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CHAR 10/8 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs.

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CHAR 10/8/11

Letter from Joseph Chamberlain (Imperial Hotel, Torquay [Devon]) to WSC enclosing letters from a "very respectable Birmingham merchant" and suggesting that WSC should send him the usual "soup plate" [letter of introduction] if possible. He notes that there may be a regulation preventing letters of introduction being provided to those on business and adds that he is reading WSC's "History" and "listening placidly to the echoes of the 'crisis'". Signed manuscript.

1 folio
08 Feb 1906
CHAR 10/8/51

Letter from Joseph Chamberlain (40 Prince's Gardens [London]) to Captain Harrison in which he explains that he is no longer able to give introductions to the colonies, so suggests that he contacts the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies [WSC]. He predicts that the issue of Chinese slavery will not be discussed further as it has obtained the necessary number of votes for his opponents, commenting "The best of them are rather ashamed of the whole business." Signed manuscript annotated with a note by WSC "4.15 Friday HoC".

1 folio
27 Feb 1906