Catalogue of the papers of Flora Shaw, Lady Lugard

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

2015

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Correspondence, 1870-1938
    A.1  Family correspondence, 1871-1937
        A.1.1  Letters from Flora Shaw to Louise Shaw, 1892-1912
        A.1.2  Other family correspondence, 1871-1937
    A.2  Special correspondence, 1870-1915
    A.3  Work correspondence, 1886-1938
    A.4  Miscellaneous correspondence, 1880-1938
B    Personal papers, 1847-1945
    B.1  Notebooks, 1847-1921
    B.2  Account books, 1865-1886
    B.3  Diary, 1892
    B.4  Cuttings, 1902-1945
C    Work papers, 1880-1938
    C.1  Cuttings and draft publications, 1891-1914
    C.2  Biographical and background papers, 1882-1895
    C.3  Miscellaneous work papers, 1880-1938
D    Jameson Raid and Anglo-Boer War, 1849-1900


Papers of Flora Shaw, Lady Lugard, 1847-1945

Abstract:
Papers of Flora Shaw, Lady Lugard (1852-1929), journalist and author.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590


Extent: 9 boxes

Biographical History

Note: Biographical history compiled with reference to Flora Shaw's entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography written by Dorothy O. Helly and Helen Callaway.

Flora Louise Shaw was born on 19 December 1852 in Woolwich, the daughter of Captain George Shaw (1822-1892), an officer of the Royal Artillery and Marie Adrienne Josephine (née Desfontaines) (1826-1871) of Mauritius. The fourth of fourteen children, the family consisted of four brothers and nine sisters, the first and last of whom died in infancy. On the paternal side of her family, her grandfather, Sir Frederick Shaw (1799-1876) of Dublin, was a member of parliament from 1830-1848, and widely regarded as the leader of the Irish Conservatives. Although Flora and the rest of her siblings were baptised as Roman Catholics in accordance with their mother's faith, they were raised in their father's Anglo-Irish Protestant tradition. These beliefs were challenged as Flora underwent a crisis of faith in the course of her mother's final illness, during which she maintained a close correspondence with Father Lloyd Coghlan, a Catholic priest.

Flora received no formal education during her childhood, although she spent time reading in the library of the Royal Military Academy and at seventeen, having been introduced to and mentored by Oxford professor John Ruskin, was exposed to such figures as Thomas Carlyle and George Meredith and kept up a correspondence with the latter for nearly two decades. After her mother's death and her father's second marriage, Flora left home at the age of twenty and travelled to France to stay with her mother's relatives, in the process becoming fluent in French. Later travelling to her paternal relatives in Ireland, she stayed for a number of years as governess and housekeeper in the home of Colonel Brackenbury, a cousin by marriage, and kept in close contact with the family for the remainder of her life. This period strengthened Flora's notion of her Irish heritage, present in her later children's books and concerns with the Irish issue of Home Rule.

Her literary success began with her children's book, Castle Blair (1877), which was well received and reprinted, followed by the two novels, Hector and Phyllis Browne, both serialized in Aunt Judy's Magazine, the former from 1880-1881 and the latter from 1882-1883. These were followed by A Sea Change (1885), and her first novel for adults, the unsuccessful Colonel Cheswick's Campaign (1886), marking the end of her career in fiction.

In 1883 Flora rented a room in Little Parkhurst near Abinger Common, Surrey, which remained her cottage retreat and later expanded home for the remainder of her life. On the advice of George Meredith she took up journalism and, under the guidance of W. T. Stead of the Pall Mall Gazette, began her career as a political journalist, kickstarted by her article on political prisoner, Zobehr Pasha, published on 28 June 1887. After serving as a correspondent in Eygpt for the Pall Mall Gazette and the Manchester Guardian from 1888-9, she returned to London to write freelance and was offered a job by C. F. Moberly Bell, the assistant manager of The Times, who had met her in Egypt.

After a bout of influenza, Flora travelled to South Africa in a dual effort to recover and report, investigating the colony's prospects in mining, agriculture, industry and social welfare. In light of these successes, The Times sent her on a circumnavigatory trip to report from Australia and New Zealand, which she did from 1892 to 1893. Her return in July brought her the position of colonial editor of The Times, enabling her to settle with three of her younger sisters at 130 Cambridge Street, London. She had a close relationship with her sister Louise (more commonly referred to in their letters as "Lulu" or "Lulie") who managed her finances and acted as her link to Britain when she was travelling on business. Reporting widely on imperial issues, Flora was caught up in the political controversy surrounding the Jameson Raid into the Transvaal on 29 December 1895. She was required to testify before the House of Commons Select Committee on British South Africa due to her exchange of incriminating telegrams with Cecil Rhodes. During this time she corresponded frequently with those imprisoned or incriminated by the Raid, including Leander Starr Jameson, Colonel Francis Rhodes, and the Colonial Secretary, Joseph Chamberlain. Exonerated from all charges, she travelled to Canada in 1898 to report on the Klondyke Gold Rush, exposing the conditions of the minings camps and towns and the network of official corruption in the Yukon Territory. Flora returned to report on the South African War and finally resigned from The Times in September 1900.

Following romantic attachments to Colonel Charles Brackenbury and Sir George Goldie, Flora married Sir Frederick John Lugard (1858-1945), high commissioner of Northern Nigeria, in Madeira on 11 June 1902. After some time at Government House in Nigeria with her new husband, her health required her to return to England where she gave lectures and worked on numerous historical narratives of Britain's colonies, including A Tropical Dependency (1905). All of her works affirmed the essential importance and value of Britain's imperial role. She accompanied Lord Lugard when he was appointed governor of Hong Kong in 1907, returning to Britain in 1912 due to her health. She remained engaged in political activities, corresponding with MPs and legislators over subjects such as Irish Home Rule, refugees, food supply during World War I and issues of labour worldwide. She died at Little Parkhurst on 25 January 1929 after an extended illness.

Arrangement

The papers are arranged into the categories of correspondence, personal papers, work papers and special subjects. In all categories the papers are organised chronologically. Correspondence is divided into personal letters written to or by family members, special correspondence comprising letters from particular individuals, business and work letters concerning Flora's travels and journalism, and miscellaneous letters from various organisations and individuals throughout Flora's life. The personal papers include domestic account books, day to day notebooks, and business to do with home and finances. These are supplemented by business and travel papers, including notebooks, articles, and essays dealing with work or time abroad. A further section contains materials pertaining to Flora's written works and publications, including typescripts, reviews, and items to be added to her books. A special subjects category contains Flora's extensive papers on the Jameson Raid and consists of letters, publications, telegrams and testimonies to and from Flora about the Raid and its aftermath.

Acquisition

The majority of the papers were donated by Mr. Charles Brackenbury in February 1994. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, box 3, file 4, folios 70a-70e were donated by Mr Eyre George Shaw in October 2015.

Restrictions on Access

An Oxford University Card / Bodleian Libraries reader's card which gives access to special collections is required.

Restrictions on Use

No reproduction or publication without permission. Contact the Library in the first instance.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 2, File 2, folio 1].

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Lugard | Dame | Flora Louise | 1852–1929 | née Shaw | journalist and author

Place names (NCA Rules)

Abinger Common | Abinger | Surrey
Australia
Canada
China
Ireland
Japan
New Zealand
Nigeria
South Africa

Subjects (LCSH)

Authors
Jameson's Raid, 1895-1896
Journalists
South African War, 1899-1902

A   Correspondence, 1870-1938

A.1   Family correspondence, 1871-1937

A.1.1   Letters from Flora Shaw to Louise Shaw, 1892-1912


Letters from Flora Shaw to Louise Shaw
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 1, File 1
1892-1893
Extent: 134 folios

Scope and Content:

Letters from Flora to her sister, Louise ("Lulu"). The letters were written during Flora's trip to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and across the Pacific to Hawaii and San Francisco, finally ending with a train journey across Canada and a boat back from Boston. She describes local people, industrialisation (and the need for it), politics in Britain and various articles. Flora also discusses family news including their father's illness and their brother Bobbie's plans to visit Flora in Cape Town.

  • (fols. 1-4) on board SS Scot, bound for Medina, 4 Apr 1892
  • (fols. 4-8) Cape Town, South Africa, 16 May 1892
  • (fols. 9-14) Cape Town, South Africa, 4 Jun 1892
  • (fols. 15-18) Cape Town, South Africa, 29 Jun 1892
  • (fols. 19-20) Cape Town, South Africa, 13 Jul 1892
  • (fols. 21-23) Cape Town, South Africa, 20 Jul 1892
  • (fols. 24-31) Cape Town, South Africa, 22 Jul 1892
  • (fols. 32-35) Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 24 Aug 1892
  • (fols. 36-43) Townsville, Queensland, Australia, 9 Oct 1892
  • (fols. 44-49) on board the SS Peregrine, North Mackay, Queensland, Australia, 15 Oct 1892
  • (fols. 50-55) Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, 18 Nov 1892
  • (fols. 56-59) Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, 20 Nov 1892
  • (fols. 60-63) Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, 24 Nov 1892
  • (fols. 64-71) Sydney, Australia, 8 Dec 1892
  • (fols. 72-75) Sydney, Australia, 19 Dec 1892
  • (fols. 76-77) Melbourne, Australia, 17 Jan 1893
  • (fols. 78-82) Murtoa, Victoria, Australia, 7 Feb 1893
  • (fols. 83-86) Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 28 Feb 1893
  • (fols. 87-90) Dunedin, New Zealand, 14 Mar 1893
  • (fols. 91-94) Wellington, New Zealand, 19 Mar 1893
  • (fols. 95-102) on board the SS Mariposa, 8 Apr 1893
  • (fols. 103-108) Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 8 May 1893
  • (fols. 109-114) Regina, Assiniboia (Saskatchewan), Canada, 18 May 1893
  • (fols. 115-122) Relais, Winnipeg, Manitoba & Fort William, Ontario, 21 May 1893
  • (fols. 123-127) Montreal, Canada, 1 Jun 1983
  • (fols. 128-134) Cape Town, South Africa, 21 May, unknown year (1892?)

Letters from Flora Shaw to Louise Shaw
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 1, File 2
Aug-Sep 1896
Extent: 60 folios

Scope and Content:

Letters from Flora to her sister, Louise ("Lulu"), written from London, Sutherland and Surrey. Discussing politics, reactions to the Jameson Raid, and her visit to Marlfield in Ireland, including a visit from Colonel Rhodes.


Letters from Flora Shaw to Louise Shaw
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 1, File 3
Jun-Dec 1898
Extent: 85 folios

Scope and Content:

Letters from Flora to her sister, Louise ("Lulu"). The letters were written during Flora's trip for The Times to the Gold Rush in the Yukon, Canada.

  • (fols. 1-5) on the train, discussing her departure and enclosing a copy of the train's dining menu, 22 Jun 1898
  • (fols. 6-8) on board the SS Britannic, discussing her accommodation and journey, 22 Jun 1898
  • (fols. 9-10) Churton Street, discussing her time spent in Queenstown Harbour, 23 Jun 1898
  • (fols. 11-18) on board the SS Britannic, discussing befriending "Klondykers" on the ship and her plans for the investigation in Canada, 29 Jun 1898
  • (fols. 19-22) on the train near Winnipeg, discussing her trip to the North West Mounted Police and contacting Mr. Chipman, Chief Commissioner of the Hudson Bay Company, 4 Jul 1898
  • (fols. 23-26) Golden Range, Canada, discussing her arrangements with Mr. Chipman, 6 Jul 1898
  • (fols. 27-30) Skagway, Alaska, discussing travelling with Hudson Bay and Canada Pacific Railway officials, and observing mining towns and Indian villages, 12 Jul 1898
  • (fols. 31-35) Lake Bennett, Yukon, discussing her investigation of gangs who are terrorising frontier towns, notably "Soapy Smith", 16 Jul 1898
  • (fols. 36-41) White Horse Rapids, Yukon, discussing travelling by boat to Dawson with four native murderers who killed "white men for the sake of stealing their provisions", being stuck in sandbanks and arriving in Dawson City, 18-24 Jul 1898
  • (fols. 42-47) Dawson City, Yukon, describing life and culture in Dawson City, with attached map of the Dominion of Canada with Newfoundland by the London Geographical Institute, 29 Jul 1898
  • (fols. 48-56) on board the Anglian, going up the Yukon, discussing her investigation into the corruption of Canadian officials and gold mining in the Yukon, 16 Aug
  • 1898
  • (fols. 57-60) on the train from Indian Head, discussing travelling with the Hudson Bay Company, 8 Sep 1898
  • (fols. 61-64) Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, describing the death of Hubert Howard and finishing her article for The Times, 14 Sep 1898
  • (fols. 65-68) Athabasca Landing, Alberta, Canada, discussing a special meeting of all Hudson Bay Company officers, including a letter to Flora from Hudson Bay Company Commissioner's Office, Winnipeg (10 Oct), on her exposure of Klondike corruption; attached to "Thunderer Has Spoken", in The Winnipeg Daily Tribune (5 Oct), 18 Sep 1898
  • (fols. 69-79) Government House, Ottawa, discussing her interviews with Canadian government officials about the Yukon officials, 23 Oct 1898
  • (fols. 80-81) Montreal, Canada, discussing her planned return via Boston, 4 Nov 1898
  • (fols. 82-85) 135 Cambridge Street, London, discussing her return and a trip to the opera, 21 Dec 1898

Letters from Flora Shaw to Louise Shaw
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 1, file 4
1901-1904
Extent: 96 folios

Scope and Content:

Letters from Flora to her sister, Louise ("Lulu").

  • (fols. 1-2) Capetown, 24 Dec 1901
  • (fols. 3-5) on board the RMS Kildonan Castle, 24 Dec 1901
  • (fols. 6-8) Cape Town, 1 Jan 1902
  • (fols. 9-10) Cape Town, 8 Jan 1902
  • (fols. 11-13) travelling through the country district, trying to contact Dutch farmers and ministers of the Dutch Reformed Church, 11 Jan 1902
  • (fols. 14-17) Bloemfontein, 18 Jan 1902
  • (fols. 18-19) Madeira, 6 May 1902
  • (fols. 20-23) Madeira, 6 May 1902
  • (fols. 24-26) Madeira, complaining about how every day is the same, 19 May 1902
  • (fols. 27-29) Madeira, 25 May 1902
  • (fols. 30-33) Madeira, 1 Jun 1902
  • (fols. 34-35) Madeira, describing her marriage to Frederick Lugard, 13 Jun 1902
  • (fols. 36-38) SS Jebba, en route to Nigeria, describing how she has never felt "in more perfect health.", touching down in Sierra Leone en route and her new married status, 26 Jun 1902
  • (fols. 39-44) on board the Empire, their houseboat on the Niger River, 5 Jul 1902
  • (fols. 45-46) Nigeria where the Commissions are beginning, 9 Jul 1902
  • (fols. 47-54) Nigeria, writing from the military head quarters, 20 Jul 1902
  • (fols. 55-57) Lokoja, 7 Aug 1902
  • (fols. 58-61) Nigeria, 17 Aug 1902
  • (fols. 62-73) Nigeria, while travelling on the river, 24 Aug 1902
  • (fols. 74-81) Nigeria, describing how busy Frederick is, 26 Sep 1902
  • (fols. 82-87) Nigeria, discussing the difficult climate, Oct 1902
  • (fols. 88-91) 79 Harley Street and Little Parkhurst, 1903[?]
  • (fols. 92-96) Belvoir Castle, Grantham, 7 Aug 1904

Letters from Flora Shaw to Louise Shaw
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 1, file 5
Jul-Dec 1907
Extent: 120 folios

Scope and Content:

Letters from Flora to her sister, Louise ("Lulu").

  • (fols. 1-6) Canada, visiting the monument to James Wolfe, 1 Jul 1907
  • (fols. 7-10) near Victoria, British Columbia, sailing across the Pacific, 9 Jul 1907
  • (fols. 11-14) Hong Kong, describing their arrival and how beautiful the port is, 29 Jul 1907
  • (fols. 15-20) Hong Kong, about Frederick starting his new job as Governor, 3 Aug 1907
  • (fols. 21-29) Hong Kong, 10 Aug 1907
  • (fols. 30-35) Hong Kong, 26 Aug 1907
  • (fols. 36-41) Hong Kong, discussing her tea party and matters of the house, 29 Aug 1907
  • (fols. 42-45) Hong Kong, 7 Sep 1907
  • (fols. 46-51) Hong Kong, 9 Sep 1907
  • (fols. 52-55) Hong Kong, describing various parties and dinners she hosted, 16 Sep 1907
  • (fols. 56-59) Hong Kong, 23 Sep 1907
  • (fols. 60-67) Hong Kong, 2 Oct 1907
  • (fols. 68-74) Hong Kong, 6 Oct 1907
  • (fols. 75-78) Hong Kong, 15 Oct 1907
  • (fols. 79-82) Hong Kong, sending birthday greetings, 21 Oct 1907
  • (fols. 83-88) Hong Kong, 29 Oct 1907
  • (fols. 89-92) Hong Kong, preparing for birthday dinners, domestic matters, 4 Nov 1907 (incomplete)
  • (fols. 93-96) Hong Kong, mentioning how lucky they are to have arrived at "The day of the ball" without catching Hilda's dengue fever, 11 Nov 1907
  • (fols. 97-100) Hong Kong, describing Hilda's illness due to blood poisoning, 18 Nov 1907
  • (fols. 101-103) Hong Kong, describing being injured playing tennis, 26 Nov 1907
  • (fols. 104-109) Hong Kong, describing Hilda's death, 3 Dec 1907
  • (fols. 110-113) Hong Kong, discussing the aftermath of Hilda's death, 11 Dec 1907
  • (fols. 114-115) Hong Kong, 14 Dec 1907
  • (fols. 116-118) Hong Kong, describing their new house and how life is "going on quietly", 23 Dec 1907
  • (fols. 119-120) Hong Kong, after 25 Dec 1907 (incomplete)

Letters from Flora Shaw to Louise Shaw
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 2, file 1
1908-1910
Extent: 137 folios

Scope and Content:

Letters from Flora to her sister, Louise ("Lulu").

  • (fols.1-4) Hong Kong, thanking Louise for the cable, 3 Jan 1908
  • (fols. 5-14) en route to Canton, describing the trip, 12 Jan 1908
  • (fols. 15-21) Hong Kong, continuing the description of Canton, 16 Jan 1908
  • (fols. 22-26) Hong Kong, 27 Jan 1908
  • (fols. 27-30) Hong Kong, 3 Feb 1908
  • (fols. 31-32) Hong Kong, describing how Hilda's death has affected them, 10 Feb 1908
  • (fols. 33-35) Hong Kong, 17 Feb 1908
  • (fols. 36-39) Hong Kong, inquiring after Louise's children, 25 Feb 1908
  • (fols. 40-43) Hong Kong, 3 Mar 1908
  • (fols. 44-45) Shanghai, 12 Mar 1908
  • (fols. 46-49) Shanghai, complaining about the weather in Shanghai and comparing it to England, 16 Mar 1908
  • (fols. 50-54a) Hong Kong, describing her return from Shanghai and the musical party she organised with copy of the programme and press cutting, 24 Mar 1908
  • (fols. 55-58) Hong Kong, describing a busy week of parties and dinners, 30 Mar 1908
  • (fols. 59-60) Hong Kong, 7 Apr 1908
  • (fols. 61-62) Hong Kong. Letter written by Mrs. Wooster informing Louise that Flora has been ill and the doctor has recommended returning to England for the summer months, 18 Apr 1908
  • (fols. 63-64) London, thanking Louise for her support and saying goodbye, 25 Nov 1908
  • (fols. 65-66) Port Said, 30 Nov 1908
  • (fols. 67-68) Port Said, 5 Dec 1908
  • (fols. 69-70) Hong Kong, discussing her illness, 28 Feb 1909
  • (fols. 71-72) Granna, Sweden, praising the beauty of her surroundings, 5 Aug 1909(?)
  • (fols. 73-76) Granna, Sweden, 26 Aug 1909
  • (fols. 77-79) Trans Siberian Railway, describing the comfort of travel by rail, 11 Oct 1910
  • (fols. 80-86) Peking, describing the palaces and temples, "not a new world, but an old one", 24 Oct 1910
  • (fols. 87-88) Ships menus from the SS Sui Wo, 27 Oct 1910
  • (fols. 89-91) Shanghai, describing their departure from Peking with a guard of honour and on a special railway car and the sights they see while travelling across China, 29 Oct 1910
  • (fol. 92) cutting from the South China Morning Post reporting on return of the Lugards to Hong Kong, 2 Nov 1910
  • (fols. 93-101) Hong Kong, discussing how well she feels and various receptions they have attended, 4 Nov 1910
  • (fols. 102-105) Hong Kong, 12 Nov 1910
  • (fols. 106-109) Hong Kong, 19 Nov 1910
  • (fols.110-115) Hong Kong, 26 Nov 1910
  • (fols. 116-121) Hong Kong, 2 Dec 1910
  • (fols. 122-125) Hong Kong, discussing the upcoming elections, 10 Dec 1910
  • (fols. 126-129) Hong Kong, 17 Dec 1910
  • (fols. 130-135) Hong Kong, 23 Dec 1910
  • (fols. 136-137) Hong Kong, 31 Dec 1910

Letters from Flora Shaw to Louise Shaw
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 2, file 2
1911
Extent: 110 folios

Scope and Content:

Letters from Flora to her sister, Louise ("Lulu").

  • (fols. 1-4) Hong Kong, 7 Jan 1911
  • (fols. 5-10) Hong Kong, 10 Jan 1911
  • (fols. 11-16) Hong Kong, 21 Jan 1911
  • (fols. 17-20) Hong Kong, 28 Jan 1911
  • (fols. 21-26) Hong Kong, 31 Jan and 3 Feb 1911
  • (fols. 27-30) Hong Kong, 11 Feb 1911
  • (fols. 31-36) Hong Kong, 18 Feb 1911
  • (fols. 37-42) Hong Kong, 25 Feb 1911
  • (fols. 43-46) Hong Kong, 3 Mar 1911
  • (fols. 47-51) Hong Kong, 11 Mar 1911
  • (fols. 52-56) Hong Kong, 20 Mar 1911
  • (fols. 57-64) Hong Kong, 27 Mar 1911
  • (fols. 65-68) Hong Kong, 4 Apr 1911
  • (fols. 69-73) Hong Kong, 18 Apr 1911
  • (fols. 74-78) Hong Kong, 24 Apr 1911
  • (fols. 79-86) Hong Kong, 28 Apr 1911
  • (fols. 87-91) Hong Kong, 7 May 1911
  • (fols. 92-97) Hong Kong, 15 May 1911
  • (fols. 98-99) Kobe, Japan, 28 May 1911
  • (fols. 100-102) Arima Onsen, Kobe, Japan, mainly describing the hot springs, 30 May 1911
  • (fols. 103-105) Kyoto, Japan, 4 Jun 1911
  • (fols. 106-110) Kobe, Japan, discussing travel incidents, 16 Jun 1911

Letters from Flora Shaw to Louise Shaw
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 2, file 3
1911-1912
Extent: 105 folios

Scope and Content:

Letters from Flora to her sister, Louise ("Lulu").

  • (fols. 1-5) Kobe, Japan, 27 Jun 1911
  • (fols. 6-10) Kobe, Japan, 6 Jul 1911
  • (fols. 11-17) Kobe, Japan, 14 Jul 1911
  • (fols. 18-22) Yokohama, Japan, 19 Jul 1911
  • (fols. 23-26) Nikko, Japan, 30 Jul 1911
  • (fols. 27-32) Nikko, Japan, 6 Aug 1911
  • (fols. 33-37) Nikko, Japan, 16 Aug 1911
  • (fols. 38-41) Yumoto, [Japan], 25 Aug 1911
  • (fols. 42-47) Yumoto, [Japan], 2 Sep 1911
  • (fols. 48-60) Nikko, Japan, 11 Sep 1911
  • (fols. ) Tokyo, Japan, 27 Sep 1911
  • (fols. 61-68) Hong Kong, 12 Oct 1911
  • (fols. 69-77) Hong Kong, 2 Dec 1911
  • (fols. 78-84) Hong Kong, 10 Dec 1911
  • (fols. 85-89) Hong Kong, 20 Dec 1911
  • (fols. 90-96) Hong Kong, 23 Dec 1911
  • (fols. 97-103) Hong Kong, 12 Jan 1912
  • (fols. 104-105) Hong Kong, 10 Mar 1912

A.1.2   Other family correspondence, 1871-1937


Letters from John Ruskin to the Shaw children
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 3, File 1
1871
Extent: 10 folios

Scope and Content:

Letters from John Ruskin to the Shaw children discussing plants.

  • (fols. 1-2) Oxford, 10 Feb 1871
  • (fols. 3-4) Abingdon, 24 Mar 1871
  • (fols. 5-6) no place or date
  • (fols. 7-8) London, 1 April 1871
  • (fols. 9-10) London, 15 April 1871

Letters from Louise Shaw to Flora Shaw
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 3, File 2
1892-1898 and undated
Extent: 230 folios

Scope and Content:

Letters from Louise ("Lulu", "Lulie") to her sister, Flora. Includes letters discussing family relations, their father's illness and death, financial issues, time spent with the Bells, Lulu's trip to Marlfield in Ireland, her handling of Flora's income back home, the lectures of William Martin Conway, political matters such as the Home Rule bill and demonstrations in Ireland, and reactions to Flora's articles in The Times on the Klondyke. With a note listing the letters dated Apr 1892-Apr 1893.


Letters from Flora Shaw to Hilda Brackenbury
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 3, File 3
1901-1903
Extent: 69 folios

Scope and Content:

Letters from Flora to her niece, Hilda Brackenbury. Includes letters discussing her relationship with Lord Lugard, her impressions of Nigeria, her return to Surrey (in 1903) and plans for house improvements.

  • (fols. 2-3) North Madeira, 10 Dec 1901
  • (fols. 4-7) Cape Town, South Africa, 25 Dec 1901
  • (fols. 8-11) Cape Town, South Africa, 31 Dec 1901
  • (fols. 12-13) Cape Town, South Africa, 8 Jan 1902
  • (fols. 14-15) Bloemfontein, South Africa, 20 Jan 1902
  • (fols. 16-19) Funchal, Madeira, 12 May 1902
  • (fols. 20-23) Funchal, Madeira, 19 May 1902
  • (fols. 24-25) Funchal, Madeira, 28 May 1902
  • (fols. 26-29) Funchal, Madeira, 31 May 1902
  • (fols. 30-33) Camacha, Madeira, 13-15 Jun 1902
  • (fols. 34-36) Sierra Leone, 26 Jun 1902
  • (fols. 37-38) On board the SS Jebba, 26 Jun 1902
  • (fols. 39-46) On board The Empire, Niger River, 8 Jul 1902
  • (fols. 47-51) Lokoja, Nigeria, 28 Jul 1902
  • (fols. 52-57) Zungeru, Nigeria, 30 Aug 1902
  • (fols. 58-59) Little Parkhurst, Abinger Common, Surrey, 13 Aug 1903
  • (fols. 60-61) Little Parkhurst, Abinger Common, Surrey, 13 Aug 1903
  • (fols. 62-63) Little Parkhurst, Abinger Common, Surrey, 30 Aug 1903
  • (fols. 64-65) Little Parkhurst, Abinger Common, Surrey, 10 Sep 1903
  • (fols. 66-67) Little Parkhurst, Abinger Common, Surrey, 9 Oct 1903
  • (fols. 68-69) Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, 12 Oct 1903

Miscellaneous family letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 3, File 4
1879-1937
Extent: 76 folios

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-58) letters to Flora from her French relatives, written after the time she spent with them in France in the mid-1870s, 7 Jan 1879-4 Jan 1886
  • (fols. 59-64) letter from Flora in Cairo to Colonel Charles Brackenbury, 10 Mar 1889
  • (fols. 65-70) incomplete letter to [Flora] from Lord Lugard, Dec 1901
  • (fols. 70a-70e) letter from Flora to her sister in law, Jenny Oliver, in South Africa, discussing family news, the work of Frederick Lugard, and her sister in Ireland, Dec 1923. With typed transcript and notes.
  • (fol. 71) letter from Louise Shaw to Ned, 5 Oct 1937

A.2   Special correspondence, 1870-1915


Letters from Father Lloyd Coghlan
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 4, File 1
[1870]-1875
Extent: 60 folios

Scope and Content:

Letters from Father Lloyd Coghlan to Flora, mostly discussing spirituality and Flora's crisis of faith during her mother's illness.


Letters from George Meredith
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 4, File 2
1876-1895
Extent: 27 folios

Scope and Content:

Letters from George Meredith to Flora, with one letter from Meredith to Colonel Brackenbury and biographical notes on Meredith.


Letters from J. Elius
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 4, File 3
1892 and undated
Extent: 39 folios

Scope and Content:

Letters from J. Elius to Flora. The letters were written from Little Parkhurst and Elius appears to have been Flora's housekeeper. Dried flowers enclosed with one letter.


Letters from Sir George Taubman Goldie
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 4, File 4
1893-1897
Extent: 25 folios

Scope and Content:

Letters from Sir George Taubman Goldie to Flora mainly discussing West Africa, the Royal Niger Company and its campaign against Ilorin and Nupe which Goldie led. Also one letter, 13 Mar 1897, from Mr. Scarborough at the Royal Niger Company about Goldie's expedition.


Letters to C. Moberly Bell
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 4, File 5
1898-1906
Extent: 55 folios

Scope and Content:

Letters from Flora to C. Moberly Bell with one letter to George Buckle. The letters are mainly work-related, dealing with Flora's trip to the Yukon, Canada, and her work for The Times. There are also letters describing her life in Nigeria and the publication of her books.


Letters from Edmund Fischer
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 4, File 6
1900-1903
Extent: 67 folios

Scope and Content:

Letters from architect Edmund Fischer to Flora discussing alterations to her home, Little Parkhurst. With related plans.


Letters concerning Flora's health
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 4, File 7
1912-1915
Extent: 47 folios

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from Dr. G. R Turner concerning Flora's health and correspondence between Flora and Maria Svärdström in Sweden discussing alternative treatments, vegetarian diets and other forms of non-traditional medicine.

A.3   Work correspondence, 1886-1938


Letters relating to Flora's books
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 5, File 1
1886-1938
Extent: 39 folios

Scope and Content:

Includes letters:

  • (fols. 4-17) discussing Flora's novel, Colonel Cheswick's Campaign, 1886
  • (fols. 19-24) from Havier Verrier in France discussing Flora's books (particularly Castle Blair, 1877), 1886-[1889]. In French.
  • (fols. 25-39) from/to Lord Lugard enquiring about Flora's books. Includes letters from (Percy) Evans Lewin (Librarian at the Royal Empire Society) and Howell Wright (Attorney and Counselor at Law, Cleveland, Ohio), 1929-1938

Correspondence relating to The Times
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 5, File 2
1892-1895
Extent: 8 folios and one item

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • Letterbook containing carbon copies of letters from Flora as Colonial Editor at The Times, Nov 1893-Jul 1895
  • Correspondence with C. Moberly Bell at The Times discussing payment for articles, 1894

Letters relating to Flora's lectures
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 5, File 3
1894
Extent: 44 folios

Scope and Content:

Letters discussing arrangements for two lectures to be given by Flora in January and November 1894. The letters are mainly between Flora and her sister, Louise ("Lulie") Shaw, but there are also letters of congratulation on the success of her lectures from:

  • (fol. 22) C. Moberly Bell, 10 Jan 1894
  • (fols. 14-15) George Earle Buckle, 10 Jan 1894
  • (fols. 16-17) Maria Theresa Earle, 10 Jan 1894
  • (fols. 34-35) Dame Millicent Fawcett, 14 Nov 1894
  • (fols. 30-31) George Taubman Goldie, 13 Nov 1894
  • (fols. 39-40) L. J. Maxse, 15 Nov 1894
  • (fols. 27, 38) J. S. O'Halloran, 11 Jan and 14 Nov 1894
  • (fols. 28-29, 41-42) Rev. Arthur Ryans, 14 Jan and 15 Nov 1894
  • (fols. 18-19) A. F. Walter, 10 Jan 1894
  • (fols. 36-37) Montagu White, 14 Nov 1894

Correspondence discussing the "Food Problems"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 5, File 4
1916-1917
Extent: 35 folios

Scope and Content:

Correspondence discussing the "Food Problem", particularly Flora's concern about how the food supply will be effected as a result of the Government's decision to fix prices. Includes a letter from Flora to Lord Milner explaining her concerns and related correspondence with Fred Miller (The Daily Telegraph), Geoffrey Robinson (The Times) and C. P. Scott (The Manchester Guardian).

A.4   Miscellaneous correspondence, 1880-1938


Miscellaneous correspondence
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 5, File 5
1880-1938
Extent: 119 folios

Scope and Content:

Includes letters to Flora from:

  • (fol. 113) Austen Chamberlain, 22 Oct 1925
  • (fols. 27-28) Joseph Chamberlain, 15 Jun 1898
  • (fols. 82-85) Mary Chamberlain, 5 Apr 1910
  • (fols. 66-67) Lord Cromer, 4 Oct 1905
  • (fol. 110) Geoffrey Dawson, 1 Feb 1923
  • (fols. 114-115) A. B. Fraser 6 Feb 1926
  • (fols. 29-30, 40-43, 68-71) Dorothy Grey, 4 letters, 26 Jul 1899-18 Dec 1905
  • (fols. 78-79, 86-87, 111-112) Sir Edward Grey, 3 letters, 28 Feb 1906, 5 Mar 1911 and 24 Nov 1923
  • (fols. 74-75) Richard Burdon Haldane, 17 Dec 1905
  • (fols. 62-63 and 72-73) Leander Starr Jameson, 2 letters, 13 May [1904] and 1905
  • (fols. 22-25) Rudyard Kipling, 2 letters (one addressed to C. Moberly Bell) asking if Flora is likely to know anything about Cape Town "as a winter resort - from the social and domestic point of view", 17 Oct and Nov 1897
  • (fols. 3-19) Sir John Kirk, 3 letters, [May 1895], 4 Sep 1895 and 25 Jun 1896
  • (fol. 20-21) Wilfred Laurier, 26 Jun 1897
  • (fols. 91, 93) Andrew Bonar Law, 2 letters, 27 May and 1 Jun 1915
  • (fol. 107) Lord Leverhulme, 18 Oct 1922
  • (fols. 96-99) Margaret Lewin, enclosing two poems, 1 Jan 1921
  • (fol. 92) Walter Long, 28 May 1915
  • (fols. 76-77, 80) Lord Milner, 2 letters, 22 Feb and 29 Mar 1906
  • (fol. 100) Violet, Viscountess Milner, 27 Mar 1921
  • (fols. 116-117) Edith Kermit Roosevelt, undated
  • (fols. 35-36, 64-65) Sir Julius Wernher, 2 letters, 31 Mar 1902 and 7 Jul 1905
  • (fols. 88-90) Ella Wheeler Wilcox, enclosing a cutting from the Pall Mall Gazette of Wilcox's poem 'The Englishman' [May 1912]

and letters from Flora to:

  • (fols. 44-61) Joseph Chamberlain (draft), [Jul-Nov 1902]
  • (fols. 108-109) Sir James [Craig] (copy letter), concerning the situation in Ireland, 14 Jan 1923

also letters from:

  • (fol. 1) Charles Gordon to C. Allen, 28 Oct 1880
  • (fol. 2) W. M. Conway to Louise Shaw, 18 Jul 1895
  • (fols. 31-34) Ethel Bell to Louise Shaw, 2 letters, 23 Nov and undated
  • (fols. 94-95) Leander Starr Jameson to Lord Lugard, undated
  • (fols. 118-119) M. E. Jersey to Lord Lugard, 30 Oct 1938

B   Personal papers, 1847-1945

B.1   Notebooks, 1847-1921


Notebook
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 6, File 1
1847, 1870
Extent: 36 folios

Scope and Content:

Notebook kept by Colonel Charles Brackenbury while correspondent for The Times during the Franco-Prussian War. Contains:

  • (fol. 1) loose sheet with drawing by Brackenbury of Burntisland Harbour, Fife, Scotland, 18 Sep 1847
  • (fols. 2-33) accounts of generals and movements of troops; with events of the day and personal remarks, Aug-Sep 1870
  • (fol. 34) "Copied from Rupell's Letter, Times. Nov 3."
  • (fol. 35) "Disposition of Troops about Paris. Nov 7."
  • (fol. 36) "The Prussian Corps at the Beginning of the War"

Walks around Abinger
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 6, File 2
1903-1906
Extent: 20 folios

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-11) walks, 1 Jan-27 Apr 1903
  • (fols. 12-16) walks, 7 Oct-29 Oct 1906

Garden Notebook, Volume I
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 6, File 3
1 Jan-9 Aug 1921
Extent: 42 folios

Scope and Content:

Notes on gardening tasks at Little Parkhurst.


Garden Notebook, Volume II
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 6, File 4
10 Aug-31 Dec 1921
Extent: 34 folios

Scope and Content:

Notes on gardening tasks at Little Parkhurst.

B.2   Account books, 1865-1886


Domestic Account Book 1
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 6, File 5
1865-1878
Extent: 166 folios

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-67) expenses in France, Jan 1865-Dec 1869
  • (fols. 68-97) household expenses, Jan 1870-Nov 1873
  • (fols. 98-130) quarter reports, Jan 1874-Apr 1876
  • (fols. 152-153 and 161-163) housekeeping expenses, [1865]-1878

Domestic Account Book 2
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 6, File 6
1884-1886
Extent: 40 folios

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) household expenses, Apr 1884-Mar 1885
  • (fols. 2-37) individual week registers, Apr 1885-Mar 1886
  • (fols. 38-39) summary of expenses, Apr 1885-Mar 1886

B.3   Diary, 1892


Diary
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 6, File 7
1892
Extent: 48 folios

Scope and Content:

Diary written on Flora's trip to Australia, covering the period 10 Oct-28 Dec 1892. With 4 loose newspaper cuttings.

B.4   Cuttings, 1902-1945


Cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 6, File 8
1902-1945
Extent: 39 folios

Scope and Content:

Cuttings from newspapers and journals about Flora's engagement to Lord Lugard in 1902, her death in 1929 and Lord Lugard's death in 1945.

C   Work papers, 1880-1938

C.1   Cuttings and draft publications, 1891-1914


Cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 7, File 1
1891-1914 and undated
Extent: 54 folios

Scope and Content:

Cuttings from newspapers and journals, mainly articles by Flora.


"Australia: A History" (Draft)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 7, File 2
1897
Extent: 225 folios

Scope and Content:

Typescript and manuscript drafts.


"History of the British Empire: XVIIth Century" (Draft)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 7, File 3
[1901]
Extent: 184 folios

Scope and Content:

Typescript and manuscript drafts.

C.2   Biographical and background papers, 1882-1895


Spanish Literature
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 8, File 1
1882-[1888]
Extent: 25 folios and 3 items

Scope and Content:

Notes and printed material relating to Spanish literature. Comprises:

  • (item 1) La Ilustracion de Canarias (Volume 1, Number 7, 15 Oct 1882). Featuring articles about Benito Perez Galdos. In Spanish
  • (item 2) La Ilustracion de Canarias (Volume 1, Number 22, 31 May 1883), Featuring articles about Benito Perez Galdos. In Spanish
  • (item 3) El Ramillete Literario (Volume 1, Number 7, 31 Mar 1883). Memorial edition dedicated to Francisco M. Pinto
  • (fols. 1-8) article entitled 'The Modern Spanish Novel' by Paul Sylvester [1888]
  • (fol. 9) cutting about Naturalism/Realism in French fiction and the effect on other countries, [1888]
  • (fols. 10-25) notes on Benito Perez Galdos' novel, Gloria, [1888]

George Meredith
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 8, File 2
[1886-1888]
Extent: 101 folios

Scope and Content:

Notes on George Meredith with proofs of pages from Meredith's A Reading of Earth, [1888].


South African Statesmen
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 8, File 3
1892-1895
Extent: 120 folios

Scope and Content:

Newspaper cuttings, letters, articles and notes containing biographical information about South African Statesmen. Some items have been forwarded to Flora from the Editor of The Times. Comprises material relating to:

  • William Eduard Bok
  • Johannes Francois Celliers
  • Ewald Esselen
  • J. F. Hofmeyr
  • Dr. Jorissen
  • J. G. Kotze
  • Paul Kruger
  • Dr. W. J. Leyds
  • Sir Thomas McIlwraith
  • Lucas Johannes Meyer
  • Sir Henry Norman
  • Marthinus Wessls Pretorius
  • George Houston Reid
  • Preident Frank Reitz
  • Cecil Rhodes
  • Theophilus Shepstone
  • President Steyn
  • Sir William Windeyer
  • Daniel Wolmarans

C.3   Miscellaneous work papers, 1880-1938


Miscellaneous work papers
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 8, File 4
1880-1938
Extent: 14 folios and 2 items

Scope and Content:
  • (item 1) Correspondence relative to the Conference held at Madrid in 1880 respecting the right of Protection of Moorish Subjects by the Diplomatic and Consular Representatives of Foreign Powers in Morocco, C. 2707 (London: Printed by Harrison and Sons, 1880. 185 pages)
  • (item 2) Convention between Great Britain, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, the United States, The French Republic, Italy, Morocco, The Netherlands, Portugal, and Sweden and Norway for the Settlement of the Right of Protection in Morocco. Signed at Madrid, Jul 3, 1880, C. 3053. (London: Printed by Harrison and Sons, 1881. 9 pages)
  • (fol. 1) brief note by Flora listing pages of particular interest in the 1880 Command Paper
  • (fol. 2) railway map of Queensland showing "Country Lines". W. Knight, Government Engraver, Brisbane, Queensland, [1892]. With small annotation and note by Flora
  • (fol. 3) map of South Australia showing existing and authorized railway lines. A. Vaughan, Government Photolithographer, Adelaide, 1915
  • (fol. 4) map of western Australia showing railways, "proclaimed goldfield boundaries", agricultural and pastoral lands. H. J. Pether, Government Lithographer, Perth, 1915
  • (fol. 5) map of the Songhay Empire, western Africa, drawn for Flora's book A Tropical Dependency, published in 1905
  • (fols. 6-10) Flora's notes on a talk about Chinese labour given by Sir George Farrar in Pretoria, Dec 1903
  • (fol. 11) list showing the dates that Flora's articles on 'The Colonies' were published in The Times, 1890-1899
  • (fols. 12-13) list of Flora's publications, 1886-1929
  • (fol. 14) list of Flora's publications available at the British Museum, 1938

D   Jameson Raid and Anglo-Boer War, 1849-1900


Letters and documents
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 9, File 1
1849, 1893-1895
Extent: 56 folios and 3 items

Scope and Content:

Includes letters to Flora from:

  • (fols. 40-41) C. Moberly Bell, 9 Dec 1895
  • (fols. 43-52) Sir Graham Bower, 24 Dec 1895
  • (fols. 19-39) James Percy Fitzpatrick, 1 and 7 Dec 1895
  • (fols. 8-9) Leander Starr Jameson, 28 Jan 1895
  • (fol. 1-2) Cecil Rhodes, 23 Feb 1894
  • (fol. 53) Sir Julius Wernher, 27 Dec 1895

and letters from:

  • (fols. 3-4, 12) Herbert Canning, Secretary of the British South Africa Company, to the Colonial Office concerning the Bechuanaland Railway Argument (copy letters), 24 and 31 Jan 1895
  • (fol. 10-11) Cecil Rhodes to Herbert Canning, 29 Jan 1895

also:

  • (item 1) "The 33 Articles Drawn up at Potchefstroom 9 Aug 1844 approved at Derdepoort 23 May 1849". Typescript (7 pages), 1849
  • (item 2) The Constitutional Law of the South African Republic. Booklet (41 pages), [1893]
  • (item 3) The Status of the Uitlander: a lecture delivered by Mr. Advocate Wessels under the auspices of the Pretoria Uitlanders' Association. Reprinted from the Transvaal Advertiser. Booklet (14 pages), 1894

Letters and documents
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 9, File 2
1895-1896
Extent: 173 folios

Scope and Content:

Includes letters to Flora from:

  • (fols. 98-106) Sir John Bramston, enclosing the names of the Reform Committee with his personal comments about them, 3 Jul 1896
  • (fol. 6) George Earle Buckle, 3 Jan 1896
  • (fols. 30-43) Charles Cowen, concerning his interview with Chief Justice Kotze, 10 Mar 1896
  • (fols. 58-67) Sir J. P. Fitzpatrick, 2 letters, 18-19 Apr 1896
  • (fols. 77-80) Bourchier F. Hawksley, enclosing telegram from R. H. (12 May), 14 May 1896
  • (fol. 56-57, 75-76, 92-93) Leander Starr Jameson, 3 letters, 14 Apr-2 Jun 1896
  • (fols. 24-29) Sir Lionel Phillips, written from Gaol in Pretoria, concerning his imprisonment by Kruger and his involvement in the Reformer's Movement and the Jameson Raid, 25 Jan 1896
  • (fols. 127-132) Colonel Francis Rhodes, 29 Sep 1896, enclosing copies of a letter he received from W. P. Schreiner (25 Aug 1896) and his reply (27 Aug 1896)
  • (fols. 16-19) J. B. Taylor, 11 Jan 1896
  • (fols. 81-82, 94, 97) Arthur Walter, 3 letters, 20 May-23 Jun 1896
  • (fols. 7-8, 20-23, 95-96) Sir Julius Wernher, 3 letters, 5 Jan-10 Jun 1896 (one includes a copy of a Reuters Bulletin dated 26 Dec 1895)
  • (fols. 73-74) Major Robert White, 11 May 1896
  • (fol. 54-55) General Garnet Wolseley, 1 Apr 1896

and letters from:

  • (fol. 52-3) David De Waal to Dr. Harris (copy letter), 25 Mar 1896
  • (fols. 9-13) [Sir Lionel Phillips to his wife] concerning his role in the Raid, 6 Jan 1896
  • (fol. 51) Thomas Ekins Fuller to Dr. Harris (copy letter), 25 Mar 1896
  • (fols. 68-71) Flora to Arthur Walter of The Times, 29 Apr 1896 (with pencil note saying letter sent 15 Jun 1896)
  • (fols. 116-126) Flora to [C. Moberly Bell], 3 Aug 1896

also:

  • (fols. 44-50) extracts of a letter from M. A. Braunshiel, George Farrar's agent in Pretoria, 24 Mar 1896
  • (fols. 83-91) 'The Plain Truth About Mr. Rhodes and the Transvaal', article from The Fortnightly Review (Number CCCLIV, New Series), 1 Jun 1896
  • (fols. 107-115) notes by Flora, 2 Aug 1896, with copies of messages received from Dr. Jameson and Sir John Willoughby on 29 Feb 1896

Letters and documents
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 9, File 3
1897-1900
Extent: 92 folios and 2 items

Scope and Content:

Includes letters to Flora from:

  • (fols. 65-66) Charles H. Allen, Secretary of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 26 May 1897
  • (fols. 3-12, 24) C. Moberly Bell, 3 letters, enclosing two letters he has received from Bourchier F. Hawksley, 15 Feb-20 May 1897
  • (fol. 23, 37-40, 51-54, 78, 82-83, ) George Earle Buckle, 6 letters, 9 May-4 Jul 1897
  • (fols. 90-91) Redvers Buller, 2 Feb 1900
  • (fol. 74) Alice T. Goldie, 26 May 1897
  • (fols. 13-20) Leander Starr Jameson, 4 letters, [7 May 1897] and undated
  • (fols. 92) incomplete letter, possibly by Mary Kingsley, about nursing Boer prisoners of war at Simonstown, received on 31 Jul 1900
  • (fols. 59-62) Sir John Kirk, 26 May 1897
  • (fol. 63) Frederick A. Maxse, 26 May 1897
  • (fols. 84-89) Lord Milner, 14 Apr 1899
  • (fols. 41-45, 69-70, 73) Herbert Stephens, including a list of questions which Flora might be asked at the Select Committee meeting and suggestions on how she should answer, 3 letters, 24-26 May 1897
  • (fol. 71) Arthur Walter, 26 May 1897
  • (fols. 1-2) H. F. Wilson, 12 Feb 1897

and letters from:

  • (fols. 21-22) Flora to George Earle Buckle, 8 May 1897
  • (fol. 75) Joseph Chamberlain to Mr. Wilson asking him to tell Miss Shaw that she gave her evidence admirably, 26 May 1897

also:

  • (fols. 25, 81) summons notices ordering Flora to attend the House of Commons Select Committee on British South Africa, 21 May and 29 Jun 1897
  • (fols. 26-35) handwritten draft of Flora's statement to the Select Committee on British South Africa, [May 1897]
  • (fols. 79-80) paper from the Select Committee on British South Africa containing transcripts of telegrams dated 10 Dec-31 Dec 1895, including telegrams sent by Flora (code name "Telemones") to Cecil Rhodes (code name "Verdschoen"), 24 Jun 1897
  • (item 1) Second Report from the Select Committee on British South Africa with the Proceedings of the Committee, 13 Jul 1897
  • (item 2) Great Britain and the Dutch Republics reprinted from The Times, 1900

Letters and documents (undated)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 590, Box 9, File 4
[1895-1900]
Extent: 27 folios

Scope and Content:

Undated letters and documents. The letters are all addressed to Flora unless otherwise stated. Includes:

  • (fol. 6) Leander Starr Jameson, undated
  • (fols. 7-11) Cecil Rhodes, 3 letters, undated
  • (fol. 4-5) Frank Rhodes, 6 May
  • (fols. 2-3) General Garnet Wolseley of the War Office, undated
  • (fols. 13-14) typescript article about the position of the political prisoners in Pretoria, probably by Flora
  • (fols. 15-21) "The Second Great Betrayal or The Commandeering Episode", account by Hugh Romilly Abercrombie about Uitlanders (Non-Boers)
  • (fols. 22-25) translated copy of article appearing in the Dutch paper Law en Volk

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