son in colonial appointment; Australian federation; Sudan Contingent. (8 letters).

Lord Londonderry to Derby, 11 October 1883 (Item)

Recommends B. Douglas, formerly Government Resident in Northern Territory.

H. Lubbock to Derby, 22 April 1884 (Item)

Recommends B. Turton for Fijian cadetship.

G. Lyster to Derby, 22 February 1884 (Item)

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Recommends son for Fijian cadetship.

G. Lyster to Derby, 16 August 1884 (Item)

Recommends son for Fijian cadetship; work for Queensland Government.

Sir Thomas McIlwraith to Derby, 23 June 1884 (Item)

Recommends appointment for J. Douglas; his services in Queensland.

J. McMinnies to Derby, 8 February 1883 (Item)

Recommends I.S. Bond for post of Attorney-General of Singapore.

Sir Louis Mallet to Sir Robert Herbert, 7 September 1883 (Item)

Opinion of Sir Henry Norman.

Rev. F. Marriott to [R. Antrobus], 16 April 1883 (Item)

Sends testimonials on work of son in Fiji.

Sir Frederick Milbank to Derby, 3 September 1884 (Item)

Forwards letter from T. Whytehead requesting appointment as Commissioner for New Guinea; close association with Bishop J. Patteson.

F. Milner to Fitzmaurice, 21 March 1884 (Item)

Recommends T. Whytehead for Pacific post.

Lord Monson to Derby, 16 March 1884 (Item)

Suggests names for Governorship of Victoria.

Lord Monson to Derby, 17 March 1884 (Item)

Knows little about Lord Auckland.

Sir Robert Morier. Conversation with Dr Busch on Anglo-German relations, including New Guinea and Pacific (copy 36pp.), 7 December 1884 (Item)
Lord Kimberley. German actions in East Africa, 28 December 1884 (Item)

J. Chamberlain, German annexation of New Guinea: 30 December 1884.

Lord Morley to Derby, 28 January 1884 (Item)

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Offer of Governorship of Victoria.

J.K. Nicholls to Derby, 17 July 1884 (Item)

Presents book on King country of New Zealand.

J.K. Nicholls to Derby, 6 August 1884 (Item)

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Thanks for comments on book; interest in Maori question.

Lord Normanby (Melbourne) to Derby, February 1883 - December 1884 (Item)

Victorian politics; Coalition Ministry; annexation of New Guinea; future plans; award of G.C.B.: hostility to Irish informers being sent to Australia; visit of J. MacBain to England; recommends honour for C. Bright; annexation of New Hebrides; departure from Melbourne. (16 letters)

Lord Northbrook to Derby, 30 December 1882 (Item)

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Naval questions, including Pacific Islands.

Lord Northbrook to Derby, 6 March 1885 (Item)

Reply to Lord Sidmouth on colonial navies.

Draft despatch to Governor of Queensland on annexation of New Guinea, annotated by Lord Northbrook, June 1883 (Item)
Lord Northbrook to Derby, 10 July 1883 (Item)

Recommends M. Portman as Fiji Commissioner.

Lord Northbrook to Derby, 27 October 1883 (Item)

Sends extract from letter of Sir Henry Wrenfordsley on meeting with Australian Premiers; one of objectives of Australian federation would be annexation of Fiji.

Lord Northbrook to Derby, 27 October 1883 (Item)

Sends letter from Commodore J. Erskine on New Guinea protectorate.

Lord Northbrook to Derby, 11 December 1884 (Item)

Sends memoranda on colonial naval forces.

R. O'Shanghnessy to E. Ashley, 27 February 1883 (Item)

Recommends J. Hargan for post of Crown Solicitor of Western Australia.

J. Pender to Derby, 14 May 1884 (Item)

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Recommends Waterfield for Fijian Cadetship.

P. Phipps to Derby, 30 August 1883 (Item)

Recommends T. Kershaw for post of Registrar of Titles at Penang.

G. Baden-Powell to Derby, 26 December 1884 (Item)

Sends letter to Times on German annexations in Pacific and need for Australian representation in Imperial Parliament and Executive.

W. Powell to R. Antrobus, June 1883 (Item)

Sends prospectus of book on New Britain.

W. Powell to R. Antrobus, 19 July 1883 (Item)

Sends statement on movement of foreigners in Pacific Islands.

W. Powell to Derby, July 1883 (Item)

Actions of French, German and Russian subjects in the South Pacific. (printed)

Lord Reay to Derby, 25 February 1884 (Item)

Thanks for offer of Governorship of Victoria.

Lord Reay to Derby, 29 February 1884 (Item)

Wishes to consult Lord Rosebery.

Lord Reay to Derby, 7 March 1884 (Item)

Declines Governorship of Victoria.

H. Richard to Derby, 26 April 1883 (Item)

Recommends C.J. Tarning for post of Attorney-General of Singapore.

Rev. A. Robins to Derby, 13 February 1885 (Item)

Recommends H. Courtney for chaplaincy at Penang or Malacca.

A. Russell to Derby, 3 December 1884 (Item)

Recommends Lt. Col. A. Warner for appointment in New Guinea.

T. Sanderson to Derby, 7 August 1883 (Item)

Suggestion of Lord Canterbury that he be sent to report on New Guinea question.

T. Sanderson to Derby, 13 November 1884 (Item)

Forwards letter from Lord Dorchester to Lord Granville recommending H. Anson be confirmed as Commissioner of Immigration at Fiji.

T. Sanderson to Derby, 22 December 1884 (Item)

Refers to letters from R. Meade and Sir Edward Malet; dissatisfaction with German attitude on New Guinea.

Lord Selborne to Derby, 20 April 1883 (Item)

Parliamentary question on actions of Queensland Government in New Guinea.

Lord Selborne to Derby, 30 June 1883 (Item)

Suggests amendments to New Guinea despatch.

Lord Selborne to Derby, 24 July 1884 (Item)

Distress of Sir Arthur Gordon that Government rejected decisions of Fiji Land Court to please Bismarck.

Lord Selborne to Derby, 15 April 1885 (Item)

Sends letters from Sir Arthur Gordon on Fiji land business; refers to his firm, impartial government of Fiji.

Lord Sherbrooke to Derby, September 1883 (Item)

Seeks clarification of Derby's attitude to Australian occupation of New Guinea.

J. Slagg to E. Ashley, 13 March 1885 (Item)

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Recommends Dr T. Mugliston for post of Colonial Surgeon at Singapore; encloses letter from Emma Mugliston.

Lord Spencer (Dublin) to Derby, 13 June 1883 (Item)

Irish informers sent to Australia.

J. Stansfeld to Derby, 27 April 1883 (Item)

Recommends J.W. Bonser for post of Attorney-General of Straits Settlements.

R.F. Steble to Derby, 4 March 1885 (Item)

Sends application by M. Lowther for position of dispenser at Fiji.

Lady Emma Talbot to Derby, 11 May 1883 (Item)

Seeks information about whereabouts of R. Brookes in Victoria.

D. Taylor to Derby, 3 January 1885 (Item)

Recommends Dr R. Lepper for medical post in Western Australia.

M. Townsend to Derby, 28 January 1884 (Item)

Recommends C. Browning for Fijian cadetship.

O.W. Warner (Calcutta) to R. Ebden, 5 October 1883 (Item)

Seeks colonial appointment for Capt. A. Warner who emigrated to Tasmania.

Lord Waveney to Derby, 27 October 1884 (Item)

Recommends Oakes for Fiji cadetship.

Sir Frederick Weld (Singapore) to Derby, 2 April 1883 (Item)

Sends copy of address to chiefs at Malacca on Remban affair; account of mission to Malacca.

Sir Frederick Weld (Singapore) to Derby, 16 March 1884 (Item)

Situation in Straits Settlements; construction of large dock at Singapore; land surveys; supervision of native states; Siamese claims on Upper Perak; impending return to England.

Sir Frederick Weld to Derby, February 1885 - March 1885 (Item)

Death of brother; seeks extension of leave; offers Chinese from Singapore for Suakim railway and 1st Perak Sikhs for Suakim campaign; plans for return to Singapore. (4 letters)

Sir Robert Herbert. Request by Sir Frederick Weld for extension of leave, 19 February 1885 - 26 February 1885 (Item)
Duke of Westminster to Derby, 24 May 1883 (Item)

Recommends W. Botfield for post of Battery Commander in Victoria.

Duchess of Westminster to Derby, October 1884 - November 1884 (Item)

Recommends Oakes for Fiji cadetship. (2 letters)

Lord Wharncliffe to Derby, 16 March 1884 (Item)

Lord Auckland and Governorship of Victoria.

Lord Wharncliffe to Derby, 6 April 1884 (Item)

Recommends Lord Auckland for post of Governor of N.S.W.

Sir Henry Wrenfordsley (Sydney) to Derby, 19 April 1884 (Item)

Conditions in Fiji; need to consider European residents; offers to return to Fiji.

Sir Henry Wrenfordsley (Melbourne) to Derby, 6 May 1884 (Item)

Sends cutting from Argus on Fiji.

Sir Henry Wrenfordsley (Hobart) to Derby, 8 March 1885 (Item)

Sends cuttings about speeches on Fiji at Melbourne banquet; appointment as Chief Justice of Tasmania.

Archbishop of York [W. Thomson] to Derby, 22 January 1884 (Item)

Appointment of son as Fiji cadet.

Archbishop W. Thomson to Lord Kimberley, 3 November 1884 (Item)

Seeks colonial appointment for son.

Archbishop W. Thomson to Derby, 5 November 1884 (Item)

Recommends B.H. Thomson for Fiji cadetship.

Subseries 21. Copies of Letters Sent, 9 February 1883 - 18 June 1885

152 bundles.

Filmed selectively.

Derby to Duke of Albany, 19 January 1884 (Item)

Request for appointment as Governor of Victoria referred to Queen Victoria.

Derby to Duke of Albany, 24 October 1884 (Item)

Opposition of Queen to appointment.

Derby to Sir George Bowen, February 1884 (Item)

Bowen's criticisms of Colonial Office interference; distinction between Crown colonies and self-governing colonies. (draft)

Derby to O. Browning, 30 September 1883 (Item)

Recommendation of M. Booth for Fijian cadetship.

Derby to Lord Carnarvon, 27 March 1884 (Item)

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-903446105.

Views on State-aided emigration.

Derby to Lord Carrington, 3 March 1885 (Item)

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-903446126.

Offer of Governorship of N.S.W.

Derby to H.C.E. Childers, 7 August 1883 (Item)

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-903446147.

Irish informers sent to Australia.

Derby to H.C.E. Childers, 14 September 1883 (Item)

Response to Agents-General; unreasonableness of Australian demands concerning Pacific;; Australians eager to assert independence in external affairs.

Derby to H.C.E. Childers, 26 September 1884 (Item)

Australian hostility; French convicts; New Guinea; impossible to exclude foreign powers from Pacific.

Derby to H.C.E. Childers, 31 January 1885 (Item)

Inquiry into German land claims in Fiji.

Derby to H.C.E. Childers, 12 June 1885 (Item)

Parliamentary Paper on Fijian land claims.

Derby to Lord Colthurst, 6 October 1883 (Item)

Claims of J. Hagan for post of Crown Solicitor of Western Australia.

Derby to Sir Charles Dilke, 17 October 1883 (Item)

South Africa; Australia and French convicts question.

Derby to Lord Durham, 15 April 1884 (Item)

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-903446281.

Arrangements made by Sir Henry Loch for Private Secretary in Melbourne.

Derby to T.M. Gibson, 16 November 1883 (Item)

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-903446306.

Recommendation of C. Brooking for Fijian cadetship.

Derby to W.E. Gladstone, 26 May 1883 (Item)

Sends extract from letter of Sir John Gorrie to T. Potter on annexation of New Guinea.

Derby to W.E. Gladstone, 22 August 1884 (Item)

Appointment for C. Lloyd in Australian Mint; Irish influence in Australia.

Derby to W.E. Gladstone, 25 August 1884 (Item)

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-903446365.

Appointment for C. Lloyd in Australian Mint.

Derby to Sir John Gorst, 3 August 1884 (Item)

Unable to send commission to New Zealand to investigate Maori grievances; seeking views of local authorities.

Sir Robert Herbert. Proposal of Sir John Gorst for New Zealand commission, 2 August 1884 (Item)
Derby to Lord Granville, 18 August 1884 (Item)

Possible appointment of Lord Lorne as Governor of N.S.W.

Derby to Lord Granville, 16 December 1884 (Item)

Anglo-German talks; need to secure north-east New Guinea even at cost of giving up Samoa and Tonga.

Derby to Lord Granville, 16 December 1884 (Item)

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-903446461.

Memorandum of R. Meade; need to consult colleagues; doubts if Lord Lorne would be allowed to go to Australia.

Derby to Lord Granville, 18 January 1885 (Item)

Proposal to raise question of western New Guinea with Dutch.

Derby to Sir John Pope Hennessy, 16 March 1883 (Item)

Unable to offer Australian governorship.

Sir Robert Herbert to Derby, 30 January 1885 (Item)

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-903446521.

Fijian Land Commission.

Sir Robert Herbert to Derby, 12 June 1885 (Item)

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-903446545.

Complaints of H.C.E. Childers about Parliamentary Paper on Fijian land claims.

Derby to Lady Herbert, 10 February 1883 (Item)

Recommendation of S. Bond for post of Attorney-General of Singapore.

Derby to Sir Arthur Hobhouse, 4 January 1884 (Item)

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-903446584.

Proposal of Chief Justice of Queensland for reciprocity between English and Australian Bars.

Derby to Sir Henry Loch, 27 March 1884 (Item)

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-903446602.

Offer of Governorship of Victoria.

Derby to Sir Henry Loch, 18 June 1885 (Item)

Refusal to acknowledge Monroe Doctrine in South Pacific; Australians should concentrate on settling Australia; weakness of Imperial Federation idea.

Derby to Lord Londonderry, 12 October 1883 (Item)

Recommendation of B. Douglas.

Derby to Sir Thomas McIlwraith, 24 June 1884 (Item)

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-903446666.

Recommendation of J. Douglas for colonial appointment.

Derby to J. McMinnies, 9 February 1883 (Item)

Recommendation of I.S. Bond for post of Attorney-General of Singapore. (draft).

Derby to Sir Frederick Milbank, 13 September 1884 (Item)

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-903446703.

Unable to appoint T. Whytehead Commissioner for New Guinea.

Derby to Lord Morley, 26 January 1884 (Item)

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-903446727.

Offer of Governorship of Victoria.

Derby to J.K. Nicholls, July 1884 (Item)

Thanks for book on Maori King movement. (draft).

Derby to Lord Normanby, 24 May 1883 (Item)

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-903446769.

Thanks for reports on Victoria; dangers of coalition Government; appointment of Lord Lansdowne as Governor-General of Canada.

Derby to Lord Normanby, 26 May 1883 (Item)

Award of C.M.G. to C. Bright.

Derby to Lord Normanby, 23 November 1883 (Item)

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-903446809.

Retirement as Governor of Victoria.

Derby to Lord Normanby, 8 January 1884 (Item)

Retirement.

Derby to Lord Northbrook, 26 October 1883 (Item)

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-903446846.

Fiji could not be placed under Australian rule; colonial opposition to native ownership of land.

Derby to Lord Northbrook, 29 October 1883 (Item)

Need for decisive action in New Guinea; natives must be secured in possession of their lands.

Derby to Sir Henry Ponsonby, 29 June 1883 (Item)

Transvaal; Basutoland; Australian demands for Pacific protectorates; grandiose ambitions of Australians.

Derby to T.B. Potter, 21 May 1883 (Item)

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-903446907.

Queensland annexation of New Guinea.

Derby to Lord Reay, 25 February 1884 (Item)

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-903446929.

Offer of Governorship of Victoria.

Derby to Lord Rosebery, 14 June 1884 (Item)

Rosebery's suggestions on French Recidiviste Bill.

Derby to Lord Sherbrooke, 23 September 1883 (Item)

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-903446964.

Australian demands concerning Pacific Islands.

Derby to Lord Spencer, 14 June 1883 (Item)

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-903446986.

Objections of Victorian Government to Irish informers sent to Australia.

Derby to J. Stansfeld, 2 May 1883 (Item)

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-903447004.

Recommendation of J. Bonser for post of Attorney-General of Straits Settlements.

Derby to Queen Victoria, 6 August 1884 (Item)

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-903447020.

Establishment of British protectorate in New Guinea.

Derby to Sir Frederick Weld, 27 February 1885 (Item)

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-903447048.

Extension of term as Governor of Straits Settlements.

Derby to Duke of Westminster, 25 May 1883 (Item)

Unable to make military appointments in Victoria.

Subseries 22. Colonial Office Memoranda, 16 April 1883 - 23 January 1884

(1 bundle).

Filmed selectively.

Derby to Queen Victoria, 23 January 1884 (Item)

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-903447103.

Advantages of appointing Duke of Albany Governor of Victoria; seeks Queen's views. (incomplete).

Notes of interview with T. Archer concerning annexation of New Guinea by Queensland. (6pp.), 16 April 1883 (Item)
Notes of interview with Sir Henry Lefroy about Australian governorships. (1p), 8 February (Item)
Sir Robert Herbert to R. Antrobus, 12 March (Item)

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-903447169.

R. Murray Smith seeks interview with Derby about French Recidiviste Bill.

Notes of interview with H.C.E. Childers concerning award of C.M.G. to T. Archer. (1p.), 17 January 1884 (Item)

Subseries 23. Miscellaneous Papers, June 1883 - February 1885

Filmed selectively.

(1 bundle)

Bundle of Cabinet notes and minutes concerning contributions by Australian colonies to cost of New Guinea protectorate, February 1885 (Item)

Written by Derby, Lord Northbrook, Lord Selborne, Sir Willia Harcourt, Lord Hartington, H.C.E. Childers, W.E. Gladstone, Lord Rosebery and Lord Carlingford.

Derby to Sir Arthur Gordon, 4 December 1883 (Item)

Protection of native rights in New Guinea and Pacific; suggests that within two generations England will have no control over Australian affairs.

Includes: Notes of interview with H.C.E. Childers recommending Gen. P. Scratchley accompany High Commissioner for Western Pacific. (1p.), 17 Jan. 1884.

Draft cable to Australian colonies suggesting that they contribute to expenses of New Guinea protectorate, February 1885 (Item)
Despatch from Derby to Sir Arthur Palmer, Administrator of Queensland, concerning annexation of New Guinea (2 copies, annotated), June 1883 (Item)

Series. Diaries of Lord Derby, 1882 - 1885

The four diaries are very detailed, with a full page of small writing often devoted to a single day. There is an entry for virtually every day. The diaries deal primarily with Derby's activities, including his travels around Britain, social events, work at the Colonial Office (December 1882-June 1885), correspondence, meetings of Cabinet and Cabinet committees, public meetings and dinners, debates in the House of Lords, deputations, financial transactions and estate business. To a lesser extent, they record his thoughts and ideas and his assessments of a large number of people, especially those who had just died.

The following list is not exhaustive, but indicates the principal references to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific during Derby's term as Secretary of State for the Colonies.

  1. 1882-12-16: First meeting with R. Herbert
  2. 1882-12-25: Character of Sir Arthur Gordon
  3. 1883-01-31: Quarrel between Governor and Chief Justice of Fiji
  4. 1883-02-07: Deputation of New Hebrides missionaries
  5. 1883-02-20: Interviews with Sir Edward Stafford about New Zealand and Robinson about New Guinea
  6. 1883-03-03: Proposed Queensland annexation of New Guinea
  7. 1883-03-31: French penal settlement in New Hebrides
  8. 1883-04-16: Queensland annexation of New Guinea
  9. 1883-04-17: Discussion with Sir Arthur Gordon about New Guinea
  10. 1883-04-19: Interview with Sir Julius Vogel
  11. 1883-04-20: Interview with W. Powell
  12. 1883-04-23: Queensland annexation of New Guinea
  13. 1883-05-29: Interview with Sir William Manning
  14. 1883-05-31: Interview with Sir Anthony Musgrave
  15. 1883-06-13: Cabinet discussion on annexation of New Guinea
  16. 1883-06-28: Interview with Australian Agents-General on Pacific annexations
  17. 1883-07-02: Parliamentary question about New Guinea
  18. 1883-07-10: Extension of term of Lord Normanby as Governor of Victoria
  19. 1883-07-13: Dinner with Sir William Macarthur and Sir Anthony Musgrave
  20. 1883-07-17: Interview with Sir John Hall
  21. 1883-07-24: Interview with Sir William Morgan
  22. 1883-11-15: Resignation of Lord Normanby as Governor of Victoria
  23. 1883-11-24: Deputation of Australian Agents-General on French convicts in New Caledonia
  24. 1883-11-25: Annexation of New Guinea
  25. 1883-12-04: Letter from Sir Arthur Gordon on Pacific annexations
  26. 1883-12-06: Australia and Monroe Doctrine in Pacific
  27. 1883-12-08: Australian Intercolonial Convention
  28. 1884-01-15: Interest of Duke of Albany in Governorship of Victoria
  29. 1884-01-19: Australian governors
  30. 1884-01-24: Duke of Albany
  31. 1884-02-04: Appointment of Governor of Victoria
  32. 1884-02-09: Australian federation and New Guinea
  33. 1884-02-21: Character of Sir George Bowen
  34. 1884-02-22: Interview with Sir Thomas McIlwraith
  35. 1884-02-25: Appointment of Governor of Victoria
  36. 1884-02-26: Lord Reay and Governorship of Victoria
  37. 1884-03-08: Appointment of Governor of Victoria
  38. 1884-03-14: Appointment of Governor of Victoria
  39. 1884-03-26: Interview with Sir Henry Parkes
  40. 1884-03-27: Interview with Sir Francis Smith of Tasmania
  41. 1884-03-28: Appointment of Sir Henry Loch as Governor of Victoria
  42. 1884-02-02: Interview with J. Douglas of Queensland
  43. 1884-05-16: Interview with Sir Frederick Weld
  44. 1884-05-27: Interview with Sir William Cairns
  45. 1884-06-10: Interview with J. Gorst about Maori King
  46. 1884-06-15: French convict question and Monroe Doctrine in Pacific
  47. 1884-06-20: Colonial dinner and speech by Sir Thomas McIlwraith
  48. 1884-06-27: Germany and New Guinea
  49. 1884-07-02: Deputation of Australian Agents-General on New Guinea
  50. 1884-07-24: Quarrel between Sir William Des Voeux and Sir Henry Wrenfordsley
  51. 1884-07-30: Imperial federation
  52. 1884-08-06: Cabinet discussion on New Guinea protectorate
  53. 1884-08-09: Cabinet discussion on New Guinea protectorate
  54. 1884-08-18: Interest of Lord Lorne in Governorship of N.S.W
  55. 1884-08-20: Lord Lorne
  56. 1884-09-16: Australian federation and New Guinea
  57. 1884-09-26: Australia and New Guinea
  58. 1884-10-06: Cabinet discussion on New Guinea
  59. 1884-10-12: Governors
  60. 1884-11-18: Deputation of Australian Agents-General on Pacific
  61. 1884-12-04: Discussion with H.C.E. Childers about Australia
  62. 1884-12-07: New Guinea protectorate
  63. 1885-01-01: Germany, Australia and New Guinea
  64. 1885-01-07: German treaty with Samoa
  65. 1885-01-08: Australia and New Guinea
  66. 1885-01-15: Lord Lorne, Lord Carrington and Governorship of N.S.W
  67. 1885-01-21: Cabinet discussion on New Guinea
  68. 1885-02-03: Lord Granville and New Guinea; Sir Saul Samuel and N.S.W. Governorship
  69. 1885-02-04: Interview with Sir Francis Bell on Scottish emigration to New Zealand
  70. 1885-02-13: Interview with Sir Frederick Broome
  71. 1885-02-21: Interview with R. Murray Smith
  72. 1885-02-23: Offer of Australian troops for Sudan
  73. 1885-03-03: Offer of Australian troops for Sudan
  74. 1885-03-05: Appointment of Lord Carrington as Governor of N.S.W
  75. 1885-03-16: Lecture by Sir Frederick Broome
  76. 1885-03-30: Australasian Federal Council Bill
  77. 1885-04-24: Interview with Sir Saul Samuel on Australian volunteers
  78. 1885-05-05: Interviews with J.B. Thurston and C.J. Roberts
  79. 1885-05-12: Interview with J. King of South Australia

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