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1894-1895 and 1897-1898 Expeditions to West Africa (continued), 1897-1900

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 59

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  1. Fols. 1-16: Personal correspondence with the family and with Mary Kingsley, 1897-1900.
  2. Fols. 17-72: Correspondence concerning Lugard's appointment as Commandant of the West African Frontier Force and the crisis with the French, Nov 1897-Mar 1898. Correspondents include the War Office, Joseph Chamberlain, Sir George Goldie, Reginald Antrobus of the Colonial Office and C.J. Dawkins, Acting Imperial Secretary, South Africa.
  3. Fols. 73-88: Memorandum by Lugard on the military position and general policy in West Africa, 10 Nov 1897.
  4. Fols. 89-93: Memorandum by Joseph Chamberlain on Sir Edmund Monson's despatch concerning claims to territories by the British and the French, 16 Nov 1897.
  5. Fols. 94-97: Account by Lugard of an interview at the Colonial Office with Joseph Chamberlain, 27 Jan 1898.
  6. Fols. 98-102: Memorandum, 8 Feb 1898, by Lugard criticizing Major Barker's memorandum of 27 January.
  7. Fols. 103-104: Memorandum by Lugard on an Intelligence Division letter on the powers of Lieutenant-Colonel Pilcher to direct the troops of the Royal Niger Company, 16 Feb 1898.
  8. Fols. 105-145: West African Frontier Force Orders by Colonel F.D. Lugard, 31 Mar 1898.
  9. Fol. 146: Estimates, n.d.
  10. Fols. 147-155: Press cuttings from The Independent, New York, with the draft of the article by Lugard on "Africa, of the Past and of the Future - Its Partition", 5 May 1898.


  • 1897-1900


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English


MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 59

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