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Includes copies and drafts of official papers prepared by WSC, 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine, Secretary of State for the Colonies, and officials of the Colonial Office. These papers also include the texts of correspondence from 2nd Lord Selborne, Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa, General Sir Henry Hildyard, Acting Governor of the Transvaal, officials of the India Office and the Foreign Office, and Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Matthew Nathan, Governor of Natal [South Africa], to individuals including Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary] and Sir West Ridgeway, Chairman of the Committee on the Transvaal Constitution.
Subjects include: various aspects of the Transvaal Constitution problem including the decisions of the Cabinet Committee and the War Contribution Loan; chinese labour in the Transvaal; the Colonial Marriage Bills; the strength of the local land forces of the British Dominions (excluding India); coolie emigration from Hong Kong and China ports; the proposed Colonial Conference of 1907; draft letters patent of the Orange River Colony [later Orange Free State, South Africa]; the extension of British interests in the Pacific in connection with the opening of the Panama Canal; the requirements of the Colonial Office for the services of the imperial navy; the Transvaal Immigrants Restriction Act; "native policy" in South Africa; the South African garrison; the situation in Zululand [South Africa] and the alleged disaffection of Dinizulu.
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