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RCS/RCMS 22 contains:
1 A Canadian Polar expedition
2 Systematic colonization
3 Correspondence of the Imperial Federation League
4 Letters from Ramsay Macdonald to Sir Drummond Shiels
5 Monetary and colonial development
6 Memories of the Royal Commonwealth Society
7 The cultivation and manufacture of the olive
8 Letters from Sir Cosmo Parkinson to Sir William Clark
9 Letter from Sidney Webb to Sir Drummond Shiels
10 Notes on natural history
11 A gold standard for the Empire
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Title Correspondence of the Imperial Federation League
Reference RCMS 22/3
(former reference: MSS 11)
Creator Imperial Federation League
Covering Dates 1885–1893
Extent and Medium 1 folder; paper; Mixed scripts
Content and context

Thirty-eight letters and memoranda dealing with a variety of subjects. The correspondence includes the original letter to members, 15 October 1886, urging renewed support, signed by Lord Rosebery, Chairman. There are sixteen items of correspondence with Lord Knutsford regarding the avoidance of party politics in the League and its journal, with particular reference to the correspondence between Cecil Rhodes and Charles Stewart Parnell on Irish politics, 1888. There are also eighteen items of correspondence, 1891-1892, between Lord Rosebery, the President, and A.H. Loring, the Secretary, regarding Rosebery's resignation as President and his views on the future of the League and on a possible change of name. There are three further miscellaneous items.

Presented by the Royal African Society, 1972.

Further information

Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 32. Indexed

Index Terms
Imperial Federation League
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