War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Cape of Good Hope Colony (Cape Colony), Original Correspondence

Reference:
CO 48
Title:
War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Cape of Good Hope Colony (Cape Colony), Original Correspondence
Description:

This series consists of original correspondence relating to Cape of Good Hope, later Cape Colony. Included are reports and papers of the Commissioners of Eastern Inquiry, 1825 to 1834.

Date:
1807-1910
Arrangement:

Bound volumes arranged chronologically within the following subject headings: Despatches (letters of the governors), Offices (letters of government departments and other organisations) and Individuals (arranged alphabetically). Each volume with a contents list, or précis of each letter giving name of correspondent, date of letter and subject matter.

Related Material:
For records before 1807 see WO 1/178 and 323-342.
For earlier records of West Griqualand see CO 107
For further records of the Commissioners see CO 414
For records after 1910 see CO 551
For further records of the Commissioners see CO 54/139
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Language:
English
Creator:
War and Colonial Department, Commissioners of Eastern Inquiry in the Cape of Good Hope, 1823-1826
Physical description:
606 volume(s)
Access conditions:
Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Unpublished finding aids:
For registers of correspondence see CO 326 before 1850, CO 336 after 1850. For indexed précis of correspondence see CO 714.
Administrative / biographical background:

After some dispute as to ownership of the Cape of Good Hope between colonial powers, the territory was recaptured by the British in 1806 and formally became a British colony in 1814. In 1910 Cape Colony became a province of the new Union of South Africa.

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