Wylde Family
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Reference code: GB-0033-WYL
Title: Wylde Family
Dates of creation: 1831-1923
Extent: 1.6 metres
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: Wylde family
Language: English

Biographies of major characters

Major General William Wylde of Chiswick (1788-1877) Major General William Wylde, born in 1788, served in Spain and Portugal in the 1830s, later serving briefly as Prince Albert's Equerry and subsequently Groom of the Bed Chamber in 1846. The papers in this collection relate to his career from this time onwards, when he was employed by the British government in Portugal during the tumultuous years during and surrounding the Portuguese civil war of 1846-47. During this service in Portugal, General Wylde was accompanied by two of his sons, the eldest, William Henry Wylde, and Robert Gervas Wylde, both of whom acted as their father's assistants. Of Robert's subsequent career, we know very little. General Wylde's daughter, Sophia, married Durham colliery owner and magistrate William Stobart in 1851.
8 September 1803Joined Artillery
1813-1814Service in Holland. Attached Horse Artillery with Army of Occupation in France.
April 1834Military Commissioner, H/Q Don Pedro's Army in Portugal
20 September 1834 - 28 December 1838H/Q Queen of Spain's Army
25 February 1834Equerry to Prince Albert
6 March 1846Groom of the Bed Chamber to Prince Albert
30 October 1846-August 1847Employed as military agent to keep British Government informed of military events in Portugal, during civil war. Signed Convention of Oporto.
8 January 1849Appointed Colonel
20 June 1854Appointed Major General
1863Colonel Commandant of the Royal Engineers
1868 - 1877Master Gunner

William Henry Wylde, C.M.G. (1819-1909) It is however, the eldest son, William Henry Wylde, to whom most of this collection relates. His papers, mainly letters and despatches, accumulated and retained during some fifty years' service at the British Foreign Office, thirty of those at senior level, cover a vast and varied range of places, personalities and subjects. As head of the Commercial, Consular and Slave Trade Departments of the F.O. from 1869, Wylde received correspondence (and clearly corresponded with) consuls, ambassadors, travellers and diplomats the length and breadth of the globe. But it is the West and East Coasts of Africa and in particular the battle to defeat the slave trade and establish legitimate trade in these areas, which dominate both Wylde's own career, and thus the scope of these papers.
The correspondence is revealing about the structures within the Foreign Office, the roles of British consuls abroad, their personalities and concerns, and above all in a broader sense with the history of British foreign policy, British colonialism and overseas interests, emphasising her role as arbiter as well as direct participant in matters on the world stage. Names amongst the correspondents include numerous British foreign secretaries, Lords Granville, Derby and Salisbury, and under-secretaries at the Foreign Office and India Office. African explorers including Frederick Elton, and Charles Livingstone, Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, botanist and director at Kew, colonial governors and administrators, including Sir John Hawley Glover, Sir Henry Bartle Frere, British ambassadors, ministers and consul-generals including Sir Henry George Elliot, Sir John Kirk, Sir Austen Henry Layard, Sir Rutherford Alcock, Sir John Drummond Hay, Lord Lyons and Sir Evelyn Baring, as well as a host of lesser-known naval commanders and British consuls and vice-consuls. Many of these individuals, including Wylde himself, were also active figures in the Royal Geographical Society.
There is substantial material relating to topics such as the Spanish civil war, British annexation of the Fijian Islands, Spanish and American interests in Cuba, Portuguese and British colonial relations and African exploration, with the question of slavery underpinning much of these. Among the most notable are letters from the African explorer and some time British consul, Sir Richard Burton, and from General Charles Gordon in the Sudan between 1877 and 1881. There is also a substantial run of letters from Sir Daniel Brooke Robertson on Chinese affairs. As a copious and far from concise correspondent, Robertson's letters are packed with detail on events across China and offer much information on Anglo-Chinese relations during the 1850s and 1860s. The reactions to Wylde's decision to retire from the F.O. in 1880 (he was awarded a C.M.G. in the same year) suggest an individual warmly regarded and highly respected, particularly for his unceasing efforts over the years to abolish the slave trade. Even in retirement, Wylde continued to play a significant role on the diplomatic scene, being one of the two British representatives involved in negotiations between the British and French governments on the subject of Indian Coolie immigration to the French colony of Réunion, 1880-1. On this, copious correspondence and despatches exist in the collection. The final section of material relates to his deep involvement with the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society - he travelled to Brussels to the slave trade conference in 1890 on behalf of the society - and also his involvement with the South Middlesex Volunteer corps.
11 April 1819Born eldest son of General William Wylde. Educated privately.
1835Service in Spain as private secretary to Col Wylde, then British Commissioner at h/q of Spanish Armies during civil war. Present at most of operations of British Legion on north coast and of Spanish armies in Spanish interior.
14 March 1838Entered Foreign Office as Probationer
5 April 1839Junior Clerk, 3rd class
5 April 1841Junior Clerk, 2nd class
12 December 1845Junior Clerk, 1st class
1846-1847Accompanied Col Wylde to Portugal as Assistant Commissioner. Responsible for sending information to British government concerning military events during Republican Revolution
1 January 1859Senior Clerk at the F.O.
1860Appointed captain in the South Middlesex Rife Volunteer Corps
February 1863Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
1865Member of Commission in London to revise slave trade instructions
1869-1880Superintendent of Commercial, Consular & Slave Trade Departments of F.O.
1870Promoted to rank of lieutenant-colonel in the South Middlesex R.V.
1872Member of Commission of Inquiry into Consular Establishments
1880Appointed Commissioner at Paris respecting Coolie Emigration to Réunion
1880C.M.G.
1892(By now retired) Volunteer Officers' Decoration
2 March 1909Died

Everard William Wylde, Augustus Blandy Wylde and Everard Gordon M. Wylde Wylde's commitment to the abolition of slavery seems to have been shared by his own sons, Everard William Wylde, later a senior clerk in the Foreign Office and one of the British representatives at the Anti-Slavery Conference in Brussels in 1889-90 and Augustus Blandy Wylde, briefly consul at Jeddah, a trader, later British vice-consul at Suakin, a corresponding member of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society and author of '83 to '87 in the Soudan. There is little material relating to Everard in this collection, his retirement from the Foreign Office due to ill health in 1899 being followed by subsequent bankruptcy. There is however a significant set of papers relating to his brother Augustus Blandy, mostly in the form of letters and copies of diary entries to his father from Suakin and during his time at Jeddah spanning some twenty years from 1876 to1896. These offer details on hunting exploits, trade, slavery, plans for the Suakin-Berber railway and some consular business. The fourth and final generation of the family for whom letters survive is Everard Gordon M. Wylde, grandson of William H. Wylde, and son of Everard Wylde. Around ten letters from Everard to his father and grandfather are found in this collection. These date mostly to 1900 and 1901 when the young Wylde served in the 52nd Company XIX Batallion of Pagets Horse B. Company during the second Boer War and from June 1901 when he worked as a government official in the Uganda Protectorate.
Wylde, Everard William (1847-1911)
1868Entered Foreign Office
10 September 1872Married Florence Julia Evans, daughter of the late Rev. Lewis Evans of Sandbach, Cheshire
1889Became an assistant clerk. Appointed a British delegate to the Slave Trade Conference at Brussels and received a commission as Acting Secretary of Legation later in same year.
1891Received the C.M.G.
1894Promoted to senior clerk
1899Retired
1900The Times reported a meeting of his creditors
1908Charged and imprisoned under the Bankruptcy Act

Wylde, Augustus Blandy (ca.1850-1909)
1875-1878Vice-Consul at Jeddah. Resigned 29 January 1878.
1884At Suakin, possibly in connection with provisioning of troops
1884Attached to Vice-Admiral Sir W.N.W. Hewett's mission to Abyssinia to evacuate Egyptian garrisons from eastern Sudan through Abyssinia
1888Wrote to Salisbury advocating lifting of restrictions on trade with interior of Sudan, then in Mahdist hands – refused. Cotton plantation on coast north of Suakin founded by him was destroyed by Mahdist raiders.
1888Published '83 to '87 in the Soudan
1890British vice-consul at Suakin

Wylde, Everard Gordon M. Son of [probably Everard William Wylde]. Saw service in the South African war, 1900. Appointed a British Government employee in the Uganda Protectorate in June 1900. Infantry battalions -3rd King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), Second Lieutenant and seconded in 1902 whilst serving under the F.O.
Wylde, George William Colquhoun Second and last surviving son of William Henry Wylde. Died May 1930.
Wylde, Jack Brother of Augustus. In charge of affairs of firm of Wylde, Beyts & Co at Suakin.
Wylde, John Charles Youngest son of William H. Wylde, C.M.G. of Chiswick. Died Bournemouth, 1 February1922.
Wylde, Robert Gervas Son of General William Wylde. 1846: Employed in Portugal as his father's assistant on F.O. mission, alongside his brother William. Later one of the Inspectors of Art in the Science and Art Department of the Committee of Council on Education, and was Secretary to the British Commission for the Paris Exhibition of 1867.
Abbott, Keith Edward H.M. Consul-General at Odessa from 1868 until his death there on 28 April 1873
Adams, Francis Ottiwell Served at the Embassy in Paris from 5 December 1874 to 1879
Allen, Charles Secretary of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society
Annesley, George H.M. Consul at Hamburg, and from 1880, Consul-General for Hamburg and surrounding territories
Annesley, George Frederick Nicholas Beresford Acting Consul at Cayenne, French Guiana from October 1879 to October 1880. Promoted to Consul in Surinam (to reside at Paramaribo), December 1879.
Archibald, Edward Mortimer Appointed Consul in the State of New York in 1857, and also Judge in the Mixed Commission Court established in New York under the treaty of April 1862, between Britain and the U.S. for the suppression of the African Slave Trade. He held this latter post until 1870 when the Commission was closed.
Austin, Richard Acting Consul and Post Office Agent at Rio de Janeiro, 1875; again Acting consul 1876-77 and from January-December 1878
Badger, George Percy (1815-1888) Arabic scholar and missionary. He was involved in various British diplomatic missions, including to Zanzibar in 1872 and 1878.
Baikie, William Balfour (1825-1864) Traveller and surgeon . He was a naturalist and surgeon on the first Niger expedition of 1854 and part of the second expedition which set off in 1857, leading attempts to investigate the geology of the area for scientific and commercial ends. He helped open the navigation of the Niger, made roads and established a regular market. Being called home for health reasons, he died en route at Sierra Leone on 12 December 1864.
Baring , Sir Evelyn, 1st Earl of Cromer (1841-1917) Diplomatist and proconsul. Appointed consul-general at Cairo in 1883.
Barker, Edward B. Previously British Consul at Crete, appointed Consul at Salonica from 1877
Beach, Michael Edward Hicks, 1st Earl St. Aldwyn (1837-1916) Conservative politician. In January 1878 Disraeli appointed him Colonial Secretary.
Beyts, George de Jong Consul at Jeddah from February 1874 to November 1878
Bonham, Sir (Samuel) George (1803-1863) Colonial governor, Governor of Hong Kong and H.M. Plenipotentiary and superintendent of trade in China 1847 to December 1853
Booker, William Lane Appointed Consul for the States of California and Oregon and for Washington State, residing at San Francisco, 1871
Bourke, Rt. Hon. Robert M.P. for Lyme Regis from 1868; Parliamentary Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs from February 1874 to April 1880.
Bowen, George M. Vice Consul at Nicaragua, 1853-1854; then appointed Consul at Liverpool for the state of Nicaragua
Bunch, Robert H.M.'s Minister Resident and Consul General to the United States of Colombia
Buxton, Sir Fowell 3rd baronet (1837-1915) Philanthropist, brewer and colonial governor. His evangelical faith made him an influential figure in the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, of which he was president in 1899. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1858 and appointed colonial governor of South Australia in 1895. ODNB
Cadogan, George Henry, fifth Earl Cadogan (1840-1915) Politician. Disraeli appointed him under-secretary of state for war in 1875 and under-secretary for the colonies in 1878.
Calvert, Charles John H.M. Consul at Naples from February 1872 until his death in 1877
Campbell, Sir Francis Alexander Clerk in the F.O. from 1871; later Assistant Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
Cannon, Robert Served with the Turkish Army from 1853
Carden, Lionel E. G. British vice-consul at Havana, 1878
Carstensen, Mr H.M. vice consul at Mogador from 1865
Cavendish, Spencer Compton, Marquess of Hartington and 8th Duke of Devonshire (1833-1908) Politician. Appointed S/S for India in 1880 and S/S for war in 1882.
Cecil, Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne, 3rd Marquis of Salisbury (1830-1903) Succeeded to the post of Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in March 1878 following the resignation of Lord Derby
Churchill, Harry Lionel Acting Consul at Resht, May-October 1878
Churchill, Henry Adrian Political agent and British consul at Zanzibar from June 1867
Cohen, Augustus Appointed H.M. Consul to reside at Luanda, December 1879
Colnaghi, Sir Dominic Ellis (1834-1908) Appointed British Consul at Turin in 1865, the Consulate being subsequently transferred to Florence. He served as consul-general for northern Italy from 1881 to 1896.
Colville, Andrew Galbraith Of St. Paul de Luanda, S.W. Africa; died April 1881
Colvin, Sir Auckland (1838-1908) Administrator in Egypt and India. Succeeded Lord Cromer as controller-general in Egypt in 1880. Returned to India in August 1883 as finance member of the viceroy council. Colvin was present at a meeting of the Council of Ministers in Alexandria in June 1883.
Cookson, Charles Alfred Barrister; appointed Consul and Judge at Alexandria, November 1874 and Acting Agent and Consul-General at various periods between May 1875 and September 1881
Coward, John Charles Lewis Called to the bar in 1877
Cowper, Henry Augustus Held various consular posts and particularly involved with Post Office affairs, organizing new postal contracts and systems at Porto Rico, St. Thomas and Santo Domingo. Promoted to Consul-General and Commisionary Judge in the Island of Cuba, April 1876. Retired 1879.
Crawford, John Vincent Attached to the Consulate-General in Cuba for several years. Vice-consul at Havana in 1858, and then Acting Consul General at Havana for various periods between 1859 and 1876. Also involved with the Slave Trade Commission there. Resigned in April 1876.
Crawfurd, Oswald John Frederick Acting Consul at Oporto from April 1866 to January 1867, when he was appointed Consul
Crowe, Arthur de Capel Appointed Consul at Copenhagen, 1868; appointed Consul for Denmark, to reside at Copenhagen, 1871; promoted to Consul-General in Cuba, 1880.
Culvert, Emma W.H. Wylde's cousin
Dawes, Sir Edwyn Sandys (1838-1903) Merchant and shipbroker. A leader in London's ship and insurance broking trades, in British shipping and in the extension of British imperialism.
Dennis, George (1814-1898) Archaeologist; moved to Palermo in 1870 and undertook archaeological work in Sicily
Dixon, Lt Henry Acting Consul at Lukoja, River Niger 15 September 1868-16 September 1869
Duprat, Vicomte Alfredo In 1843 he was appointed Portuguese arbitrator at the Cape, in the Court of Mixed Commission for the Suppression of Slavery, and subsequently he was promoted to the rank of commissioner in that court. Was for many years Consul-General for Portugal in London. Died in August 1881.
Elliot, Sir Henry George (1817-1907) Diplomatist. Appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenitentiary to the Sublime Ottoman Porte at Constantinople in July 1867; proceeded to Egypt in 1869 as Her Majesty's Representative at the opening of the Suez Canal.
Elmore, Thomas John Formerly H.M. Consul at Nice, appointed H.M. Consul in the Cape Verde Islands in February 1874
Elton, Frederick Explorer. From 1871 largely employed in government service and involved in diplomatic missions. In 1872 he joined the staff of Natal's department of native affairs as a border agent on the Zulu frontier. From 1873, worked with Sir Bartle Frere, governor-general of Mozambique, on the east coast of Africa. Became vice-consul and assistant political agent in Zanzibar. Promoted to the post of consul of the Portuguese territory in 1875. In 1877 Elton undertook his last major expedition, the objects of which were to assess the validity of Portuguese claims to the Nyasa region, to determine the extent of the slave trade in its southern reaches, and to promote British commercial access to central Africa by finding a suitable route circumventing Portuguese territory from Lake Nyassa to the Zanzibar coast. Among his companions in the enterprise were the gold-seeker Herbert Rhodes (elder brother of Cecil Rhodes) and the anti-slavery activist H. B. Cotterill, who was acting to promote the work of the Presbyterian Livingstonia mission. Before accomplishing his aims Elton succumbed to malaria and dysentery, and died on 19 December 1877 near the town of Iseke in central Tanzania. ODNB
Foote, Henry Grant Appointed H.M. Consul at Lagos in October 1860, having been H.M. Consul at Salvador. He died there from fever in May 1861, aged 39.
Fox, Francis William Vice-chairman of the Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Society, involved in the Brussels Slave Trade Conference of 1889-90, the abolition of slavery in Zanzibar, foreign missions and the temperance cause. Died 1918.
Francis, Sir Philip Judge and British Consul-General at Constantinople, died August 1876. He was one of the British delegates on the international Suez Canal Commission in 1873.
Frere, George Commissioner Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope from 24 January 1843
Frere, Sir [Henry] Bartle Edward (1815-1884) Colonial governor. Appointed governor of Bombay in 1862. On his return to England, appointed to the Indian Council in London. Over next ten years did significant work both at home and on two missions abroad (November 1872-June 73) for the Council of India to curb the Zanzibar slave trade. Made a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and served as its president, 1873-4.
Freshfield, Douglas William (1845-1934) Famous mountaineer and geographer, Alpine traveller and prominent member of the Royal Geographical Society
Gaggiotti, Gustavus British vice-consul, and from 1870 Consul, at Ancona
Gasalee, Sir Stephen (1882-1943) Llibrarian and scholar. Entered F.O. in 1916, but returned to lecturing at Cambridge in 1919. In January 1920 he was made librarian and keeper of the papers at the F.O. expanding its library and advising on foreign affairs and diplomatic missions. ODNB
Glover, Sir John Hawley (1829-1885) Naval officer and colonial administrator. Entered the navy in 1841. Enthusiastic for the evangelization of Africa, he volunteered for Baikie's second ascent of the River Niger in 1857. Subsequent experience with the Egbas turned him against them and he rejected Britain's pro-Egba stance. Early 1860s sailed on HMS Flagship and Handy off the west coast of Africa, especially around Lagos. Promoted to Commander in 1862. Following Palmerston's annexation of Lagos in 1861, he joined the new colonial administration under the first governor, Henry Stanhope Freeman, initially as harbour master, from 1864 as secretary and from 1866 to 1872 as administrator. Appointed special commissioner to the eastern district of the Gold Coast. From 1876 to 1881, governor of Newfoundland; 1881-1883 governor of Leeward Islands.
Goldsmid, Sir Frederic John (1818-1908) Army officer and writer. In 1877 was appointed British representative on the international commission to inquire into Indian immigration in Réunion. 1880-83 held post of controller of crown lands in Egypt.
Grant, Henry Appointed H.M. Consul at Brindisi in April 1866
Green, Sir John Consul-general at Bucharest from 1867 to 1874
Green, Sir William Kirby Mackenzie (1836-1891) Diplomatist. In 1876 was promoted to consul at Scutari; in 1879 became consul-general for Montenegro; and in 1886 replaced J. Drummond Hay as envoy to Morocco and consul-general at Tangier.
Grey, Sir Frederick William (1805-1878) Naval officer, third son of 2nd Earl Grey. Commander-in-chief at the Cape of Good Hope 1857–1860. Back in Britain became vice-admiral in 1861 and admiral in 1865.
Hammond, Edmund (Baron Hammond) (1802-1890) Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1854-1873
Hance, Henry F. Entered Colonial Office in 1844. Appointed British vice-consul at Whampoa, China; also acting consul at Canton from March 1878 to November 1879.
Hannay, James (1827-1873) Writer; appointed consul at Brest in 1868. He quickly exchanged this for the post at Barcelona. An alcoholic in his final years and during his time as Consul, he drank himself to death in January 1873.
Haselden, Frank Charles Chief interpreter, Alexandria, Egypt. Died 1914.
Hay, Sir John Drummond (1816-1893) Diplomatist; H.M. Minister at Tangier
Hay, Robert Drummond Son of Sir John Drummond Hay. Appointed British Consul at Mogador in 1875, at Stockholm in 1879, and at Tunis in 1889.
Hewan, Archibald (1832-1883) Plant collector
Hewett, Sir William Nathan Wrighte (1834-1888) Naval officer. During the Egyptian campaign of 1882 he conducted naval operations in the Red Sea. After the rout of Valentine Baker Pasha's Egyptian force at al-Teb (4 February 1884) Hewett landed with a force of seamen and marines for the defence of Suakin, and on 10 February was formally appointed governor by Valentine Baker, as representative of the Khedive. In April, accompanied by John Wylde, he went on a mission to King John of Abyssinia, whom he induced to sign a treaty of friendship, at Adowa (3 June 1884), and to agree to assist the evacuation of Egyptian garrisons in his neighbourhood, and more especially Kassala. ODNB
Hill, Clement Lloyd Iinvolved in Frere's mission to the Sultans of Zanzibar and Muscat in 1872; attached to the Sultan of Zanzibar during his visit to England in June 1875; temporarily employed at Berlin consulate from September to October 1876. Appointed a member for the Commission for the revision of the Slave Trade Instructions, 1881.
Holled-Smith,Colonel, later Major-General Sir Charles Active service in Egypt. He served with the Sudan Frontier Field Force in 1884-5 with Egyptian troops. Governor-General of the Red Sea Littoral and Commandant at Suakin, 1888-1892.
Holmwood, Frederic C.B. Acting vice-consul and Political Agent at Zanzibar in 1873. In 1880, promoted to Consul. Involved in negotiating treaties to end the slave trade.
Hooker, Sir Joseph Dalton (1817-1911) Botanist and Director of the Royal Gardens, Kew from 1865
Hopkins, David Appointed H.M. Consul for the Island of Fernando Po and for the territories on the Western Coast of Africa comprised within the Bights of Benin and Biafra in January 1878
Jervoise, Harry Samuel Cumming Clarke Acting 2nd Secretary to Lisbon, January 1875, where he was Acting Chargé d'Affaires from May-July 1875. Acting Senior Clerk from Apr 1878 to March 1880.
Joel, Lewis Appointed H.M. Consul at Brindisi in June 1877
Kennedy, Sir Charles Malcolm (1831-1908) Head of the Commercial Department of the F .O. from 1872 to 1893
Kirk, Sir John (1832–1922) Naturalist and political agent. He was appointed to accompany David Livingstone on his second Zambezi expedition as a doctor and naturalist and acted as his chief assistant between 1858 and 1863. Returned to Africa in 1866 as medical officer to the Zanzibar agency and later that year was appointed vice-consul. He was deeply involved in helping many European nations develop their trade with Zanzibar. In 1873 he persuaded the sultan of Zanzibar to sign an anti-slavery treaty, closing the island's slave markets. In 1882 he was awarded the Royal Geographical Society's patron medal, later serving as the society's vice-president, 1891-4.
Lambermont, Baron Secretary-General of the Belgian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and President of the Anti-Slavery Conference held in Brussels, 1889-90
Lascelles, Sir Frank Cavendish (1841-1920) Numerous diplomatic postings including in charge of the agency and consulate-general in Cairo 1878-9
Layard, Sir Austen Henry, (1817-1894) Archaeologist and politician. Involved with the Royal Geographical Society, he travelled extensively between 1839 and 1851, making numerous excavations. Became an MP and appointed Under-secretary of Foreign Affairs in 1852. Under-secretary at the F.O. under Russell in 1861, Ambassador to Madrid in 1869 and Constantinople in 1877.
Layard, Edgar Leopold (1824-1900) Colonial administrator. Brother of A.H. Layard. H.M. Consul at Para; appointed H.M. Consul in the Fiji and Tonga Islands in February 1873 and involved in the negotiations resulting in the cession of the islands to Britain, and administered them until the arrival of the first governor, Sir Arthur Gordon, in 1875. Then became consul at Noumea, New Caledonia until his retirement in 1889.
Lee-Smith, Hamilton A prominent engineer involved in the Suakin-Berber railway scheme
Lennon-Hunt, William George H.M. vice-consul at Madrid, appointed to be H.M Consul at Luanda, Angola in June 1878. Died 1879.
Liardet, Lieutenant Edward Albert R.N., appointed H.M Consul to the Navigators' Islands, June 1876
Livingstone, Charles Missionary and traveller in Africa. He was appointed Consul for the Bight of Biafra in October 1864. The younger brother of David Livingstone.
Lowe, John Thomas British vice-consul at Civita Vecchia, Italy; appointed H.M. Consul at Civita Vecchia in September 1870. Served there for a total of 35 years. Died 1884.
Lushington, Admiral Sir Stephen (1803-1877) Naval officer, second son of Sir Henry Lushington. From May 1862 to December 1865 he was lieutenant-governor of the Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich.
Lyons, Richard Bickerton Pemell, Earl Lyons (1817-1887) Diplomatist. British ambassador at Paris from 1867-1887
McCoskry, William Governor of Lagos 1861-1862
Mackenzie, Sir George Sutherland (1844-1910) Explorer and businessman. Managing director of the British East Africa Association at Zanzibar from October 1888 and then at Mombasa.
Mackinnon, Sir William (1823-1893) Shipping entrepreneur and imperialist, born in Argyll. In 1856 founded the Calcutta and Burma Steam navigation Company, renamed the British India Steam Navigation Company in 1862. In 1888 he formed the British West Africa Company. ODNB
McLeod, J. Lyons British Consul at Mozambique, 1856-1858; Consul on the River Niger 1866-1869. Died 1893
Malcolm, Captain George John R.N. Sent by the British government to assist Egypt in the suppression of the slave trade in the Red Sea. He was made a Pasha by the Khedive ca. January 1878, the fourth English Pasha in the Egyptian service, one of whom was Gordon.
Mallet, Sir Louis (1823-1890) Civil servant and economist. Appointed to the Council of India in 1872, and in 1874 became permanent under-secretary in the India Office.
March, Lieutenant Leopold British Vice Consul at Santander in 1872
Mathew, Sir George Buckley (1807-1879) Politician and diplomatist. Had a long career in the Americas, beginning as British Consul at Charleston in 1850. Between 1867 and 1879 he was minister at Brazil. In 1873 he was involved in the signing of the Anglo-Brazilian Treaties.
Moncrieff, Colonel George Hay Commander of the Scots Guard
Moncrieff, Commander Lynedoch Needham R.N. Acting Consul at Jeddah from July 1881 and subsequently British Consul at Suakin
Morier, Robert Burnett David Promoted to be Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the King of Portugal in March 1876; and to the King of Spain in June 1881.
Munro, Major James St. John Previously British vice-consul at Montevideo, promoted to H.M. Consul at Montevideo in September 1869
Mure, James Appointed Consul for the Balearic Islands, June 1877
Murray, Charles Adolphus, 7th earl of Dunmore (1841-1907) Travelled extensively in Africa and the Arctic
O'Leary, Charles Acting Chargé d'Affaires and Consul General at Bogotá from 1864 to 1866; from 1872 to 1873; and from 1877 to 1878
O'Neill, Lieutenant Henry Edward R.N. Appointed H.M. Consul for the Portuguese Possessions on the East Coast of Africa, to reside at Mozambique, in April 1879.
Osman Digna Slave trader in the Red Sea
Owen, William (1837-1886) F.O., 1854-1886
Palgrave, William Gifford (1826-1888) Traveller and diplomatist. Appointed consul at St. Thomas in the West Indies in 1873, and transferred to Manila in 1876. Two years later was appointed consul-general in Bulgaria.
Pauli, Commander William Berjew, R.N. Several vice-consul and consul posts after leaving the Navy, then appointed Consul at Cadiz in 1877 and Consul in the Philippine Islands to reside at Manila in November 1878. Consul at Buenos Ayres from 1881. Died 1884.
Pauling, George (1854-1919) Civil engineer and railway promoter. The chief architect of the railway system in southern and central Africa.
Pauncefote, Sir Julian (1828-1902) Lawyer and diplomatist. In 1882 succeeded Lord Tenterden as permanent under-secretary of state. In 1889 Lord Salisbury appointed him minister to the United States.
Perry, Gerald Raoul de Courcy Previously H.M. Consul for the Eastern coast of Sweden, appointed H.M. Consul at Réunion in February 1874; appointed Consul for the ports and places of Andalusia, in November 1878
Pine, Sir Benjamin Chilley Campbell (1809–1891) Colonial governor
Prat, John H.M. Consul at Corunna and appointed Consul at Barcelona in February 1873
Ranelagh, Lord (1812-1885) Founder of the Volunteer force in England in 1859; later lieutenant colonel of the South Middlesex Volunteers. Beaufort House was the headquarters of the South Middlesex Volunteers. Wylde led around 600 of its officers and men at Ranelagh's funeral in November 1885.
Reade, Richard Appointed Consul for the Ionian Islands, to reside at Corfu, in October 1879. Retired 1894. Died 1895.
Reade, Thomas Fellowes H.M. Consul at Smyrna, appointed to H.M. Agent and Consul-General in the Regency of Tunis in June 1879
Riaz Pasha Member of the Egyptian government, and later Prime Minister. Died 1911.
Ricketts, George Thorne Appointed H.M. Consul at Rio de Janeiro in October 1878
Robertson, Daniel Brooke (1810-1880) Appointed Vice-consul at Shanghai in 1843; and in 1850 was nominated acting consul at Ningpo. He became Consul at Amoy in 1853, returned to Canton in 1854, and to Shanghai in 1855. He was appointed British Commissioner of the territory of Cowloon in China, in 1861, and acted for some time as one of the Commissioners for Canton during its occupation by the allied forces. He rejoined the Canton Consulate in 1859. He was knighted in 1872. In 1877 he was appointed Consul-General at Shanghai, but was granted a long leave of absence before taking up the post. He retired from the service in April 1879 and died in March 1880. See J.Y. Wong, Anglo-Chinese Relations 1839-1860: a calendar of Chinese documents in the British Foreign Office records. Oriental Documents VII (Oxford, 1983)
Robertson, Russell Brooke Son of Daniel Brooke Robertson, and referred to in some of the earlier letters from his father to W.H. Wylde. He was British Consul at Yokohama, Japan and died in April 1888.
Rose, Sir George (1782–1873) Barrister and law reporter. Rose was a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, so presumably this is his connection with Wylde.
Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose, fifth earl of Rosebery (1847-1929) Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, February-August 1886 and 1892-4; Prime Minister 1894-5
Rothery, Henry Cadogan (1817-1888) Wreck commissioner. In 1860 appointed legal adviser to the Treasury in questions arising out of the slave trade.
Russell, Odo William Leopold, 1st Baron Ampthill (1829-1884) Diplomatist. Appointed Assistant Under-Secretary at the F.O. in August 1870
St. John, Sir Frederick Robert Diplomatist. Served as Secretary of Embassy in Constantinople, Minister Resident in Central America, Minister to Serbia and Minister to Switzerland. Awarded K.C.M.G. in 1901.
Sanderson, Thomas Henry (1841-1923) F.O., 1859-1906; Permanent under-secretary, 1894-1906. Around 1876 was private secretary to Lord Derby.
Sandwith, Dr. Humphry Brother of Thomas Backhouse Sandwith, Consul. He travelled and worked abroad, practising medicine at the British Embassy in Constantinople, a medical officer during the Crimean war and later involved with care of wounded in hospitals in Serbia during the Russo-Turkish war, 1876-8. Also a prominent writer on Eastern affairs and politics.
Sandwith, Thomas Backhouse (1831-1900) H.M. Consul in Cyprus, then Consul for Island of Crete 1877-78 at the time of the Russo-Turkish war
Sartorius, Sir George Rose (1790-1885) Naval officer. Admiral of the fleet from 1869
Sebright, Sir Charles (1807-1884) British Consul at Cephalonia, 1864-70, acting Consul-General at Corfu in 1865 and appointed Consul-General to the Ionian Islands in 1870
Stanley, George Edward Vice Consul at Jiddah, 1859; Consul from 1860; appointed to Alexandria 1864
Stanmore, Arthur Charles Hamilton Gordon, first Baron Stanmore (1829-1912) Liberal M.P. for Beverley in the 1850s, later lieutenant governor of New Brunswick. Became governor of Trinidad in 1866, governor of Mauritius in 1871. In 1875 became governor of Fiji (until 1880), then briefly governor of New Zealand, and finally, governor of Ceylon.
Stanton, General Her Majesty's Agent and Consul General at Cairo from late 1874/ early 1875
Stigand, William British vice-consul at Boulogne from 1873. The post was down-graded from consul to vice-consul in 1873, a controversial move owing to its trading prominence with England etc.
Storks, Sir Henry Knight (1811-1874) Army officer, appointed controller-in-chief and under-secretary at the War Office in 1876 and became surveyor-general of the ordnance in 1870. Also liberal M.P. for Ripon, 1871-4.
Streeten, William Warren Colonial Office. Queen's Advocate, and later Chief Justice, of the West African Settlements. Appointed one of the British Commissioners to determine the north-western boundary of Liberia in January 1879.
Sturge, Edmund Chairman of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society
Thurston, Sir John Bates (1836-1897) Colonial governor. Arrived in Fiji in 1865 and succeeded Captain Jones V.C. as British Consul. Thurston opposed the settlers' argument that all power passed from the Fijian chiefs along with the land they were selling at this time. He joined Cakoban's government, becoming Chief Secretary, and turned its focus towards securing Fijian sovereignty and equality before the law. Thurston succeeded in making the first offer of cession in early 1874 a conditional one, with safeguards for Fijians. His administration as colonial secretary and then from 1888 as governor, was conducted on the principle that Fiji was not a ‘white man's country’ ]. ODNB
Turner, Captain Spence D. Awarded the Volunteers Officers' Decoration in July 1892
Vincent, Sir Charles Edward Howard (1849-1980) Politician and police administrator. Elected as the conservative candidate for Central Sheffield in 1885, holding the seat until his death. Became chairman of the National Union of Conservative Associations in 1895.
Vivian, Hussey Crespigny, 3rd Baron Vivian (1834-1893) Appointed a clerk in the F.O. in November 1851 and became senior clerk in July 1869. In 1873 appointed acting agent and consul-general at Alexandria, transferred to Bucharest in 1874 and then appointed back to Egypt in 1876. Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Vredenburg, Watson Consul at Luanda and Arbitrator for H.M government in the Mixed British and Portuguese Commission established under the treaty of 1842 for the suppression of the slave trade, May 1862. Promoted Commissioner of it in 1863. Retired 1870.
Walker, Edward Henry Previously British vice-consul at Tripoli and appointed Consul for the Island of Sardinia, to reside at Cagliari in November 1867
Waller, Rev. Horace Frequent correspondent to The Times on the subject of slavery, especially in Zanzibar
Ward, John (1805-1890) Diplomatist, British consul-general at Leipzig from 1845, and consul-general for Hanse towns and surrounding parts of Germany from 1860. Retired in 1870.
Ward, William British consul at Memel, and in August 1871 was appointed H.M. Consul for Bremen
Watson, Colonel (later Sir) Charles Moore 1844-1916 Army officer. In 1882 was promoted brevet major and selected for special duty in the Egyptian campaign. He served in the Egyptian army 1882-6 with the rank of Pasha, then became governor of the Red Sea littoral. ODNB
Wilkinson, Richard British consul at Malaga, 1872-1881, and then transferred to Manila. Died 1894.
Williams, Sir William Fenwick (1800-1883) Army officer. Governor of Gibraltar, 1871-1876
Wilmot, Captain Arthur P.E. , C.B. Served on the steamship Sanspareil and on the Ship Ventilating Committee. Appointed to proceed to Dahomey in November 1861 to “affect some good among the African Kings and Chiefs”
Wodehouse, John , 3rd Lord Wodehouse Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1859-1861
Wodehouse, Sir Philip Edmond (1811-1877) Governor of Bombay from March 1872 to 1877
Wood, Sir (Henry) Evelyn (1838-1919) Army officer
Wood, Thomas British vice-consul at Patras, appointed H.M. Consul in the Morea, May 1874
Wrench, William Henry H.M. vice-consul at Constantinople, later H.M. consul at Constantinople, April 1879
Wyke, Sir Charles Lennox (1815-1897) Diplomatist. Minister at Copenhagen, 1867-1881
Zohrab, James Appointed H.M. Consul for Koordistan (to reside at Erzeroum), August 1874. Transferred to Jeddah, October 1878.

Content

This collection encompasses the Foreign Office and diplomatic careers of four generations of the Wylde family during the nineteenth century.

Accession details

Presented by Mr and Mrs Chris Yates, 2005

Arrangement

1. Papers of Colonel William Wylde, chiefly relating to Spain and Portugal, 1836-1847
2. Letters of D. Brooke Robertson to W.H. Wylde on China, 1846-1877
3. Papers of W.H. Wylde relating to the west and east coasts of Africa, various expeditions, slavery, and other consular business, 1851-1900
4. Miscellaneous papers dated after W.H. Wylde's death
5. Letters from or concerning A.B. Wylde and Everard G.M. Wylde (mostly to their father W.H. Wylde), 1876-1901
6. Papers relating to the Brande, Hatchett and Yates families, 1831-1880
7. Papers of Sir Richard Francis Burton, 1861-1876
8. Papers relating to General Charles George Gordon, 1877- ca.1885


Catalogue

1. Papers of Colonel William Wylde, chiefly relating to Spain and Portugal, 1836-1847
WYL/1/1-48   31 May–4 July 1836
Out letter book (marked No.4 on outer cover but No.2 on inside cover) of Col. W. Wylde in San Sebastian, mainly to Sir George Villiers (later Lord Clarendon), British Ambassador to Madrid, concerning events during the Spanish civil war, British military reports and attacks on them by the Carlists.
48ff
WYL/2/1-60   9 June–24 July 1836
Out letter book (marked No.3 on outer cover) of letters from Col. W. Wylde in San Sebastian, mainly to Lord Palmerston, Foreign Secretary, and to General Luis Fernandez de Cordova, chief commander of Spanish troops. Also includes some letters to Sir George Villiers. Subject throughout is the Spanish civil war, latest military news, activities of the Carlists and Spanish and English losses in combat. Enclosure:
59ff
WYL/2/60   [n.d. ca. 1831-1839]
Language:  Spanish
Copy letter [signed by Q.B.S.M.] to “My dear general and friend” attaching a letter for Mr. Askwith, at the Headquarters of General Ayene (?) and requesting that it to be forwarded to him.
2ff
WYL/3/1-2   [ca. 1838–1839]
List of orders and decorations conferred by Her Catholic Majesty Queen Isabella II on Col. W. Wylde and officers employed on special licence in Spain
2ff
WYL/4/1-2   31 October 1846
Covering letter from H. Addington at the F.O. to Col. W. Wylde for despatches below on the state of affairs in Portugal
2ff
WYL/4/3-12   14 October 1846
Copy despatch No. 1 from Henry Southern, Chargé d'Affaires at Lisbon to Viscount Palmerston, with enclosure. Describes a visit from the Duke of Saldanha, a leading figure in the Portuguese revolution from 1820-1851, and a military hero on the liberal side, detailing the alarming state of events in Portugal surrounding the initial peasant revolt in the north of the country and the subsequent revolt among the educated classes in Oporto against the Cabral administration. He recounts the sudden change of government; the formation of a Council of Regency hostile to the Queen, in the north and at Coimbra; his plans for defeating the Queen's enemies; and requests an increase in the English presence on the Tagus to offer at least some moral support to the Queen's cause. Enclosure:
10ff
WYL/4/13-16   14 October 1846
Copy letter from Henry Southern at Lisbon to Vice Admiral Sir W. Parker summarising the severity of events in Portugal
4ff
WYL/4/17-20   16 October 1846
Copy despatch No 2 from Henry Southern at Lisbon to Lord Palmerston, with enclosures. Recounts Southern's latest meeting with Saldanha that morning, regarding the turbulent state of affairs in Portugal, and the increasing difficulties of Queen Maria, specifically the Algarves having declared for the revolution, and the setting up of juntas at Faro and Beja. Southern reports that three war vessels are being sent to blockade Oporto. Enclosures:
4ff
WYL/4/21-22   [n.d.]
Language:  Portuguese
Copy of first proclamation intended to have been issued if the Junta accepted the conditions offered by Col. W. Wylde and the Marques de Espana (for a summary, see the translation below)
2ff
WYL/4/23-24   14 October 1846
Copy translation from Portuguese of proclamation by the Queen to the Portuguese people, declaring that the King will lead the army, if necessary, alongside her faithful subjects and crush the anarchy, thus restoring peace and prosperity to Portugal.
2ff
WYL/4/25-26   30 October 1846
Letter from H. Addington at the F.O. to Col. W. Wylde regarding the arrangements for Wylde's expenses whilst in Portugal.
2ff
WYL/4/27-38   30 October 1846
Despatch No. 1 from Palmerston at the F.O. to Col. W. Wylde, informing Wylde of his mission to Portugal and giving him instructions on what he must do whilst there. Specifically he was to travel to Oporto to ascertain the state of affairs in the city and in the north of the country in general and to seek an interview with Count das Antas. He was to act as mediator between das Antas and the Queen and insist on a full pardon for the Count. He was to make contact with Henry Southern, the Chargé d'Affaires in Lisbon and with Mr. Buliver, Her Majesty's Minister at Madrid. Wylde was permitted to take his two sons Robert and William with him as his assistants.
12ff
WYL/5/1   6 November 1846
Memorandum from Mr. Stanley at the F.O. to Colonel Wylde enclosing passports for himself and his two sons, William Wylde and Robert Wylde
1f
WYL/5/2-3   12 November 1846
Language:  Portuguese
Copy letter from Col. W. Wylde at Quinta da Fontaboa to the Count das Antas. For translation, see below.
2ff
WYL/5/4-5   12 November 1846
Translated copy of Wylde's letter to das Antas above, requesting an interview with him in Lisbon
2ff
WYL/5/6-8   12 [November 1846]
Copy translation of a letter from the Spanish Consul at Oporto to the Junta of Oporto concerning attacks by supporters of the Junta on Spanish subjects living in Galicia and on villages and police posts on the frontier
3ff
WYL/5/9-10   12 November 1846
Letter from H. Southern at Lisbon to Col. W. Wylde regarding Palmerston's views on mediation between the Queen and King and the discontented parties in the country, and reporting on the present situation in Lisbon
2ff + envelope
WYL/5/11   16 November 1846
Letter from the F.O. acknowledging the receipt of despatches Nos 1 and 2
1f
WYL/5/12-15   28 November 1846
Language:   French
Copy of private letter from Viscount de Sa da Bandeira to Admiral Sir William Parker concerning prospects for the release of the Duke of Terceira
4ff
WYL/5/16-19   29 November 1846
Copy letter from the Duke of Saldanha at Cartaxo to Henry Southern concerning the impact of the decree published by the Queen's Government and refusing to reconsider or modify it
4ff
WYL/5/20-21   29 November 1846
Language:  English and Portuguese
Copy letter from Col. W. Wylde at Lisbon to the Duke of Saldanha regarding charges made against the Duke of Palmella (extracts of these charges are included in the letter)
2ff
WYL/5/22-23   November 1846
“Substance of the Decree dated the [blank] November 1846, for the union of the Bank of Lisbon, and the 'Confianca' Company”
2ff
WYL/5/24   30 December 1846
Draft letter from [Colonel Wylde] at Lisbon to Lord [Palmerston?] on the return of his wife to England due to ill health and his hopes for a speedy resolution of matters in Portugal
2ff
WYL/5/25-28   30 December 1846
Letter from H.E.J. Stanley (in the absence of Viscount Palmerston) at the F.O. to Col. W. Wylde regarding the success of his arbitration work.
2 copies, each 2ff
WYL/6/1   6 January 1847
Unsigned letter from official at the F.O. to Col. W. Wylde acknowledging receipt of 13 despatches from Wylde
1f
WYL/6/2   11 January [1847]
Copy of the conditions of compact between the Miguelites and the insurgents, agreed at Oporto, including a condition that 2 royalists be appointed to the Junta and that Don Miguel will be proclaimed King upon the defeat of the Cabralistas
2ff
WYL/6/3-4   17 January 1847
Language:  English and Portuguese
Return of the insurgent force in Oporto (with infantry and cavalry troop numbers), as received by Count das Antas on the 10 January
2ff
WYL/6/5-8   23 January 1847
Copy letter from [Col. W. Wylde] to the Duke of Saldanha regarding the possibility of separating Sa da Bandeira and das Antas from the more violent elements of their party and discussing the want of a Minister for Foreign Affairs which is especially felt by the Corps Diplomatique
4ff
WYL/6/9-11   27 January 1847
Copy letter from Col. W. Wylde at Lisbon to the Duke of Saldanha, containing the latest news from Oporto where the Miguelites and insurgents have reached an agreement not to fight each other and let each side pursue its own politics and plans. Also refers to Saldanha's wish for an immediate application to the Spanish which would not have the support of the British government.
3ff
WYL/6/12-16   28 January 1847
Copy letter from Henry Southern at Lisbon to Don Manuel de Portugal and the Portuguese government respecting the Torres Vedras prisoners, urging that they should not be transported to Africa
5ff
WYL/6/17-22   5 February 1847
Despatch No 1 from Lord Palmerston at the F.O. to Col. W. Wylde, instructing him to offer his services as mediator between the Queen's government and the insurgents at Oporto
6ff
WYL/6/23-32   9 February 1847
Letter from the Duke of Saldanha at Agueda to Col W. Wylde, expressing his satisfaction at receiving Wylde's letter of the 3rd, particularly because the latter uses the name of “Rebels” to describe the armed men in Oporto, and also concurs with Saldanha that the assurances of their loyalty to the Queen made to Wylde at Santarem have been proven false. He is keen to avoid shedding Portuguese blood, but believes that leniency and concessions to the rebels at this stage would merely set the scene for further revolutions.
20ff
WYL/6/33-36   11 February 1847
Despatch No.2 from Lord Palmerston at the F.O. to Col W. Wylde, approving of the language used by Wylde to the King of Portugal and the Duke of Saldanha and deprecating Saldanha's call for Spanish military intervention in Portugal. Discusses the aims of the Quadruple Treaty and the position of Don Miguel, Don Carlos of Spain and the Miguelite insurgents.
4ff
WYL/7/1-2   17 March 1847
Note of a conversation with the King [of Portugal], referring to Saldanha's demands that a new Ministry be appointed and further reinforcements sent to defeat the rebels. The King opposes Saldanha's plan to go to Spain and recruit directly, if Spanish intervention is not sought. Fears of antagonising Britain and of denationalizing the Crown with such a scheme. Saldanha would resign command of the army if concessions are shown to the rebels.
2ff
WYL/7/3-8   5 April 1847
Despatch No.3 of Lord Palmerston at the F.O. to Col. W. Wylde, containing instructions for Wylde to go to Oporto to act as mediator in ending Portugal's civil war, emphasising to the Junta that if they do not accept the current peace terms, then they face ultimate defeat at the hands of the Queen of Portugal's powerful allies, Britain, France and Spain.
6ff
WYL/7/9   5 April 1847
Letter from H.E.J. Stanley at the F.O. to Col. W. Wylde acknowledging receipt of Wylde's latest despatches
1f
WYL/7/10-20   5 April 1847
Copy despatch No.58 from Lord Palmerston at the F.O. to Sir Hamilton Seymour explaining why the terms of the Treaty of the Quadruple Alliance of 1834 do not apply in this present Portuguese civil war. Britain believes that force alone will not bring peace to the country. Saldanha opposes the Queen reaching terms with the Junta, and so it is Wylde's job to take these terms to the rebels in Oporto. States the conditions upon which Britain expects peace to be reached, including a full amnesty to rebels who surrender.
11ff
WYL/7/21-28   5 April 1847
Copy despatch No.59 from Lord Palmerston at the F.O. to Sir Hamilton Seymour, with one confidential enclosure. More detailed instructions on Wylde's mission to bring the civil war to an end, including his visit to the Junta in Oporto and ensuring that the Queen accept the settlement according to the conditions outlined in No.58 above. Emphasises the importance of appointing a new ministry which is as neutral as possible (see enclosure), and calling elections for the Cortes. Also on need to recall exiles including the Duke of Palmella and the Torres Vedras prisoners and the significance of Saldanha's threat to resign. Enclosure:
8ff
WYL/7/29-30
Copy list of names of potential persons to form new Portuguese administration
2ff
WYL/7/31-32   29 April – 1 May [1847]
Rough copy diary entry in Colonel Wylde's hand concerning his journey to Setubal onboard HMS Polyhemus to meet Sa da Bandeira and his acceptance of British mediation. Also concerning insurgent activity and his trip to Vinhae's headquarters to propose a ceasefire.
2ff
WYL/7/33-34   30 April 1847
Copy letter from Col. W. Wylde at Setubal to the Viscount Sa da Bandeira regarding Queen Maria's acceptance of Britain's mediation in ending the civil war, Wylde's plans to proceed to Oporto to meet with the Junta, and his instruction to urge Bandeira to suspend further hostilities
2ff
WYL/7/35-36   30 April 1847
Language:   French
Letter from Viscount Sa da Bandeira at Setubal to Col. W. Wylde, informing Wylde that he cannot agree to his proposal to end hostilities without the sanction of the commander in chief, Saldanha
2ff
WYL/7/37   30 April 1847
Copy letter from Col. W. Wylde at Setubal to the Viscount Sa da Bandeira expressing his regret at Bandeira's response (above) and emphasising his responsibility in allowing further bloodshed to occur by refusing to comply
1f
WYL/8/1-4   1 May 1847
Copy letter from Sir Henry Seymour at Lisbon to the Count das Antas, stating that should the Junta in Oporto fail to comply with Britain's summons to end their rebellion against the Portuguese crown, then Britain, Spain and France are prepared to act together to use whatever measures necessary to end the civil unrest and restore obedience to the crown. Antas is to inform the Junta of Queen Maria's benevolent intentions.
4ff
WYL/8/5-13   2 May 1847
Copy letter marked No 1 from Col. W. Wylde at Lisbon to Sir H. Seymour, with draft, detailing the flow of correspondence of 1 May between Wylde, Sa da Bandeira and Count de Vinhaes in securing the armistice, and enclosing some of these letters and copy letters (numbered below as on the original letters). Enclosures:
5ff + 3ff
WYL/8/14-15   1 May 1847
Language:   French
Col. W. Wylde at Setubal to Viscount Sa da Bandeira, following his visit to Bandeira earlier that day, reiterating his proposition for a suspension of hostilities
2ff
WYL/8/16   [1 May 1847]
No 1. Draft letter from Col. W. Wylde to [Viscount Sa da Bandeira] following his visit to Bandeira earlier that day, reiterating his proposal for a suspension of hostilities until he (Wylde) can reach Oporto and speak with the Junta
1f
WYL/8/17-18   1 May 1847
Language:   French
No 4. Letter from Viscount Sa da Bandeira at Setubal to Col. W. Wylde refusing to agree to an armistice
2ff
WYL/8/19   1 May 1847
No 5. Copy letter from Col. W. Wylde on HMS Polyphemus at Setubal to the Viscount Sa da Bandeira, concerning reports that Bandeira's forces are marching to attack the Queen's troops. Warns him that if he continues he will find the British force in the Tagus ready to defend Lisbon and should he be defeated, his men will not be eligible for the promised amnesty from the Queen.
1f
WYL/8/20   1 May 1847
No 6.Copy letter from Col. W. Wylde on HMS Polyphemus at Setubal to Count de Vinhaes, reporting that Sa da Bandeira's willingness to accept an armistice, and urging Vinhaes to do the same to avoid further bloodshed (incomplete)
1f
WYL/8/21-22   1 May 1847
Language:   French
No 7. Letter from Viscount Sa da Bandeira at Setubal to Colonel Wylde agreeing to an armistice
2ff
WYL/8/23-24   1 May 1847
Language:  Portuguese
No.8. Letter from Count de Vinhaes to Col. W. Wylde stating that he is willing to agree to an armistice
2ff
WYL/8/25-28   1 May 1847
No.9. Copy letter, with draft, from Col. W. Wylde at Setubal to Viscount Sa da Bandeira, proposing a suspension of hostilities between his troops and those of the Count de Vinhaes and outlining a list of conditions to be adhered to
4ff
WYL/8/29-30   1 May 1847
No.10. Copy letter from Col. W. Wylde at Setubal to Count de Vinhaes, (uncompleted draft) acknowledging receipt of Vinhaes' expression of willingness to cease hostilities. Wylde now sends him the conditions of such an armistice which Sa da Bandeira has already accepted.
2ff
WYL/8/31-32   1 May 1847
Language:  Portuguese
No.11. Letter from Count de Vinhaes to Col. W. Wylde accepting the conditions of the armistice.
1f
WYL/8/33-34   6 May 1847
Language:  Portuguese
Letter from Count das Antas at Lisbon to Col. W. Wylde inviting him to meet with the Junta the following day
2ff
WYL/8/35-36   6 May 1847
Copy letter from Col. W. Wylde on HMS Gladiator at Oporto to Count das Antas acknowledging receipt of the above and confirming his attendance
2ff
WYL/8/37-40   7 May 1847
Letter from Edwin Johnston at Oporto to Col. W. Wylde, on the arrangements for the armistice and Wylde's role in this
8ff
WYL/8/41-42   7 May 1847
Language:  Portuguese
Letter from Count das Antas to Col. W. Wylde naming the representatives to treat on behalf of the Junta
2ff
WYL/8/43   7 May 1847
Col. W. Wylde, on HMS Gladiator to Count das Antas requesting a meeting with the two men appointed by the Junta
2ff
WYL/8/44-45   7 May 1847
Copy letter from Col. W. Wylde on HMS Gladiator to the Junta's representatives communicating the conditions on which the Queen of Portugal has accepted the mediation of her allies to end the civil war
2ff
WYL/8/46-47   8 May 1847
Language:  Portuguese
Copy letter from Castro Pereira to Col. W. Wylde and the Marquis de Espana (the Spanish commissioner), concerning the location for their meeting
2ff
WYL/8/48-49   10 May 1847
Language:  Portuguese
Copy letter from Count das Antas to Sir H. Seymour, in which he laments the war and his part in it as reluctant commander in chief of the Junta's forces and comments on the support of the allied forces and on his role as interpreter of the Junta's feelings to the British cabinet
2ff
WYL/8/50-51   10 May 1847
Language:  Portuguese
Copy letter from Col. W. Wylde and the Marquis de Espana to Count das Antas, proposing a suspension of hostilities. Enclosure:
2ff
WYL/8//52-53
Language:  Portuguese
Copy of the conditions for the proposed armistice to the Junta of Oporto
2ff
WYL/9/1-6   12 May 1847
Language:  Portuguese
Despatch from the Junta of Oporto to the British and Spanish commissioners, with the signatures of the Junta's leaders, presenting their own set of conditions for a reconciliation.
6ff
WYL/9/7-10   12 May 1847
Language:  Portuguese and English
Letter from Count das Antas to the British and Spanish commissioners, with translation, refusing to agree to an armistice on anything other than the terms they have presented to Wylde, and attacking the tyranny of the Lisbon government.
4ff
WYL/9/11-12   13 May 1847
Language:  Portuguese
Letter from the Junta of Oporto to Col. W. Wylde, proposing twelve additional articles which the Queen must agree to before they can make their submission
2ff
WYL/9/13-14   13 May 1847
Draft letter from Col. W. Wylde on HMS Gladiator to Castro Pereira concerning an erroneous report by Pereira in the Nacional
2ff
WYL/9/15-16   14 May 1847
Language:  Portuguese
Letter from Count das Antas to the British and Spanish commissioners, confirming the Junta's refusal to accept a suspension of hostilities
2ff
WYL/9/17   14 May 1847
Language:  Portuguese
Letter from Castro Pereira at Oporto to Col. W. Wylde, complaining that the word amnistia in the translation of the cessation of hostilities document has been substituted and confused by the work armisticio, and requesting this to be corrected.
1f
WYL/9/18-19   14 May 1847
Language:  Portuguese
Letter from Castro Pereira at Oporto to Col. W. Wylde requesting that the commissioners name the time and place for a meeting
2ff
WYL/9/20-21   15 May 1847
Language:   French
Letter from Viscount Sa da Bandeira at Setubal to Col. W. Wylde concerning the publication of a copy of the letter Wylde sent Vinhaes which Bandeira says he is certain is falsified. Enclosure:
2ff
WYL/9/22-23
Language:  Portuguese
Copy letter from Col. W. Wylde to Count de Vinhaes, detailing negotiations with Viscount Sa da Bandeira for an armistice held on board HMS Polyphemus on 1 May
2ff
WYL/9/24-25   15 May 1847
Copy letter from Col. W. Wylde to [Antas or Pereira?] regretting the Junta's refusal to accept the terms offered and stating that Britain and Queen Maria's other allies will take such measures deemed necessary to help the Queen restore order to Portugal.
2ff
WYL/9/26-27   15 May 1847
Copy letter from Col. W. Wylde on HMS Gladiator to the Duke of Saldanha concerning the breaking off of all negotiations with the Junta
2ff
WYL/9/28   19 May 1847
Copy letter from Col. W. Wylde at Lisbon to Viscount Sa da Bandeira concerning the mistaken use of the word amnesty for the word armistice, in the copy of Wylde's letter to Vinhaes. [On 21 May: Protocol of conference in London between Britain, France, Portugal and Spain for the pacification of Portugal]
1f
WYL/9/29   22 May 1847
Letter from H.E.J. Stanley at the F.O. to Colonel Wylde concerning the receipt of Wylde's despatches from Oporto
1f
WYL/9/30-31   24 May 1847
Copy letter from Dr. A. Oliveira to anonymous outlining the recent turn of events in Portugal
2ff
WYL/9/32-33   26 May 1847
Language:  
Letter marked No 4 from Palmerston at the F.O. to Colonel Wylde concerning the despatch of a military officer, Major Lynn of the Royal Engineers, to Lisbon to assist Wylde and to stay at the headquarters of General Concha's Spanish force.
2ff
WYL/10/1-21   4 June–8 July 1847
Out letters book of Col. W. Wylde in Portugal, to Prince Albert, (marked No. 39 to 46), providing detailed information and military intelligence on the latest events in the efforts to end the Portuguese civil war. They include much information on the leading protagonists and Wylde's meetings with various figures, including the King and Queen of Portugal.
21ff
WYL/11/1-2   [10 June 1847]
Language:  Portuguese
Newspaper cutting containing the text of the Proclamation and decree dated 28 April and issued on the 10 June after the capture of the insurgent expedition by the allied forces.
2ff
WYL/11/3-4   10 June [1847]
Language:  Portuguese
Printed copy of the supplement of the Diario do Governo of 10 June stating that the decree of 28 April cannot be carried into effect until the Junta troops lay down their arms.
2ff
WYL/11/5-6   12 June 1847
Language:  Portuguese
Copy letter from Antonio Luis de Seabra to the British consul at Oporto, acknowledging receipt of a letter regarding the disarmament of the National forces, and informing him that a detailed reply will be forthcoming.
2ff
WYL/11/7-8   16 June 1847
Letter from Major Lynn to Col. W. Wylde with the latest military news, contact with Saldanha, the Junta's progress, the mood of the people, their reaction to the Spanish advance, and the situation in Galicia
3ff
WYL/11/9-10   17 June 1847
Language:  Portuguese
Letter from the Count das Antas to Col. W. Wylde concerning their proposed meeting
2ff
WYL/11/11   19 June 1847
Draft reply to letter above, accepting the Count's explanation
1f
WYL/11/12   21 June 1847
Letter from Edwin Johnston at Oporto to Col. W. Wylde advising that he should not attempt to pass the Junta's outposts on his way to Saldanha's headquarters and suggesting alternative routes
2ff
WYL/11/13-26   21 June 1847
Language:  Portuguese
Letter from the Count das Antas to Col. W. Wylde, stating that it is the wish of himself and all the officers whose names he has enclosed in a list, to be landed at Oporto, or else to remain prisoners of the British, with 7 enclosures, mainly authorisations to various military units signed by the Adjutant General, Jose Maria Leopoldino.
2ff + 12ff
WYL/11/27   [ca. June 1847]
Extracts from a report on the concerns of the insurgents for their safety should Marshal Saldanha's forces enter Oporto
1f
WYL/11/28-31   22 June 1847
Language:  Portuguese
Copy letter No.1 of Jose de Silva Passos to Edwin Johnston, British Consul at Oporto informing him of the Junta's decision to submit to the allied conditions, and complaining about the British naval blockade of the port of Oporto
4ff
WYL/11/32   [ca. June 1847]
Copy letter to Senhor Jose da Silva Passos, informing him that Col. Wylde is onboard H.M.S. America off Oporto, and ready to receive any communication from the Junta, in order to avoid an attack on the city
1f
WYL/11/33   22 June 1847
Language:  Portuguese
Copy letter No.1 of Jose de Silva Passos to Edwin Johnston, British consul at Oporto acknowledging the communication by Johnston regarding Col. Wylde being onboard HMS America, and ready to enter peace negotiations.
1f
WYL/11/34   Dated Thursday [ca. 24 June 1847]
Letter from [Sir Thomas] Maitland onboard HMS America to Col. W. Wylde on HMS Bulldog with the latest news on the Junta, desertions from their ranks, and the likelihood of a surrender
2ff
WYL/11/35-36   26 June 1847
Language:  Portuguese
Letter from Jose de Silva Passos to Col. W. Wylde, informing him that the Marquis de Loulé will come on board the HMS America to negotiate on behalf of the Junta.
2ff
WYL/11/37   26 June 1847
Copy letter from Col. W. Wylde at Richouza to the Marquis de Loulé, inviting him to attend a meeting the following day at General Concha's headquarters.
2ff
WYL/11/38-39   26 June 1847
Extracts from a letter from the British Consul at Oporto to José de Silva Passos, on the proposed arrangements for the Junta to surrender their arms to the allied forces at Foy, Saldanha's promise not to allow his troops to enter Oporto and the arrival of the Spanish troops in the city
2ff
WYL/11/40-41   27 June 1847
Language:  Portuguese
Letter from Francisco de Paula Lobo d'Avila and Justino Ferreira Pinto Basto (both from the Junta) to Colonel Wylde, accepting the beginning of peace negotiations and thanking him for his intervention
2ff
WYL/11/42-43   27 June 1847
Copy letter from Col. W. Wylde to Sir Thomas Maitland concerning the failure of his meeting with Loulé and the need go ahead with Allied preparations for an attack on Oporto
2ff
WYL/11/44   28 June 1847
Language:  
Letter from Sir H. Seymour at Lisbon to Col. W. Wylde regarding Saldanha's request for the loan of artillery, the fate of the political prisoners and his belief that Saldanha and his associates should be sent to England
2ff
WYL/11/45-46   28 June 1847
Letter from Edwin Johnston, British consul at Oporto, to [Wylde] concerning the conduct of the Junta and the Marquis of Loulé and the aims of Basto and d'Avila
4ff
WYL/11/47   28 June 1847
Letter from Edwin Johnston, British consul at Oporto, to [Wylde] commenting on the intentions of d'Avila and Justino, the fate of das Antas and Sa da Bandeira and the complaints of the French Consul that he has not been kept fully informed
2ff
WYL/11/48-49   28 June 1847
Draft letter from Col. W. Wylde to d'Avila and Basto, acknowledging receipt of their communication stating that they will surrender to the same fate as das Antas and Sa da Bandeira, and that Loulé will resume negotiations
2ff
WYL/11/50-51   28 June 1847
Language:  Portuguese
Letter from José de Silva Passos to Col. W. Wylde informing him that the Marquis of Loulé and Brigadier Viscount do Carril will meet the following day in Gramido to discuss a peace agreement
2ff
WYL/11/52-53   28 June 1847
Language:  Portuguese
Letter from the Junta of Oporto to Col. W. Wylde, accepting the armistice
2ff
WYL/11/54   29 June 1847
Letter from Sir Thomas Maitland on HMS America to Col. W. Wylde concerning prospects for the surrender, the entry of Spanish troops into Oporto, the terms of the amnesty, and the arrival of the Duke of Cornwall from Lisbon
2ff
WYL/11/55-56   29 June 1847
Draft letter from Col. W. Wylde at the headquarters of the Duke of Saldanha to [? Sir Thomas Maitland], concerning the surrender of the Junta
2ff
WYL/11/57-64;WYL/12/1-2   29 June 1847
Language:  Portuguese
Agreement for the armistice to end the Portuguese civil war, signed by W. Wylde, Sir T. Maitland, the Marquis of Loulé, Colonel Senen de Buenaga and General Manuel de la Concha, with two copies, one unsigned
10ff
WYL/11/65-66   30 June 1847
Language:  Portuguese
Copy letter from the Duke of Saldanha to the commissioners of the allied powers (Col. Wylde, General Don Manuel de le Concha and Colonel D.S. de Buenaga), acknowledging receipt of the document of armistice
2ff
WYL/11/67-68   30 June 1847
Letter from Sir Thomas Maitland, captain of HMS America, off Oporto to Col. W. Wylde responding to the Junta's request that a British force occupy the Castle of Foy
2ff
WYL/11/69   30 June 1847
Draft letter from [Col.W. Wylde] at Richouza to General [? possibly Concha] regarding certain wording in the armistice agreement
1f
WYL/11/70-71   30 June 1847
Letter from Sir Thomas Maitland on HMS America to Col. W. Wylde, reiterating his position regarding the possibility of British troops occupying the Castle of Foy
2ff
WYL/11/72-73   30 June 1847
Letter from Sir Thomas Maitland, on HMS America, to Col. W. Wylde acknowledging receipt of the copy of the conditions of the Junta's surrender, and the plans for the Castle of Foy
2ff
WYL/13/1   2 July 1847
Letter from Sir Thomas Maitland on HMS America to Col. W. Wylde, concerning the official correspondence relating to the agreed surrender of the Junta
2ff
WYL/13/2   [ca July 1847]
Hand drawn sketches of the different flag signals to be flown from HMS America when Sir Thomas Maitland wishes to communicate with Col. Wylde
1f
WYL/13/3-4   3 July 1847
Letter from Sir H. Seymour at Lisbon to Col. W. Wylde regarding criticisms of the terms of the armistice agreement
2ff
WYL/13/5-6   4 July 1847
Copy letter from [Col. W. Wylde] at Villa Nova to Sir H. Seymour, concerning the conditions of the surrender of Oporto, estimates of the numbers of arms given up by the Junta, criticism of General Concha, and re Wylde's annoyance at the wording of the preamble to the conditions which were eventually signed.
2ff
WYL/13/7   4 July [1847]
Letter from [Sir Thomas] Maitland at Oporto to Col. W. Wylde, arranging a meeting to discuss giving up Castle Foy
2ff
WYL/13/8-11   5 July 1847
Statement of the ideas of the Miguelite Party and the Realista Party, their views on Don Miguel, their disgust with the Septembrist and Junta party, the need for reconciliation in the country, appointments of ministers to the Cortes and the difficulties facing Queen Maria.
4ff
WYL/13/12   6 July 1847
Letter No. 5 from Lord Palmerston at the F.O. to Col. W. Wylde, expressing approval of his proceedings as detailed in his latest set of despatches
1f
WYL/13/13-16   7 July 1847
Language:  Portuguese
Letter from Count das Antas to Col. W. Wylde, accepting the amnesty for himself and his officers, and enclosing a copy of his letter of 5 July 1847 to Admiral Parker notifying him of this.
4ff
WYL/13/17-20   16 July 1847
Letter No. 6 from Lord Palmerston at the F.O. to Col. W. Wylde, expressing the British Government's approval of Wylde's conduct in negotiating the arrangements for the surrender of Oporto, despite some technical irregularities owing to the pressure of the circumstances.
4ff
WYL/13/21-22   15 August 1847
Farewell letter from Sir H. Seymour to Col. W. Wylde, praising Wylde as one of the best men he has worked with
2ff
WYL/13/23-29   [ca. 1846–1847]
Lists of leading figures from the Progressistas, the Miguelistas and the Cartistas
7ff
WYL/13/30-31   [ca.1847]
Language:  Portuguese
“Resuma das noticias mais importantes recebidas do Porto pelo Paquete Britannico”, annotated by Wylde as “From Marquis Fronteira” [Marquis of Fronteira, staunch Cabralist, civil governor of Lisbon, and commander-in-chief of the Portuguese volunteer battalions during the civil war]
2ff
WYL/Pam6 1847   1847
Language:  Portuguese
Printed pamphlet: Portuguez, Curtissima exposição de alguns factos. Lisboa : Na imprensa nacional, 1847. Concerns the political conduct of the Duke de Saldanha after his return to Portugal in 1846. Signed on p. 12 “Portuguez”. Pages 13-24 contain copies of documents.
24pp
WYL/13/32   30 June 1865
Letter from ? at Craig's Court, London to General Wylde returning his bond dated 23 June 1851 which has been cancelled
1f
WYL/13/33-36   14 March 1870
Report by G.K [?] on the three schemes put forward in 1865 before the Portuguese government for the transmission of submarine cables via Portuguese territories to the Americas, one of which involved General Wylde. Describes each scheme and the subsequent attempts to quash the first two schemes in favour of the third, the “Ballestini” scheme; also the efforts to force the presentation of the other schemes before the Cortes.
4ff
2. Letters of D. Brooke Robertson to W.H. Wylde on China, 1846-1877
WYL/14/1-5   January 1846
Letter from Robertson, vice-consul at Shanghai, to W.H. Wylde concerning economic prosperity there, changes at other Chinese consulates following the death of Lay at Amoy from fever, speculation about China's potential place in the world economy and his financial position as a consul in China.
9ff
WYL/14/6-7   14 February 1846
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde regarding consulate staff, including the appointment of his brother, and re his hopes for promotion
2ff
WYL/14/8-11   9 July–27 August 1846
Letters from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde on his disappointment at being overlooked in favour of Rutherford Alcock to succeed Balfour as Consul at Shanghai
4ff
WYL/14/12-14   16 September 1846
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde on his sense of grievance at being passed over for promotion, concerning the imminent death of a sick colleague, R Thom, Consul at Ningpo, and also of the illness of his own wife
2ff + envelope
WYL/14/15-20   [ca. December 1846 / early 1847]
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde re prospects for his future in China; growth of the “British Town” in Shanghai and good prospects for trade; reaction to the death of the Emperor; and his wish to send something from China for the Great Exhibition in 1851
12ff
WYL/14/21-26   18 October 1851
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde on his work under Alcock (the Shanghai Consul); the difficulty of the Consul's position; British merchants; smuggling; and British prestige in China
6ff
WYL/14/27-30   19 December 1851
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde concerning a disagreement over the despatch to England of Chinese manufactured goods for exhibition; Consular affairs; political relations with the Chinese; and the export trade
6ff
WYL/14/31-38   4 June 1852
Letter from Robertson in Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, discussing concerns for his wife's health; his heavy workload; Consular politics and appointments; his views on the Chinese people and their leaders; the American presence in Hong Kong en route to Japan; the change of government at home; and the failure to send Chinese goods to the exhibition
15ff
WYL/14/39   17 June 1852
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde on the death of his wife and arrangements for his son's care and schooling
2ff
WYL/14/40   3 August 1852
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde regarding the despatch of some samples of Chinese earthenware; news of Sullivan, the Consul at Amoy; and the latest Consular news
2ff
WYL/14/41   17 August 1852
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde reporting the death of Sullivan at Amoy and his hopes for replacing him as Consul
2ff
WYL/14/42-44   17 September 1852
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde on the Consul vacancy at Amoy; freedom of trade; and news of the rebellion in China. [Robertson was appointed Consul at Amoy in November 1852]
5ff
WYL/14/45-53   23 December 1852
Letter from Robertson in Shanghai to W.H. Wylde on the strain on staff health of working in China; news on the rebellion; trade in Shanghai and British subjects there
9ff
WYL/14/54-56   3 January 1853
Letter from Robertson at [Shanghai] to W.H. Wylde thanking him for his efforts on Robertson's behalf with regard to the Consul post and re the despatch of a packet of seeds
5ff
WYL/14/57-61   23 May 1853
Letter from Robertson at Hong Kong, to W.H. Wylde describing his shipwreck off the coast of Formosa and the loss of his possessions. He had been proceeding to Canton to take temporary charge there during Consul Dr. John Bowring's leave of absence, before proceeding to his Amoy posting.
10ff
WYL/14/62-69   21 June 1853
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde, discussing matters of religion and the spread of Christianity among the Chinese rebels; difficulties facing the Consulate in Canton; and his fears at the lack of a British fleet presence to protect the British community
14ff + envelope
WYL/14/70-71   21 July 1853
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde regarding the deadlock in trade and scarcity of money in Shanghai, as a result of the rebellion in the country; and his fears that foreign intervention will be necessary to end the disturbances
4ff
WYL/14/72-73   24 August 1853
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde with news on the rebellion
4ff
WYL/14/74-75   5 September 1853
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde, concerning trade at Shanghai and currency rates; and requesting advice on the matter of a military career for his son
4ff
WYL/14/76-78    24 October [1853]
Letter from Robertson at Amoy to W.H. Wylde, on the fighting at Amoy between rebels and Imperialists; the situation in Canton and Shanghai; fears for the future safety of foreigners and their property; determination of British merchants to remain at Amoy even though all trade has ceased.
5ff
WYL/15/1-3   17 January [1854]
Letter from Robertson at Amoy to W.H. Wylde concerning his regret that Sir George [Bonham] is leaving China, to be replaced by Bowring; the strategic importance of Turkey; and forwarding some translations of the writings of the Tae-Ping rebels.
6ff
WYL/15/4-14   20 February 1854
Letter from Robertson at Amoy to W.H. Wylde, regarding Wylde's offer to help his son obtain an civil appointment instead of the military; recalling the circumstances of the shipwreck and his failure to insure his possessions; progress of the rebellion and prospects for the future of China if the rebels defeat the Tartar dynasty; also events in Europe, especially Turkey, and the prospect of European conflict.
22ff
WYL/15/15-22   22 February 1854
Letter from Robertson at Amoy to W.H. Wylde, with more news on the rebellion, and more specifically the threat to British trade as a result, advocating that Britain should follow a more 'active' neutrality; concerns for the safety of British property and lives at the various ports; and details of the insurrections at Amoy and Shanghai.
16ff
WYL/15/23-26   10 April [1854]
Letter from Robertson at Amoy to W.H. Wylde regarding the presence of a Russian frigate; the lack of protection of the Chinese coast, and implications for trade between India and China; the appointment of Dr. Bowring to replace Bonham in China. Enclosure:
8ff
WYL/15/27
Business card for Mr C. Poulton, photographic artist of Reading
1f
WYL/15/28-35   13 May 1854
Letter from Robertson at Amoy to W.H. Wylde, concerning lack of scientific and manusfacturing knowledge of the Consuls in China; news of the Chinese rebellion, particularly the improvement of the situation at Amoy. Adds a note that he has received orders to prepare to proceed to Canton temporarily. Enclosure:
13ff + envelope
WYL/15/36   April 1854
North-China Herald's Extra, reporting on affairs at Shanghai and the attacks on British property and lives by Imperialist soldiers who the Chinese authorities are powerless to control.
1f
WYL/15/37-41   10 July 1854
Letter from Robertson at Hong Kong, en route to Canton, to W.H. Wylde, on the settled state of Amoy; Sir John Bowring's attempts to settle terms between the rebels and imperialists in Shanghai; dispute over the payment of export duties by British merchants to the Chinese authorities during the period of rebel control.
10ff
WYL/15/42-45   20 July 1854
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde, on the disorganised state of the country; prospects for the fall of Canton to the rebels; a skirmish between an American ship and Chinese rebels and its impact on foreign neutrality; and Sir John Bowring's efforts at Shanghai.
8ff
WYL/15/46-50   4 August 1854
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde, on the position at Canton, particularly the destruction of trade, arrangements for the collection of unpaid duties; criticism of Bowring for his handling of affairs at Amoy. Enclosures:
10ff
WYL/15/51   24 July 1854
Copy letter from Robertson at Canton to Sir John Bowring, refuting Bowring's comments in a letter on the dispute over duties owing to the Chinese authorities, that in Amoy the Consular authority had been withdrawn and commerce suspended during the rebels' occupation.
2ff
WYL/15/52   27 July 1854
Gazette supplement to The China Mail, No. 493 (Hong Kong), containing sailing directions for US naval ships
1f
WYL/15/53-55   19 August 1854
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde, reporting on continuing fighting between the imperialists and rebels, the extensive loss of life among women and children and the cessation of all trade at Canton. Enclosure:
6ff
WYL/15/56   19 August 1854
Memorandum in Robertson's hand detailing the trade situation in the various ports
1f
WYL/15/57-59   9 September 1854
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde, on the continued fighting in Canton, and news from Sir John Bowring that Robertson is to stay at Canton on a lower salary than the Consul at Shanghai.
5ff
WYL/15/60-61   28 October 1854
Letter from Robertson at Government House, Hong Kong to W.H. Wylde, on the satisfactory resolution of the Consul situation – Alcock is to relieve him at Canton and he is to take up the post at Shanghai; and re Admiral Sir James Stirling's visit to Japan where he has concluded a convention with the government.
4ff
WYL/15/62-66   27 November 1854
Letter from Robertson in Hong Kong to W.H. Wylde, on difficulties with his son; problems caused by American mercenaries in the pay of the imperialists; news of the defeat of the combined British and French Pacific fleet.
8ff + envelope
WYL/15/67-69   11 December 1854
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde, lamenting his return to Canton; re the recent rebel victory over the imperialists at Canton and a request from the imperialists for British help
2ff + envelope
WYL/16/1   13 February 1855
Postscript to letter from Robertson to W.H. Wylde, accompanying a copy of a new Canton newspaper and other gifts
2ff
WYL/16/2-3   13 March 1855
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde concerning his transfer to Shanghai at the end of the month
2ff + envelope
WYL/16/4-5   8 April 1855
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde re his arrival at Shanghai
2ff + envelope
WYL/16/6-7   4 May 1855
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde concerning problems with his son; the re-taking of Shanghai, and the loss of life and destruction incurred
4ff
WYL/16/8   7 September 1855
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, concerning the despatch of a box of new tea for Wylde's wife
2ff
WYL/16/9-11   7 October 1855
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, on Admiral Sir James Stirling's Treaty just concluded with Japan which he regards as a farce; problems with pirates blockading the coast and British naval encounters with them
4ff + envelope
WYL/16/12-13   5 April 1856
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, concerning his desire to leave China
4ff
WYL/16/14-16   31 May 1856
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde regarding his son's future; peace in Europe; in China, the “death struggle” continues between imperialists and rebels.
6ff
WYL/16/17-18   31 July 1856
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, concerning a gift for Mrs. Wylde and his declining health
2ff + envelope
WYL/16/19-25   6 November 1856
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, concerning his son's future; the current state of the rebellion; the visit of Dr. Parker, the American plenipotentiary; events in Spain; and warning of Russian activity in China
14ff
WYL/16/26-28   6 December 1856
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, on the state of affairs in Canton and Hong Kong; the quieter situation at Shanghai. Enclosure:
4ff + envelope
WYL/16/29
Printed copy of resolutions passed at special general meetings of the Shanghai British Chamber of Commerce, 10-31 October 1856
1f
WYL/17/1-3   7 January 1857
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde concerning matters at Shanghai and Canton; rumours of changes to the F.O. pension system
4ff with envelope
WYL/17/4-6   7 February 1857
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, with more details on the death and destruction at Canton; events in Hong Kong, including attempts to poison the people with arsenic in the flour
5ff
WYL/17/7-9   29 April 1857
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde concerning his son's future; matters in Hong Kong where reinforcements are needed; and growth in trade in Shanghai which remains quiet
4ff + envelope
WYL/17/10-15   15 May 1857
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde on plans for his son to enter the Consular Service; and criticism of the handling of affairs at Canton and in China in general
10ff + envelope
WYL/17/16-19   21 May 1857
Printed pamphlet: Minutes of a special general meeting of the Shanghae British Chamber of Commerce, held on the 21st May, 1857, recording their responses to the recent vote of the House of Commons condemning the policy pursued by Sir John Bowring and Rear Admiral Sir Michael Seymour, at Canton, in “protection of our Treaty rights and the national honour”.
4ff
WYL/17/20-29   29 May 1857
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde on the appointment of Lord Elgin as H.M. Plenipotentiary, Hong Kong in place of Sir John Bowring; prospects for improvements at Hong Kon, and of the need to secure Britain's position in the region, possibly with the annexation of the Island of Chusan; fears for the vulnerability of food supplies to Hong Kong; the need to open up the interior of China to foreign trade and to simplify trade duties.
19ff
WYL/17/30-37   15 June 1857
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde concerning booming trade at Shanghai; urging the need for Britain to capture Canton outright and to send artillery, equipment and uniforms suitable to the Chinese terrain and climate. Includes a description and sketch of an effective Chinese weapon.
16ff
WYL/17/38   15 July 1857
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde on the arrival of Lord Elgin and the hope he will soon tackle Canton. Enclosure:
2ff
WYL/17/39-40   June 1857
Copy letter (incomplete) from the British subjects at Hong Kong to Lord Elgin, regarding the difficulties facing his mission, not least at Canton
2ff
WYL/17/41-44   30 July 1857
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde regarding the diversion of British troops destined for China to deal with problems in India; latest reports of rebels doing badly against the Imperialists
7ff
WYL/17/45-47   [ca. October 1857]
Letter from Robertson to W.H. Wylde (first page missing) concerning the blockade of the Canton River and the arrival of the Russian admiral, Count Poutiatine on a mission to Peking; news that the rebels are holding firm at Nanking
5ff
WYL/17/48-52   7 October 1857
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W. H. Wylde regarding his discussions with Count Poutiatine; and affairs in India
7ff + envelope
WYL/17/53-57   7 November 1857
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, reporting the death of his brother-in-law, Savage and concerns about his son's future; the continued blockade of the Canton River; and Count Poutiatine's conclusion of a treaty with Japan
8ff + envelope
WYL/17/58-62   [ca.1854 – 1857]
Translation of a petition from a Chinese man, Le-tsing-sze, from the province of Kiangnan urging the British to intervene in Chinese affairs and crush the rebels
5ff
WYL/18/1-3   7 January 1858
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, reporting the news that Canton has fallen to the British
3ff + envelope
WYL/18/4-5   21 January 1858
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, on his fears of for Shanghai following events at Canton. Enclosure:
2ff + envelope
WYL/18/6-7   10 January 1858
Copy letter from Canton, describing the instalment of the new government in there led by Pih-qui, with the support of the English and French who still occupy the city
2ff
WYL/18/8-10   20 January 1858
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde reporting the capture of Yeh, the Tartar General and the Governor [Pih-qui] and the improving situation in Canton with people returning to the city. Enclosure:
2ff + envelope
WYL/18/11
Cutting [from the Hongkong Register?] describing Yeh's capture
1f
WYL/18/12-14   19 February 1858
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, regarding the consequences of Yeh's capture, and questioning the wisdom of appointing Pih-qui and the Tartar General to govern the Canton
4ff + envelope
WYL/18/15-16   20 March 1858
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, reporting that Lord Elgin and the other ambassadors are on their way to Shanghai; re the despatch of Yeh to Calcutta; and the diversity of interest among the four powers
4ff
WYL/18/17-19   14 April 1858
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, concerning a visit from Lord Elgin and the ambassadors; and his hopes that an end to the 'miserable Chinese affair' is not far off
3ff + envelope
WYL/18/20-21   29 May 1858
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, concerning operations on the Pei-ho River and up the river at Ti enstin; and fears for the effect on British merchants at Shanghai if trade should come to a standstill. Enclosures:
4ff
WYL/18/22   27 May 1858
North-China Herald Extract containing the latest military news from the Pei-ho and the successful French and English attack on the forts at the mouth of the river
1f
WYL/18/23-24   29 May 1858
Cutting from The North China-Herald, including a similar report on the progress of the Allies at Pei-ho and a list of the “Ships of War in the Gulf of Pecheli”
2ff
WYL/18/25-26   14 June 1858
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, critical of Lord Elgin for neglecting to keep him informed of events; and re reaction to the attack of the Forts. Enclosure:
2ff + envelope
WYL/18/27   11 June 1858
North-China Herald Extra, reporting the satisfactory negotiations taking place between the four plenipotentiaries of the allies and the Chinese Emperor's representatives at Tienstin.
1f
WYL/18/28-30   27 June 1858
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, on the prospects for a speedy settlement between China and the four powers
6ff
WYL/18/31   14 July 1858
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, praising the “superhuman” exertions of Lord Elgin in securing a settlement
2ff
WYL/18/32-35   30 July 1858
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, on Sir John's response to his request for leave; conclusion of the final terms of the treaty signed at Tienstin; and news of the blockade of Canton
5ff + envelope
WYL/18/36-39   14 August 1858
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde concerning his plans for twelve months leave; further news on the serious situation at Canton
6ff + envelope
WYL/18/40-43   3 September 1858
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, on Lord Elgin's return from Japan, having concluded a successful treaty with the Japanese government; news of the Russians obtaining territory from the Chinese in the north, and rumours they are establishing a ‘little Empire’ there. Enclosure:
6ff + envelope
WYL/18/44
Printed sheet outlining the terms of Lord Elgin's treaty with Japan
1f
WYL/18/45-46   20 September 1858
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, concerning the improvement in affairs at Canton and Hong Kong and the issue of a proclamation by Hwang (see below). Enclosure:
2ff + envelope
WYL/18/47
Press cutting with the text of two proclamations of Hwang, the Chinese Imperial Commissioner announcing to the foreign powers that the 'Braves' will be restrained and from henceforth that there will be peace between Chinese and foreigners
1f
WYL/18/48-49   4 October 1858
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, regarding the arrival of the Imperial Commissioners and sub Commissioners and thus Lord Elgin's negotiations will soon be completed
1f + envelope
WYL/18/50-52   20 October 1858
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, on the visit of the Imperial High Commissioners, Kuei-liang and Hua-sha-na, to Lord Elgin at the Shanghai Consulate, for finalising of treaty details; and the recent promotion of the French Consul at Shanghai to Consul General and the implications of this for ranks and their treatment by the Chinese authorities. Enclosures:
4ff + envelope
WYL/18/53
Language:  Chinese and English
Note of names and titles of the four Imperial Commissioners appointed to meet Lord Elgin, and the officers associated with them
1f
WYL/18/54
Blank sheet of paper with watermarked crest
1f
WYL/18/55-57   6 November 1858
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, regarding the diplomatic arrangements coming to a close; and plans for him to accompany Lord Elgin on a month's trip up the Yangtze before he takes his leave home
4ff + envelope
WYL/18/58-71   [31 December 1858]
Letter from Robertson on board the S.S. Retribution on the Yangtze, to W.H. Wylde describing in some detail his trip with Lord Elgin on the Yangtze, especially their encounters with the rebels at various cities along the way, including Nanking, Taeping and Woo-hoo; Lord Elgin's negotiations with the rebel chiefs, assuring them of British non-involvement in matters between the rebels and imperialists; and the physical difficulties facing the Retribution and the accompanying boats in navigating the river
28ff, incomplete
WYL/19/1   3 January 1859
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to [W.H. Wylde], concerning the success of Lord Elgin's latest mission
2ff
WYL/19/2   10 January 1859
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, concerning prospects for his leave of absence
2ff
WYL/19/3-5   18 January 1859
Printed copy of complimentary address to Lord Elgin (H.M. High Commissioner and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Court of Peking) on behalf of the English and Indian firms at Shanghai, with copy of Lord Elgin's reply; sent by Robertson to W.H. Wylde
2ff + envelope
WYL/19/6-8   19 February 1859
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, with news of his promotion to the Consul post at Canton and thanks from Lord Elgin for his assistance
4ff + envelope
WYL/19/9-10   5 March 1859
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, concerning gifts for Mrs Wylde
2ff + envelope
WYL/19/11-12   29 May 1859
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde regarding the delay in his departure and requesting Wylde's assistance in finalising his subscription to the Carlton Club
[Sir John Bowring was superseded by Lord Elgin as H.M. Plenipotentiary in 1857. When Elgin left in March 1859, Bowring resumed office as Plenipotentiary, but lost the office again to Lord Elgin's brother, Sir Frederick Bruce who arrived at Hong Kong in April 1859.]
2ff + envelope
WYL/19/13-23   4 September 1860
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, with a lengthy description of the situation in China, giving military details of the recent events in Shanghai, the arrival of the Teiping rebels at the city walls, and their subsequent defeat and details of various atrocities during the fighting between the rebels and the French; the capture of the Pei-ho forts by the Allies (for this Robertson has sketched a map to illustrate his description); the state of the Chinese government and the need to overhaul China's army. Sir Frederick Bruce (the new Plenipotentiary) has requested that Robertson remain at Shanghai in the meantime.
21ff
WYL/19/24-28   20 September 1860
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H.Wylde, on the conclusion of negotiations between Lord Elgin and Kuei-liang; disarray in domestic affairs; the powerless of the Imperial Government against the rebel forces, who now control most of the province around Shanghai. Bruce and his staff will proceed to Peking. Enclosures:
8ff + envelope
WYL/19/29   16 September 1860
North-China Herald Extract, Shanghai, entitled “Gulf of Pecheli”, outlining the negotiations between Elgin and Kuei-liang, and the progress of the French and British troops towards Peking
1f
WYL/19/30   19 September 1860
North-China Herald Extra with the latest intelligence from Pei-ho, and the progress towards Peking. Also contains a list of British troops killed or injured at the capture of the various forts.
1f
WYL/19/31-34   4 October 1860
Letter from Robertson at Shanghai to W.H. Wylde, with the latest military news from China, including details of the latest encounter between the French and British troops, and the Imperial army led by San-ko-lin-sin. Enclosures:
6ff + envelope
WYL/19/35   1 September 1860
Cutting from the North-China Herald concerning operations of the Allied forces in the Gulf of Pecheli
1f
WYL/19/36-37   28 September-4 October 1860
2 copies of the North-China Herald Extra on the Allied victory over San-ko-lin-sin and his troops en route to Tang-chau, the British hostages taken by the Imperial forces, and the Allied march towards Peking, and their defeat of the Tartars near Tang-chau
2ff
WYL/19/38   13 October 1860
Letter from Robertson at Hong Kong, en route to Canton, to W.H. Wylde, with a military update and news of the British and French taken prisoner by the Imperialists
2ff
WYL/19/39-41   27 October 1860
Letters from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde concerning gifts for Mrs. Wylde and for his uncle; and complaints about his living quarters. Enclosure:
6ff
WYL/19/42   20 October 1860
Press cutting from the Shanghai Market Report on the Allies' unopposed entry into Peking
1f
WYL/19/43   28 October 1860
Letter from Robertson at Hong Kong to W.H. Wylde with an update of news from there
2ff
WYL/19/44   29 October 1860
Letter from Robertson at Hong Kong to W.H. Wylde on the possible imminent settlement of affairs, the position of the British troops and Bruce's expected arrival from Shanghai
2ff
WYL/19/45-46   27 November 1860
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde, predicting trouble from the rebels at Shanghai and the fall of Ningpo. Enclosure:
2f + envelope
WYL/19/47   21 November 1860
Cutting from the Shanghai Market Report, on the arrival of Bruce at Tienstin, the progress of the rebels and their defeat of the Imperialists outside Sunkeang, the rebels' progress towards Ningpo, and the impact on trade at that port
1f
WYL/19/48-53   28 December 1860
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde, detailing the plundering of treasures from the Imperial Summer Palace at Peking by French and British soldiers, including the destruction of the Emperor's papers; and the receipt of orders from Lord Elgin to implement the new Treaty as quickly as possible at Canton
9ff + envelope
WYL/20/1-2   13 March 1861
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde, concerning the state of affairs in Japan
4ff
WYL/20/3   12 April 1861
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde, with news from the north of China where there are still difficulties; and his belief that the Chinese people will eventually tire of the new regime
2ff
WYL/20/4-7   24 May 1861
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde on his concerns at the prospect of Canton being given up to the Chinese authorities and its military occupation to cease; discusses Consular business and the possibility that he may return home
7ff
WYL/20/8   10 June 1861
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde, awaiting news on whether he is to remain at Canton or be moved to another, inevitably smaller, less interesting Consular post
2ff
WYL/20/9   27 June 1861
Letter from Robertson at Hong Kong to W.H. Wylde with the news that he is no longer Commissioner at Canton and the decision to evacuate Canton next October
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WYL/20/10-13   27 August 1861
Letter from Robertson at Hong Kong to W.H. Wylde, on affairs in Japan, in particular an attempt made to cut off the legation on the 5 July and to assassinate Alcock [now British Envoy in Japan]; his view that troops should be moved in to occupy the forts at Jeddo; and instructions that he is to take up residence in Canton as Consul again once it is given up
6ff + envelope
WYL/20/14-17   13 November 1861
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde, on changes that have taken place in Canton; news from the North of rebel activity threatening Shanghai and Ningpo; a visit from Chapman from Hong Kong; descriptions of the climate at Canton
8ff
WYL/20/18-20   15 January 1862
Letter from Robertson at Hong Kong to W.H. Wylde on his visit there to see an old friend, Parkes; progress of the rebel movement in China; and repercussions for Alcock of a legal case
4ff + envelope
WYL/20/21-24   29 January 1862
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W. H. Wylde concerning problems for Harvey (British Consul) at Ningpo; reaction in Canton to the British surrender of the city last October; fears for the collapse of the Imperial Empire; the death of Prince Albert
6ff + envelope
WYL/20/25-27   14 February 1862
Letter from Robertson in Hong Kong to W.H. Wylde, seeking Wylde's advice on his career prospects if changes take place to the legation in China and re his disappointment at being overlooked to succeed Alcock
4ff + envelope
WYL/20/28-29   9 April 1862
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde on his hopes for the pacification of the country; and Alcock's retirement
2ff + envelope
WYL/20/30-32   25 July 1862
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde concerning affairs at Canton; information on Chinese armaments; military developments around Shanghai
4ff + envelope
WYL/20/33-34   8 August 1862
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde concerning Chinese armaments sent to England for the Exhibition; impact of a recent typhoon in China
2ff + envelope
WYL/20/35   [ca. 1855–1860?]
Last page of letter (9) from Robertson to W.H. Wylde, forwarding gifts of two boxes of tea and a Chinese coat for Mrs Wylde
2ff
WYL/21/1   23 May 1872
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde on his award of a knighthood, emphasising how much he owes to Wylde in this matter
2ff
WYL/21/2-5   15 May 1873
Letter from Robertson at Canton to Minnie [Wilhelmina] Wylde, congratulating her on her impending marriage to Joseph Mahgull Yates
8ff
WYL/21/6-9   16 September 1875
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde, regarding the negotiations at Peking and speculating on the outcome should the Imperial government fall
6ff + envelope
WYL/21/10-11   14 March 1876
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde concerning the Japanese treaty with Korea; and his plans to open the port of Kuing-chow to trade and then visit two more ports recently opened up by the French. Enclosure:
2ff + envelope
WYL/21/12   6 March 1876
Cutting from The Japan Daily Herald of Monday on the Japanese treaty with Korea
1f
WYL/21/13-15   27 February 1877
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde regarding a recent bout of typhoid fever and the need to suspend his work as the representative of Sir F. Wade on the Commission nominated under the Che-foo agreement for the settlement of the Hong Kong blockade by the Chinese customs
4ff + envelope
WYL/21/16   3 April 1877
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde concerning his continued ill-health
2ff
WYL/21/17-18   16 October 1877
Letter from Robertson at Canton to W.H. Wylde concerning his acceptance of a transfer to Shanghai with the rank of Consul-General in recognition of his services
2ff + envelope
3. Papers of W.H. Wylde relating to general consular business, particularly with regard to the west and east coasts of Africa, various expeditions and slavery
WYL/22/1   27 February 1851
Letter, unsigned at Upton to [W.H. Wylde] regarding the payment of accounts and bills
1f
WYL/22/2-3   14 June 1852
Letter from Sir George H. Seymour at St Petersburg to W.H. Wylde, requesting that he purchase a dressing gown for him and send it out via the diplomatic bag
2ff
WYL/22/4-10   December 1855
Draft letter from [W.H. Wylde?] at the F.O. to Lord Cowley concerning the failure of the new Mexican government to fulfil its agreements with its foreign creditors, in particular Britain and France, and the measures which the British government may take, including the blockade of Mexico's principal Atlantic ports
7ff
WYL/Pam15   1855
Crowe, J. R. (John Rice), Sir, [Report from Mr. Consul Crowe, dated Christiana May 23, 1855.] [London] : Printed for the use of the Foreign Office, July 31, 1855. Concerns the history of Finmarken and Russian ambitions in that area. Consists of a report from the British Consul in Christiana signed “J. R. Crowe”. This copy was sent to Queen Victoria and returned by her.
17pp
WYL/22/11-12   21 March 1859
Letter from General H. Arbuthnott at the Albany to [Mr Yates] in response to his request for assistance in obtaining a naval cadetship for his son, and enclosing a letter from Sir John Pakington on the matter, dated 9 March
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WYL/23/1-4   30 January 1860
Memorandum by E. Hammond and Lord Wodehouse of the F.O. on the work of the clerks, with regulations for the examination before the Civil Service Commissioners of candidates for clerkships, 1 January 1856
4ff
WYL/23/5-12   2 April 1860
Letter from Brand, Consul at Lagos to W.H. Wylde concerning the importance of Lagos and its central trading position and suggesting that Britain should take control of it; and re his role in freeing slaves
8ff
WYL/23/13-14   16 May 1860
Copy letter from R. Cannon in London to W.H. Wylde regarding the need for the British Government to urge the Turks to strengthen their fortresses on the Danube in order to deal with any future Russian attack
2ff
WYL/23/15-16   26 August 1860
Letter from Lord Wodehouse at Wymondham to W.H. Wylde, directing him to request that Hutchinson submit his observations on the Admiralty report
2ff + envelope
WYL/23/17-19   19 October 1860
Letter from George Frere at Cape Town to W.H. complaining at the lack of information from naval officers in the vicinity; lamenting the lowly status of his position compared with his foreign counterparts; urging that the F.O. will support Dr. Livingstone's schemes; and also news of French activity at Quilimane.
4ff + envelope
WYL/23/20   29 November 1860
Letter from Henry Grant Foote on the Ethiope off Madeira, to [W.H. Wylde], en route to Lagos where he looks forward to working with two senior naval officers, Captains Bedingfield and Craufurd; news of the voyage
2ff
WYL/23/21-22   21 December 1860
Letter from Macgregor Laird, Surbiton Crescent to W.H. Wylde enclosing the note from A.P. French below; and re the unsuitability of the Niger river for navigation at this time of year. Enclosure:
2ff + envelope
WYL/23/23   18 December 1860
Letter from A.P. French in Liverpool to Macgregor Laird regarding the unsuitability of certain ships for navigation on the Niger
2ff
WYL/24/1-2   10 January 1861
Letter from H.G. Foote at Consulate Lagos to W.H.Wylde regarding his attempts to learn the Yorruba language, and his reception at Lagos
2ff + envelope
WYL/24/3-4   15 January 1861
Letter from Macgregor Laird of Surbiton Crescent, Kingston-on-Thames to W.H. Wylde, reporting the progress of H.M.S. Bloodhound and its captain, Lieut. Commander Francis Bennett, on the River Niger [as part of the Niger Exploring Expedition]
2ff + envelope
WYL/24/5   [January 1861]
Undated letter (written some time between the date of the above letter and the end of January when Laird died) from Mrs Ellen Laird (on behalf of her husband Macgregor Laird who is too ill to write), enclosing the letter below, and concerning his application to Lord John Russell for the settlement of compensation. Enclosure:
2ff
WYL/24/6-7   27 November 1860
Copy letter from Lieut. Bennett of the Bloodhound on the River Niger, to Macgregor Laird on the success of the Niger expedition, his hopes that he will be chosen for next year's expedition and in praise of Captain Walker. [Macgregor Laird was involved in African exploration and attempts to end the slave trade there. His death is reported in The Times of 30 January 1861.]
2ff
WYL/24/8-20   2 April 1861
Packet of cuttings from New York journals, January-April 1861, on the slave trade, including the Evening Post, the Evening Express, the New York Times, particularly relating to the seizure of slave ships, the arrival of various ships with slaves onboard into American ports, the price of slaves, etc.
13ff
WYL/24/21-26   9 April 1861
Packet of cuttings from New York journals, March – April 1861, on the African slave trade, including the Journal of Commerce and the Evening Post, particularly with regard to the seizure of various slavers, and how the trade continues to flourish in New York and its vicinity; also an extract from an article challenging the comments of Lord John Russell during a debate on the slave trade and West India islands in the House of Commons on 27 February 1861
6ff
WYL/24/27-31   13 August 1861
Press cuttings from American newspapers relating to the slave trade, August 1861, with an envelope annotated “Consul Archibalds”. Cuttings include the Evening Express of 3 August 1861, on the arrest of individuals in America involved in working with or on slave ships, the New York Daily Tribune on the efforts of U.S. Marshal Murray to break up the slave traffic, and the Evening Post of 3 August 1861, on the extent of the involvement of American vessels in the African slave trade
4ff + envelope
WYL/24/32-33   24 October 1861
Letter from Captain A.E. Wilmot at the United Service Club to W.H. Wylde, regarding details of his forthcoming mission to the west coast of Africa
2ff + envelope
WYL/24/34-35    4-5 November 1861
Letter from F.H. Dyke to W.H. Wylde, enclosing a letter from Captain Alexander Murdoch requesting assistance in securing the position of Harbour Master at Lowestoft
3ff
WYL/24/36   8 November 1861
Letter from Capt A.P.E. Wilmot at the United Service Club to W.H. Wylde on the need for a light house at Lagos
1f
WYL/24/37-38   18-19 November [1861]
Letter from Capt A.P.E. Wilmot at the United Service Club to W.H. Wylde enclosing a letter from Lord Russell refusing his request for a vessel of war to take him to the African coast
3ff
WYL/24/39-40   4 December 1861
Printed confidential F.O. memorandum on the “Stoppage of the British Mail Packet ‘Trent’ by the United States Ship of War ‘San Jacinto’, and the forcible seizure of Messrs. Mason, Slidell, McFarlane and Eustis”, owing apparently to the presence of some Confederate citizens onboard the Trent and providing a list of complaints on the matter
2ff
WYL/24/41-42   22 December 1861
Letter from H. Stanhope Freeman at Royal Crescent to W.H. Wylde regarding the failure of previous missions to Dahomey and his hopes to rectify this on taking up the post of governor at Lagos
2ff
WYL/25/1-3   8 April [1862?]
Letter from John H. Glover at Bonn to Lord [?], setting out the political, strategic, commercial and financial reasons for annexing coastline west of Lagos
6ff
WYL/25/4   30 April 1862
Letter from ? at 88 Jermyn Street to [W.H. Wylde] concerning papers relating to the British annexation of Lagos
2ff
WYL/25/5   16 May 1862
Note by Palmerston concerning certain British shareholders being, if not legally guilty, then certainly morally guilty of involvement in the slave trade
1f
WYL/25/6   21 May 1862
Letter from George Frere, Mixed Commission Chambers, Cape Town to W.H. Wylde introducing his colleague, Alfred Duprat, a Portuguese official and an opponent of slavery and advocate of free trade
2ff
WYL/25/7   22 May 1862
Letter from George Frere, Mixed Commission Chambers, Cape Town to W.H. Wylde regarding the expenses of the Mixed Commission
2ff
WYL/25/8   13 June [1862?]
Letter from Captain John H. Glover at Sierra Leone to W.H. Wylde concerning the escape of a schooner with 500 slaves from Rio Pongos and the lack of a cruiser to pursue it
1f
WYL/25/9-10   14-16 June 1862
Memorandum by W.H. Wylde concerning arrangements for a forthcoming expedition down the Niger and expressing concern at the Admiralty's proposal to run only one vessel (the Investigator). Annotated in second hand, agreeing with Wylde's summary.
4ff
WYL/25/11   10 August 1862
Letter from Captain A.P.E. Wilmot at the United Service Club to W.H. Wylde on the need for him to present gifts such as watches to the kings and chiefs [of Lagos] when he meets them. Enclosure:
2ff
WYL/25/12   9 August [1862]
Letter from A.H. Layard at the F.O. to Captain A.P.E. Wilmot advising him to consult Wylde about drawing up a list of presents to take
1f
WYL/25/13-15   23 September 1862
Letter from E.M. Archibald at the British Consulate, New York to W.H. Wylde on his appointment to the Mixed Commission Court [to hear slavery cases] concerning the likely outcome of President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation due to be released on 1 January 1863
3ff + envelope
WYL/25/16-18   10 December [ca. 1862]
Letter from John H. Glover to W.H. Wylde regarding French relations with Dahomy; the unlikelihood of Freeman the governor returning and the payment of only half the office allowance to Glover during his absence; his wish to have Henry Pilkington
3ff + envelope
WYL/25/19-27   [ca. 1862]
Language:  Spanish
Log of letters from Don Francisco Rovirosa to and from Havana, Liverpool and Lisbon regarding business, particularly the slave trade
9ff
WYL/26/1-3   7 [? 1863]
Letter from John H. Glover at Lagos to W.H. Wylde concerning possible employment for Henry Pilkington; and a large fire at Abeokuta which has destroyed European property
3ff + envelope
WYL/26/4-7   [ca. 1863]
Draft treaty between John Hawley Glover, Lieutenant Governor of the Settlement of Lagos, on behalf of HM Queen Victoria, and the Alake of Abeokuta and Chiefs of the Yoruba country
4ff
WYL/26/8-9   1 April 1863
Letter from Captain A.P.E. Wilmot on HMS Rattlesnake, off Cape Coast Castle to Richard Pine, Governor of the Gold Coast, urging him to settle the dispute with the King of Ashanti without recourse to war
2ff
WYL/26/10-13   9 June [1863]
Letter from John H. Glover at Lagos to W.H. Wylde concerning the arrival of Pilkington; the success of a number of trading houses; the suppression of a mutiny by a detachment in one of the outposts; and proposing Pilkington as a possible successor
5ff + envelope
WYL/26/14   7 August 1863
Letter from John H. Glover [at Lagos] to W.H. Wylde concerning Pilkington's first dose of fever; difficulties in obtaining post and supplies; preparations for HMS Investigator to go to the Niger
2ff
WYL/26/15-20   8 September [1863]
Letter from John H. Glover at Lagos to W.H. Wylde concerning his recent military success with a force of Hausa and local men; the departure of Bouchir; his proposed programme for the Egbas; the future of Porto Novo; and the urgent need for a private secretary due to the shortcomings of Pilkington in administrative matters. Enclosure:
7ff + envelope
WYL/26/19
Cartoon by H.J. Ussher, Acting Colonial Secretary, depicting the political situation with regard to the tribes around Lagos, waiting to attack Abeokuta
1f
WYL/26/21-32   24 October 1863
Copy letter from W. McCoskry at Lagos to Captain J. H.Glover, Lieutenant Governor of Lagos, reporting in some detail on the last Niger Expedition by HMS Investigator and HMS Rattlesnake, under Commodore A.P.E. Wilmot, describing the obtaining of supplies for Dr. Baikie, the signing of a treaty with local chiefs, the landscape, a Church Missionary Society station at Onitsha, discussions with the King at Bidda, estimate of Lokoja as a suitable settlement for Europeans, the issue of runaway slaves and the signing of a treaty with the King at Onitsha. [Marked as being enclosed with Glover's despatch no.24, 1863]
12ff
WYL/26/33-34   8 November [1863?]
Letter from John H. Glover at Lagos to W.H. Wylde concerning the return of McCoskry on HMS Investigator; his decision not to offer a free passage home to Mr Robbins, the artist on the expedition; prospects for affairs in Porto Novo and Abeokuta
2ff + envelope
WYL/26/35-37   13 November 1863
Letter from S. Lushington of Belgrave Square to W.H. Wylde concerning a legacy application which he believes the Chancellor will sanction and recalling the events of 30 years ago concerning a similar situation relating to the late Sir Fowell Buxton's legacy to help Christian slaves
4ff + envelope
WYL/26/38-39   20 November 1863
Letter from George Frere at Mixed Court Chambers, Cape Town, to W.H. Wylde, on the seizure by the U.S. cruiser Vanderbilt of an English vessel, a former slaver, on account of the latter having cargo on board which was taken from U.S. vessels by a Confederation cruiser; and regarding the trial of Bishop Colenso for false teaching
4ff
WYL/26/40-45   28 November 1863
Letter from Commodore A.P.E. Wilmot on HMS Rattlesnake to W.H. Wylde concerning matters in the vicinity of Lagos; the success of the Niger expedition; the trade capabilities of the region; his views on Baikie; urging the purchase of French factories at Banana Point; Burton's latest mission; French influence in the region; the Benin question; and provisions of coal and food for British vessels
12ff
WYL/26/46-49   4 December 1863
Copy letter from H. Stanhope Freeman, Governor of Lagos at Government House, Lagos to Commodore A.P.E. Wilmot on HMS Rattlesnake, enclosing copy letters below to illustrate the complaint he is making against the conduct of Lieutenant Allingham. Copy letters enclosed:
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WYL/26/50-51   30 November 1863
No.1. H. Stanhope Freeman, Governor of Lagos at Government House, Lagos to Lieutenant Commander Montray, senior officer in Lagos Lagoons requesting that he provide passage for Colonial officers to Badagry
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WYL/26/52-53   3 December 1863
No.2. Freeman at Lagos to Lieutenant Commander Montray, requesting that HMS Investigator replace HMS Handy for duty to Badagry
2ff
WYL/26/54-55   3 December 1863
No.3. Montray, commanding HMS Handy, to Freeman, in reply to the above request
2ff
WYL/26/56-57   4 December 1863
No.4. Charles Foresythe, Postmaster, at Government House, Lagos to Lieutenant Commander Montray, requesting that HMS Investigator be detained until his despatches for the Commodore are ready
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WYL/26/58-59   4 December 1863
No.5. Freeman at Government House, Lagos to Lieutenant Commander Montray, concerning the delay in delivery of his despatches
2ff
WYL/26/60-61   4 December 1863
No.6. Lieutenant Commander Montray on HMS Investigator to Freeman, in reply to his letter above, noting the urgency of Major Burton's mission to meet the Commodore at Whydah
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WYL/26/62-63   3 December 1863
No.7. Copy letter from Freeman at Government House, Lagos to Lieutenant Allingham, Commanding HMS Antelope, complaining of the acts of discourtesy shown towards him by Allingham, in placing the needs of Captain Burton and his mission to visit the King of Dahomey above the needs of the government
2ff
WYL/26/64   [9 December 1863]
Covering note from [W.H. Wylde] suggesting that the following papers, sent by Commodore A.P.E. Wilmot, should be sent on to Lord John Russell (Foreign Secretary, 1859-1865]. Enclosures:
2ff
WYL/26/65-66   30 November 1863
No.1. Account of HMS Investigator's progress up the Niger in September and October 1863, by W.A. Ewbank, midshipman onboard HMS Rattlesnake, describing the purpose of the expedition, a day by day account of villages and towns passed, climate, terrain along the river, soil, smallpox at a village, the reaction of locals at various points, and trade.
2ff
WYL/26/67
No. 2. Translation of letter from King Masaba to Queen Victoria regarding a gift to her of a horse and requesting gifts in return, including a royal tent
1f
WYL/26/68   27 November 1863
No.3. Translation of letter from Peter Bernasko (a missionary) at Whydah to Commodore A.P.E. Wilmot, regarding the latter's popularity with the people of Dahomey and his hopes that the King is going to give up his cruelties
1f
WYL/26/69-71   10 December [1863?]
Letter from John H. Glover at Lagos to W.H. Wylde concerning instructions to Baikie to return home; lack of support from Freeman for measures undertaken by Glover and complaints of his budget for next year being too extravagant
4ff + envelope
WYL/26/72   14 December 1863
Letter from Commodore A.P.E. Wilmot at Cape Coast Castle to W.H. Wylde concerning a dispute between Richard Burton and Freeman, the Governor of Lagos
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WYL/27/1-2   8 January [1864]
Letter from John H. Glover to W.H. Wylde concerning Pilkington's work on collecting fines from Badagry and Porto Novo; Glover's ill-health; and the receipt of an application from the Prussian Minister in connection with trade
2ff + envelope
WYL/27/3-5   9 January 1864
Letter from Governor Freeman at Lagos to W.H. Wylde, on the slave traders; Captain Burton's activities; urging that he should be made Consul General to enhance his reputation locally; the outcome of Commodore Wilmot's recent visit to Abeokuta; and Freeman's role in securing Lagos' progress and position
6ff
WYL/27/6-7   7 February [1864?]
Letter from John H. Glover [at Lagos] to W.H. Wylde regarding Henry Pilkington's work on the final settlement of Porto Novo; affairs in Abeokuta
2ff + envelope
WYL/27/8-9   20 March 1864
Letter from Commodore A.P.E. Wilmot on HMS Rattlesnake off Sierra Leone to W.H. Wylde, reporting that the Admiralty disapproved of his letters to the Congo merchants and opposed his plan to purchase factories and take control of Banana Point in an effort to thwart the slave dealers, with the inevitable outcome for the slave trade in the Congo; and re the failure of Burton's mission
4ff
WYL/27/10-11   23 March 1864
Letter from Frederick William Grey at the Admiralty to Commodore A.P.E. Wilmot, responding to various points raised by Wilmot in a previous correspondence, including a planned exhibition at Sierra Leone, the question of admitting African youths into the messes and the planned mission to the chiefs of the Volta; and reminding Wilmot that he is employed as a naval officer and not a diplomat
4ff
WYL/27/12   2 April 1864
Letter from Commodore A.P.E. Wilmot on HMS Rattlesnake to W.H. Wylde, sending him a specimen of fibres of palm leaf, suitable for rope making and requesting that Wylde will put in a good word for the exhibition to be held at Sierra Leone in December
2ff
WYL/27/13-15   9 April 1864
Letter from Governor Freeman at Lagos to W.H. Wylde concerning plans to go to Abeokuta to settle matters with the Egbas and bring about peace between them and Ibadan; the best means of suppressing the slave trade in the area; the defeat of the Dahomians; consular arrangements for Benin; and the fate of the horse given as a gift to Queen Victoria. [In May The Times reported the defeat of the Dahomians after the King of Dahomey had launched a long-expected expedition against Abeokuta and the Egbas, despite the efforts of Commodore Wilmot to dissuade him from doing so when he had visited the King.]
6ff
WYL/27/16-20   9 June 1864
Letter from Governor Freeman at Lagos to W.H. Wylde on affairs at Abeokuta; the King of Dahomey's activities at Porto Novo; future consular arrangements for Lagos and Whydah; Burton's explorations on the west coast of Africa; and reports of slavers hovering about the coast
8ff + envelope
WYL/27/21-22   1 July 1864
Note by Lord Palmerston to W.H. Wylde referring back to notes from Consul-General John Crawford on slavery in Cuba and the payment of an informer. Quoted extensively in Wylde to Russell below.
4ff
WYL/27/23   1 August [ca. 1864-1873]
Letter from G.E. Stanley at Alexandria to W.H. Wylde regarding the delivery of a letter from Captain d'Upton. Enclosure:
2ff
WYL/27/24-25   1 August [ca. 1864-1873]
Letter from G.E. Stanley at Alexandria to Captain d'Upton, refusing to undertake responsibility for his horses
1f + envelope
WYL/27/26-29   15–20 August 1864
Copy letters from W.H. Wylde to Lord Russell regarding compensation for their informant in the Cuban slave trade affair; the case of a man imprisoned at Havana, apparently a victim of slave dealers; and consular arrangements for the Bight of Benin
7ff, incomplete
WYL/27/30-32   20-25 August 1864
Letter from Commodore A.P.E. Wilmot on HMS Rattlesnake off Badagry to W.H. Wylde reporting on a variety of matters relating to the west coast of Africa including preparations for the next Niger expedition; the dispute involving the merchants at Benin and the blockade there; problems of maintaining the vessels in the squadron; efforts to curb the slave trade; criticism of Freeman; the ending of the Ashanti war; French activity in the area; and the new king at Porto Novo
6ff
WYL/27/33-34   25 August 1864
Letter from John Crawford at Havana to W.H. Wylde regarding his wish to succeed his late father as Consul-General at Havana and demands for extra payments from Mr. Ravirosa, the informant
4ff
WYL/27/35   30 August 1864
Letter from Commodore A.P.E. Wilmot on HMS Rattlesnake, off the Niger, to W.H. Wylde, concerning preparations for the latest expedition
2ff
WYL/27/36-37   [ca. August 1864]
Copy extracts from a private letter from Commodore A.P.E. Wilmot to W.H. Wylde on the success of the blockade in thwarting the slave dealers, but urging the need for two more vessels to make it complete; difficulties for the men and officers involved in the blockade, and their lack of fresh food
3ff
WYL/27/38-40   20 September 1864
Letter from Alexander Graham Dunlop [British Consul] at Cadiz to W.H. Wylde concerning the slave trade at Cadiz; his request that the Consul post at Cadiz be made into a Consul-General; and reports that Spanish slavers are loaded up and ready to head to the African coast
6ff
WYL/27/41-42   5 October 1864
Letter from R.B. Walker of S.W. London to W.H. Wylde requesting Wylde's assistance in gaining consular employment on the west coast of Africa. Enclosure:
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WYL/27/43-44   9 July 1864
Letter of introduction and recommendation from Captain John Glover at Lagos to W.H. Wylde on behalf of Walker
2ff + envelope
WYL/27/45   10 October [1864?]
Letter from John H. Glover to W.H. Wylde regarding his hopes to send him a treaty by the next mail; criticism of Freeman; and Wilmot's blockade of Whydah. Enclosure:
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WYL/27/46   10 October [1864?]
Letter from John H. Glover to H. Stanhope Freeman, informing him that Wylde will show him his latest despatches
2ff
WYL/27/47-48   [ca. November 1864]
Letter from John H. Glover to W.H. Wylde concerning the settlement of problems with the Egbas and approval of the draft treaty; mentions Baikie's arrival at Sierra Leone (where he died in December 1864)
2ff + envelope
WYL/27/49-51   8 December [1864?]
Letter from John H. Glover at Lagos to W.H. Wylde concerning the altered attitude of the French; Pilkington's efforts at Badagri before moving to Porto Novo; gathering of tribes to effect a reconciliation; collapse in the palm oil trade at Porto Novo and the increase in the slave trade
4ff + envelope
WYL/27/52-53   December 1864
Printed copy of “Memorial addressed by the Sierra Leone Immigrants at Lagos, to His Excellency H. St. George Ord, R.E., Her Britannic Majesty's Commissioner”, welcoming his arrival, and using the opportunity to vent criticisms of the current situation there since British cession, particularly the thriving slave trade at Lagos [9 signatories]
2ff
WYL/27/54   27 December 1864
Printed copy of “Memorial addressed by Native Traders and residents at Lagos to His Excellency H. St. George Ord, R.E., Her Britannic Majesty's Commissioner” criticising British actions in Lagos and calling for a return to Consular jurisdiction [29 signatories]
1f
WYL/27/55-56   [ca. 1863/4]
Printed copy of “Memorial addressed by Ex-King Decemo of Lagos, to the Right Honorable [sic] the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of Great Britain and Ireland” concerning his rightful claim to the throne of Lagos
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WYL/28/1-2   5 January [1865?]
Letter from John H. Glover at Lagos to W.H. Wylde concerning arrangements to obtain the release of Christians captured in 1863; and plans for a joint custom house with the King of Dahomey
2ff + envelope
WYL/28/3-4   10 January [1865]
Letter from John H. Glover at Lagos to W.H. Wylde concerning his financial difficulties due to hospitality expenses on behalf of Governor Freeman; the French withdrawal from Porto Novo and his invitation to visit the King there; and current good relations with the Egba chiefs
4ff
WYL/28/5   14 January 1865
Letter from H.S. Freeman at Tunis to W.H. Wylde on affairs in Tunis and Lagos, particularly the slave trade
2ff
WYL/28/6-7   18 January 1865
Printed copy of a report to Earl Russell by a Commission appointed by the F.O. to revise Naval instructions for the guidance of officers employed in the suppression of the slave trade [S. Lushington, W.H. Wylde, J.B. Bergue, H.C. Rothery and Charles Edmonton]
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WYL/28/8-9   26 January 1865
Letter from Lord Palmerston at Piccadilly, London to [W.H. Wylde], requesting that he attend the opening session of Parliament on 7 February
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WYL/28/10-12   6 February [1865?]
Letter from John H. Glover at Lagos to W.H. Wylde regarding his recent visit to Porto Novo for discussions with the King and chiefs; receipt of a letter from Freeman criticising Glover's policies which he defends to Wylde; plans to have the road and markets of Ikorodu open; and his intervention in defence of Ikorodu. Enclosure:
6ff
WYL/28/13-14
Note from Glover to Wylde concerning alterations to his political despatch
1f + envelope
WYL/28/15   15 March [1865?]
Letter from John H. Glover at Lagos to W.H. Wylde concerning his policy towards the Egbas and probable criticism of this policy at home; and his views on Wilmot
2ff
WYL/28/16   21 March 1865
Letter from Henry Pilkington at Rotherham to W.H. Wylde, thanking Wylde and Glover for their interventions on his behalf, and approval of his “horse scheme”
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WYL/28/17   17 April 1865
Letter from Commodore A.P.E. Wilmot at Sierra Leone to W.H. Wylde enclosing him extracts (not present) from a letter written to Governor Pine in 1863, before the war began and requesting that Wylde keep the letter as evidence
1f
WYL/28/18   21 April 1865
Letter from Commodore A.P.E. Wilmot at Sierra Leone to W.H. Wylde on the settlement of affairs in Bonny, the activities of Glover in Ikorodu and on plans to organize another expedition in the Congo
2ff
WYL/28/19-20   7 May [1865?]
Letter from John H. Glover at Lagos to W.H. Wylde concerning his blockade of the Egbas; local opinion that his measures are not supported by the British government; the abundance of goods for trade; and plans for a governor in chief of the West African Settlements
4ff
WYL/28/21-26   14 May 1865
Letter from Commodore A.P.E. Wilmot on HMS Rattlesnake, Fernando Po, to W.H. Wylde concerning the climate, people, king, and geography of Ambas Bay, and the settlement of matters in Bonny. Advises Wylde that the king of New Calabar should be rewarded for his friendliness towards England and his protection of trade; proposal for scrapping the post of consul at Fernando Po and at Bonny, establishing consular agents instead; criticism of Charles Livingstone, the Consul for the Bight of Biafra, of Glover and Freeman's administration of Lagos, and also of Burton's mission to Dahomey.
10ff + envelope
WYL/28/27-28   15 June 1865
Letter from John V. Crawford at Cheltenham to W.H.Wylde concerning slavery in Cuba and the appointment of a Spanish judge to the Mixed Court in Havana whose uncle, Don Joaquin Gomez, amassed a fortune from the slave trade
3ff
WYL/28/29-31   22 August 1865
Letter from W. Vredenburg at Luanda to W.H. Wylde, regarding the slave trade in the area; the Portuguese government and its lack of financial wherewithal to maintain its colonial possessions; and the latest reports from his various informants
6ff
WYL/28/32   26 August 1865
Letter from Commodore A.P.E. Wilmot on HMS Rattlesnake at Ascension to W.H. Wylde concerning naval deployment along the coast and the need to limit service on the west coast of Africa to two years
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WYL/28/33-34   4 October 1865
Letter from John V. Crawford at Havana to W.H. Wylde, regarding slave trade matters in Cuba, including the payment of an informer; debates and divisions on the possible emancipation of slaves; lack of willingness on the part of the Spanish party in Cuba to support emancipation
4ff
WYL/28/35-36   [23], 28 October 1865
Copy letter from A. Hamilton of the Company of African Merchants in London to the Lords of the Admiralty, stating their concurrence with Wylde's evidence to the Committee of the House of Commons and requesting a permanent coal hulk at the mouth of the River Congo, with copy reply
2ff
WYL/Pam39   1865
Great Britain, Parliament, House of Commons, Return of slave-vessels captured by Her Majesty's ships of war during the years 1860 to 1864. Presented to the House of Commons by command of Her Majesty, in pursuance of their address dated April 7, 1865. London : Printed by Harrison and Sons, 1865.
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WYL/Pam42   1865
Great Britain, Parliament, Slave trade suppression. Draft of a bill for the better suppression of the slave trade when carried out in vessels not entitled to the protection of the flag of any state or nation. 31st May 1865. [London?] : [s.n.], 1865.
5pp
WYL/29/1   14 December 1866
Letter from George Rose to [W.H. Wylde] concerning a matter upon which they agree
1f
WYL/29/2-3   22 December 1866
Copy letter from Stanley at the F.O. to G. Edwin Seward, Acting British Consul at Zanzibar, concerning the Sultan of Zanzibar's protest against the activities of British cruisers in Zanzibar waters employed in the suppression of the slave trade
2ff
WYL/30/1   [1867]
Table of F.O. despatches received and sent in 1866, arranged by departments
1f
WYL/30/2-5   3 January 1867
Letter from A.P.E. Wilmot at the Royal Victoria Yard, Deptford to W.H. Wylde, regarding the ambassadors from Dahomey and criticising the activities of his successor as Commodore in patrolling the coast, with covering note by W.H. Wylde [wrongly dated 7 January 1866]. Enclosure:
6ff + envelope
WYL/30/6-7   28 November 1866
Letter from Rev. Bernasko at Whydah to Wilmot, on the King of Dahomey's request to send ambassadors to England and news that the Governor at Lagos has settled peace between Lagos and Abeokuta to open the way for trade
2ff
WYL/30/8   [1867]
Note relating to the letter above to the effect that Mr. Hammond [at the F.O.] remains strongly opposed to the idea of receiving the Dahomey ambassadors as long as human sacrifices continue
2ff
WYL/30/9-52   2 February-30 December1867
Great Britain, Foreign Office, Correspondence with British Commissioners.[London] : [Foreign Office], [1867?] Comprising the reports from various British commissioners and consuls in Sierra Leone, Havana, the Cape of Good Hope, Luanda, and also from British Naval Officers concerning the Slave Trade in each area and the activities of the various Mixed Commission courts
44ff
WYL/30/53-55   12 February 1867
Letter from J. Lyons McLeod, onboard Vindictive, off Jellah Coffee to W.H. Wylde, concerning the outrage at Victorian Factory, at the mouth of the Niger, the inability of the navy to intervene to protect British traders outside settled areas, arrival of the Dart and his determination to intervene in the case of a black man abused in Benin
6ff
WYL/30/56-59   21 March 1867
Letter from W. Vredenburg at Luanda to W.H. Wylde concerning the destruction of property at Manque Grande and debates in Portugal on the proposed emancipation law
6ff + envelope
WYL/30/60   11 August [1867]
Letter from William H. Cope to Colonel Charles Townley arranging a meeting [presumably concerning the dispute between Cope and Murray in which Wylde and Townley were arbitrating] Annotated by Townley to Wylde to the effect that there was not one word of truth in the report which had reached Murray.
2ff
WYL/30/61-64   9 September 1867
Letter from John Kirk at Zanzibar to W.H. Wylde, on Mr. Churchill's success in obtaining a concession from the sultan which would be a significant check on the slave trade between the Zanzibar coast and the Red Sea and Persian Gulfs
4ff
WYL/30/65-66   4 October 1867
Letter from J. Lyons McLeod at Lukoja to W.H. Wylde concerning affairs on the River Niger, especially an attack on HMS Investigator, French movements on the Niger and their plans to open factories in the area
2ff
WYL/30/67   11 November 1867
Letter from Colonel Charles Townley, Maltingley Lodge, to W.H. Wylde on a dispute involving James Murray and Sir William Cope over estate boundaries and land enclosures in which Townley is acting as Cope's referee and Wylde as Murray's. Enclosure:
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WYL/30/68   7-8 November 1867
Letters from James Murray at Winchfield, with reply, and Charles Townley to Sir William Cope, concerning their choice of referees
1f
WYL/30/69-71   12 December 1867
Letter from Charles Townley at Maltlingley Lodge to W.H. Wylde, reporting on his findings in the dispute, on the significant damage they feel is done to Murray's sporting/hunting prospects on the southern side of the Manor, by the allotments awarded under the recent Eversly Enclosure Act, including constraints on his rearing game in the area
6ff
WYL/30/72   Monday [ca. Aug-Dec 1867]
Letter from Charles Townley, M[altingley] L[odge] to W.H. Wylde, arranging to call at the F.O. to see Wylde to discuss the Cope/Murray dispute
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WYL/30/73   31 December 1867
Letter from James Murray to Sir William Cope requesting to know what he intends to do towards a settlement of the matter
1f
WYL/Pam7   1867
Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, Report on the examination for admission to the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, held at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, on the 3rd January, 1867, and following days, with copies of the examination papers. London: Harrison, 59, Pall Mall, bookseller to the Queen, 1867.
80pp
WYL/31/1-2   23 March 1868
Letter from Henry A. Churchill, British consul at Zanzibar, to W.H. Wylde on the possibility of the Star of India being conferred on the sultan and urging ways to support him in his efforts against the slave trade
4ff
WYL/31/3-11   28 April 1868
Letter from H.A. Churchill at Zanzibar to W.H. Wylde concerning the need to work for the suppression of the slave trade on the east coast of Africa, the important role the sultan of Zanzibar must play in this, the intricacies of the situation between Zanzibar and Muscat, the growth and progress of Zanzibar and the need to waive the subsidy demanded of the sultan
9ff
WYL/31/12-13   July 1868
Printed copy of a letter from Dr David Livingstone near Lake Bangweolo, South Central Africa to the Earl of Clarendon (written in July and received in November), giving details of his search for the source of the Nile, his visit to the valley of Luangwa and the country of Usanog, navigating the Zambezi, discovering Lake Liemba and visiting Lake Moero. Observations collected en route were sent to the Cape Observatory.
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WYL/Pam17   1868
Great Britain, Parliament, Correspondence respecting the Anglo-Austrian Commercial Commission. [London] : Proof of papers as revised for Parliament, December, 1868. Comprises correspondence between Lord Bloomfield, the British Ambassador in Vienna, and the Earl of Clarendon, the Foreign Secretary, March 1866 to November 1868.
68pp
WYL/32/1   4 May 1869
Memorandum signed by “J.C.”, comparing the tribes of Sierra Leone with those on the western coast of Africa distant from European influence, and the treatment of slaves by both groups
1f
WYL/32/2-3   5 May 1869
Letter from E.C. Grenville-Murray, 62 Brook Street to W.H. Wylde, regarding Wylde's assistance to him in seeking justice from the Foreign Office
1f + envelope
WYL/32/4-6   26 May [1869]
Letter from John H. Glover at Sierra Leone to W.H. Wylde regarding the potential for trade on the Niger, the need to exclude foreign trading houses, the advantages for merchants of trade via the Niger ports as opposed to the Northern overland route, the need for 2 gunboats to be stationed between Lagos and Gambia; the value of trade at Lagos; and an increase to his irregular force of Hausa
3ff
WYL/32/7-8   5 August [1869]
Letter from John H. Glover to W.H. Wylde reporting the arrival of the expedition inside Niger; his request to Lt Dixon to hand over the consulate [at Lukoja] to Capt Croft, pending the arrival of a new consul
2ff + envelope
WYL/32/9-10   13 August [1869]
Letter from John H. Glover at Lagos to W.H. Wylde concerning the value of exports for 1868/9; an intended visit from Sultan `Abd al-Qadir, suzerain of Massaba
3ff
WYL/32/11-12   18 December 1869
Letter from H. Perrott of Stratford upon Avon to J. St J. Yates, requesting advice on a possible career for his son who is interested in engineering and discussing personal and family news
4ff
WYL/33/1   1 March 1870
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde, sending Wylde a cutting on the state of affairs in Spain (not present) relating to the insubordination in the army which is spreading to their navy and to the progress of the Carlists
1f
WYL/33/2-6   4 April 1870
Draft of W.H. Wylde's report for Lord Clarendon on the work and organisation of the Consular Department
10ff
WYL/33/7-8   21 May 1870
Letter from Charles A. Murray at Lisbon to W.H. Wylde, requesting his support at the F.O. for the British Consul at Suez, a Mr. West, who has just had his work as local agent for the P & O company withdrawn
2ff + envelope
WYL/33/9-10   18 August 1870
Letter from Odo Russell at the F.O. to W.H. Wylde, thanking Wylde for all the help he has received at the F.O. since his arrival
2ff + envelope
WYL/33/11-12   5 October 1870
Letter from H.C. Rothery at Staines to W.H. Wylde, on the completion of his report on matters at Rio
3ff
WYL/33/13-14   18 October [ca. 1870]
Letter from E.M. Archibald, New York Consulate to W.H. Wylde emphasising that he had no knowledge of an address organised to Lord Granville by Archibald's friends and British residents in New York asking for a pay increase for Archibald
4ff
WYL/33/15   2 November 1870
Letter from C.J. Dimond of Cavendish Square [possibly Mr. C. J. Dimond, of the Artists' Benevolent Fund?] to W.H. Wylde on the settlement of a legacy left for the perpetual commemoration of Guy Fawkes
2ff
WYL/33/16   20 November 1870
Letter from R. Cannon at Folkestone to W.H. Wylde regarding the strength of the Turkish army
2ff
WYL/Pam18   1870
Great Britain, An act to regulate the conduct of Her Majesty's subjects during the existence of hostilities between foreign states with which Her Majesty is at peace (9th August 1870) [London?] : [Her Majesty's Stationery Office?], 1870.
14pp
WYL/34/1-2   23 July 1871
Letter from William H. Cope to W.H. Wylde enclosing an incomplete letter of 19 July from his son Eddy at Stuttgart concerning monies owed to him
4ff
WYL/34/3   7 September 1871
Letter from Odo Russell at the F.O. to W.H. Wylde regarding the arrival of some venison, some of which is at the F.O cellars awaiting collection by Wylde
2ff
WYL/34/4-11   24 October 1871
Great Britain, Foreign Office, Memoranda upon the East African slave trade question. [London] : Printed for the use of the Foreign Office, October 24, 1871, including reports by C. Vivian, W.H. Wylde (as Head of the Slave Trade Dept), Henry Churchill (Consul at Zanzibar), L.G Heath, Sir Bartle Frère and C.P. Rigby, on efforts and treaties to end the slave trade around Zanzibar
8ff
WYL/34/12   6 November 1871
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde, on the appointment of his brother as Consul at Para and on the current ministerial confusion within the Spanish government
2ff
WYL/34/13-16   22 December 1871
Great Britain, Foreign Office, Answer to a confidential memorandum on the East African slave trade prepared at the Treasury. [London] : [Printed at the Foreign Office by T. Harrison], January 1, 1872. The author appears to be Hussey Crespigny Vivian who in 1872 was a senior Foreign Office clerk and later Ambassador in Rome.
4ff
WYL/Pam43   1871
Great Britain, Parliament, East coast of Africa. Correspondence respecting the slave trade and other matters From January 1 to December 31, 1870. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty.. London : Printed by Harrison and Sons, 1871.
70pp
WYL/34/17   [ca. 1871-1872]
Fragment of letter from John H. Glover at [Lagos] to [W.H. Wylde] concerning problems caused by Sir Samuel Baker and the arrival of a mission from Kano
1f
WYL/34/18-21   [ca. 1871]
Language:  English and French
Printed copy of letter from the Admiralty concerning regulations for commanding officers of HM ships with regard to visiting merchant vessels suspected of fraudulently assuming the French flag, in the light of the abrogation of the treaty with France for the suppression of the slave trade
4ff
WYL/Pam19   1871
Great Britain, Foreign Office, [Correspondence respecting proposed modifications of the Anglo-French commercial treaty of 1860.] [London] : Printed for the use of the Foreign Office, September 1871. Contains correspondence between February and September 1871. As far as the foot of p. 57 this edition contains the same material in the same setting of type as that issued in October 1871 below.
59pp
WYL/Pam20   1871
Great Britain, Foreign Office, [Correspondence respecting proposed modifications of the Anglo-French commercial treaty of 1860.] [London] : Printed for the use of the Foreign Office, September 1871. Contains correspondence between June and September 1871.
67pp
WYL/Pam16   1871
Great Britain, Foreign Office, Correspondence respecting proposed modifications of the Anglo-French commercial treaty of 1860. [London] : Printed for the use of the Foreign Office, October 1871. Comprises correspondence dated February to October 1871.
86pp
WYL/35/1-63   January 1872
Language:  English and French
Great Britain, Foreign Office, Correspondence respecting proposed modifications in the Anglo-French commercial Treaty of 1860 Part II. [London] : Printed for the use of the Foreign Office, January 1872. Includes correspondence from August 1871 – January 1872 between Earl Granville (Foreign Secretary) the Privy Council for Trade and various French representatives including Lord Lyons.
125pp
WYL/36/1   18 March 1872
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde, on a matter he is settling involving the Consular Department in the Spanish F.O. and an individual named Crawford
1f
WYL/36/2-4   30 March 1872
Letter from O.W.L. Russell at the British Embassy in Berlin to W.H. Wylde, concerning their differing opinions on the consular service, and the need for the Treasury to invest more in it
2ff + envelope
WYL/36/5-6   1 May 1872
Letter from E.M. Archibald at New York to W.H. Wylde thanking Wylde for his recent assistance with some consular business and referring to a report on the New York consulate, and his own statement of expenditure. [Wylde was involved in 1872 with the Commission of Inquiry into Consular Establishments.]
4ff
WYL/36/7-8   31 May 1872
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde on the note of disapproval for his actions regarding a British subject who died in Spain without leaving any executors or representatives. Refers to the news of the death of Lord Gifford.
2ff + envelope
WYL/36/9   24 July [1872]
Letter from G. Buckley Mathew at Rio to W.H. Wylde apparently on matters concerning slavery, and regarding the possibility of the appointment of arbitrators or a Commission Court. Regret at the news of Gifford's death.
2ff
WYL/36/10-11   10 August 1872
Letter from A. Graham Dunlop at Havana to W.H. Wylde, regarding the request that he accept the post of local director of the English telegraphs passing through Havana
2ff
WYL/36/12-13   28 August 1872
Letter from Thomas Hughes of the Cuba Submarine Telegraph Company, London, to W.H. Wylde, regarding his company offering Dunlop the post of local Director at Havana (see above)
2ff + envelope
WYL/36/14   4 September 1872
Letter from [Henry] Bartle Edward Frere at Wimbledon to W.H. Wylde, on the proviso attached by the Treasury to their consent to contribute towards the expenses of the Zanzibar Agency
2ff
WYL/36/15-17   17 September 1872
Letter from E. Layard at Para to W.H. Wylde, explaining why he has requested a man-of-war at the port during the elections and regarding a claim involving the Para gas company and his accommodation arrangements
4ff + envelope
WYL/36/18-20   29 September 1872
Letter from O.W.L. Russell at the British Embassy in Berlin to W.H. Wylde concerning the correct title for the British Consul General for Westphalia and for the German Empire rather than the “North German Confederation”. Enclosures:
2ff + envelope
WYL/36/19   10 September 1872
Newspaper cutting referring to the recent wedding of Wylde's eldest son Everard William Wylde to Florence Julia Evans
1f
WYL/36/21-23   1 October 1872
Letter from G. Buckley Mathew at Rio de Janeiro to W.H. Wylde regarding instructions to enable him to sign, seal and deliver the Treaty, and suggesting possible arbitrators. He notes that tourists are beginning to come to Rio for pleasure.
3ff + envelope
WYL/36/24   11 October 1872
Letter from A. Graham Dunlop at Havana to W.H. Wylde regarding Crawford, the consul at Havana and the embargo at Madrid
2ff
WYL/36/25   15 October 1872
Letter from E. Layard at Para to W.H. Wylde, on his application to obtain the vacant post of Lloyd's agent at Para
2ff
WYL/36/26-27   19 October 1872
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde regarding Wylde's intended visit to the consuls in Spain
1f + envelope
WYL/36/28   21 October 1872
Letter from John V. Crawford at Naples to W.H. Wylde concerning the slave trade in Cuba and the failure of the Spanish government to implement the slavery law
2ff
WYL/36/29-30   24 October 1872
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde concerning Wylde's visit to Spain on the Consular Mission and the good news that his brother may be moved from Para
2ff + envelope
WYL/36/31   24 October 1872
Letter from E. Layard at the British Consul, Para to W.H. Wylde, sending him the quarterly accounts and concerning the unhealthy conditions at Para
2ff
WYL/36/32   25 November 1872
Letter from F. Williams at Gibraltar to W.H. Wylde regarding his intended visit
2ff
WYL/36/33-34   26 October 1872
Letter from E. Hammond at Hamburg to W.H. Wylde, asking Wylde to ascertain how far consuls are supported by the Board of Trade in their dealings with British captains and seamen
1f + envelope
WYL/36/35-36   27 November 1872
Letter from F. Williams at Gibraltar to W.H. Wylde on preparations for Wylde's visit
3ff
WYL/36/37   29 November 1872
Letter from James Hannay, British consul at Barcelona to W.H. Wylde on arrangements for Wylde's visit of inspection of the Consulate
2ff
WYL/36/38-39   2 December 1872
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde, describing in detail recent developments in the slavery question in Spain and referring to a recent letter from Hannay on matters in Barcelona and Catalonia
2ff + envelope
WYL/36/40   7 December 1872
Copy letter from Granville at the F.O. to A.H. Layard, marked “No.84 Commercial” on the question of the Spanish Customs House Regulations and commercial relations between Great Britain and Spain
1f
WYL/36/41   6 December 1872
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde regarding news from Hannay on the state of the north of Spain; Wylde's views on the Consulate at Seville; and identifying March at Santander as the person responsible for letters which appeared in The Times on Spanish affairs
2ff
WYL/36/42-43   8 December 1872
Letter from J. Drummond Hay at Tangier to W.H. Wylde, on arrangements for Wylde's forthcoming visit
2ff + envelope
WYL/36/44-45   12 December 1872
Letter from Augustus Bullimore to W.H. Wylde at the Convent (in Gibraltar), on Wylde's visit to Tangier the following day
1f + envelope
WYL/36/46   13 December 1872
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde, enclosing a despatch from Lord Granville containing his approval of Wylde's despatches on the matter of the Spanish Customs House regulations
1f
WYL/36/47-49   15 December 1872
Letter from J. Drummond Hay at Tangier to W.H. Wylde on the charges brought against vice consul Carstensen by his former interpreter, Jacob Levy
4ff + envelope
WYL/36/50-53   19 December 1872
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid, to W.H. Wylde, agreeing with him about the British consulates and about smuggling and dismissing the idea of England giving up Gibraltar to the Spanish. He praises Zorrilla [head of the Spanish ministry] for standing firm against slavery and complains about Hannay. Also reports that Crawford in Cuba is caught up in some discreditable transactions.
5ff + envelope
WYL/36/54   27 December 1872
Letter from James Hannay to W.H. Wylde regarding delivery of Wylde's correspondence
1f
WYL/36/55-57   29 December 1872
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde concerning Wylde being unable to visit the Morocco vice consulates, and regarding the slavery question in Spain
3ff + envelope
WYL/36/58-59   30 December 1872
Letter from E. Layard at Para to W.H. Wylde on the possibility of him accepting the Fiji appointment and his wife's poor health
4ff
WYL/36/60   [ca.1872]
Note of the staff of the Consular Department in 1864 before it was merged with the Commercial Department, of the combined departments in 1871 and when the Commercial Department was separated and the Slave Trade Department added in July 1872
1f
WYL/36/61   [ca.1872]
Memorandum (incomplete) in the hand of W.H. Wylde concerning confusion over the appointment of Mr. Elmes as Acting Consul for the Bight of Benin and his subsequent conclusion of an agreement with the Benin chiefs
2ff
WYL/37/1    [Undated]
Satirical pen drawings of Africans
1f
WYL/37/2-5   1-8 January 1873
Copy letters from W.H. Wylde at Barcelona to Lord Granville reporting on his inspection of British consulates and complaining about Hannay, the Consul at Barcelona
6ff
WYL/37/6   8 January 1873
Letter from Charles Livingstone on the Mail Steamer Africa, at Bonny to W.H. Wylde, on the fair settlement of the Bonny-Opobo difficulty
2ff
WYL/37/7   16 January 1873
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde, enclosing the cutting below which will explain why they have received no post and outlining the latest activities of the Carlists. Enclosure:
2ff
WYL/37/8
Newspaper cutting (unknown Spanish paper): a full column, “Parliamentary Chronicle” detailing the political news, as well as a column and a half of “public order” news on military operations and troop movements
1f
WYL/37/9   18 January 1873
Letter from C.H. Hill at Zanzibar to V. Buckley at the F.O. concerning his meeting with the Sultan and visit to the slave market, in praise of Dr. Kirk and concerning the lack of cooperation from other consuls
2ff
WYL/37/10-12   18 January 1873
Language:  Spanish
Cuttings from newspapers including El Gobierno (Madrid) of that day, detailing news of the Carlist rising, sent to W.H. Wylde by A.H. Layard
2ff + envelope
WYL/37/13-14   22 January 1873
Letter from J. Prat at the British Consulate in Corunna, expressing a desire to gain the vacant consular post at Barcelona
2ff + envelope
WYL/37/15-16   22 January 1873
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde, on the latest slave trade enclosures he recently received; seeking Wylde's opinion on the Cuban slave matter; and discussing the progress of the Puerto Rico settlement at Madrid
2ff + envelope
WYL/37/17-18   1 February 1873
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde concerning the offer of the appointment at Fiji to his brother; Hunt's promotion to a commission at Barcelona; and the bad state of the northern provinces in Spain
2ff + envelope
WYL/37/19   11 February 1873
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde, forwarding an account of the situation in Spain (not present). [The abdication of the King of Spain is confirmed in The Times of 12 February.]
1f
WYL/37/20-21   12 February 1873
Letter from A. Graham Dunlop at Havana to W.H. Wylde, requesting official leave due to health problems and concerning affairs in Cuba
2ff
WYL/37/22-24   14 February 1873
Sir Bartle Frere at Zanzibar to W.H. Wylde, concerning the Sultan's refusal to hear proposals for a new treaty; the troublesome behaviour of the French Consul, M. de Vienne; and his hopes for a speedy end to the slave trade on the Zanzibar coast
2ff + envelope
WYL/37/25-27   17 February 1873
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde, on the bleak state of affairs in Spain
2ff + envelope
WYL/37/28-29   22 February 1873
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde concerning further news of the Carlist rising. Enclosures:
2ff + envelope
WYL/37/30-31   21-22 February 1873
4 newspaper cuttings from El Gobierno (Madrid), detailing a meeting of the National Assembly and political and military news of the Carlist rising
2ff
WYL/37/32-33   23 February [ca.1873]
Letter from J. Drummond Hay at Tangier to W.H. Wylde regarding his recent despatches. Discusses the weather and his forthcoming trip to Fez.
2ff + envelope
WYL/37/34   27 February 1873
Letter from John Prat at the British Consulate in Corunna to W.H. Wylde, thanking him for his efforts in helping him to secure the post of Consul at Barcelona and regarding his possible successor
2ff
WYL/37/35-36   28 February 1873
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde, regarding the chaotic affairs in Spain – the streets full of drunken soldiers and shopkeepers and others organising themselves in bands of volunteers to defend their property
2ff + envelope
WYL/37/37-41   February 1873
Printed confidential Foreign Office report by W.H. Wylde on the state of the British consulates on the coast of France, the Baltic, Italy and the Peninsula
5ff
WYL/37/42-43   3 March 1873
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde with the latest news from Spain, including troops turning on officers and the state of the army and regarding the state of the consulate at Barcelona. Enclosure:
1f + envelope
WYL/37/44-45
Language:  Spanish
Cutting from the Imprenta newspaper (Barcelona), including letters to the editor from military personnel, commanders of the city's barracks, regarding several recent incidents
2ff
WYL/37/46-52   6 March 1873
Language:  Spanish
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde, forwarding cuttings from Spanish newspapers including El Gobierno of 21-22 February concerning an alleged war crime and political news of the uprising and the recent actions concerning it taken at the National Assembly
1f + 6ff
WYL/37/53   8 March 1873
Letter from A. Graham Dunlop at Havana to W.H. Wylde, on the confused state of public affairs in Cuba amidst events taking place in Spain and at Washington
2ff
WYL/37/54   8 March 1873
Letter from C.M. Kennedy at Paris to W.H. Wylde, on consular matters in France and his view that the Assembly feels that British interests have been too successfully represented in the treaty. [The Anglo-French Treaty of Commerce signed at the start of the year and the ratification of which was debated by the French Assembly ca. Feb-March].
2ff
WYL/37/55-56   10 March 1873
Letter from J. Green at Bucharest to W.H. Wylde, pursuing the subject of his salary and his belief that government functionaries should be better paid
2ff + envelope
WYL/37/57-58   15 March 1873
Letter from C.M. Kennedy at Paris to W.H. Wylde, regarding the new appointment of a consul at Boulogne and Lord Lyons' wish for him to remain in Paris at this critical stage for the Treaty
2ff
WYL/37/59   17 March 1873
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde, concerning Prat's appointment to Barcelona where matters are in in a critical state. Also refers to the Puerto Rico slavery bill.
1f
WYL/37/60-61   24 March 1873
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde, on the passing of the Puerto Rico slavery abolition bill. Enclosure:
2ff + envelope
WYL/37/62   23 March 1873
Language:  Spanish
Cutting from La Iberia, describing the passing of the Puerto Rico slavery abolition bill in the Assembly
1f
WYL/37/63-64   25 March 1873
Letter from C.M. Kennedy at [Paris] to W.H. Wylde leave for consulate staff and his forthcoming
1f + envelope
WYL/37/65-66   28 March 1873
Letter from Leopold March at Santander to W.H. Wylde regarding his application for the Consul post at Corunna and the need for a gunboat to be stationed between San Sebastian for the protection of British residents
3ff
WYL/37/67-68   29 March 1873
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde, concerning the current state of affairs in Spain and his belief that the government is engaged in measures which will end in the separation of Cuba from Spain
2ff + envelope
WYL/37/69-70   30 March 1873
Letter from C.M. Kennedy at Paris to W.H. Wylde, requesting that he give attention to Atlee's despatch on the new form of certificate for Income Tax exemptions
1f + envelope
WYL/37/71-72   31 March [1873]
Letter from C.M. Kennedy at Paris to W.H. Wylde on the subject of Turing's leave and the new consular certificates
1f + envelope
WYL/38/1-2   2 April 1873
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde, regarding Wylde's preparation of slave trade papers for Parliament. Enclosure:
1f + envelope
WYL/38/3-6   31 March 1873
Language:  Spanish
Cuttings from Diario de Barcelona on political and military developments in the province of Barcelona
4ff
WYL/38/7-8   3 April 1873
Letter from Keith Edward Abbot at Odessa to F.B. Alston on Lord Granville's insistence that Abbot retire in July
3ff
WYL/38/9   3 April 1873
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde on the difficult state of affairs at Barcelona
1f
WYL/38/10-11   7 April 1873
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde concerning the progress of the Carlists and the continuing insubordination in the army; big commercial families profiting in the current situation; and the unsatisfactory state of affairs in Barcelona
2ff + envelope
WYL/38/12-13   8 April 1873
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde on the worsening state of affairs in Spain; and the extent of extreme communist and socialist opinion among the lower classes. Enclosure:
2ff + envelope
WYL/38/14   5 April 1873
Letter from W. Leigh at Barcelona to Layard at Madrid, on the arrival of Prat, the new consul and concerning recent events in Barcelona
2ff
WYL/38/15-16   10 April 1873
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde, regarding the religious faith of the Spanish people
1f + envelope
WYL/38/17-18   15 April 1873
Letter from C.M. Kennedy at [Paris] to W.H. Wylde regarding the pressure of treaty business and his proposals for the readjustment of consular districts
2ff + envelope
WYL/38/19   27 April 1873
Letter from Henry Bartle Frere at Sir P. Wodehouse's home in Bombay to W.H. Wylde, regarding his trip to Simla to secure the Viceroy's concurrence with the British government's decisions; and his belief that the Bombay government have surrendered all concern in the African establishments
2ff
WYL/38/20-26   11 May 1873
Letter from J. Drummond Hay at Tangier to W.H. Wylde. concerning his mission to Morocco; reasons for not completely fulfilling his instructions to visit all the Vice Consulates; Mr. Carstensen's delight at being relieved of his post at Mogador; and details of a complicated case of misconduct involving a merchant, Mr. Perry, at Mogador and his behaviour towards an interpreter, Jacob Levy and Carstensen
12ff + envelope
WYL/38/27-30   June 1873
Great Britain, Foreign Office, Earl Granville to the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury. [London] : Printed for the use of the Foreign Office, June 1873. Concerning the findings of the report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons on the Consular Service
2 copies, one with annotations; 4ff
WYL/38/31-32   1 June 1873
Letter from J. Drummond Hay at Tangier to W.H. Wylde, regarding Mr. White's claim to Lord Granville for remuneration for his work as acting Consul General in Drummond's absence
4ff
WYL/38/33-34   3 June 1873
Letter from J. Holway at Berdianski [Ukraine] to W.H. Wylde, on the subscriptions raised for the burial of Mr. Abbott, late H.M. Consul General at Odessa, and the comments made by many on the fact that a high-ranking British official lived in such poverty
3ff
WYL/38/35   10 June 1873
Letter from G.R. Sartorius in Portugal to W.H. Wylde on the subject of the 'Ballistrini' cable scheme for the transmission of submarine cables via Portuguese territories to the Americas [see letter of 14 March 1870] involving Wylde senior
1f
WYL/38/36   23 June 1873
Letter from George Buckley Matthew at Rio de Janeiro to W.H. Wylde, regarding his recent despatch on the international claims matter involving Baron de Penedo; prevalence of yellow fever, although the death rates from it have dropped significantly
2ff
WYL/39/1-3   11 July 1873
Letter from J. Drummond Hay at Tangier to W.H. Wylde, on the possible candidates for the vice consulship at Mogador: Mr. William Grace, favoured by the British merchants, and Mr. Coleman. Enclosure:
4ff + envelope
WYL/39/4   4 July 1873
Language:   French
Copy extract from a letter from Mr. Beaumier, the French Consul to Sir John Drummond Hay, objecting to Grace's appointment
2ff
WYL/39/5-7   7 August 1873
Letter from John Crawford at Havana to W.H. Wylde regarding political dissension among the Spanish at Havana – now divided into conservative slave-traders, republicans, Carlists and Socialists and reporting that the pro-slave traders have sent large sums of money back to Spain in an effort to thwart any abolition legislation for Cuba. Enclosure:
2ff + envelope
WYL/39/8   1 August 1873
Language:  Spanish
Cutting from a Havana newspaper
1f
WYL/39/9   10 August 1873
Letter from Henry Bartle Frere at Gerrards Cross to W.H. Wylde, urging that the facts regarding the Egyptian slave trade be laid before His Highness the Khedive
2ff
WYL/39/10-11   13 August 1873
Letter from Clement L. Hill at the F.O. to W.H. Wylde (holidaying at Haltwhistle, Northumberland), regarding various items of consular business
2ff + envelope
WYL/39/12-14   17 August 1873
Letter from A. Graham-Dunlop at Helensburgh to W.H. Wylde, regarding his ill-health and his application for a new consular post
2ff + envelope
WYL/39/15   25 September 1873
Letter from F.L. Arthur at Bracknell to W.H. Wylde, urging the appointment of Captain Beyts of the British East India Company as British consul at Jeddah
2ff
WYL/39/16-17   6 October 1873
Copy letter from R. Bunch in London, to W.H. Wylde, making recommendations regarding the various British consulate posts in Colombia
2ff + envelope
WYL/39/18   17 October 1873
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde, asking Wylde's opinion on the letter he has enclosed [below] and re the activities of the slave holders in Cuba and events in Spain. Enclosure:
2ff
WYL/39/19-20   9 October 1873
Letter from Horace Young, H.M. Consul at Bilbao to A.H. Layard, Madrid, regarding the continuing dispute between the local Customs and the British Consulate at Bilbao
3ff
WYL/39/21   18 October 1873
Letter from E.M. Archibald at New York to W.H. Wylde on the staffing of the various British consulates in the United States and complaining of the over-burden of work owing to the Board of Trade's numerous regulations
2ff
WYL/39/22-25   24 October 1873
Letter from F.G. Staveley to W.H. Wylde recommending that he should apply for the vacant post of assistant under-secretary of state for Foreign Affairs
5ff + envelope
WYL/39/26   [ca. October 1873]
Blank hand-written version of the query form sent to consulates in advance of W.H. Wylde's tour of inspection for the revision of the consular service
3ff
WYL/39/27-28   29 October 1873
Completed return for the British consulate in the Province of Genoa by its consul, Montagu Yeats Brown
2ff
WYL/39/29-30   October 1873
Completed return for the British consulate at Venice by its vice-consul, Edward Valentine
2ff
WYL/39/31   31 October 1873
Letter from George Dennis at Palermo to W.H. Wylde regarding Wylde's planned visit to Sicily
1f
WYL/40/1   4 November 1873
Letter from Charles Sebright at Corfu to W.H. Wylde, regarding Wylde's planned visit to Corfu
2ff
WYL/40/2-3   4 November 1873
Letter from James W. Taylor at Corfu to W.H. Wylde in Rome, offering advice on travel arrangements for Wylde's visit and quarantine requirements
4ff
WYL/40/4-5   5 November 1873
Letter from G. Gaggiotti at the British Consulate in Ancona to W.H. Wylde in Florence, with a list of books kept at the Ancona Consulate
2ff
WYL/40/6   6 November 1873
Letter from George Dennis at Palermo to W.H. Wylde, regarding the difficulties posed by the current quarantine at Palermo
2ff
WYL/40/7   7 November 1873
Letter from A. Macbean at Leghorn, to W.H. Wylde concerning Wylde's forthcoming visit. Enclosure:
1f
WYL/40/8-9
Completed return for the British Consulate for West Tuscany and the District of Rome (at Leghorn)
2ff
WYL/40/10   8 November 1873
Letter from George Dennis at Palermo to W.H. Wylde, regarding travel arrangements for Wylde's proposed visit to Sicily
2ff
WYL/40/11   8 November 1873
Letter from D.E. Colnaghi at Florence to W.H. Wylde, enclosing replies to Wylde's consulate queries and re the question of marriage warrants issued to British subjects in Italy. Enclosures:
2ff
WYL/40/12-13   1873
Completed return for the British consulate at Turin and Piedmont by its vice-consul F.W. Scott
2ff
WYL/40/14-15   November 1873
Completed return for the British consulate in North Italy and East Tuscany (residing at Florence) by its consul Dominic Ellis Colnaghi
2ff
WYL/40/16-17   8 November 1873
Letter from J T. Lowe, Consul at Civita Vecchia, to W.H. Wylde, returning the memorandum of statistics which Wylde had requested for his visit to the consulate. Enclosure:
2ff
WYL/40/18-19   8 November 1873
Completed return for the British consulate at Civita Vecchia by its consul John Lowe
2ff
WYL/40/20-22   10 November 1873
Letter from Charles Calvert, British Consulate at Naples to W.H. Wylde, regarding Wylde's inquiry about the state of cholera at Naples
3ff + envelope
WYL/40/23-25   11 November 1873
Letter from J. Drummond Hay at Tangier to W.H. Wylde, on the return of his son Robert and Wylde's hospitality towards him; Wylde's confidential report on the consulates; staffing matters at Morocco; and the future of the consulate at Tangier
4ff + envelope
WYL/40/26-27   13 November 1873
Letter from Thomas Villiers Lister at Naples to W.H. Wylde, thanking Wylde for his congratulations on his new post and recalling their past work together
2ff + envelope
WYL/40/28   14 November 1873
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde, on consular business in Spain and the shooting of prisoners on the Virginius by Spaniards at Cuba
1f
WYL/40/29-30   17 November 1873
Letter from E.H. Walker at the British Consulate, Cagliari to W.H. Wylde, responding to news of Wylde's intended visit to the Consulate and enclosing the replies to the queries that he wished to have. Enclosures:
2ff
WYL/40/31-36   17 November 1873
(No 1) Detailed answers to Wylde's queries for the Consulate at Cagliari (Sardinia) by E.H. Walker, providing figures and facts on expenses, incomes, trade, and numbers of British subjects in its jurisdiction
6ff
WYL/40/37-38   30 October 1873
(No 2) Brief answers to Wylde's queries from the British vice-consulate, Camillo Bellieni, at Porto Torres and Sassau
2ff
WYL/40/39-40   30 October 1873
(No 3) Brief answers to Wylde's queries from the British vice-consul, Antonio Armeni at Carloforte ( Islands of St. Antioco and St. Pietro)
2ff
WYL/40/41-42   17 November 1873
Completed return (on F.O.'s printed form) by the British Consul, Charles John Calvert for the consulate of Naples and Southern Provinces of Italy, excepting Brindisi
2ff
WYL/40/43-44   [November 1873]
Completed return for the British consulate at Ancona by its consul, Gustavus Gaggiotti
2ff
WYL/40/45-46   [November 1873]
Completed return for the British consulate at Gallipoli, District of Naples, by its vice-consul Alexander Tart
2ff
WYL/40/47-48   17 November 1873
Letter from H. Grant at the British consulate at Brindisi to W.H. Wylde, on the increased duration of quarantine on arrival at Brindisi from Corfu and the cholera situation at the port
1f + envelope
WYL/40/49   20 November 1873
Letter from Charles Sebright at Corfu to W.H. Wylde, concerning cholera quarantine at Corfu and urging Wylde to visit Corfu immediately since the Lazaret [Lazaretto – quarantine holding facility] there is much better than in Italy or anywhere else in Greece
2ff
WYL/40/50   25 November 1873
Copy letter from W.H. Wylde, on board the Lombardier, Cagliari, to Buckley [probably V. Buckley at the F.O.], on changes Wylde has made to the Slave Trade print, and concerning his consulate tours
2ff
WYL/40/51-53   27 November 1873
Letter from E. Layard at Sydney to W.H. Wylde, on the political disruption in Fiji between King Cakobau's government and the white settlers, the problems on the island, and the desire for annexation among whites but not the chiefs
6ff
WYL/40/54-57   November 1873
Memorandum from D.E. Colnaghi at Florence to W.H. Wylde, setting out a detailed account of the position and various duties and responsibilities of a British consul, and the differences between inland and port consulates. On the question of salaries he claims that the pay he receives is wholly inadequate for the duties he is expected to perform.
4ff
WYL/40/58-59   [ca. November 1873]
Handwritten copy of “List of books kept at the Consulate, Genoa”, including registers of births, deaths and marriages kept in the consul's charge, copy letter books, correspondence books, registers of British shipping and cash book of consular expenses [sent to Wylde as part of his consular enquiry material]
1f + envelope
WYL/40/60   9 December 1873
Letter from Thomas Kerr (?), Hon. Secretary, at Chelsea to W.H. Wylde, on business relating to the South Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps (in which Wylde was a lieutenant-colonel)
1f
WYL/40/61-62   13 December 1873
Letter from W. Stuart, H.M. Minister at Athens, to W.H. Wylde at Corfu, inviting Wylde to spend Christmas with him and regarding the difficulties to Wylde's consular visits caused by the quarantines
1f + envelope
WYL/40/63   16 December 1873
Letter from Charles Sebright at Corfu to W.H. Wylde, forwarding letters received for Wylde and on the latter's plans to spend Christmas at Athens with Mr. Stuart
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WYL/40/64   17 December 1873
Letter from George Dennis at Palermo concerning items of post for Wylde and recent races at Palermo
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WYL/40/65-67   22 December 1873
Letter from E. Layard on the steamer Macgregor en route to Fiji, to W.H. Wylde, regarding his plans on arrival at Kandava where he is to meet Commodore [Goodenough]; recent murders on the island; and unfavourable news of Consul Mr. March and the debts he has left behind at both Sydney and Levuka
4ff + envelope
WYL/40/68-69   23 December 1873
Printed confidential F.O. draft preliminary report to the Foreign Secretary, on the proposals of the House of Commons Committee with regard to the Consular service
2ff
WYL/40/70-71   27 December 1873
Letter from W. Stuart at Athens to W.H. Wylde, recommending that Roman Catholics should not be appointed to Consulships in Greece
1f + envelope
WYL/40/72   [ca. 1873]
Part letter in the hand of A.H. Layard concerning the signing of an Anglo-Brazilian treaty against the slave trade
2ff
WYL/41/1-3   January 1874
Memorandum, printed for the use of the F.O., detailing the proposed changes to staffing of European consulates, including reductions to various British consulates, with a table of revised estimates calculating the potential saving to the Exchequer if the changes are implemented
3ff
WYL/41/4-5   1 January 1874
Printed return of the total number of despatches etc, received at and sent from the Foreign Office, in each year, from 1826 to 1873
2ff
WYL/41/6-8   21 January 1874
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde regarding Wylde's consular tour, Spanish affairs, including the recent coup d'état, and news from Crawford on Cuban affairs
4ff + envelope
WYL/41/9-10   2 February 1874
Letter from C.M. Kennedy at Paris to W.H. Wylde, regarding expenses for his work
2ff + envelope
WYL/41/11   6 February 1874
Letter from Charles E. K. Verlingbe at Paris to W.H. Wylde, concerning the Philadelphia consulate
2ff
WYL/41/12-13   9 February [1874]
Letter from John Drummond Hay at Gibraltar to W.H. Wylde concerning the question of tribunal cases by vice-consulates where foreigners are plaintiffs and the likelihood of a complaint by the Portuguese government against White; Hay's relations with the Gibraltar merchants; and news of the election at home. Enclosure:
4ff
WYL/41/14-16   30 January 1874
Copy of the Gibraltar Chronicle and Commercial Intelligencer
2ff + envelope
WYL/41/17   11 February 1874
Letter from J.C. Lewis Coward in London to W.H. Wylde, thanking Wylde for allowing him to use his name as a referee for his civil service examinations
2ff
WYL/41/18-19   14 February 1874
F.O. circular letter to Consuls, regarding recommendations for changes to the consular service, extracted from the report of the Departmental Committee
2ff
WYL/41/20-24   15 February 1874
Letter from E. Layard at British Consulate, Fiji to W.H. Wylde, describing a recent trip to Viti Levu, the Fijian island; the power of the local chiefs and the cultivation potential of the country; the activities of the Australian capitalists; and the lack of a consulate building
9ff
WYL/41/25-26   16 February 1874
Letter from T. J. Elmore at Nice to W.H. Wylde, regarding his future employment in view of the decision to downgrade the Nice consulate to an unpaid post
2ff + envelope
WYL/41/27   16 February 1874
Letter from Sir Francis Hartwell at Bridgwater to W.H. Wylde, recommending a friend the Vice-consul post at Cagliara
2ff
WYL/41/28   18 February 1874
Letter from Gerald Raoul Perry at Stockholm to W.H. Wylde, regarding his future employment
2ff
WYL/41/29   18 February 1874
Letter from H.K. Storks at All Albany to W.H. Wylde enclosing two letters from Sir Charles Sebright and Mr. Otho Alexander, Sebright's clerk at Corfu and recommending Alexander for a consular appointment. Enclosures:
1f
WYL/41/30-31   3 February 1874
Letter from O.H. Alexander at Corfu to Sir Henry Storks, concerning his future employment; the results of the recent Greek elections and the uncertainty of Greek politics
3ff
WYL/41/32    10 February 1874
Letter from C.S. [Charles Sebright] at Corfu to Sir Henry [Storks] on the death of his wife; the possibility of a permanent post for Alexander; and Stork's decision not to seek re-election
2ff
WYL/41/33-36   18 February 1874
Letter from E. Layard, British Consulate, Fiji, to W.H. Wylde, concerning Fijian politics; current unrest at the Fijian government scheme to seize lands from certain tribes; possible annexation of the islands; and his dealings with the Fijian Chief Secretary, Mr. Thurston. [Consul Layard and Commodore Goodenough were the Commissioners sent to Fiji on behalf of H.M. government to test the waters as regards annexation by Britain.]
7ff
WYL/41/37-38   4 March 1874
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde, asking for Wylde's assistance in persuading Lord Granville to consider the case of the ‘unfortunate wretch’ Williaims [sic]
1f + envelope
WYL/41/39-40   4 March 1874
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde, regarding Wylde's report on the consulates and recent developments in the Spanish civil war
4ff
WYL/41/41   4 March 1874
Letter from P. Francis at Constantinople to W.H. Wylde, reporting their despondency at the politics of Turkey and re his work in the Suez Committee and recent changes in the consular service
2ff
WYL/41/42-43   5 March 1874
Letter from D.E. Colnaghi at Florence to W.H. Wylde, requesting funds for a tour of part of his consular district in the spring and proposing that Mr. French become acting consul in the likelihood that British and Italian subjects will be making applications for marriage certificates
2ff + envelope
WYL/41/44   11 March 1874
Letter from John Ward at Dover to W.H. Wylde, regarding his son staying in his post at Bremen and taking on the duties of Bremerhaven
2ff
WYL/41/45-46   17 March 1874
Letter from Richard Wilkinson at Malaga to W.H. Wylde, thanking him for recommending an increase of salary
2ff + envelope
WYL/41/47   17 March 1874
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde, regarding difficulties facing Prat; stalemate in the civil war; and complaints against March at Santander, who he believes to be pro-Carlist in his sentiments and responsible for letters that have appeared in the press
2ff
WYL/41/48-49   20 March 1874
Letter from J. Drummond Hay at Tangier to W.H. Wylde, concerning White's possible retirement and his request to Lord Derby for permission to present his credentials to the new Sultan
2ff
WYL/41/50   21 March 1874
Letter from George Percy Badger to W.H. Wylde, asking Wylde's assistance for Alexander Finn (son of the late consul at Jerusalem)
1f
WYL/41/51-52   31 March 1874
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde, regarding consular business; the appearance of letters in the Pall Mall Gazette abusing Serrano which he is certain are the work of Consul March; and re the latest fighting in Spain
4ff
WYL/42/1-2   15 April 1874
Letter from W. Stuart at Athens to W.H. Wylde, on consular business in Greece
3ff
WYL/42/3-5   28 April 1874
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde on his recent visit to Gibraltar; assistance required for the families of late consular staff; criticism of the despatches from Puerto Rico; and political and military developments in Spain
4ff + envelope
WYL/42/6-8   30 April 1874
Letter from William Stigand at Boulogne sur Mer to W.H. Wylde, describing the difficulties of his post, in particular the number of shipwrecks he has had to deal with of late
3ff
WYL/42/6-8   30 April 1874
Letter from William Stigand at Boulogne sur Mer to W.H. Wylde, describing the difficulties of his post, in particular the number of shipwrecks he has had to deal with of late
3ff
WYL/42/9-13   7 May 1874
Letter from E. Layard, British Consulate, Levuka to W.H. Wylde, on Fijian affairs, particularly the urgent matter of the labour question and the exodus of men, with covering letter from F. Graham at the C.O.
8ff
WYL/42/14-15   8 May 1874
Letter from Thomas Wood at Patras, Greece, to W.H. Wylde, regarding his acceptance of Lord Derby's offer of the trading consul post at Patras
(2ff + envelope)
WYL/42/16-17   7 June 1874
Letter from Spencer at Paris to [Thomas Villiers] Lister, concerning affairs of his cousin Lyttleton at Fiji and the accusations made against him by Consul Layard. [Possibly J. P. Spencer, fifth Earl Spencer who was a cousin by marriage of the Lyttelton family. The Lyttelton in question is the son of Lord Lyttelton's younger brother, Spencer.]
3ff
WYL/42/18-21   7 June 1874
Letter from E. Layard, British Consulate, Levuka, Fiji to W.H. Wylde re Fijian affairs: his attempts; the need for a boat to travel around the islands; the position of the chiefs regarding annexation; and criticism of the editor of the Fiji Times who has been stirring up trouble. Enclosure:
7ff
WYL/42/22-23   30 April 1874
Letter from Moore (the son of a missionary who was acting as Layard's interpreter) at Taviuni, Fijian Islands, to E. Layard, on Fijian matters, including re a site for the temporary labour depot
3ff
WYL/42/24-25   31 July 1874
Letter from J. St. John Munro at Montevideo to W.H. Wylde, complaining of the semi-diplomatic work which is keeping him busy alongside consular business and of poor wages
2ff + envelope
WYL/42/26-27   7 August 1874
Letter from E. Layard on HMS Challenger, Kandava Harbour, to W.H. Wylde, on Fijian matters: Thurstons's manoeuvrings and the efforts of the Fijian government ministers to prevent annexation; the labour question and criticism of March's legacy on this and the need for stringent and clear treaties with King Thakomban
3ff
WYL/42/28-29   30 October 1874
Letter from Louis Mallet at the India Office to the Under Secretary of State, Foreign Office [Lord Tenterden], concerning the scheme for the supply of interpreters in India
2ff
WYL/42/30-31   16 November 1874
Letter from Charles Sebright at Corfu to W.H. Wylde, concerning the future of his clerk, Alexander
3ff
WYL/42/32-33   24 November 1874
Despatch from General Stanton at Cairo to the Earl of Derby marked “Slave Trade No.14.”, referring to Lord Derby's inquiry into obtaining interpreters in Egypt to work on board British ships involved in the suppression of the East African slave trade
2ff
WYL/42/34   24 November 1874
Note by W.H. Wylde [for Lord Derby or his office] in response to Stanton's despatch No.14 above, on the employment of trustworthy interpreters
2ff
WYL/42/35-36   31 December 1874
Letter from E. Layard, Levuka to W.H. Wylde, discussing his ill health and uncertainties regarding his future
1f + envelope
WYL/43/1   13 January 1875
Handwritten return of F.O. despatches received and sent in 1874, divided by individual departments
1f
WYL/43/2-3   25 January 1875
Letter from Robert Bunch at Bogotá to W.H. Wylde, regarding a conversation between O'Leary and Wylde last November on the consulates in Colombia; F.O. intentions for Panama, Carthagena and Santa Martha; and other consular business
2ff
WYL/43/4-5   26 January 1875
Letter from E. Layard at Fiji to W.H. Wylde, concerning an outstanding claim of the Blair brothers; his successful interview with the mountain tribes; and his general unhappiness at how he feels he has been treated by the F.O.
2ff + envelope
WYL/43/6   31 January 1875
Letter from Emma Culvert at Southwell to W.H. Wylde, on personal and family matters
2ff
WYL/43/7   6 February 1875
Letter from G.A. Stevens, Consul at Nicolaieff to W.H. Wylde, inquiring as to the whereabouts of Wylde's cousin, Captain Charles Vaughan Arbuckle
2ff
WYL/43/8-9   10 February 1875
Two letters from Emma Culvert at St. Luke's Vicarage, Nottingham and at Southwell, to W.H. Wylde, regarding the repossession of the family house and all of her possessions
3ff
WYL/43/10-12   10 February 1875
Letter from Henry Elliot at Constantinople to W.H. Wylde, concerning consular appointments
3ff + envelope
WYL/43/13   12 February 1875
Letter from Lord Tenterden to W.H. Wylde: a brief note referring to F.O. business
1f
WYL/43/14   15 February 1875
Letter from Emma Culvert at Southwell to W.H. Wylde, regarding the plight of her bother Robert
2ff
WYL/43/15   17 February 1875
Letter from Arthur H. Gordon at Mount Street, London to W.H. Wylde, expressing regret at Wylde's earlier unexpected announcement that doubt exists over his appointment as consul general for the Western Pacific
2ff
WYL/43/16-18   24 February 1875
Letter from John Kirk near Aden to W.H. Wylde, discussing plans for the Sultan of Zanzibar's forthcoming visit to England
4ff + envelope
WYL/43/19-20   3 March 1875
Letter from E. Layard at Levuka to W. H. Wylde, on the rapid spread of measles on the island, lately brought over from Sydney and on the difficulties of treating and advising the people; criticism of the missionaries on the island; and regarding uncertainty about his position. [The measles epidemic, 1874-76 wiped out one third of the Fijian population. British forces and Fijian chiefs suppressed a rebellion.]
2ff + envelope
WYL/43/21-23   22 March 1875
Letter from E. Layard at Levuka to W.H. Wylde regarding plans for Sir Arthur Gordon's visit to Fiji
4ff + envelope
WYL/43/24-25   6 April [1875/6]
Letter from F. Elton at the Zanzibar Agency to W.H. Wylde regarding his recent trip and plans for a book on all the work undertaken in this area
2ff + envelope
WYL/43/26-27   4 June 1875
Letter from Cadogan at the War Office to W.H. Wylde, stating that he is withdrawing his brother's candidature for the vice consul post at Gothenburg
1f + envelope
WYL/43/28-29   17 June 1875
Copy letter from the Consul at Jeddah [G. Beyts] to Sir Henry Elliot, ambassador at Constantinople, marked “Consular No.2 of 1875”, regarding affairs in Jeddah, in particular tensions between Arabs and European Christians caused by the sale of alcohol
2ff
WYL/43/30   23 June 1875
Copy letter from the Consul at Jeddah [G. Beyts] to Sir Henry Elliot marked “Consular No.3 of 1875”, on the matter of pilgrim traffic on British vessels
1f
WYL/43/31-33   26 June 1875
Letter from E. Layard at Fiji to W.H. Wylde regarding the arrival of Sir Arthur Gordon and the uncertainty of his future position and finances
3ff + envelope
WYL/44/1   7 July 1875
Language:   French
Letter from Monsieur Beaumier at the French Consulate in Mogador to W.H. Wylde, thanking him for the gift from the British government, just received, and mentioning Mr. and Mrs. Robert [Drummond] Hay and their family
2ff
WYL/44/2-3   28 July 1875
Letter from J. Drummond Hay to W.H. Wylde, regarding the gift from the British government to Monsieur Beaumier (see above); and the work of his son Robert at Mogador. Enclosures:
3ff
WYL/44/4-5
Extract from a letter from Robert Drummond Hay to his father John on his work at the port of Mogador and Beaumier's departure
2ff + envelope
WYL/44/6   27 July 1875
Language:   French
Note from M. Beaumier, acknowledging receipt of the gift from the British government
1f
WYL/44/7-10   12 August 1875
Draft letter from the F.O. to the Admiralty, regarding the scheme for interpreters to be employed in the suppression of the east African slave trade and the means by which they should be selected in Egypt
4ff
WYL/44/11-30   August – December 1875
Bound series of printed letters and accounts relating to Mozambique, including letters to and from Consul F. Elton, especially his correspondence with Lord Derby; also his expedition reports and a map of the coast between Fernan-Veloso Bay and Zambezi, relating to the slave trade.
20ff
WYL/44/31   [ca. 1875]
Undated fragment of a letter from A.P. Vivian to somebody at the F.O. asking them to remind Wylde about letters of introduction (see below)
1f)
WYL/44/32   22 August 1875
Letter from A.P. Vivian at Bridgend, South Wales to W.H. Wylde, thanking him for two letters of introduction and re his plans for the Albanian shooting season
2ff
WYL/44/33-34   2 September 1875
Letter from Wodehouse at Kimberly House to W.H. Wylde, concerning arrangements for Wylde's leave later that month
2ff + envelope
WYL/44/35-36   30 October 1875
Letter from General Stanton at Cairo to the Earl of Derby at the F.O., marked “No 2 Slave Trade”, concerning Lord Tenterden's despatch on the candidates for the posts of interpreters on British ships on the east coast of Africa. Enclosure:
2ff
WYL/44/37-38   16 October 1875
Copy letter from Dr. J.G. Lansing, head of the American Missionary Establishment in Egypt at Cairo, to Cookson, regarding the recruitment of the four interpreters for Zanzibar and their demands concerning grades, contracts and prospects
2ff
WYL/44/39-41   15 November 1875
Letter from E. Layard at Levuka to W.H. Wylde, with news of Fijian affairs: difficulties caused by Sir Arthur Gordon and his quarrel with the senior naval officer; criticism of the activities of the missionaries; his visit to Tonga; and uncertainly about his future
4ff + envelope
WYL/44/42-43   25 November 1875
Letter from E. Layard at Levuka to W.H. Wylde regarding the need for a Consul at New Caledonia
2ff
WYL/44/44   19 December 1875
Letter from William A.C. Barrington to W.H. Wylde concerning consular paperwork
2ff
WYL/44/45   [ca. 1875]
Letter from F.O. Adams at the British Embassy in Paris to W.H. Wylde, re his belief that “it will all come right”
1f
WYL/44/46   [ca. 1875, or possibly early 1876]
Fragment of a letter from H. C[larke] J[ervoise] at [Lisbon] to [W.H. Wylde] concerning relations between the British and Portuguese governments on the matter of slavery, and the progress of a bill before the Cortes; also Watson's deteriorating health and his decision to return home
2ff
WYL/Pam21   1875
Great Britain, Parliament, House of Commons, Select Committee Appointed to Inquire into the Police Superannuation Funds in the Counties and Boroughs of England and Wales, Report from the Select Committee on Police Superannuation Funds; together with the proceedings of the Committee, minutes of evidence, and appendix. [London] : Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 23 July 1875.
238pp
WYL/45/1   2 January 1876
Letter from Thomas Wood at Patras to W.H. Wylde, thanking Wylde for his help in claiming a small office allowance; British trade at Patras; and the finds from the excavations at Olympia
2ff
WYL/45/2-3   20 January 1876
Letter from G. Beyts at Jeddah to W.H. Wylde, reporting that the Governor General of the Hijaz has refused to recognise Wylde's son Augustus as vice-consul; difficulties caused by five slave boys seeking protection; details of the annual pilgrimage. Enclosures:
2ff
WYL/45/4   9 January 1875
Letter from G. Beyts, consul at Jeddah to A.B. Wylde, confirming his appointment as vice-consul at Jeddah, from 14 December 1875
1f
WYL/45/5-7   9 January 1875
Letter from G. Beyts, consul at Jeddah to A.B. Wylde, regarding his entitlements and duties as vice-consul at Jeddah
2ff + envelope
WYL/45/8   February 1876
Printed F.O. statement of despatches received and sent in 1873 and 1874, originally published in 1875, with statistics for 1875 annotated by hand
1f
WYL/45/9-10   February 1876
Printed “Return of the total number of despatches &c., received at and sent from the Foreign Office” yearly from 1826 to 1874, with data for 1875 added by hand
2ff
WYL/45/11-13   7 February 1876
Letter from O. Crawfurd at Oporto to W.H. Wylde, complaining about the inadequacy of his salary
3ff + envelope
WYL/45/14-15   27 February 1876
Letter from H. Clarke Jervoise at Lisbon to W.H. Wylde, concerning despatches on Portuguese affairs
2ff + envelope
WYL/45/16-17   24 March 1876
Letter from E. Layard at British Consulate, Fiji to W.H. Wylde, on his appointment as Consul at New Caledonia and details of his travel plans to reach his new post
2ff + envelope
WYL/45/18-19   29 March 1876
Letter from T.H. Sanderson at Baden to W.H. Wylde, regarding possible consular appointments
2ff + envelope
WYL/45/20-21   30 March 1876
Letter from P. Francis at Constantinople to W.H. Wylde regarding his slavery despatch; the unsuitability of a potential candidate for the consular post at Galatz; and affairs in Smyrna
4ff
WYL/45/22   5 April 1876
Letter from [General] William Wylde at 63 Onslow Square, London to W.H. Wylde, on calling at the F.O. to collect a cheque
1f
WYL/45/23   5 April 1876
Incomplete letter from [H.C. Jervoise] at Lisbon to W.H. Wylde concerning approval of his notes to government; the failure of the Portuguese government to reply in writing to any of his or Lytton's notes, in particular to officially sanction the joint action of the British and Portuguese naval forces in their territorial waters
2ff
WYL/45/24-25   10 April 1876
Letter from W. Gifford Palgrave at St Thomas to W.H. Wylde, expressing his gratitude for the offer of a new consular post; re arrangements for his departure from St. Thomas and cover for the work until his successor arrives
2ff + envelope
WYL/45/26   10 April 1876
Postscript to a letter from E. Layard to W. H. Wylde [main letter missing], regarding the delay to his departure from Fiji; and the planters' desire to hold a dinner for him before he leaves
1f
WYL/45/27-28   28 April 1876
Letter from Gerald Perry at the British Consulate, Réunion to W.H. Wylde, on the forthcoming trial of Captain Allard of the Africa for slave dealing; consular authority in the region; the recent arrival of immigrants from India; and financial difficulties facing the colony
3ff
WYL/45/29-31   2 May 1876
Letter from E. Layard at British Consulate, Levuka, Fiji to W.H. Wylde, on the Polynesian labour traffic question; and the need for a vice-consul
3ff
WYL/45/32-33   4 May 1876
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde re the appointment of Cowper as consul at Havana; the worsening situation in Cuba; and the success of the Prince of Wales' recent visit to Spain
2ff + envelope
WYL/45/34-35   20 May 1876
Letter from E. Layard at Levuka, Fiji to W.H. Wylde (3ff + envelope), defending himself from Sir H. Robinson's accusations of 'dilatoriness' in departing Fiji; criticism of policy towards the natives. Enclosures:
1f + envelope
WYL/45/36   10 May 1876
Letter to Layard from Charles ? of HMS Arragouta regarding the delay in transporting him to Noumea
1f
WYL/45/37
Copy letter from Peter Patterson containing information on the N. Hebrides group of islands
1f
WYL/45/38-39   2 June 1876
Letter from W. Gifford Palgrave at St Thomas to W.H. Wylde, on his travel plans to England ()
2ff + envelope
WYL/45/40-41   9 June 1876
Letter from H. Clarke Jervoise at Lisbon to W.H. Wylde, on various despatches; and complaints at the way in which the Portuguese foreign office is run and their failure to acknowledge receipt of communications
2ff + envelope
WYL/45/42   13 June 1876
Letter from W. Kirby Green at Scutari to W.H. Wylde on his acceptance of the Consulate at Scutari
2ff
WYL/45/43-44   17–19 June 1876
Letter from E. Layard at Noumea to W.H. Wylde, regarding the lack of accommodation or proper consulate buildings there; the growing importance of the area and the stance of the English settlers towards the French
3ff
WYL/45/45-46   27 June 1876
Letter from N. Radcliffe, Royal Artillery, Horse Guards to General William Wylde at 63 Onslow Square, on his efforts to get Duncan returned home
1f + envelope
WYL/46/1   3 July 1876
Letter from Charles O'Leary at Bogotá to W.H. Wylde, on the despatch of orchids from the eastern range of the Colombian Andes to Wylde; and the dullness of live at Bogotá
2ff
WYL/46/2-4   10 July 1876
Letter from H. Clarke Jervoise at Lisbon to W.H. Wylde, on Portuguese affairs, including a report on colonial matters presented to the Cortes in 1875 and Corvo's instructions to the government of Mozambique; Lake Nyassa and the English and Portuguese boundaries around Mozambique; and his mistrust of Corvo
2ff + envelope
WYL/46/5-6   14 July 1876
Letter from H. Sandwith at Tours to W.H. Wylde, offering to forward information about Serbia; and re events in Bulgaria. Enclosures:
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WYL/46/7
Note of numbers of armed forces in Serbia
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WYL/46/8-11   7–9 July 1876
Language:   French
Copy letters from a Serbian Senator at Belgrade to Sandwith, with details of the conflict there
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WYL/46/12-13   20 July 1876
Letter from Henry Elliot at Therapia, Turkey to W.H. Wylde, on a recent visit by Wylde's son [presumably Augustus] and their discussion of sanitation at Jeddah, quarantines on Egyptian ports on the Red Sea, the pilgrim season and the impact on British trade
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WYL/46/14   25 July 1876
Letter from H.A. Cowper at Havana to W.H. Wylde, regarding the current situation in Cuba between the government and rebels
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WYL/46/15-16   31 August 1876
Letter from F.R. St. John at the British Legation, Buenos Aires to W.H. Wylde, referring to the official censure he received for the tone of a letter he sent to Consul Joel and claiming mitigating circumstances
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WYL/46/17-21   12 September 1876
Letter from R.B.D. Morier at Lisbon to W.H. re his initial acquaintance with Corvo; the need to encourage him into co-operation on East African affairs; the sale of arms at Delagou Bay; Portuguese claims to the Congo; ownership of the mouth of the Gambia and other rivers; and the need to prevent negotiations between France and Portugal on Mozambique
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WYL/46/22-23   16 September 1876
Letter from Frederic Elton at Mozambique to W.H. Wylde, on the arrival of Wylde's friend, Robert Marsham and Admiral Macdonald on board HMS 'Undaunted' who have been prevented from proceeding to Antananarivo. Elton refers to his dealings with the Portuguese in slave trade matters.
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WYL/46/24-25   21 September 1876
Letter from E. Layard at Sydney to W.H. Wylde, regarding a recent despatch to the Colonial Office concerning the labour traffic; and the best way of overseeing the various islands of the New Hebrides
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WYL/46/26-29   29 September 1876
Letter from Clement L. Hill at Berlin to W.H. Wylde, on the difficulties facing their efforts to suppress the slave trade; and on the Admiralty's orders to the navy concerning fugitives
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WYL/46/30-31   30 September 1876
Letter from ? [possibly Lord Salisbury, or his from his office at the F.O.] to W.H. Wylde concerning consular appointments
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WYL/46/32-33   1 October 1876
Draft letter from W.H. Wylde in reply to Morier's of 12 September above regarding a territorial dispute between England and Portugal on the west African coast and on Portuguese commercial policy on the east coast
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WYL/46/34-35   15 October 1876
Letter from E. Layard at New South Wales to W.H. Wylde, describing his travels in Australia and his gradually improving health; and re an outbreak of scarlet fever at Noumea
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WYL/46/36-37   25 October 1876
Letter from H.A. Cowper at Havana to W.H. Wylde, on career prospects for his two sons
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WYL/46/38-39   8 November 1876
Letter from A.H. Layard at Madrid to W.H. Wylde, with news of Spanish politics and the Restoration; the shortcomings of the King's ministers in establishing his popularity with the people
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WYL/46/40-41   12 November 1876
Letter from E. Layard at Sydney to W.H. Wylde re his travels in Australia and forthcoming departure for Noumea; the need for the British government to build a consulate at Noumea
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WYL/46/42   28 November 1876
Letter from E. Layard at Noumea to W.H. Wylde on his son's recent work for the consulate in mediating a dispute at Noumea; complaints about his present accommodation; and description of the climate during the hot season
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WYL/46/43-45   28 November 1876
Letter from W. Gifford Palgrave at Manila to W.H. Wylde, on his arrival at Manila. And good relations with the Spanish authorities; the poor state of organisation and paperwork at the consular office; and the need for a vice-consul
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WYL/46/46-47   13 December 1876
Copy letter from William Houghton at Cairo to Revd. A. Burzacott, Secretary of the Anti-Slavery Society in London, on Lord Derby's orders to Captain McKillop to cruise the Red Sea for slavers; the position of the Egyptian government, including the Khedive with regard to slavery; and end of the Zanzibar trade
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WYL/46/48-50   20 December 1876
Letter from E. Layard at Noumea to W.H. Wylde, concerning the problem of his housing and his ill health; the labour question and the visit of the Governor of Queensland to one of the labour ships
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WYL/Pam22   1876
Great Britain, Foreign Office, Madagascar. [London] : [Her Majesty's Stationery Office], [1876] Comprises correspondence between the Foreign Office and the British Consul General in Madagascar as well as letters between the Foreign Office and the British Chargé d'Affaire in Lisbon. Both sets of correspondence concern British and Portuguese cooperation in the suppression of the slave trade in Madagascar and Zanzibar.
58pp
WYL/Pam45   1876
Great Britain, Royal Commission on Fugitive Slaves, Report of the Commissioners and minutes of the evidence. Presented to both House of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. London : Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, printers to the Queen's most excellent Majesty. For Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1876.
71pp
WYL/47/1   8 January 1877
Note from W.H. Wylde to [Lord Tenterden] concerning Houghton's letter of 13 December 1876 (above) on the Egyptian slave trade
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WYL/47/2   9 January 1877
Note from [J.P.?] at the F.O., in reply to the above note, advising that Houghton's letter should not be shown to Lord Derby. Annotated by Lord Tenterden and W.H. Wylde.
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WYL/47/3-4   21 January 1877
Letter from E. Layard at Noumea to W.H. Wylde, complaining about the lack of despatches or letters from England; and re disputes of authority between him and the former vice consul and requests from various coolies to investigate their affairs
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WYL/47/5-6   31 January 1877
Letter from E.A. Liardet at Navigators' Islands to W.H. Wylde, on the unsettled state of affairs there
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WYL/47/7   2 February 1877
Letter from W. Kirby Green at Scutari to W.H. Wylde, sending him some photographs of Albanians (not present); and re the serious state of affairs there
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WYL/47/8-9   4 February 1877
Letter from James Zohrab at Erzeroum to W.H. Wylde, requesting an extra consular allowances and a change of post
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WYL/47/10-11   15 February 1877
Copy of Mr. Bourke's reply, [to a question in the House of Commons from Sir Robert Anstruther on 12 February] suggesting that the government should assist the Sultan of Zanzibar in suppressing the slave trade
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WYL/47/12-13   17 February 1877
Letter from H.A. Cowper at Havana to W.H. Wylde, enclosing an application to Lord Derby for permission to appoint his son as vice-consul
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WYL/47/14-15   18 February 1877
Letter from C. Vivian at Cairo to W.H. Wylde, on the significance of the Khedive appointing Colonel Gordon Governor with complete command of the whole Sudan Provinces, and in particular the implications the slave trade there
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WYL/47/16-17   1 March 1877
Letter from W. Gifford Palgrave at Manila to W.H. Wylde, on the inauguration of General Moriones as Governor of the Philippines islands; problems with the Board of Trade; and general consular affairs
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WYL/47/18   5 March 1877
Letter from A de C. Crowe at Copenhagen to W.H. Wylde, on his application for the vacant post at Cadiz
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WYL/47/19   15 March 1877
Letter from H.L. Churchill at Resht to W.H. Wylde, regarding his application for the oriental secretaryship at Constantinople
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WYL/47/20-21   17 March 1877
Letter from George M. Bowen at Valparaiso to Sir Charles Lennox Wyke at Copenhagen, asking his assistance to obtain a British consular appointment
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WYL/47/22-23   19 March 1877
Letter from E. Layard at Noumea to W.H. Wylde, on the efforts of some planters in the New Hebrides to get British supervision of their labour and re Indian coolie immigration
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WYL/47/24   21 March 1877
Letter from W. Lane Booker at San Francisco to W.H. Wylde urging the necessity of an increase in his office expenses allowance from the F.O., and contrasting his position with that of the French and Russian consuls
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WYL/47/25-26   23 March 1877
Letter from H.L. Churchill at Resht to W.H. Wylde, offering his services for the post of Oriental Secretary at Constantinople, should the post be re-established
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WYL/47/27-29   27 March 1877
Letter from W.L. Booker at San Francisco, enclosing another copy of the letter he sent Wylde on 21 March (see above), where he mis-spelt Wylde's name
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WYL/47/30-31   28 March 1877
Letter from W. Gifford Palgrave at Manila to W.H. Wylde on his good relations with the Spaniards, and with General Moriones in particular; his visits to various ports in the region, and his plans for forthcoming trips
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WYL/47/32-33   13 April 1877
Letter from W. Gifford Palgrave at Manila to W.H. Wylde, describing his latest voyage around the Philippine islands and his plans to visit more ports; the dispute over the Sulu islands; and the commercial race between the British and Germans
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WYL/47/34-35   1 May 1877
Letter from Frederic Elton at Mozambique to W.H. Wylde, on the British annexation of Transvaal, and a visit from the Governor of Lourenço Marques
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WYL/47/36-37   6 May 1877
Letter from C. Lennox Wyke, Copenhagen to W.H. Wylde, recommending the services of Mr George Bowen. Enclosure:
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WYL/47/38-39   17 February-5 April 1877
Language:  Spanish and English
Two press cuttings, one from El South Pacific Times, containing a letter from George Bowen, formerly a British consul at Nicaragua
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WYL/47/40   9 May 1877
Letter from H.L. Churchill at Resht to W.H. Wylde, regarding his application for the post of Oriental Secretary at Constantinople
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WYL/47/41   19 May 1877
Letter from Charles A. Cookson at Alexandria to W.H. Wylde, recommending W. Faulkner, currently employed by a shipping firm in Alexandria, for a consular post
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WYL/47/42-43   23 May 1877
Letter from A.H. Layard in Therapia, Turkey to W.H. Wylde, expressing regret at the death of his father, General Wylde; and urging the necessity of reorganising the British consular service in Turkey
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WYL/47/44-47   31 May 1877
Letter from F. Elton at Mozambique to W.H. Wylde, concerning a dispute between the prospective vice-consul Thompson and the Governor Castilho [Captain de Castilho Barreto e Noronha] ; his decision to forward statistics concerning the numbers of slave dhows captured in the Mozambique Channel to his brother-in-law who then published them in The Times; and the need for extra consular staff. Enclosures:
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WYL/47/48-50   April-May 1877
Three newspaper cuttings, including from the Natal Mercury, concerning disturbances in Lourenço Marques, and imperial aspirations in African
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WYL/47/51-52   1 June 1877
Letter from Lord Lyons at Paris to W.H. Wylde requesting copies of notes from the French Embassy for use in discussions
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WYL/47/53   7 June [ca.1877]
Letter from R. Cannon, Camp Cagladeré to W. H. Wylde reporting that the Russians have not yet made any inroads on the fortress and that he has just been given command of the vanguard of the Turkish army
1f
WYL/47/54   8 June 1877
Letter from Robert Bunch at London to W.H. Wylde concerning Mr Constantine, Consul at Barranguilla, whom he believes should be pensioned off owing to ill health. Enclosure:
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WYL/47/55-56   8 June 1877
Memorandum by Bunch on Mr. Constantine's consular career
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WYL/47/57   14 June 1877
Letter from Robert Bunch at London to W.H. Wylde, concerning Constantine's service as clerk to the Legation at Bogotá from 1841
1f
WYL/47/58-59   9 July 1877
Letter from E. Layard at British Consulate [Noumea] to W.H. Wylde on his latest housing problems and his plans to build his own house; Pacific Islands affairs; and coolie immigration
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WYL/47/60-61   15 July 1877
Letter from F. Elton on the Zambezi River to W.H. Wylde with news of his expedition, and his meeting up with the Livingstonia envoy; the slave trade in Zambezi and on the east coast of Africa
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WYL/47/62   29 July 1877
Letter from R. Cannon in France to W.H. Wylde with the latest news on fighting between the Turks and Russians
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WYL/48/1-2   6 August 1877
Letter from G. Buckley Mathew at Rio de Janeiro to W.H. Wylde, on the Brazilian government, the dullness of life at Rio and the activities of the Brazilian Emperor after his recent visit to Europe
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WYL/48/3-4   7 August 1877
Letter from G. Buckley Mathew at Rio de Janeiro to W.H. Wylde, on Brazilian affairs; the subject of the Reclamations; and plans for a new tribunal to hear challenges to slavery cases decided by the Admiralty Courts
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WYL/48/5-7   17 August 1877
Letter from Gerald Perry at Réunion to W.H. Wylde, on his plans for returning to England and his forthcoming work with the Commissioners, including Sir Frederic Goldsmid, in drawing up their reports. [Goldsmid was appointed British representative on the international commission to inquire into Indian immigration in Réunion.]
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WYL/48/8-9   17 August 1877
Language:  English and French
Extract from the London Gazette of Friday, August 17, 1877 on the “Convention between the British and Egyptian Governments for the Suppression of the Slave Trade”, with details of each Article agreed to and signed at Alexandria on 4 August
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WYL/48/10-11   21 August 1877
Letter from W.G. Palgrave at Manila to W.H. Wylde, on his visit to the port of Legaspi and plans to write up both commercial and political reports on his findings from recent tours of the Philippines
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WYL/48/12-18   23 August 1877
Letter from F. Elton at the Livingstonia Mission, Lake Nyasa, to W.H. Wylde with a detailed account of his travels; a description of his current location and Dr. Stewart's work there; journey on Lake Nyasa; slavery; Portuguese influence and Britain's role in East Africa
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WYL/48/19-20   24 August 1877
Letter from Thelwall at Quillimane to W.H. Wylde detailing his financial problems and subsequent difficulties with the London Standard and the Illustrated London News; the hostility of Dr. Stewart; and his opinion on British policy at Lake Nyasa and the slave trade. [Mr. Thelwall, artist and correspondent for the London Illustrated Journal, was one of the expedition members to Livingstonia]
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WYL/48/21-22   30 August 1877
Letter from E. Layard at Noumea to W.H. Wylde, referring to his recent despatch on the matter of a consular residence, and his plans to build; also on various consular equipment that has not arrived
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WYL/48/23-24   7 September 1877
Letter from W. Gifford Palgrave at Manila to W.H. Wylde, complaining about the meddling of a Royal Navy officer of the China Squadron and the colonial officials at Labuan in diplomatic affairs in the region and the potential damage to British relations with the Spaniards in the Philippines as a result
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WYL/48/25-26   26 September 1877
Letter from A.H. Layard at Therapia to W.H. Wylde, with family news; the Turkish conflict and his wife's involvement in helping fugitive Turkish women and children; suggestions for consular appointments
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WYL/48/27-28   1 October 1877
Note from C. Vivian at Alexandria to W.H. Wylde regarding the views expressed in West's letter (below). Enclosure:
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WYL/48/29-30   28 September 1877
Letter from George West at Suez to Vivian, urging that the British consulate at Suez should not be reduced as proposed in the consular reform plans
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WYL/48/31-32   21 November 1877
Letter from Fanny Lacroix at Nice to Mr. Woodford, warning the British government about the character of her brother-in-law, Albert Lacroix, who she knows intends to put himself forward for the vacant post of English vice-consul at Nice
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WYL/48/33   24 November 1877
Letter from Gertrude Jolliffe at Nice to her cousin, recommending her husband for the vacant British vice-consul's post at Nice
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WYL/48/34-36   8 December 1877
Letter from E. Layard at the British Consulate at Noumea to W.H. Wylde regarding consular matters there; his wish not to have to work with Sir Arthur Gordon [governor of Fiji]; and the impact of the current drought
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WYL/48/37-38   11 December 1877
Letter from A.H. Layard at the British Embassy, Constantinople to W.H. regarding consular appointments
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WYL/48/39-44   12 December [1877]
Copy letter (unsigned) to Mr. Mayes setting out instructions for his journey to Brindisi and thence to Zanzibar to undertake construction of a road from Dar es Salaam to the northern end of Lake Nyassa
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WYL/48/45-47   17 December 1877
Letter from Thomas B. Sandwith at Crete to W.H. Wylde, re his wish to be appointed to the consul's post at Trieste
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WYL/49/1   2 January 1878
Letter from Sir Rutherford Alcock (President of the Royal Geographical Society at this time) in London to W.H. Wylde, on the death of Wylde's father
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WYL/49/2   8 January 1878
Letter from W. Gifford Palgrave, Singapore to W.H. Wylde on his discussions with the governor there, Sir. W Robinson, and his plans to visit Ceylon and Egypt before returning to England
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WYL/49/3-4   23 January 1878
Letter from C. Vivian at Alexandria to W.H. Wylde, regarding the dispute between General Charles Gordon and Captain Malcolm of the Royal Navy. [See also section 8 on Gordon papers for more on this.]
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WYL/49/5-6   2 February 1878
Letter from Charles Cookson at Alexandria to W.H. Wylde, asking his assistance with a new post for his secretary and assistant Mr. [Walter] Mieville
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WYL/49/7-9   22 February 1878
Letter from R.B.D Morier at Lisbon to W.H. Wylde, regarding the selection of Elton's successor as consul; Palgrave's report recommending the annexation of the Cunene [Africa]; and his relationship with the Portuguese government and with Corvo
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WYL/49/10-14   27 February 1878
Letter from R.B.D. Morier at Lisbon to W.H. Wylde, expressing regret at the death of Wylde's father; the loss of Elton and the significance of his work at Mozambique in suppressing the slave trade; Portuguese public opinion with regard to England, seen as attempting to thwart Portugal's colonial expansion
8ff + envelope
WYL/49/15   27 March 1878
Letter from A.H. Layard at Constantinople to W.H. Wylde on his attempts to take up the slave trade question at Constantinople and other consular business
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WYL/49/16   3 April 1878
Letter from C. Vivian, British Agency, Cairo to W.H. Wylde, regarding the anti-slavery work of Malcolm and General Gordon (governor-general of the Sudan) on the Red Sea
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WYL/49/17-18   10 April 1878
Letter from A.H. Layard at Constantinople to W.H. Wylde on the likelihood of Turkey entering into a possible slave convention with Britain
2ff + envelope
WYL/49/19   17 April 1878
Letter from A.H. Layard at Constantinople to W.H. Wylde concerning the jurisdiction of the consular court and the future of Zohrab (see below). Enclosure:
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WYL/49/20   13 April 1878
Letter from James Zohrab at Smyrna to A.H. Layard concerning his financial problems and requesting assistance to enable his family to return to England
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WYL/49/21-22   24 April 1878
Letter from A.H. Layard at Constantinople to W.H. Wylde, on the prospect of a visit from Wylde bringing various despatches
1f + envelope
WYL/49/23-25   27 April 1878
Letter from H.A. Cowper at Havana to W.H. Wylde, urging his assistance in fighting charges brought against him by the vice consul
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WYL/49/26-27   10 May 1878
Letter from E. Layard at Noumea to W.H. Wylde concerning Sir Arthur Gordon's Commissioner's Report on the New Hebrides for the Colonial Office and insisting that all the islands could be supervised from Noumea rather than Fiji, and at far less expense.
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WYL/49/28-29   15 May 1878
Letter from A.H. Layard at Therapia to W.H. Wylde concerning Wylde's draft for the slave trade convention and regret at the death of Wylde's father
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WYL/49/30   17 May 1878
Letter from A.H. Layard at Constantinople to W.H. Wylde referring to rumours that the Russians are preparing to move on Constantinople
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WYL/49/31-32   22 May 1878
Letter from A.H. Layard at Constantinople to W.H. Wylde on the draft slave trade convention
1f + envelope
WYL/49/33   27 May 1878
Letter from George Annesley at the British Consulate, Hamburg to W.H. Wylde thanking him for his assistance in obtaining the vice-consul's post at Trinidad de Cuba for his son
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WYL/49/34-35   6 June 1878
Letter from A.H. Layard at Constantinople to W.H. Wylde concerning amendments to the draft of the slave trade convention and speculating on whether the Congress will lead to peace or war
1f + envelope
WYL/49/36-38   15 June [1878]
Letter from ? [possibly Alcroft] on board ship at Madeira (Funchal) en route to the Niger, to W.H. Wylde concerning charges against him for not assisting last year's expedition; the African Association's opposition to opening up the interior of Africa; and his hopes for a visit from Consul Hopkins and the protection of perhaps one gun boat
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WYL/49/39   19 June 1878
Letter from A.H. Layard at Constantinople to W.H. Wylde, re his recent knighthood and the slave trade convention. [Layard was awarded a GCB in June 1878 for his work in increasing British influence at Constantinople.]
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WYL/49/40-41   26 June 1878
Letter from Gerald Perry at Franzenbad to W.H. Wylde concerning the delivery of a letter from the Bishop of St. Denis to the India Office
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WYL/49/42-43   30 June 1878
Letter from C. Vivian at Alexandria to W.H. Wylde concerning a telegram shown to him by the Khedive, in which Gordon urges the Khedive to refuse the appointment of Wylde's son [presumably A.B. Wylde] as a consul at the Red Sea
2ff + envelope
WYL/49/44-46   2 July 1878
Letter from E. Layard at Noumea to W.H. Wylde regarding a consular appointment for his son and events at Noumea, including a rising of the locals and reports of a massacre of whites
4ff + envelope
WYL/49/47-48   7 July 1878
Letter from Malcolm Pasha, Director General of the abolition of the Slave Trade in the Red Sea, at Freiberg in Baden to Lord Salisbury on slave trade matters, including news that it is reviving on the east coast of Africa and thus probably in the Sudan. Enclosure:
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WYL/49/49-51   July 1878
Unsigned memorandum on the slave trade in the Red Sea
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WYL/49/52   11 July 1878
Letter from A.H. Layard at Constantinople to W.H. Wylde on delays to the slave trade convention and difficulties caused by Turkish suspicions of alleged secret agreements
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WYL/49/53-56   13-14 July 1878
Letter from E. Layard at Noumea to W.H. Wylde concerning the seizure of a vessel; hunger on the plantations and latest news of his son Leo
4ff + envelope
WYL/49/57-58   24 July 1878
Letter from A.H. Layard at Constantinople to W.H. Wylde on the Turkish government, the slave trade, and the progress of the convention
2ff + envelope
WYL/49/59-63   30 July 1878
Letter from David Hopkins at Fernando Po to W.H. Wylde privately dismissing the claims of two British men, Stone and Crooke, against the Spanish government; his need for a suitable boat for travelling around the area safely; and the possibility that he is to be one of the joint commissioners on the Liberian Boundary Question
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WYL/50/1-4   2 August 1878
Copy letter from Edwyn S. Dawes to Captain George Beyts concerning [A.B.] Wylde's suggestion that the postal work undertaken by the Khedive's steamers on the Red Sea be contracted out
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WYL/50/5-6   9 August 1878
Letter from E. Layard at Noumea to W.H. Wylde on the hanging of one of Castlebrook's murderers; the impact of a recent earthquake; his son's career prospect; and the continuation of the rebellion
2ff + envelope
WYL/50/7-8   12 August 1878
Letter from A.H. Layard at Therapia to W.H. Wylde on the progress of the slave trade convention, and the reaction of the Grand Vizier and the Sultan to it. Enclosure:
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WYL/50/9   3 August 1878
Letter from C. de Bels Brounlie, unpaid British vice consul at Turin, to Sir A.H. Layard on his intention to apply to the F.O. for a consul post in Italy, Spain or Portugal
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WYL/50/10-11   2 September 1878
Letter from A.H. Layard at Constantinople to W.H. Wylde on difficulties facing Barker, the acting consul at Salonica. Enclosure:
1f + envelope
WYL/50/12-13   10 August 1878
Letter from Edward B. Barker at Salonica to Sir Austen Layard urging that he be confirmed in his post
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WYL/50/14   13 September 1878
Letter from Sir Arthur Gordon in London to W.H. Wylde regarding his wish to meet Wylde to discuss Pacific affairs
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WYL/50/15-17   20 September 1878
Letter from W.G. Lennon-Hunt at Luanda to W.H. Wylde, with news of a smuggling case; and requesting clarification about the jurisdiction of his commission
4ff + envelope
WYL/50/18   22 September 1878
Letter from W.G. Palgrave in London to W.H. Wylde thanking him for all his kindness over the years and for his new appointment
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WYL/50/19-26   23 September 1878-22 March 1879
Copy letters between John Hockin, Managing Director of the St John d'el Rey Mining Company Limited in London and Pearson Morrison, Superintendent at Morro Velho on the subject of the emancipation of slaves belonging to the company
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WYL/50/27-28   25 September 1878
Letter from E. Layard at Noumea to W.H. Wylde on matters concerning his salary and expenses incurred; the progress of the rebellion; and relations between the black and white populations
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WYL/50/29-30   27 September 1878
Letter from A.H. Layard at Constantinople to W.H. Wylde requesting assistance for his nephew in obtaining a consul post; regarding Mr. Zohrab's property claims in Erzeroum and his attempts to push the Turks for an answer on the slave trade convention
2ff + envelope
WYL/50/31-45   8 October 1878
Letter from David Hopkins at Onitsha on the River Niger to W.H. Wylde providing a detailed account of his progress since he left Fernando Po in August to visit the various oil rivers and districts under his jurisdiction, including the settlement of various local disputes, in particular one at Onitsha involving locals and missionaries; his jurisdiction at the mouths of the River Niger; slave dealing encountered; British commerce; and Spanish rule at Fernando Po
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WYL/50/46-47   23 October 1878
Great Britain, Foreign Office, Memorandum by Mr. A. B. Wylde regarding slave trade in the Soudan and its Red Sea coast. [London] : Printed for the use of the Foreign Office, October 23, 1878.
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WYL/50/48-49   5 November 1878
Letter from J. M. Nunes, Portuguese unpaid British vice-consul at Quilimane in Mozambique to Dr Kirk, reporting news of a revolt against the government there; and regarding Portuguese treatment of Mozambique in general; the Livingstonia Central Africa company; and attacks on settlers and merchants by the local black population
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WYL/50/50   6 November 1878
Letter from A.H. Layard at Constantinople to W.H. Wylde, on Mr. Dupuis' constant pleas for help in obtaining a different consular post; criticism of the work of Patrick Henderson, British consul at Aleppo; and the subject of the slave trade convention
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WYL/50/51-52   15 November 1878
Letter from H. A. Cowper at Havana to W.H. Wylde concerning the charge made against Cowper by Lionel Carden and thanking Wylde for his fairness in the matter
1f + envelope
WYL/50/53-54   18 November 1878
Letter from W. B. Pauli at British Consulate, Cadiz to W.H. Wylde, on his acceptance of the post at Manila
1f
WYL/50/55   25 March 1878
Letter from ? at British Consulate, Mozambique to W.H. Wylde on reports of a revolt by the black population around Quillimane and the lower part of the Zambezi
2ff
WYL/50/56-57   7 December 1878
Letter from J. Hutton Dupuis at Benghazi to W.H. Wylde, on his desire for a transfer to a better post in the consular service
2ff + envelope
WYL/50/58-59   18 December 1878
Letter from A.H. Layard at Pera to W.H. Wylde regarding the slave trade convention and the quarrel between Eldridge and Henderson
2ff + envelope
WYL/50/60-61   26 December 1878
Letter from Lewis Joel at British Consulate, Brindisi to W.H. Wylde, concerning dissatisfaction at his current position
2ff + envelope
WYL/Pam14   1878
Great Britain, Treaties, etc., Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and His Majesty the Emperor of the Ottomans, being mutually animated by a sincere desire to co-operate for the extinction of the traffic in African slaves, have resolved to conclude a convention for the purpose of attaining this object... A printed draft of the convention which appears never to have been concluded. Correspondence between Austen Layard, British Ambassador in Constantinople, and W.H. Wylde records that Wylde sent a copy of his draft text to Layard in Constantinople in May 1878.
10pp
WYL/Pam23   1878
Great Britain, Parliament, House of Commons, Papers relating to the establishment of the kingdom of Greece: 1826-32. (Translations). Presented to the House of Commons by command of Her Majesty, in pursuance of their address dated March 20, 1878. Greece. No. 1 (1878) London : Printed by Harrison and Son, 1878.
50pp
WYL/Pam24   1878
Great Britain, Foreign Office, Indian immigration: La Réunion. Separate report of the British Commissioner on the Mixed Commission, dated April 23, 1878. [London,] : Printed for the use of the Foreign Office, May 1878. The report of F. J. Goldsmid the British representative on the joint commission appointed by the French and British governments to inquire into the alleged abuse of Indian immigrant workers at Réunion.
227pp
WYL/Pam25   1878
Great Britain, Treaties, etc, Treaties and other documents relating to the navigation of the Danube: 1856-1875. (Translations.) Presented to the House of Commons by command of Her Majesty, in pursuance of their address dated March 1, 1878. Turkey. No. 29 (1878) C.2006. London : Printed by Harrison and Sons, 1878.
64pp
WYL/51/1-2   8 January 1879
Letter from A.H. Layard at Pera to W.H. Wylde concerning Wylde's recent query on the Porte's reaction to Britain's proposed slave trade convention
2ff + envelope
WYL/51/3-4   13 January 1879
Letter from William H. Wrench at Constantinople to W.H. Wylde requesting support for applying for his application for an increase in salary and an amendment to his title. Enclosure:
2ff + envelope
WYL/51/5   10 January 1879
Copy letter from William H. Wrench to Sir A.H. Layard requesting his support for the same two requests
1f
WYL/51/6-7   27 January 1879
Letter from R.B.D. Morier at Lisbon to W.H. Wylde, hoping that the procrastination of the Colonial Office does not spoil their only chance to settle matters on the east coast of Africa and to finally end its slave trade
2ff + envelope
WYL/51/8-10   28 January-19 May 1879
Extracts from letters printed for the use of the F.O. concerning the North-West Liberian border question including correspondence between W.W. Streeten, David Hopkins, Lord Salisbury, N.B. King (Secretary of the Liberian Commission), Governor Samuel Rowe and various chiefs
3ff
WYL/51/11-14   29 January 1879
Copy letter from J.R. Streeter, superintendent of the Church Missionary Society at Frere Town, to Edward Hutchinson, Lay Secretary of the Church Missionary Society, providing a report on the freed slaves which the Church Missionary Society took charge of from Dr. Kirk; their work, behaviour, education and numbers from the different tribes
4ff
WYL/51/15-16   1 February 1879
Letter from R.B.D. Morier at Lisbon to W.H. Wylde concerning a mistake with the number of a despatch sent and referring to a speech of Corvo
1f + envelope
WYL/51/17-18   5 February 1879
Letter from A.H. Layard at Constantinople to W.H. Wylde on his plans to instigate negotiations for a slave trade convention and his attempts to persuade the Turks to support an end to the trade
2ff + envelope
WYL/51/19   18 February 1879
Letter from Francis A. Campbell at the Privy Council Office to W.H. Wylde concerning the possibility of rewarding some individuals for their services to the Philadelphia Exhibition
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WYL/51/20-22   18 February 1879
Letter from David Hopkins at Sierra Leone to W.H. Wylde concerning the standard of his house at Fernando Po, his financial expenses and lack of status. Also refers to the Liberian boundary question.
4ff + envelope
WYL/51/23-24   20 February 1879
Letter from David Hopkins, Sierra Leone to W.H. Wylde regarding progress in the Liberian North Western Boundary question; and the expenses of the British commissioners
4ff
WYL/51/25   21 February 1879
Letter from David Hopkins [at Sierra Leone] to W.H. Wylde, concerning presents for him to give on his forthcoming trip up the Niger
2ff
WYL/51/26-28   24 February 1879
Letter from E. Layard at Sydney to W.H. Wylde, recounting his latest medical and dental treatments, and news of affairs in New Caledonia
3ff + envelope
WYL/51/29   8 March 1879
Letter from James Zohrab at Jeddah to W.H. Wylde on the work required in the re-establishment of a regular consulate at Jeddah
1f
WYL/51/30-31   12 March 1879
Copy letter from R. Austin at Rio de Janeiro to W.H. Wylde concerning expenses incurred in the disposal of office furniture
1f + envelope
WYL/51/32-33   14 March 1879
Letter from R.B.D. Morier at Lisbon to W.H. Wylde complaining about his present work situation and the ‘ineptitude’ he has faced on the matter of the levy between England and Portugal
2ff + envelope
WYL/51/34-35   16 March [1879?]
Letter from Robert Bourke at the F.O. to W.H. Wylde, thanking him for his assistance
2ff + envelope
WYL/51/36-38   18 March 1879
Letter from David Hopkins at Sierra Leone to W.H. Wylde concerning his error in sending home by despatch news of the French takeover of Matacong island; further news on the Liberian Boundary Commission
4ff + envelope
WYL/51/39   18 March 1879
Letter from W.W. Streeten at Sierra Leone to David Hopkins at Fernando Po reprimanding him for mentioning Matacong in the despatches he sent to the F.O. ()
2ff
WYL/51/40   25 March 1879
Letter from David Hopkins at Sierra Leone to W.H. Wylde on his possible successor ()
2ff
WYL/51/41   30 March 1879
Letter from Henry O'Neill on HMS London at Zanzibar to W.H. Wylde regarding his application for the Mozambique consulship
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WYL/51/42-43   3 April 1879
Letter from John Hockin, Managing Director of the St John Del Rey Mining Company in London to Sir John Swinburne concerning Brazilian slaves in the possession of English companies and the successful rate of emancipation
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WYL/51/44-45   8 April 1879
Letter from Edwin Hutchinson, Secretary of the Church Missionary Society to the Lord Salisbury concerning the Society's Mombasa mission and the matter of their receiving freed slaves. Enclosure:
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WYL/51/46-47   1879
Church Missionary Society, The Mombasa mission of the Church Missionary Society. Containing letters from Bishop Royston of Mauritius, Mr. J. R. Streeter, &c. London : Church Missionary House, Salisbury Square, E.C., (1879)
2 copies, each 10ff
WYL/51/48   11 April 1879
Letter from R.B.D. Morier in London to W.H. Wylde requesting assistance in the despatch of paperwork
2ff
WYL/51/49   21 April 1879
Letter from E. Layard at Noumea to W.H. Wylde concerning a recent tour of the New Hebrides by the admiral; the reprimand he has received from the F.O. regarding his despatches; and his son Leo's trip to New Guinea
2ff
WYL/51/50-52   22-23 April 1879
Letter from G.T. Ricketts at [Rio de Janeiro] to W.H. Wylde concerning the consulate accounts; complaints about consular staff; the slave trade, the Chinese mission and the cruel treatment of slaves by the planters
6ff
WYL/51/53   28 April 1879
Letter from Thompson at Lourenço Marques to W.H. Wylde reporting his positive meeting with Senor Castillio, and his journey from Natal en route to Mozambique
1f
WYL/51/54-55   28 April 1879
Letter from A.B. Wylde at Alexandria to W.H. Wylde on the chaotic state of affairs there, blaming Rivers Wilson for much of what has happened
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WYL/51/56-61   30 April 1879
Memorandum from R.B.D. Morier entitled 'Observations on the Treasury letter of the 29th March' on the subject of the expenses of the Mozambique consulate, reviewing the Treasury's position on the matter and laying out the F.O.'s belief that the government is liable for the arrears of rent on the consulate house; with copy letter from Morier to Alves of 6 April 1874 on the same subject; and annotations by W.H. Wylde
6ff
WYL/52/1   1 May 1879
Letter from R.B.D. Morier to W.H. Wylde inviting him to join him and McKinnon for dinner on 6 May
1f
WYL/52/2-3   9 May 1879
Letter from A.H. Layard at Constantinople to W.H. Wylde reporting his return from Venice and his subsequent meeting with the Grand Vizier on the slave trade convention
1f + envelope
WYL/52/4   10 May 1879
Letter from David Hopkins at Sierra Leone to W.H. Wylde concerning the Liberian boundary dispute and requesting clear instructions on his jurisdiction on the River Niger
2ff
WYL/52/5   12 May 1879
Letter from Thompson at Lourenço Marques to W.H. Wylde on his collaboration with Lt O'Neill
1f
WYL/52/6-7   14 May 1879
F.O. memoranda calculating the money owed to Mr Höhn, acting consul at Mozambique between December 1877 and December 1878, during Elton's absence and then for a time after his death. Written in three different hands, one of them W.H. Wylde's.
4ff
WYL/52/8-9   16 May 1879
Letter from A.H. Layard at Therapia to W.H. Wylde concerning the slave trade question and negotiations with the Porte, and requesting a draft of an article on runaway slaves
2ff + envelope
WYL/52/10   17 May 1879
Letter from Thompson at Lourenço Marques to W.H. Wylde on Lt O'Neill's plans to travel up the Pongola River and news from Zulu land
2ff
WYL/52/11   20 May 1879
Letter from David Hopkins at Sierra Leone to W.H. Wylde concerning the claims of the Liberian government, of which he is critical, with regard to the Liberian boundary question
2ff
WYL/52/12-15   21 May 1879
Letter from James Zohrab at Jeddah to W.H. Wylde concerning staffing matters at the Jeddah consulate and complaints about government's funding; his recent actions regarding the authorities, and the seizure of some slaves
6ff + envelope
WYL/52/16   23 May 1879
Letter from G.T. Ricketts at Rio to W.H. Wylde regarding coolie immigration from China; further difficulties with Austin at the consulate, including irregularities in his marriage there in 1872
2ff
WYL/52/17-18   27 May 1879
Letter from G. Höhn at Marseilles to Lord [Salisbury?] [at the F.O.], concerning the money owed to him for his time as acting consul at Mozambique
2ff
WYL/52/19   28 May [1879?]
Letter from H. Whynde? to W.H. Wylde concerning the appointment of a successor to Mr Lyster; his brother's intention to leave the Khedive's service and his suitability for the governorship of Cyprus
2ff
WYL/52/20-22   31 May 1879
Draft memorandum [probably from Sir Julian Pauncefote] from the F.O., on behalf of Lord Salisbury to the Treasury concerning the reimbursement of Höhn and Morier in respect of expenses incurred at the Mozambique consulate after Elton's death
3ff
WYL/52/23-25   13 June 1879
Letter from R.R. Whingin at the Treasury to Lord Tenterden on the Treasury's stance regarding the reimbursement of Morier in respect of expenses of the Mozambique consulate
3ff
WYL/52/26-27   13 June 1879
Draft internal F.O. memorandum by W.H. Wylde advising on the reply which should be given to the Treasury's letter of 13 June concerning the money owed to Höhn and Morier for the Mozambique consulate
3ff
WYL/52/28-32   19 June 1879
Letter from R.B.D. Morier at Lisbon to W.H. Wylde concerning his negotiations with the Portuguese, and Corvo's resignation on the signing of the Lourenço Marques treaty
4ff + envelope
WYL/52/33   22 June 1879
Letter from E. Layard at Noumea to W.H. Wylde on his improving health and his desire to see his son Leopold settled in a consular post of his own; and the end of the rebellion
2ff
WYL/52/34   26 June 1879
Letter from James Zohrab at Jeddah to W.H. Wylde on his efforts to suppress the slave trade at Jeddah
2ff
WYL/53/1   11 July 1879
Letter from Thomas F. Reade at Smyrna to W.H. Wylde on his posting to Tunis, and possible financial difficulties there
2ff
WYL/53/2   17 July 1879
Letter from H.A. Cowper at the Reform Club, London to W.H. Wylde concerning claims he has against the F.O.
1f
WYL/53/3-9   21 July 1879
Memorandum by the Universities Mission, requesting a capitulations grant for work in connection with the East African slave trade, with covering letter from John G. Talbot MP to Lord Salisbury
8ff
WYL/53/10-11   22 July 1879
Letter from A.H. Layard at Therapia to W.H. Wylde on negotiations for the slave trade convention
1f + envelope
WYL/53/12   [2 August 1879]
Draft memorandum by W.H. Wylde (incomplete) in support of Mr. Talbot's letter of 21 July above
2ff
WYL/53/13-14   2 August 1879
Draft letter from W.H. Wylde on behalf of Lord Salisbury to John G. Talbot MP in reply to his letter of 21 July above
2ff
WYL/53/15-16   7 August 1879
Letter from E. Layard at Noumea to W.H. Wylde reporting unofficially on a rumour that the French government intends to annex the New Hebrides and reports of another massacre on Pentecost Island
2ff + envelope
WYL/53/17-19   11 August 1879
David Hopkins at New Calabar to W.H. Wylde with various pieces of consular business, including a visit to Old Calabar; a case involving the Court of Equity of New Calabar; and a complaint from the King of the chiefs of Onitsha about the lawlessness of British subjects there
4ff + envelope
WYL/53/20-21   19 August 1879
Letter from A.H. Layard at Therapia to W.H. Wylde regarding a consulate post for his brother Edgar's son; and negotiations with the Turks on the slave trade convention
2ff + envelope
WYL/53/22   20 August 1879
Letter from Richard Wilbraham in Chester to Mr. Yates regarding a letter received from the Office of the Deputy Adjutant General of the Royal Artillery
1f
WYL/53/23-24   25 August 1879
Letter from David Hopkins to W.H. Wylde concerning a demand for annual returns from Fernando Po for a period of time before he was consul; and on possible replacements for him whilst on leave
2ff + envelope
WYL/53/25-26   1 September 1879
Letter from A.G. Colville at St Paul de Luanda to W.H. Wylde on the death of Lennon-Hunt, the consul there
2ff
WYL/53/27-28   2 September 1879
Letter from A.H. Layard at Therapia to W.H. Wylde on slight modifications to the slave trade convention and the Turkish position with regard the total abolition of slavery
2ff + envelope
WYL/53/29-30   5 September 1879
Letter from A.H. Layard at Therapia to W.H. Wylde on his plans for a trip to the Syrian coast, Jerusalem and Damascus and on Wylde's forthcoming visit to Constantinople; progress with the slave trade convention
2ff + envelope
WYL/53/31-32   9 September 1879
Letter from A.H. Layard at Therapia to W.H. Wylde with the latest news on his negotiations with the Turks on the slave trade convention
2ff + envelope
WYL/53/33-34   17 September 1879
Letter from John V. Crawford at Geneva to W.H. Wylde on the charges against Cowper and concerning money Crawford has had to pay out under orders of Lord Salisbury in relation to alleged consular overcharges
2ff + envelope
WYL/53/35-36   18 September 1879
Letter from F.R. St. John at Rio de Janeiro to W.H. Wylde concerning a recent despatch on the slave trade; the anti-Slavery Society; and Mr. Williams' desire to return to England to give evidence in the case of the Cata Branca slaves
2ff + envelope
WYL/53/37-39   October 1879
Draft letter from the F.O. (in Wylde's hand) to Lascelles concerning letters from King John of Abyssinia to the Queen and the question of communication facilities between Abyssinia and the outside world
3ff
WYL/53/40   22 October 1879
Letter from G. R. Sartorius at Worcester to W.H. Wylde recommending Captain J.B. Telfer, R.N., for the consul post at Tiflis
2ff
WYL/53/41-42   28 October 1879
Letter from A.H. Layard at Therapia to W.H. Wylde expressing regret that Wylde is too ill to travel to Constantinople as planned and re the death of Lennon-Hunt at Luanda
2ff + envelope
WYL/53/43-44   5 November 1879
Letter from A.H. Layard at Therapia to W.H. Wylde on the panic caused by the forthcoming arrival of the fleet in Turkish waters, and his hopes that it may spur the sultan into action on the slave trade question
2ff + envelope
WYL/53/45-46   11 November 1879
Letter from A.H. Layard at Therapia to W.H. Wylde on Eldridge's recent despatch home asking Lord Salisbury to assist in finding a position for his dragoman, Shoucair
1f + envelope
WYL/53/47-48   18 November 1879
Letter from A.H. Layard at Therapia to W.H. Wylde on the death of Layard's mother; and delays to the slave trade convention
2ff + envelope
WYL/53/49-50   10 December 1879
Letter from Frederic Holmwood at Zanzibar to W.H. Wylde with new year wishes; and re the death of Herbert Rhodes
2ff + envelope
WYL/53/51   15 December 1879
Letter from Richard Benyon at Reading to W.H. Wylde concerning drainage work at Wylde's property at Grazeley
1f
WYL/53/52   16 December 1879
Incomplete unsigned letter from someone at the Colonial Office to W.H. Wylde on the subject of the equalization of tariffs, to be discussed with Governor Rowe on his return to England
2ff
WYL/3/53-58    26 December 1879
Draft letter from W.H. Wylde to Lord Salisbury on the case of Mr. Murray, a former employee, and his conflict with the F.O. some twenty years before
6ff
WYL/53/59-60   28 December 1879
Letter from George F. Annesley at Cayenne to W.H. Wylde describing his recent journey into the interior, and re his financial difficulties at Cayenne and wish for a new appointment
2ff + envelope
WYL/53/61-62   31 December 1879
Letter from A.H. Layard at Pera to W.H. Wylde on the latest hurdles he faces in carrying the slave trade convention
2ff + envelope
WYL/54/1-2   14 January 1880
Letter from A.H. Layard at Pera to W.H. Wylde regarding Wylde's retirement from the F.O. in the spring and progress of the slave trade convention
2ff + envelope
WYL/54/3-5   16 January 1880
Letter from G.T. Ricketts at Rio to W.H. Wylde on career prospects for his son and for consuls in general; the growing republican movement at Rio and the emergence of socialism
4ff + envelope
WYL/54/6   21 January 1880
Letter from A.H. Layard at Pera to W.H. Wylde re progress of the slave trade convention and prospects for his nephew
2ff
WYL/54/7-9   24 January 1880
Letter from G.T. Ricketts at [Rio] to W.H. Wylde regarding transport in Brazil, including his own pen sketch of a ‘whitewater’ cart made by Allen and Co. in New York
3ff + envelope
WYL/54/10-11   28 January 1880
Letter from A.H. Layard at Pera to W.H. Wylde with the news that the slave trade convention is signed at last and emphasising the difficulties he has faced in reaching this point
2ff + envelope
WYL/54/12-13   4 February 1880
Letter from A.H. Layard at Pera to W.H. Wylde requesting further information about reports of French intrigues against him; and on the need to tackle the difficult question of white slaves, now that the convention is signed
2ff + envelope
WYL/54/14-15   11 February 1880
Letter from E. Layard at Noumea to W.H. Wylde on his plans to travel to Sydney for dental work and concerns about his son Leo's future career
2ff + envelope
WYL/54/16-17   15 February 1880
Language:   French
Letter from Monsieur Raffray at Massawa to [A.B.] Wylde at Jeddah regarding Gordon's return to England and affairs in Abyssinia. [Possibly Monsieur Raffray, French explorer and later French vice-consul at Tamatave, Mauritius]
2ff + envelope
WYL/54/18-20   18 February 1880
Letter from A.H. Layard at Pera to W.H. Wylde regarding the final slave trade convention; his dealings with the Porte and British relations with the Turks; his recent despatch on the question of white female slaves; and the spy sent by the French to follow Layard on his trips to Syria and Palestine
4ff + envelope
WYL/54/21-22   24 February 1880
Letter from Hugh Gough at the British Embassy, Berlin to W.H. Wylde requesting a letter of introduction to the Consul at Pernambuco [Brazil] for a Mr. Charles Thursby (2ff + envelope) [Presumably, the Hon. Hugh Gough, later 3rd Viscount Gough, diplomatist (1849-1919), entered Diplomatic Service in 1873 as an attaché, becoming third secretary and then second secretary in 1878.]

WYL/54/23   3 March 1880
Letter from A.H. Layard at Pera to W.H. Wylde on mistakes in the copying out of the slave trade convention and the subject of white female slaves
2ff
WYL/54/24-25   8 March 1880
Letter from Frederick Holmwood at Zanzibar to W.H. Wylde re news of Wylde's retirement and suggesting Wylde's youngest son as an ideal candidate for the assistant post at Zanzibar
2ff + envelope
WYL/54/26-30   16 March 1880
Letter from Henry G. O'Neill at Mozambique to W.H. Wylde, thanking Wylde for the grant for a boat and crew to investigate the coast around Quillimane; criticism of Captain Catral's lack of efforts in suppressing the slave trade; Mr. Thompson's quarrels with the Portuguese authorities and the difficulty of filling his post at Lourenço Marques
4ff + envelope
WYL/54/31   19 March 1880
Letter from J.D. Hooker at Kew to W.H. Wylde in praise of vice-consul Hance at Whampoa, a talented botanist who has increased their knowledge of Chinese plants and their medical applications
2ff
WYL/54/32-35   22 March 1880
Letter from J.S. ?ualtt at Jeddah to W.H. Wylde, complaining about the consulate staff [signature unclear]
4ff
WYL/54/36   23 March 1880
Letter from George Annesley, British Consulate, Hamburg to W.H. Wylde, thanking him for his assistance in helping his son to obtain his new posting at Surinam and re Wylde's possible retirement
2ff
WYL/54/37-38   31 March 1880
Letter from E. Layard at Sydney to W.H. Wylde on his family's health, especially their dental problems; and his son's travels
2ff + envelope
WYL/54/39-40   31 March 1880
Letter from A.H. Layard at Pera to W.H. Wylde on the delay to the ratification of the slave trade convention; praise for Wylde's work at the F.O. particularly with regard to the suppression of the slave trade; and the assassination of the Sharif of Mecca
2ff + envelope
WYL/54/41-42   31 March 1880
Letter from the Chancellor of the Order of St Michael and St George at Downing Street to W.H. Wylde informing him of the award of a C.M.G.
1f + envelope
WYL/54/43-44   5 April 1880
Letter from D.E. Colnaghi at Florence to W.H. Wylde expressing regret that Wylde is leaving the F.O. and congratulating him on his C.M.G.
1f + envelope
WYL/54/45-46   7 April 1880
Letter from A.H. Layard at Pera to W.H. Wylde concerning anxieties about Zohrab and the dragoman Yusef; and delays to the ratification of the slave trade convention
2ff + envelope
WYL/54/47-48   10 April 1880
Letter from James Mure at Palma, Majorca to W.H. Wylde congratulating Wylde on his C.M.G.; and re the growth of Majorca, and the numbers of English visitors
2ff + envelope
WYL/54/49-51   22 April 1880
Letter from H. Ricketts at Rio to W.H. Wylde, reporting the death of the French consul's wife, and deploring the unhealthy climate of Rio; his hopes for another post; and British involvement in Afghanistan
6ff
WYL/54/52   [n.d. ca. April/May 1880]
Letter from John H. Glover at Dublin to W.H. Wylde, returning the above letter and referring to Lady Glover's sorrow at the death of the French consul's wife
2ff
WYL/54/53   23 April 1880
Letter from A.H. Layard at Pera to W.H. Wylde on the attacks on him by leading radicals and complaining about the difficult last three years, juggling the demands of the F.O. and the Porte; and ratification of the slave trade treaty
2ff
WYL/54/54-55   14 May 1880
Letter from E. Layard at Noumea to W.H. Wylde on the precarious health of his wife and his recent prolonged absence from Noumea because of this
2ff + envelope
WYL/54/56-57   22 May 1880
Letter from A. Cohen at Luanda to W.H. Wylde on his new post there, its financial demands and the difficult climate; the recent death of the British consul at Fernando Po; Portuguese claims to territory in the Congo; and slave traffic and labour exportation in the area
4ff
WYL/54/58   28 May 1880
Letter from Edmund Sturge at Bishopgate Without to W.H. Wylde, forwarding a letter from Wylde's son to Gordon and a summary of the latest slave trade news since he left Egypt [not present]
1f
WYL/54/59-60   15 June 1880
Letter from W. Owen at the F.O. to W.H. Wylde on the suitability of the Church Missionary Society's suggested gifts for King M'tesa
2ff + envelope
WYL/54/61-62   29 June 1880
Letter from A.Percy Inglis, vice-consul at Leghorn to W.H. Wylde asking Wylde to assist him in his application for the Nice consul post
1f + envelope
WYL/54/63   6 July 1880
Letter from A.H. Layard in London to W.H. Wylde on arrangements for them to meet
2ff
WYL/54/64   11 August 1880
Letter from Edwyn Dawes at 13 Austin Friars, London to W.H. Wylde on the money owed to him for a ship that was sent out to the Sultan of Zanzibar
2ff
WYL/54/65-67   25 August 1880
Letter from Lord Granville at the F.O. to W.H. Wylde, informing him of his appointment as the second British commissioner alongside Sir Frederic Goldsmid to negotiate with the French government on the question of Indian Coolie immigration into Réunion
3ff
WYL/54/68-71   30 August 1880
Letter from Sir Louis Mallet at the India Office to Major General Sir Frederic Goldsmid and W.H. Wylde, forwarding useful material for their use in negotiations with the French government on Indian emigration to Réunion [not present]
4ff
WYL/55/1-6   2 September 1880
Draft despatch No 1 from W.H. Wylde at Paris to Lord Granville, reporting on progress at the Réunion Coolie convention in Paris, who was in attendance and the terms of the “Projet de décret réglementant l'immigration Indienne” drawn up by the authorities in Réunion
6ff
WYL/55/7-8   2 September 1880
Letter from T.V. Lister at the F.O. to Sir Frederic Goldsmid and W.H. Wylde, forwarding further printed correspondence and material respecting the Réunion Coolie question [not present]
2ff
WYL/55/9-12   8 September 1880
Draft despatch No. 2 from W.H. Wylde to Lord Granville, requesting that Monsieur De la Mare, recently acting consul at Réunion, be allowed to come to Paris to provide them with expert information
4ff
WYL/55/13-14   10 September 1880
Letter from T.V. Lister at the F.O. to W.H. Wylde on financing M. De la Mare's visit to Paris and urging the necessity of the latter's involvement in the drawing up of rules for the fair treatment of coolies
2ff + envelope
WYL/55/15-22   11 September 1880
Letter from T.V. Lister at the F.O. to Sir F. Goldsmid and W.H. Wylde enclosing further printed correspondence on the Réunion Coolie question, 16August – 2 September
8ff
WYL/55/23-24   15 September 1880
Draft letter from W.H. Wylde at Paris to the French commissioners, enclosing various despatches from the Indian government [not present]
2ff
WYL/55/25-26   16 September 1880
Letter No 3 from Sir Julian Pauncefote at the F.O. to Sir F. Goldsmid and W.H. Wylde informing then that De la Mare is on his way to Paris
2ff
WYL/55/27-34   18 September 1880
Draft despatch No.3 from W.H. Wylde at Paris to Lord Granville on negotiations on the Réunion Coolie question and requesting decisions from H.M. government on several matters including the proposed French decree
8ff
WYL/55/35-36   18 September 1880
Letter No 4 from Sir Julian Pauncefote at the F.O. to Sir F. Goldsmid and W.H. Wylde, forwarding copies of relevant despatches received from H.M. Consul at Réunion. Enclosure:
2ff
WYL/55/37-46   August – September 1880
Copies of papers printed for the use of the F.O. relating to negotiations at the Réunion conference, including letters and despatches between Mallet, Goldsmid, Lister, Granville, Annesley, Wylde and various French officials; and annual report on Indian immigration for 1879, with a report of the Commission appointed by the Governor to draw up a reply to it
10ff
WYL/55/47-48   24 September 1880
Letter No 5 from T.V. Lister at the F.O. to Sir F. Goldsmid and W.H. Wylde regarding a telegram sent to them the previous night
2ff
WYL/55/49-50   24 September 1880
Letter No 6 from T.V. Lister at F.O. to Sir F. Goldsmid and W.H. Wylde, enclosing for their information the letter below. Enclosure:
2ff
WYL/55/51-54   23 September 1880
Copy letter from Sir L. Mallet at the India Office to Lord Granville regarding the refusal of the French commissioners to grant powers of inspection to the British consul at Réunion on the estates of planters
4ff
WYL/55/55-68   25 September 1880
“Report to the Foreign Office on the progress of trading operations at Cape Juby (N.W. Coast of Africa)”, by Donald Mackenzie of the Anti-Slavery Society
14ff
WYL/55/69-74    26 September 1880
Draft despatch No 4 from W.H. Wylde at Paris to Lord Granville, referring to the India Office's instructions not to sign the agreement presented to them by the French commissioners and to demand that power be given to the British consul at Réunion to visit the plantations
6ff
WYL/55/75   30 September 1880
Letter from Sir Louis Mallet at the F.O. to W.H. Wylde on the signing of the rocess verbal
2ff
WYL/55/76-88   September 1880
Language:   French
Draft copy of the proposed Projet de Décret on the Réunion Coolie question, extensively annotated in pencil by Wylde
13ff
WYL/56/1-2   October 1880
Draft despatch from W.H. Wylde in London to Lord Granville on the Réunion Coolie negotiations, particularly the refusal of the French commissioners to allow inspection of the plantations by the British Consul without prior permission. Enclosures:
2ff
WYL/56/3-28
Draft memoranda of the various questions and articles being considered by the British and French commissioners for agreement in Paris
26ff
WYL/56/29-30   7 October 1880
Language:   French
Letter from the French ambassador in London to W.H. Wylde forwarding a letter from the French commissioners stating why the French government will not accede to British demands concerning inspection of French plantations at Réunion [not present]
2ff
WYL/56/31-32   12 November 1880
Letter from T.V. Lister at the F.O. to Sir F. Goldsmid and W.H. Wylde, forwarding the letter below. Enclosure:
2ff
WYL/56/33-34   9 November 1880
Copy letter from Sir Louis Mallet at the India Office to Lord Granville concerning information the Marquis of Hartington wishes to be forwarded to Wylde and Goldsmid at Paris on the Réunion immigration negotiations
2ff
WYL/56/35-36   19 November 1880
Letter from H. Ricketts at Rio de Janeiro to W.H. Wylde on the court of appeal's decision relating to the Cata Branca slave camp and its emancipation
2ff + envelope
WYL/56/37-38   11 December 1880
Copy letter from W.H. Wylde at Putney to Sir Julian Pauncefote outlining the latest situation in their negotiations with the French on the Réunion immigration question, just before he and Goldsmid departed from Paris
2ff
WYL/56/39   28 December 1880
Letter from W. Owen at the F.O. to W.H. Wylde on the arrival of a despatch from Wylde and Sir Julian's Pauncefote's departure on leave
1f
WYL/56/40   28 December 1880
Letter from Lord Sandwich at Walmer Castle, Deal to W.H. Wylde, returning some enclosures sent byWylde
1f
WYL/56/41   29 December 1880
Envelope, originally enclosing a letter from T.V. Lister to W.H. Wylde [not present]
1f
WYL/56/42-47   November-December 1880
Copies of papers printed for the use of the F.O. relating to difficulties facing Indian immigrants to Réunion, chiefly letters and despatches from Consul Annesley at Réunion to Lord Granville and to Governor Cuinier
6ff
WYL/56/48-49   [ca. December 1880]
Pencil notes by W.H. Wylde on points under discussion at Paris
2ff
WYL/56/50-75   1878-1880
Copy papers of earlier date relating to Indian emigration, presumably prepared for consultation by the Commissioners during the Paris negotiations at the end of 1880:
26ff
WYL/56/50-65   22 January 1880
Copy letter from John Bramston at the Colonial Office to the Under S/S at the India Office concerning the return to India of pauper emigrants disabled through accident while in service in the colonies, with copy letters and memoranda on this subject (1878-1879) to Sir Hicks Beach, from Governor William A.G. Young in British Guiana, Sir Henry Irving in Trinidad, Henry Mitchell at the Immigration Office, Sir A. Musgrave, Governor in Jamaica and A.H. Alexander, Agent General in Jamaica
16ff
WYL/56/66-75   8 September 1880
Copy despatch No 410 from Sir George Bowen at Mauritius to the Earl of Kimberley on the same subject, with a copy of the minute by which he laid the matter before the Council of Government
10ff
WYL/56/76-77   [n.d. but relating to 1880]
Sample of a livret given to Indian immigrants on their engagements, enclosure No 4 in Consul Annesley's despatch No 36 of 1880
4ff
WYL/Pam3   1880
Chirnside, Andrew, The Blantyre missionaries: discreditable disclosures. London: William Ridgway, 169 Piccadilly, [1880?]
24pp
WYL/Pam4   1880
Réunion, Commission chargée pàr arrêté du 28 Novembre 1879 de procéder au tràvail de révision de la législation actuellement en vigueur à la Réunion sur la protection et la police des immigrants, Rapport de la Commission chargée pàr arrêté du 28 Novembre 1879 de procéder au tràvail de révision de la législation actuellement en vigueur à la Réunion sur la protection et la police des immigrants / M. A. Madre, Procurateur de la Republique, rapporteur. Saint-Denis : Imprimerie Th. Drouhet fils, imprimeur du Gouvernment, rue de l'eglise, 48, 1880. At the foot of the cover “Enclosure 2 in Mr. Consul Annesley's despatch no. 27 Slave Trade dated Réunion 14 August 1880”.
26pp
WYL/57/1   4 January 1881
Letter from Lord Lyons at Paris to Sir Julian Pauncefote on the Réunion immigration negotiations
2ff
WYL/57/2-5   18 January 1881
Draft letter from W.H. Wylde at Putney to Lord Granville on the right of Coolies who have obtained a permis de sejour to future, free repatriation in the event that they become destitute
4ff
WYL/57/6-7   22 January 1881
Draft letter (pencil) from W.H. Wylde to Lord Granville regarding the unsatisfactory state of the British Consulate at Réunion and its important role in protecting some 40,000 Indian Coolies engaged as labourers there
2ff
WYL/57/8-9   3 February 1881
Letter from T.V. Lister in London to W.H. Wylde on the employment of Monsieur De la Mare and on Annesley's sudden departure from Réunion
2ff + envelope
WYL/57/10   4 February 1881
Note on behalf of the Comptroller of the Household concerning Mrs Southey's appeal for an annuity of the United Kingdom Beneficent Association
1f
WYL/57/11   11 February 1881
Letter from T.V. Lister to W.H. Wylde on whether M. De la Mare would be best employed in England examining the French decree or going out immediately to assume charge of the British Consulate at Réunion
2ff
WYL/57/12-13   14 February 1881
Letter from T.V. Lister at the F.O. to W.H. Wylde on his proposal that De La Mare proceed to Réunion to take charge of the consulate and speculation on when the French decree will arrive
2ff
WYL/57/14-16   18 February 1881
Draft [possibly sent to Lister] of a letter from W.H. Wylde at Putney to Count d'Arlot acknowledging receipt of a copy of the “process verbal” following the recent conference in Paris and requesting confirmation from the French government on the exact terms of the decree
2ff + envelope
WYL/57/17-18   20 February 1881
Letter from Henry G. O'Neill at Mozambique to W.H. Wylde enclosing the item below, which O'Neill notes as constituting an admission by the Portuguese authorities of a slave trade at Mozambique. Enclosure:
2ff
WYL/57/19-31   February 1881
Copy extracts from a letter from the Governor-General of Mozambique to the President of the Royal Geographical Society in Lisbon on a recent speech made by Senhor Machado on Mozambique at a meeting of the society and in particular his comments on the slave trade there
13ff
WYL/Pam26/1-3   20 February 1881
Printed letter: Protesto Illmo e Exmo Presidente da Sociedade de Geographia de Lisboa. [Mozambique?] : [s.n.], 1881. A protest from the Portuguese inhabitants of Mozambique to the President of the Geographical Society in Lisbon concerning a speech by Senhor Machado about Mozambique made at a meeting of that institution. According to a note on WYL/Pam26/1 in the hand of W.H. Wylde the document was “signed by the majority of the respectable inhabitants of M'bique”. It objected to remarks in the speech on the slave trade in Mozambique. Caption title. Signed at the foot of the verso “Paços da Camara Municipal de Moçambique 20 de Fevereiro de 1881”.

WYL/57/32-33   31 March 1881
Letter from T.V. Lister at the FO to W.H. Wylde forwarding various papers, including a copy of the French decree for the improvement of the condition and treatment of Coolies in Réunion
2ff
WYL/57/34-35   4 April 1881
Language:   French
Great Britain, Foreign Office, Projet de Décret réglementant le Service de l'Immigration à la Réunion. [London] : Printed for the use of the Foreign Office., April 4, 1881. Comprises the French text of a decree of the Conseil d'Etat of 17 March 1881 appointing a French protector of immigrants on the island of Réunion.
2ff
WYL/57/36   12 April 1881
Letter from Edmund Sturge at Bishopsgate Without to W.H. Wylde on the possibility of Wylde joining their Anti-Slavery Committee
1f
WYL/57/37-38   28 April 1881
Copy letter from Sir Louis Mallet at the India office to [Lister] the Under Secretary of State at the F.O. on behalf of Hartington, forwarding a letter with enclosures to the two British Commissioners involved the negotiations at Paris on Coolie immigration to Réunion [not present]
2ff
WYL/Pam27   1 May 1881
India, Deptartment of Revenue and Agriculture, Emigration. No. 8, dated Simla, the 1st May 1881. Letter to Her Majesty's Secretary of State for India. Subject. Questions regarding (1) the disposal of the estates of Indian labourers dying intestate and without heirs in the different colonies; and (2) the provision for helpless returned emigrants. Simla : Govt. Central Branch Press, 1881. Includes several separately printed opinions from officials in different parts of India.
14ff
WYL/57/39-40   7 May 1881
Letter from T.V. Lister at the F.O. to Sir F. Goldsmid and W.H. Wylde forwarding on the items below, Enclosures:
2ff
WYL/57/41-49   14 March & 28 April 1881
Printed copy of a letter from the Emigration department of the Government of India to the Marquis of Hartington, No.6 of 1881, with related extracts attached concerning the destitute condition of returning emigrants from Réunion, and covering letter from Sir Louis Mallet at the I.O. to Wylde and Goldsmid
9ff
WYL/57/50   10 June [1881?]
Letter from W. Kempe? at the Admiralty to W.H. Wylde requesting that he obtain F.O. approval for the wording of a paragraph in a document
1f
WYL/57/51-54   20 June 1881
Language:   French
Copy letter from B. St Hilaire at Paris (French minister and secretary to Thiers) to Lord Lyons regarding the recent decree on immigration in the colonies
4ff
WYL/57/55-56   20 June 1881
Draft letter from T.V. Lister at the F.O. to W.H. Wylde forwarding papers from Consul Annesley at Réunion [ not present]
2ff
WYL/57/57-59   28 June 1881
Letter from T.V. Lister at the F.O. to Sir F. Goldsmid and W.H. Wylde regarding Indian Coolies conveyed to Réunion onboard the Marguerite. Enclosures:
2 copies, 3ff
WYL/57/60-63   15-22 June 1881
Copy letters from Enfield at the India Office to the Under S/S at the F.O. concerning Coolie immigration at Réunion
4ff
WYL/57/64-75   1 May 1881
Printed copy of a letter from the Emigration Department of the Government of India to the Marquis of Hartington, No. 9 of 1881, with related extracts, on the condition of Indian emigrants to Réunion transported by the Berryer and the Marguerite
2 copies, 12ff
WYL/58/1-4   2 July 1881
Despatch No 21 of 22 June 1881 from Lord Lyons at Paris to Lord Granville, forwarding a copy note from the French Foreign Minister [not present] and a printed copy [not present] of a draft decree establishing regulations for the protection of Coolies in Réunion, with covering letter from T.V. Lister at the F.O. to Sir F. Goldsmid and W.H. Wylde
4ff
WYL/58/5-8   9 July 1881
Letter of 29 June 1881 from the M. Lacour, the French ambassador in London, to Lord Granville on the new regulations for Coolie immigration to Réunion (French, 2ff), with covering letter from T.V. Lister at the F.O. to Sir F. Goldsmid and W.H. Wylde
2ff
WYL/58/9-12   23 July 1881
Letter of 20 July 1881 from Enfield at the India Office to the Under S/S at the F.O., forwarding a despatch from the Government of India on the proposed modification of the Coolie Convention of 1861 with France [not present], with covering letter from Sir Julian Pauncefote to W.H. Wylde and F. Goldsmid
4ff
WYL/58/13-20   9 August 1881
Printed copy of a draft confidential despatch from the [English Commissioners] in London to Lord Granville regarding revisions to the Projet de Décret as discussed by them with the French Commissioners in Paris
8ff
WYL/58/21   18 August 1881
Letter from Sir F. Goldsmid at Campden Hill to W.H. Wylde [in Scotland] requesting his signature on a letter [presumably concerning the Coolie immigration report]
1f
WYL/58/22-23   23-25 August 1881
Letters from Sir F. Goldsmid in Harrogate to W.H. Wylde concerning revisions to the draft despatch of 9 August above
2ff
WYL/58/24-30   September 1881
Draft letter from W.H. Wylde at Putney to Lord Granville regarding a report from H.M. Consul in Réunion on the condition of Indian immigrants during the last year and the need for consular officers to periodically inspect Coolies and protect their interests; with part fair copy dated October 1881
7ff
WYL/58/31-32   5 September 1881
Letter from T.V. Lister at the F.O. to Sir F. Goldsmid and W.H. Wylde acknowledging receipt of their report and enclosure on the French Projet de Décret
2ff + envelope
WYL/58/33-34   10 September 1881
Letter from T.V. Lister at the F.O. to W.H. Wylde requesting Wylde's comments on the report from H.M. Consul at Réunion on Indian immigration in 1880
2ff
WYL/58/35   14 September [1881]
Letter from Clement L. Hill at the F.O. to W.H. Wylde concerning lack of progress with regard to the affairs of James Zohrab at Jeddah
2ff
WYL/58/36-37   23 October 1881
Letter from William Owen at the F.O. to W.H. Wylde forwarding a letter to Wylde and Sir F. Goldsmid received from the India Office on the subject of Coolie immigration
2ff + envelope
WYL/58/38   [ca.1881-1882]
Sociéte d'Etudes du Nil, Le Nil, containing an article by Eugene Revillout, Egyptologist and assistant keeper of the Egyptian Museum at the Louvre, and also maps of the Nile dated 1880
28pp
WYL/59/1   13 January 1882
Letter from W. Mackinnon at Clachan in Argyleshire to W.H. Wylde thanking Wylde for his congratulations on Mackinnon's recent win in the courts
2ff
WYL/59/2   2 May 1882
Letter from W.H. Wylde at Westfield, Putney to Mr. Carr concerning amendments to a draft letter sent to him by Carr
1f
WYL/59/3-4   7-8 May 1882
Copy of the Cairo newspaper Moniteur Egyptien, no.108 (2ff)

WYL/59/5-6   20 May 1882
Copy of the Alexandria newspaper Le Phare D'Alexandrie, no.111
2ff
WYL/59/7   14 July [1882]
Letter from Clement L. Hill at the F.O. concerning a new Décret about Réunion Coolies
1f
WYL/59/8   20 July 1882
Letter from F. Trein(?) at the India Office on behalf of Sir Louis Mallet to W.H. Wylde, requesting his opinion on the Projet de Décret
1f
WYL/59/9   4 August 1882
Letter from M.T. Knox (?) at the War Office to W.H. Wylde regarding accommodation at Alexandria for troops, dependent on the campaign plans being settled. [Relating to the bombardment of Alexandria in July 1882 and the presence of British troops there.]
2ff
WYL/59/10   4 August 1882
Letter from Thomas R. Trueman at Eccles to W.H. Wylde concerning Trueman's friend Haselden at Alexandria who wishes to purchase stores for the government
1f
WYL/59/11-12   31 August 1882
Letter from Sir Louis Mallet at the India Office to W.H. Wylde requesting that he send a copy of the Projet de Loi, with comments, as they need to respond to a communication from Paris
1f + envelope
WYL/59/13   6 September 1882
Letter from Hinton Spalding at Liverpool to W.H. Wylde reporting on his successful application to the Indian government for land at Perim
2ff
WYL/60/1-3   14 February 1883
Letter from Thomas R. Trueman at Manchester to W.H. Wylde, enclosing a letter of introduction to his friend Mr. Haselden in case he may be of use to Wylde on his forthcoming trip to Egypt
2ff + envelope
WYL/60/4-5   19 March 1883
Letter from H. Sanderson at the F.O. to W.H. Wylde, arranging an appointment between Wylde and Lord Granville
1f + envelope
WYL/60/6   6 May 1883
Letter from George Moncrieff in London to Colonel W.H. Wylde discussing field exercise regulations and various military manoeuvres [presumably relating to the South Middlesex Rife Volunteer Corps]
2ff
WYL/60/7   27 July 1883
Letter from A. Colvin at Newmarket to W.H. Wylde on the proposed Suakin-Berber railway and his decision not to advise the Egyptian government any further on the matter, but to leave it for his successor
(2ff
WYL/60/8-9   [ca. 1883]
Draft memorandum in the hand of W.H. Wylde on the proposed Suakin – Berber railway in the Sudan. The construction, which began in 1885, got no further than Otao, just over 18 miles from the coast.
2ff
WYL/60/10   10 August 1883
Letter from Sir Louis Mallet at the India Office to W.H. Wylde offering to mention the subject of the Suakin – Berber railway to Baring
1f
WYL/60/11   14 August 1883
Letter from G.S. Power at the Devonshire Club, St James's to W.H. Wylde regarding his attempts to win the concession for the Suakin – Berber railway. [A contract with Messrs Lucas and Aird was signed on 17 February 1884].
2ff
WYL/60/12   15 September 1883
Letter from Colonel C.M. Watson to W.H. Wylde requesting a meeting to discuss the proposed Suakin-Berber railway
2ff
WYL/60/13   11 October 1883
Letter from T.V. Lister at the F.O. to W.H. Wylde concerning lack of official support for the individuals promoting the Suakin – Berber railway scheme
2ff
WYL/60/14-17   20 October 1883
Draft letter from W.H. Wylde at Putney to Sir Julian Pauncefote on the efforts of his son, A.B. Wylde in Cairo to obtain a concession from the Egyptian government for the construction of the Suakin – Berber railway and emphasising his own reasons for taking such a personal interest in the scheme. Enclosure:
4ff
WYL/60/18   28 July 1883
Cutting from the Anglo-Egyptian Spectator, with the latest on the progress of the Suakin – Berber railway proposal
1f
WYL/60/19   22 October 1883
Letter from W. Mackinnon at Clachan in Argyleshire to W.H. Wylde on finance for the the Suakin – Berber railway, and lack of support in Egypt for the project
2ff
WYL/60/20   18 November 1883
Letter from Lord Stanley at Alderley Park to W.H. Wylde regretting that Wylde was unable to attend the shoot and suggesting he visit soon
1f
WYL/Pam28   15 January 1884
Great Britain, Foreign Office, Memorandum respecting the present condition of the Librarian's Department of the Foreign Office. (January 1884.) [London] : Printed for the use of the Foreign Office, January 15, 1884. Alternative caption title “Memorandum by Sir E. Hertslet respecting the present condition of the Librarian's Department of the Foreign Office”.
11pp
WYL/61/1   22 January 1884
Letter from Lord Abinger to W.H. Wylde accepting the invitation to present the prizes to Wylde's regiment. [Probably William Frederick Scarlett, third Lord Abinger, army officer. Late Colonel of the Scots Guard, involved in the fighting in Suakin, Sudan in 1885.]
1f
WYL/61/2   11 October 1884
Letter from Edmund Sturge at Charlbury to W.H. Wylde on a letter he has received from Wylde's son [A.B. Wylde] a copy of which he has sent to Moncreiff
1f
WYL/61/3-7   10 November 1884
Great Britain, Foreign Office, Memorandum by Sir E. Hertslet on British and other expeditions to the Niger. [London] : Printed for the use of the Foreign Office., November 21, 1884. Describes expeditions from 1795 to 1883.
5ff
WYL/Pam29   1884
Great Britain, Parliament, Despatch to Her Majesty's Minister at Lisbon inclosing the Congo Treaty, signed February 26, 1884, and corrected translation of Mozambique tariff of 1877. Presented to both House of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. 1884. London : Printed by Harrison and Sons, 1884.
21pp
WYL/62/1-8   18 March 1885
Souakim and Nile Railway Company, Suakin-Berber Railway. List of plant and materials being forwarded to Suakin, by Lucas & Aird. [Cairo?] : [s.n.], [1885]
8ff
WYL/62/9   21 May 1885
Letter from ? at 23 St James' Place to W.H. Wylde on the recent parliamentary debate and his belief that they can force the government to hold on to Suakin. He returns Gordon's map [possibly WYL/76/26-27] and urges Wylde to have it published to keep public attention on the Sudan.
2ff
WYL/62/10   22 May 1885
Letter from ? at 23 St James' Place to W.H. Wylde on his hopes for Suakin and the railway scheme
2ff
WYL/62/11   15 October 1885
Letter from W. Hewett at 75 Belgrave Road, S.W. to W.H. Wylde, returning a letter from Wylde's son, Augustus. Enclosure:
1f
WYL/62/12-14   17 September 1885
Copy letter from A.B. Wylde at Jeddah to ? , regretting lack of government and public interest in the Sudan and the failure to embrace the Berber railway and thus possibly to have prevented the rebellion; re his suggestions for the future of the Sudan; and plans for a further mission to Abyssinia.
3ff
For further material on the Suakin – Berber railway, see the papers of A.B. Wylde in section 5.
WYL/62/15-16   14 December 1885
Letter from Captain ? and Captain W.F. Woods to W.H. Wylde regarding the South Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps and differences of opinion surrounding the possible purchase of Beaufort House grounds as a memorial to Lord Ranelagh
2ff
WYL/62/17   28 December 1885
Letter from H.E. O'Neill in Dorking to W.H. Wylde asking that he read through the enclosed correspondence to prove that he has acted rightly by the Royal Geographical Society. Enclosures:
1f
WYL/62/18-22   4-17 December 1885
Series of copy letters between Douglas W. Freshfield, Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society and H.E. O'Neill concerning publication of O'Neill's observations in East Africa, made at the expense of the R.G.S., in the journal of the Scottish Geographical Society
5ff
WYL/62/23-24   [ca.1885]
Copy minute by Lord Granville on his retirement, thanking the staff of the F.O. for all their support and praising its work
2ff
WYL/63/1-2   22 July 1886
Copy letter from Dr. Emin Bey, Governor of Equatorial Province, to Charles Allen, setting out the arguments for a British protectorate of the southern Sudan, particularly with regard to the suppression of the slave trade and the encouragement of trade
2ff
WYL/63/3-4   12 October 1886
Letter from I. Sydenham Clarke in Dorset Square to W.H. Wylde, requesting that they do not present him with a gift to mark his leaving the corps
3ff
WYL/63/5   14 November [1886]
Draft letter from W.H. Wylde to Major Clarke on his retirement from the South Middlesex Volunteers, praising all the good work he has done for the regiment
1f
WYL/63/6   18 November [1886]
Reply to letter above, from I. Sydenham Clarke at the Junior Army and Navy Club thanking Wylde for his kindness during Clarke's service with the 2nd (South) Middlesex Rifle Volunteers
2ff
WYL/63/7-10   1886
Great Britain, Army, South Middlesex Rifle Volunteers, 2nd. No. 3 (Chiswick) Company, Chiswick Company, 2nd (South) Middlesex Rifle Volunteers. [London] : [The West London Observer Steam Printing Works, Hammersmith], 1886
4ff
WYL/63/11-12   [n.d. ca.1886]
Sturge, Edmund, 1808-1893, Free traders and the sugar bounties. [London?] : [s.n.], [1886?]
2ff
WYL/64/1   8 February 1887
Letter from Spence D. Turner at Wimborne, Dorset to W.H. Wylde regarding the success of Wylde's son Augustus in Suakin and the regimental memorial for Ranelagh
2ff
WYL/64/2   18 May 1887
Letter from Edmund Sturge at Charlbury to W.H. Wylde concerning the letter from Dr. Emin Bey (see above, 22 July 1886) and his support for Emin's proposal of a British protectorate of the southern Sudan
2ff
WYL/64/3-6   June 1887
Great Britain, Foreign Office, No. 1. Sir E. Baring to the Marquis of Salisbury. - (Received June 6.) [London] : Printed for the use of the Foreign Office, June 1887. Copies of papers dated 2 March to 24 May 1887, including letter from Sir Evelyn Baring to Lord Salisbury enclosing reports by Colonel Schaefer, Director Slavery Department on slavery at Jeddah and on the Red Sea coast in Sudan, with associated papers
4ff
WYL/64/7   31 August 1887
Letter from George H. Moncrieff at the War Office to W.H. Wylde informing him of the promotion of Stobart
1f
WYL/65/1   24 February 1888
Letter from Reginald? Cripps at 11 Chester Street, S.W. to Colonel W.H. Wylde apologising that he will not be able to attend a dinner with Wylde and his regiment
2ff
WYL/65/2   27 November [ca. 1888]
Letter from Evelyn Wood at Colchester to W.H. Wylde recalling Wylde's battalion and declining an invitation
2ff
WYL/65/3-4   7 December 1888
British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, Statment of income and expenditure from 1878 to 1887 inclusive / British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. London : Abraham Kingdom & Newnham, printers, 12, Finsbury Street, E.C., [1888]
2ff
WYL/65/5-6   21 December 1888
Allen, Charles H., Commander Cameron and the Anti-Slavery Society. For the Committee of the Anti-Slavery Society only. [London] : [British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society], [1888.] Critical of Commander Cameron's plans for an anti-slavery campaign in Central Africa under the auspices of the Gordon-Livingstone Society.
2ff
WYL/65/7-8   29 December 1888
Letter from Frederick Mackenzie of the Imperial British East Africa Company to the Secretary of the British Foreign Anti-Slavery Society concerning the recent liberation of about 1400 slaves near Mombasa
2ff
WYL/65/9   [ca. 1888]
Press cutting concerning the movements of ships in the Bight of Benin
1f
WYL/66/1-2   1 January 1889
Letter from R. Reade at Corfu to W.H. Wylde at Chiswick on Turkish restrictions on game shooting in Corfu
1f + envelope
WYL/66/3   11 February 1889
Letter from Charles H. Allen to W.H. Wylde on the hostile reactions of some, including Sir Fowell Buxton, towards the society's refusal to subsidise the East Africa Company's rescue fund
1f
WYL/66/4-6   13 February 1889
Letter from Charles H. Allen to W.H. Wylde concerning Sir Fowell Buxton's attacks against him
3ff
WYL/66/7   14 February 1889
Draft letter from W.H. Wylde to Lord Abinger inviting him to become Honorary Colonel of the South Middlesex volunteer regiment
1f
WYL/66/8   15 February 1889
Letter from Lord Abinger at the Carlton Club to W.H. Wylde concerning the invitation to become Honorary Colonel of the regiment
1f
WYL/66/9   18 February 1889
Letter from Charles Allen to W.H. Wylde on his dealings with Sir Fowell Buxton. Enclosure:
2ff
WYL/66/10   16 February 1889
Letter from Sir Fowell Buxton at 14 Grosvenor Crescent, S.W. to Allen concerning the possible printing of an article in the Society's Reporter
2ff
WYL/66/11   25 February 1889
Letter from Charles Allen to W.H. Wylde arranging a time for a meeting with Mr. Sturge
1f
WYL/66/12   11 March 1889
Letter from Charles Allen to W.H. Wylde concerning his dispute with Mackinnon of the East Africa Company
1f
WYL/66/13   6 April 1889
Letter from Lord Abinger at the Carlton Club to W.H. Wylde, enquiring when his appointment will be gazetted
1f
WYL/66/14   24 April 1889
Letter from Edmund Sturge to W.H. Wylde on the dispute between the Anti-Slavery Society and the East Africa Company
1f
WYL/66/15   26 April 1889
Letter from Charles Allen to E. Sturge on the conclusion of the matter between the Anti-Slavery Society and the East Africa Company concerning the costs incurred in freeing slaves
1f
WYL/66/16   8 May 1889
Letter from Charles Allen to W.H. Wylde praising A.B. Wylde's volumes on the Sudan and requesting further information on A.B. Wylde's
2ff
WYL/66/17   14 May 1889
Letter from Edmund Sturge at Bishopsgate Without to W.H. Wylde regarding his efforts in the East Africa Company matter
1f
WYL/66/18   18 May 1889
Letter from J. Eastoe Teall, Assistant-Secretary, British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, to W.H. Wylde discussing the details of the Slavery Bill. Enclosures:
1f
WYL/66/19   14 May 1889
Copy letter from Alfred E. Pease, President of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, to C.H. Allen on the clauses of the Slavery Bill
2ff
WYL/66/20-25   22 February 1889
Great Britain, Parliament, A bill to amend and consolidate the law relating to slavery. (Prepared and brought in by Mr. Alfred Pease, Sir Robert Fowler, Mr. Bryce, Mr. Whitbread, Sir John Kennaway, Mr. Winterbotham, and Mr. Henry Anstruther. Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 22 February 1889. [London] : Printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode, printers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, with annotations in Wylde's hand
6ff
WYL/66/26   30 May 1889
Letter from Charles Allen to W.H. Wylde on the settlement of the disagreement with the East Africa Company
1f
WYL/66/27   1 June 1889
Letter from Charles Allen to W.H. Wylde on the Slavery Bill
1f
WYL/66/28   28 June [1889]
Letter from E. Compton Gill at Wandsworth Common to W.H. Wylde thanking him for his assistance in obtaining a renewal of his commission
2ff
WYL/66/29   28 June 1889
Letter from George W. Gent of St Mark's College, Chelsea to W.H. Wylde proposing Mr Gill (see above) for a vacant captaincy at the College
1f
WYL/66/30   18 October 1889
Letter from Lord Abinger at Ineverloch Castle to W.H. Wylde requesting that Wylde, add his name to the volunteer testimonial to the Lord Mayor
2ff
WYL/66/31   27 [?] 1889
Letter from Edmund Sturge to W.H. Wylde on the postponement of an Anti-Slavery Society committee meeting
1f
WYL/Pam37   1889
Great Britain, Parliament. House of Commons, A bill intituled An act to amend the acts relating to lunatics. (Brought from the Lords 8 April 1889.) Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 15 April 1889. London : Printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode, printers to the Queen's most excellent Majesty.
57pp
WYL/66/32   [ca. 1880s]
Letter from Anne Auden? at Bryanston Square to W.H. Wylde concerning the death of Mr Hay Currie, the vice-consul at Nice and concerning arrangements to meet
1f
WYL/67/1   6 January 1890
Letter from Charles Allen to W.H. Wylde on preparations for the slavery conference in Brussels and regarding the origins of the “Meeting for Sufferings”
1f
WYL/67/2   15 January 1890
Letter from Charles Allen to W.H. Wylde on the obstacles their Anti-Slavery cause faces and pressure from Arthur Albright and the Quakers
2ff
WYL/67/3-4   28 February 1890
Letter from Charles Allen to W.H. Wylde on briefing Sir Fowell Buxton on the Society's position before he left for Brussels and moots the idea of preparing a memorial to present to Baron Lambermont. [Britain's representatives at the Anti-Slavery Conference were: Lord Vivian; Sir Arthur Havelock, Sir John Kirk; Captain Moore and Mr. E.W. Wylde.]
2ff + envelope
WYL/67/5   4 March 1890
Letter from Charles Allen to W.H. Wylde, seeking Wylde's opinion on the idea of a memorial from the Society to Baron Lambermont at the Brussels Conference
1f
WYL/67/6   9 March 1890
Letter from Edmund Sturge at Charlbury to W.H. Wylde regarding the “mischievous work” of the French in Egypt and at the Brussels conference
1f
WYL/67/7   12 March 1890
Letter from Edmund Sturge at Charlbury to W.H. Wylde on an account in the Telegraph concerning the Arab tribes, and his letter to the Aborigines Society on the matter
1f
WYL/67/8   13 March 1890
Letter from Charles Allen to W.H. Wylde, discussing alterations he has made to their memorial; a case referred to the Aborigines Protection Society; and press reporting on the forthcoming conference
1f
WYL/67/9    18 March 1890
Charles Allen to W.H. Wylde enclosing a copy of their memorial currently in circulation and on the signatures so far obtained. Enclosures:
1f
WYL/67/10-27   7 March 1890
British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, To Monsieur le Baron Lambermont, President of the Anti-Slavery Conference at Brussels. Sir, it will be within your remembrance that in November last the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society had the honour of laying before the Plenipotentiaries a memorial containing some suggestions as to the best means of dealing with the questions of slavery and the slave-trade ... [London?] : [British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society], 1890. Signed by all the Society's committee members. 7 copies in total, printed up at various interim stages with signatures thus far gathered, both MPs and later the general public.
18ff
WYL/67/28   19 March 1890
Letter from Charles Allen to W.H. Wylde, asking Wylde's advice on the timing of their trip to Brussels to present the memorial. Enclosures:
1f
WYL/67/29    23 February 1890
Copy letter from Sir Fowell Buxton at Grosvenor Crescent to Charles Allen on his visit to the Brussels conference on the slave trade
2ff
WYL/67/30   [ca. 1890]
Handwritten note of dates of anti-slavery legislation relating to Zanzibar
1f
WYL/67/31   25 March 1890
Letter from Charles Allen to W.H. Wylde on the presentation of their memorial to the conference, the need to hold firm on the point of the abolition of the legal status of slavery and to obtain more signatures for the memorial
1f
WYL/67/32   9 April 1890
Letter from Henry Tharey? To W.H. Wylde congratulating him his command of an attack undertaken by the South Middlesex Volunteers
1f
WYL/67/33-34   10-16 April 1890
Letters from Charles Allen to W.H. Wylde concerning their forthcoming visit to Brussels and the signatures on their memorial. [In April 1890 the Anti-Slavery Society of London sent a deputation to the Anti-Slavery Conference in Brussels, consisting of W.H. Wylde, Joseph Allen, the treasurer, and Charles H. Allen, the secretary.]
2ff
WYL/67/35   20 April 1890
Letter from Charles Allen at Brussels to W.H. Wylde regarding arrangements for meetings of their deputation with both Baron Lambermont and the King of the Belgians
2ff
WYL/67/36-38   22 May 1890
Memorandum of the charges brought by Reginald Carey Brenton, Commander of HMS Fearless against three slave traders in the Red Sea, including details of the activities onboard their dhows
3ff
WYL/67/39-40   [ca. May 1890]
Account of the proceedings of a court martial held at government house, Suakin in the case of two dhows captured by HMS Fearless and believed to be slavers. The charge was made by Commander Carey Brenton, but those charged were acquitted.
2ff
WYL/67/41   13 June 1890
Letter from Lord Abinger at 46 Cornwall Gardens to W.H. Wylde on volunteer business
1f
WYL/67/42-45   [1890]
British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, Brussels Conference 1889-1890.. London : [British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 55, New Broad Street, E.C., [1890.] Contains Times correspondence and editorial, date 20-25 October on the matter of Holland's refusal to agree to the imposition of an import duty by the Congo State
4ff
WYL/68/1-2   11 March 1891
Letter from J.E. Teall to W.H. Wylde with various statistics on the slave trade for a paper Wylde is compiling, including a table showing the minimum expenditure of the British Parliament in the suppression of the slave trade from 1807 to 1891
2ff
WYL/68/3   28 June 1891
Letter from C.E. Howard Vincent at 1 Grosvenor Square to W.H. Wylde sending his apologies for missing a forthcoming meeting
1f
WYL/68/4   29 June 1891
Letter from Lord Abinger at 46 Cornwall Gardens to W.H. Wylde concerning the date for Colonel Stracey's dinner
1f
WYL/68/5   29 November 1891
Letter from Frank S. Allen at Curragh Camp to W.H. Wylde thanking Wylde for his kindness during Allen's time in the South Middlesex regiment and describing life at his new battalion
2ff
WYL/68/6-7   24 December 1891
Letter from [Frank S. Allen] at 18 Harcourt Terrace (incomplete), to W.H. Wylde regarding Wylde's retirement from the corps
2ff)
WYL/68/8   30 December 1891
Letter from Major C. H. Reid ? to W.H. Wylde expressing regret at the news of Wylde's resignation from the regiment
2ff
WYL/Pam10   1891
Dobinson, Henry H. (Henry Hughes), Notes of a journey into Ibo Land made by the Rev. H. H. Dobinson, from the C. M. S.'s station at Onitsha, Niger River, West Africa, January 5-10, 1891. [London?] : [Church Missionary Society?], [1891?]
27pp
WYL/69/1   23 March 1892
Letter from Horace Waller at Twywell Rectory to W.H. Wylde on Anti-Slavery Society committee business and his concerns about Allen's stance
2ff
WYL/69/2-3   1 April 1892
British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, Slavery in Zanzibar. [London] : [British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society], [1892.] Contains two memorials addressed to the Marquis of Salisbury, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, one drafted by W.H. Wylde and Rev. Horace Waller, and the second drafted by the officials of the Society, and both presented before the committee of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society at their meeting of 1 April 1892. Concerning a decree by the Sultan of Zanzibar on slavery and urging that the British government press for the abolition of the legal status of slavery in Zanzibar.
2ff
WYL/69/4-8   20 April 1892
Report by Colonel John Sterling of the Coldstream Guards, Commanding North London Volunteer Brigade, to the Assistant Adjutant General, South Eastern District, on Easter Monday manoeuvres. Enclosure:
4ff + envelope
WYL/69/9   8 April 1892
Sketch of ground near Dover, cut from newspaper, and annotated to show the position assumed by the defending force at 11.10am on Easter Monday
1f
WYL/69/10-11   [ca. 20] April 1892
British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, The status of slavery in British protectorates. [London] : [British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society], [1892.] Printed note for the committee of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society of a motion to be placed by Edmund Sturge before the committee on 6 May 1892, on the question of the removal of the legal status of slavery in the British Protectorate in Eastern Africa, with covering letter from Sturge to W.H. Wylde
3ff
WYL/69/12   22 April 1892
Letter from Edmund Sturge at Charlbury to W.H. Wylde concerning Wylde's contribution to the anti-slavery movement and the Anti-Slavery Society's attitude to the legal status of slavery in the British Protectorate in Eastern Africa. Enclosure:
2ff
WYL/69/13
Extract from the minutes of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society of 1 April 1892
1f
WYL/Pam32   1892
British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, Sir, - I am directed by the Committee of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society to bring under your notice the accompanying papers in support of the proposed railway from Mombasa to Victoria Nyanza, without which it is practically impossible to bring the great and populous region of Uganda into touch with British interests ... London : British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1892. Comprises a covering letter, from which the title is derived, and three loose papers entitled “Railways - Mombasa to the Great Equatorial Lakes in Africa. Copy of a minute of the Committee of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, adopted unanimously at their meeting on June 3rd, 1892”., “Memorandum” which deals with British participation in the Conference on the Slave Trade in Brussels, and “Memorandum on Uganda” which is concerned with missionary activity in the area. (5ff)

WYL/69/14   16 July 1892
Letter from G.C. Clark/Clerk at the War Office to W.H. Wylde regarding the failure of British policy in the Sudan under Colonel Holled Smith
2ff
WYL/69/15   7 October 1892
British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, Memorial to be presented to Lord Rosebery, on Thursday, October 20th, 1892. [London?] : [British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society], 1892. Expresses apprehension at the possible retirement of British Agents from the regions of the equatorial lakes of Africa, fearing an upsurge in the slave trade
1f
WYL/Pam33   20 October 1892
British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, Deputation to the Earl of Rosebery, K.G. from the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, and its friends and supporters. October 20th, 1892. [London] : [British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society], 1892. Includes a list of those making up the deputation which concerns British involvement in the suppression of slavery in East Africa. Lord Rosebery was at this period Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
1f
WYL/69/16   4 December [ca. 1891-1892]
Letter from Sir Fowell Buxton at Waltham Abbey to W.H. Wylde regarding the suppression of the slave trade at Zanibar
2ff
WYL/Pam34   [1892]
Lugard, Frederick John Dealtry, Baron, Captain Lugard's report No. 3. With enclosures. London : Doherty & Co., printers, 6, Great Newport Street, St. Martin's Lane, [1892.] A report by Frederick Lugard to the Directors of the Imperial British East Africa Company on his expedition into Uganda. 1893
58pp
WYL/69/17   5 March 1893
Letter from C. Holled-Smith at Victoria Street to W.H. Wylde concerning events in the Sudan and recommending that Suakin be placed temporarily under England
2ff
WYL/69/18   18 March 1893
Copy letter from someone in the police service, Ministère de l'Intérieur [Cairo?] concerning the deterioration of affairs in Egypt, criticism of Kitchener and difficulties facing the police
2ff
WYL/Pam11   1893
Waller, Horace, Heligoland for Zanzibar, or One island full of free men for two full of slaves. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27 Cockspur Street, Charing Cross, S.W., 1893.
51pp
WYL/69/19-20   21 July 1894
British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, Proposed railway from Mombasa to the Victoria-Nyanza. [London?] : British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1894. A memorial to the Earl of Kimberley, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs from the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society on the postponement of the construction of the railway
2ff
WYL/69/21-22   9 October 1894
Letter from George S. Mackenzie to W.H. Wylde concerning financial arrangements for the construction of the Uganda railway, involving the Imperial British East Africa Company (IBEAC) and Messrs King and Barraud
4ff
WYL/69/23   20 October 1894
Letter from J. Hambleton King, Buckingham Gate, to W.H. Wylde regarding his company's reluctance to join with the IBEAC in constructing the telegraph in Uganda
1f
WYL/69/24   20 October 1894
Letter from J. Hambleton King, Buckingham Gate, to W.H. Wylde, commenting on Mr Mackenzie's letter above
2ff
WYL/69/25   29 October 1894
Letter from George S. Mackenzie to W.H. Wylde, thanking him for an enclosure
1f
WYL/69/26-27   26 November 1894
Letter from E.G. Harman, on behalf of Lord Rosebery to J. Hambleton King, H. Percy Barraud and Colin Brunlees, assuring them that the government is constantly reviewing the subject of the Mombasa and Uganda Railway
1f + envelope
WYL/69/28   [ca.1894]
British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. [London] : [British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society], [1894.] A promotional leaflet for the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society showing examples of slave collars, chains and anklets on the verso.
1f
WYL/69/29   31 May [ca.1895-1896]
Letter from George S. Mackenzie to W.H. Wylde, stating his belief that he can persuade the Sultan and the leading Arabs [presumably in Zanzibar] to agree to the declaration of emancipation [of slaves]
2ff
WYL/69/30-32   18 June 1895
Letter from J. and H. Brunlees, Victoria Street, Westminster to W.H. Wylde requesting that he read over the enclosed draft letter to Lord Roseberry on the matter of the Uganda railway. Enclosures:
2ff + envelope
WYL/69/33-35   20 June 1895
Typescript and handwritten copies of a draft letter from J. Hambleton King, H. Percy Barraud and John Brunlees, London to Lord Roseberry, requesting that their proposal to construct the Uganda Railway be reconsidered by the government
3ff
WYL/69/36-39   22 August 1895
Incomplete draft letter to Lord Salisbury and the Rt.Hon. J. Chamberlain, MP on the subject of a report issued by the Committee appointed to consider the Uganda railway scheme, and protesting against each of the committee's proposals for reducing expenditure
4ff
WYL/Pam12   1895
Gainford, Joseph Albert Pease, Baron, How we countenance slavery, London : British & Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 55, New Broad Street, [1895]
15pp
WYL/69/40   [ca. 1895]
Incomplete draft letter, entitled “Uganda Railway”, probably to Lord Rosebery concerning the author's application to construct the railway. Annotated on the reverse,'G. Paulling'.[Uganda was annexed as a British Protectorate in April 1894, a month after Rosebery's accession to the premiership.]
1f
WYL/69/41   1 February 1896
Letter from Emil Reiss at the Hotel des Iles Britannique to [W.H.] Wylde, thanking him for his assistance in helping Reiss to procure a nomination for his son
2ff
WYL/69/42   3 February 1896
Agenda for a meeting of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, on 6 February
1f
WYL/69/43   1896
Waller, Horace, 1833-1896, The case of our Zanzibar slaves: why not liberate them? London : P. S. King & Son, 12 & 14, King Street, Westminster, S.W., 1896. On the suppression of slavery in the Zanzibar Protectorate.
12ff
WYL/Pam44   1896
Great Britain, Parliament, Report by Commissioner Sir Harry Johnston, K.C.B. on the trade and general condition of the British Central Africa Protectorate. April 1, 1895, to March 31, 1896. (With a map.) Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. August 1896. Africa. No. 5 (1896) C. 8254. London : Printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office by Harrison and Sons, St. Martin's Lane, printers in ordinary to Her Majesty.
28pp
WYL/69/44   25 February 1897
Letter from J.G. Ford at the British Embassy, Rome, to [E.W.] Wylde concerning news of his brother [A.B. Wylde]
2ff
WYL/69/45   19 May [ca. 1897]
Letter from Lord Connemara to W.H. Wylde, commenting on letters written by Wylde's son [presumably A.B. Wylde]
1f)
WYL/69/46   23 July 1897
Letter from Joseph A. Pease to W.H. Wylde thanking Wylde for allowing him to read the enclosed, possibly the same letter as above, which he praises for being well and graphically written
1f
WYL/69/47   29 July 1897
Letter from Henry Green, 93 Belgrave Road, S.W. to W.H. Wylde concerning the value of Britain's relationship with the Abyssinians and his belief that the Suakin to Berber railway should therefore be built as soon as possible
2ff
WYL/69/48   3 January 1900
Letter from Greystock L? to Sir Henry concerning steps to help his son's military career
2ff
WYL/69/49   21 June 1900
Letter from R.H. Knox at the War Office to W.H. Wylde concerning his grandson's military career
1f
WYL/69/50   [c.1900s]
Compliments slip from the Manager of the William Deacon's Bank Ltd, Charing Cross
1f
4. Miscellaneous papers dated after W.H. Wylde's death
WYL/70/1-60   21 May-4 August 1915
Great Britain, Army, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Peninsula Press. [Mudros] : R.E. Printing Section, G.H.Q., M.E.F. Nos. 9-12 (21-24 May 1915), nos. 14-18 (26-30 May 1915), nos. 20-24 (8-13 June 1915), nos. 27-39 (16-28 June 1915), no. 40-41 (29-30 June 1915) - 2 copies of each, nos. 42-46 (1-5 July 1915), no. 47-48 (6-7 July 1915) - 2 copies of each, nos. 50-53 (9-12 July 1915), nos. 55-58 (14-17 July 1915), nos. 60-61 (19-20 July 1915), no. 62 (21 July 1915) - 2 copies, nos. 63-70 (22 July-4 August 1915). 1915
60ff
WYL/71/1   23 July 1915
Letter from Lieutenant B.W. Onslow, A.D.C. to G.O.C. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, at Army Corps HQ, on behalf of General Birdwood, to 2/Lieutenant H.G.N. Yates, 1st Lancashire Fusiliers, thanking them all for their excellent work whilst part of the General's escort
1f
WYL/71/2   [ca. 1916]
Small printed envelope addressed to Captain O.Y. Hibbert, D.S.O. (No.8), Staff Officer to General Delamain, British Prisoner of War in Turkey
1f
WYL/71/3-6   October 1920
Cunliffe, Russell & Co., Cunliffe, Russell & Co's Monthly financial report October 1920. Paris : Cunliffe, Russell & Co., 1920
4ff
WYL/71/7-8   12 June 1923
Letter from Stephen Gaselee at the F.O. to Spirling returning Miss Hammond's letter and questioning the story she has heard concerning the identity of the first person to bring news of the Battle of Waterloo to Britain
2ff
5. Letters from or concerning A.B. Wylde and Everard G.M. Wylde (mostly to their father W.H. Wylde), 1876-1901 For letter to A.B. Wylde of 21 June 1876 from Richard F. Burton, see section 7.

WYL/72/1-2   10 July 1876
Letter from A.B. Wylde at Constantinople to W.H. Wylde on his delivery of despatches from Cookson at Alexandria concerning the precarious position of the Khedive; discussions with Sir Philip Francis on restrictions imposed on A.B. Wylde; and the dangers of an overland journey at present due to the war between the Turks and the Serbians
2ff
WYL/72/3   2 February [wrongly dated January] 1877
True copy of a document recording an interview between A.B. Wylde, Vice Consul at Jeddah and the Dutch Consul concerning complaints by Dutch Indian subjects
1f
WYL/72/4-5   6 February 1877
Letter from A.B. Wylde at Jeddah to W.H. Wylde concerning the case of a male slave fugitive on board HMS Fawn handed over to the Consulate at Jeddah by Commander Wharton, R.N. [on the back of the letter is a copy letter of 11 December 1877 from Oswald, the acting consul at Jeddah, on the matter]; and criticism of the behaviour of the Dutch Consul, including his involvement in the liquor traffic
2ff
WYL/72/6   [1877]
Press cutting concerning the case of the fugitive slave on board HMS Fawn who was returned to his master by the British Consul at Jeddah
1f
WYL/72/7-10   June 1877
Great Britain, Foreign Office, Mr. Vivian to the Earl of Derby.- (Received May 26.) [London] : Printed for the use of the Foreign Office. June 1877. Comprises a despatch dated 23 April 1877 from A.B. Wylde, Vice-Consul at Jeddah to Lord Derby, on the state of relations between Egypt and Abyssinia, in particular on the alleged desire of Abyssinia to acquire a port on the Red Sea, with covering letter from C, Vivian to Derby. Enclosure:
4ff
WYL/72/9   June 1877
Printed sketch map showing the Egyptian frontier from Massawa to the Abyssinian Province of Colucusia
(44 x 33 cm)
WYL/72/11-12   8 February 1878
Letter from A.B. Wylde at Jeddah to W.H. Wylde on problems with the mail service owing to the greatly exaggerated accounts of a quarantine at Suez; his work on a paper proposing a possible solution for the better treatment of the pilgrims; the return of HMS Wild Swan from Aden; movements of Gordon Pasha; and his intention to send a despatch to the F.O. on the slave trade
4ff
WYL/72/13-14   10 May 1878
Letter from A.B. Wylde at Jeddah to W.H. Wylde on his recent ill- health owing to a tape worm; a recent trip across the coast from Jeddah onboard HMS Wild Swan in the hope of seeing Gordon and Malcolm; the failure of the Egyptian Treaty on slavery; the state of affairs with regard to the slave trade in the Sudan and at Jeddah; and the health of this year's pilgrims (incomplete)
4ff
WYL/72/15   15 May 1878
Letter from A.B. Wylde at Suakin to W.H. Wylde concerning a meeting with Malcolm Pasha and their shared view that the slave trade is currently at a standstill as everyone waits to see how Gordon will act; evidence that the slave trade at Jeddah is much larger than the Egyptian's claim; and the end of his work as British vice-consul at Jeddah
2ff
WYL/72/16   2 June 1878
Letter from A.B. Wylde at Suakin to W.H. Wylde on his plans to meet up with Gordon and later accompany him to Massawa
2ff
WYL/72/17   14 June 1878
Letter from A.B. Wylde at Berber en route to Khartoum to W.H. Wylde concerning difficulties on his journey hunt; the potential of the Berber-Suakin road for trade; reports that the Sudan is in a most lamentable state; hopes to see Gordon soon
2ff
WYL/72/18-19   28 June 1878
Letter from A.B. Wylde at Khartoum to W.H. Wylde on his impressions of Gordon and Khartoum; the peaceful situation in the Sudan; Gordon's negotiations with King John of Abyssinia; plans for a mission to the Sobat; and prospects for trade
4ff
WYL/72/20   28 July 1878
Letter from A.B. Wylde at Jeddah to W.H. Wylde on his plans to continue trading despite resigning his position as British vice-consul (incomplete)
2ff
WYL/72/21   [ca. 1877-1878]
Printed note for the Government of India on the state of Indian pilgrims at Jeddah
1f
WYL/72/22   [ca. November 1879]
Part letter from [A.B. Wylde] at Jeddah, probably to his father, on his inspection of a pilgrim ship; Turkish attacks on Christians at Jeddah; the severity of the horse plague at Mecca; and his appointment as Gordon's agent for the Somali country (incomplete)
2ff
WYL/72/23   1879
Envelope addressed by General Gordon to A.B. Wylde, British Vice Consul, at Jeddah or Massawa or Suakin

WYL/Pam41   October 1879
Great Britain, Foreign Office, Papers respecting relations between Egypt and Abyssinia. [London] : Printed for the use of the Foreign Office, October 1879.
14pp
WYL/72/24-27   23 February 1880
Letter from A.B. Wylde at Jeddah to W.H. Wylde detailing his ongoing conflict with Consul Zohrab including a dispute with him over copies of Gordon's letters, the care of a fugitive slave, and in particular Zohrab's favouring of a Consular dragoman and the damage this has done to A.B. Wylde's and his partner Beyts' business
4ff
WYL/72/28-30   23 March 1880
Letter from A.B. Wylde at Jeddah to W.H. Wylde in reply to all the questions that his father has posed concerning Zohrab, discussing the questionable role of Yusef as Zohrab's interpreter and sometimes representative and other criticisms of Zohrab. Enclosure:
4ff + envelope
WYL/72/31   23 October 1879
Copy (in A.B. Wylde's hand) of a letter from H. Russell at Jeddah to Yusef Kodsi concerning an unpaid debt
2ff
WYL/72/32-33   25 April 1880
Letter from A.B. Wylde at Suakin to W.H. Wylde on his visit to Suakin from Jeddah on business; the general election in England; trade at Jeddah, including the slave trade; Abyssinian news; the expected arrival of the new Sharif of Mecca at Jeddah
2ff
WYL/72/34   22 June 1880
Letter from A.B. Wylde at Suakin to W.H. Wylde concerning his latest hunting trip; Oswald's resignation from the British India Service; the poor state of business in Suakin; and Gordon's resignation (incomplete)
2ff
WYL/72/35-43   10 February 1881
Letter from A.B. Wylde at Jeddah to W.H. Wylde concerning his recent ill-health; his journey onboard H.M.S. Philomel which left Aden on 19 January – detailing hunting and fishing trips, places visited, including Massawa, people he met, including the Raffrays at Massawa and his travelling companions, Berners and Eliot. Discusses affairs in Abyssinia; the revival of slave trade in the Sudan since Gordon's departure; business in Jeddah in his absence, and more criticism of consul Zohrab and of Oswald
18ff
WYL/72/44-47   29 March 1881
Letter from A.B. Wylde at Jeddah to W.H. Wylde regarding politics and commerce in Jeddah; news from Abyssinia where foreign consuls are presenting gifts on the marriage of the son of King John; the unsuitability of Zohrab as consul in Jeddah; complaints of the actions of Ali Rida Pasha, Governor General of Red Sea littoral; and the success of his shipping company
8ff
WYL/72/48   [ca. 1882]
Pro forma letter to the Secretary of the Soudan Syndicate Ltd supporting the encouragement of the extension of trade in order to secure the pacification of the Sudan
1f
WYL/72/49-50   29 September 1883
Letter from A.B. Wylde at Shepheards Hotel in Cairo to Hamilton Lee-Smith on the recent outbreak of cholera in Cairo; and progress with the Suakin–Berber railway scheme
4ff
WYL/Pam35   [1883?]
Egypt, Heads of a concession to be granted by the Egyptian government to the proposed Souakin and Nile Railway Company. [Cairo?] : [s.n.], [1883?]. Contains details of a plan to raise money for the construction of a railway from Berber on the Nile to Suakin on the Red Sea. The project appears to have been proposed initially in 1882 according to correspondence in the Wylde Family Papers. Despite the consignment of material to Suakin for the construction of the railway in 1885 it was not begun. The line was finally built between 1904 and 1906 by the Royal Engineers rather than a commercial company.
1f
WYL/Pam36   [1883?]
Egypt, Contract Corporation of Egypt, Proposed heads of memorandum of agreement to be made between the Contract Corporation of Egypt, and the Souakin and Nile Railway Company. [Cairo?] : [s.n.], [1883?] Contains details of a plan to raise money for the construction of a railway from Berber on the Nile to Suakin on the Red Sea. The Contract Corporation of Egypt was intended to construct the railway in exchange for shares in the Souakim and Nile Railway Company.
1f
WYL/Pam38/1-2   [ca. 1885]
Souakim and Nile Railway Company, Suakin-Berber railway. Minutes of proceedings. [London?] : [s.n.], [1885?] Minutes of proceedings relating to the Suakin-Berber Railway, 1882-1885, printed for private circulation, containing reports by Augustus Wylde and Hamilton Lee Smith, late Engineer-in-Chief, Egyptian Government Railways, to the Committee of the Suakin and Berber Railway; minutes from a meeting in December 1882 including letters from A.B. Wylde and General Gordon on the matter; and minute of the Anti-Slavery Society expressing support for the railway
2 copies, 5ff each
WYL/72/51-61   15 July-29 August 1886
Typed copy of 3 letters from A.B. Wylde at Muhammad Ghoul, Sudan to F.W. Fox, Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster:
6ff
WYL/72/51-53   15 July 1886
Describing his work in starting a supply market to the North Eastern tribes and at Suakin, with details of goods and capital required and the need for commercial arrangements with King John of Abyssinia; comments on the political situation in the Sudan
3ff
WYL/72/54-57   5 August 1886
Concerning the situation in N.E. Sudan and prospects for trade in the region; the activities of `Uthman Diqnah (Osman Digna); and the need for a doctor at Suakin
4ff
WYL/72/58-61   29 August 1886
Concerning his planned visit to the coast to investigate the establishment of a new port; waning support for `Uthman Diqnah; and prospects for the various ports on the coast
4ff
WYL/Pam31   1886
Egypt, Majlis al-Wuzarā', Reports upon the state of the Eastern Soudan, from May to August, 1886 / by Major C. M. Watson, R.E. [London?] : [Foreign Office?], 1886. A series of reports from Major Charles M Watson, Governor-General of the Red Sea Littoral to Nubar Pasha, President of the Council of Ministers of Egypt.
9pp
WYL/Pam9   1886
Felkin, Robert William, The position of Dr. Emin Bey / By Robert W. Felkin, M.D., F.R.G.S., member of Council, Scottish Geographical Society. [Edinburgh] : [Scottish Geographical Society], 1886. Reprinted from The Scottish Geographical Magazine, December 1886
10pp
WYL/Pam8   [1886?]
Soudan Syndicate Limited, Soudan Syndicate, Limited / Chairman: Lord Hay of Kinfauns. Secretary: Aubrey B. L. St. John, 7, Austen Friars, E.C. [London?] : [s.n.], [1886?]. A prospectus for the establishment of a trading company to promote trade and to pacify the Sudan. Includes a letter from Charles George Gordon to Augustus Blandy Wylde. Internal evidence suggests a date of 1886.
13pp
WYL/Pam40   1889
Great Britain, Parliament, Further correspondence respecting affairs at Suakin. (In continuation of "Egypt no. 8 (1888).") Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. April 1889. London : Printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office by Harrison and Sons, St. Martin's Lane, printers in ordinary to Her Majesty, 1889.
46pp
WYL/72/62   1890
Political map of Equatorial Africa, issued by the Imperial British East Africa Company, showing the respective spheres of influence as defined under the Anglo-German Treaty of July 1890
scale: 1 to 5,600,000
Size: 55.5 x 85.5 cm
WYL/72/63   3 February 1892
Letter from A.B. Wylde at Suakin to W.H. Wylde on the work to be undertaken on land of the Kamalab in the Darur delta to prepare it for cotton cultivation; praise for the work of Col. Holled-Smith, governor-general of the Red Sea littoral; criticism of Wills and Co and of Russell's new book on the Sudan which he believes to be out of date already
2ff
WYL/72/64   24 November 1892
Letter from A.B. Wylde at Suakin to W.H. Wylde difficulties in the Sudan due to the failure to defeat `Uthman Diqnah (Osman Digna); criticism of the government's failure to protect those local people who collaborate with Wylde and others working in the Sudan; annual floods and the prospects for cultivation; and his predictions of Diqnah's movements
2ff
WYL/72/65-72   1 January-3 February 1893
Copy journal of A.B. Wylde at Khor Arba'at, with daily entries recording his activities, especially preparing and planting cotton seed, cultivating food, hunting, visits from various individuals and news from Suakin. Includes details of the weather and daily temperatures. Refers to Kitchener, Thurston and Holled-Smith. Journal ends with a note that it was left with his belongings on the beach after he had been burnt out.
8ff
WYL/72/73-75   15 February 1893
Letter from A.B. Wylde at Suakin to W.H. Wylde on his having to flee from the cotton plantation at Darur due to an attack by the dervishes and the latest news on `Uthman Diqnah's movements
6ff
WYL/72/76-81   20 March-7 April 1893
Copy journal of A.B. Wylde, sent to his father, covering a journey on board the SS Mansourah from Suakin to `Aqiq; description of his pet owl; difficulties caused to local tribes by frontiers; by dhow around islands off the coast; meetings with various shaykhs. Appended is a letter of 11 April to his father concerning the quantities of guano deposits available on the various islands off the coast of Sudan and prospects for selling it.
6ff
WYL/72/82   28 February 1895
Letter from A.B. Wylde in London to W.H. Wylde asking his father for an introduction to Nixon, a director of the South African Trust, on a business matter involving obtaining possible capital
2ff
WYL/72/83-84   4 April 1896
Letter from A.B. Wylde at Genoa en route to Massawa, to W.H. Wylde describing his journey thus far and discussions in Paris on the Suakin-Berber railway
2ff
WYL/72/85   [19 May 1897]
Press cutting containing an article on A.B. Wylde's account of the defeat of the Italian forces at Adowa on 1 March 1896
1f
WYL/72/86   14 July 1897
Letter from Hugh Gough at Bracknell to W.H. Wylde, returning A.B. Wylde's interesting letters on Abyssinia
2ff
WYL/73/1-3   14 May [1900]
Letter from Everard G. M. Wylde at Stellenbosch, Cape Colony to his grandfather, W.H. Wylde, reporting on the capture of Kroonstadt, life in camp, food rations, drilling and hunting possibilities (pencil). [Addresses his father and grandfather by the family names “Governor” and “Grand Governor” respectively in his letters home.]
2ff + envelope
WYL/73/4   2 June 1900
Copy of a printed letter from George Paget, Schmid's Drift (near Kimberley), South Africa to Colonel Hill providing what information he can on the injuries and fatalities sustained by one of the sections (Paget's Horse) of the 52nd Company following an attack by the Boers on Sir Charles Warren's camp
2ff
WYL/73/5   13 June 1900
Letter from Eric Barrington at the F.O. to W.H. Wylde, informing him that his grandson, E.G.M. Wylde has been selected by Lord Salisbury for an appointment in Uganda. Attached:
1f
WYL/73/6
Scrap of paper recording details of E.G.M. Wylde's rank and company
1f
WYL/73/7   29 January 1901
Letter from Everard G.M. Wylde, near Victoria Nyanza, Uganda to W.H. Wylde describing his recent adventures, including a patrol against the Wa-Nandi; his latest hunting tally; Commander Whitehouse's return from a four year survey of the lake; his reaction to the news of Queen Victoria's death; and his career prospects
2ff
WYL/73/8   22 February 1901
Letter from Everard G.M. Wylde at Kisumu, Kavirondo District to W.H. Wylde on news that De Wet may have been caught; delays to railway construction due to the late arrival of bridges from America; visit from Jackson, the District Commissioner; training of 50 local men to be used in policing; his application for a commission in the Uganda Rifles; hunting trips
2ff
WYL/73/9   5 March 1901
Letter from Everard G.M. Wylde at Entebbe, Uganda Protectorate to W.H. Wylde regarding his move to administrative HQ to learn accounting before being sent to an out-station; his grandfather's gift of a rifle; recounts his latest hunting trip; and his plans to try for a commission in the Uganda Rifles; and the discovery of two new animals
2ff
WYL/73/10   14 March 1901
Letter from Everard Wylde at Entebbe to W.H. Wylde on his forthcoming trip to Toro to establish trade of salt in exchange for rice grown in the Belgian territories; and requesting his help in getting a commission
1f
WYL/73/11-13   10 May 1901
Copy letter from Everard G. M. Wylde, Mengo, Uganda Protectorate to [? his father, Everard William Wylde] regarding his work on revenue returns; the beauty of the area around the lakes, its climate and wildlife; his planned trip to Toro; the fate of the rifle sent out by his grandfather on a ship which went down off Kilindiri; the sight of a comet in the sky
6ff
WYL/73/14-21   5-15 December 1901
Typescript copy of the diary of [? Everard G M Wylde] mainly recounting his hunting exploits during a trip to Toro in the Uganda Protectorate to check whether the Belgians were encroaching on British territory
8ff
WYL/73/22    [n.d.]
Undated fragment of letter from W.H. Wylde to one of his sons referring to the activities of Kings Solomon and David
1f
6. Papers relating to the Brande, Hatchett and Yates families, 1831-1880 This small set of papers relates to the Brande, Hatchett and Yates families, whose connection to the Wyldes may have been via marriage, given the use of the same family names for sons, Everard, Augustus &c. Mr. Everard Augustus Brande (1776-1868) was the eldest son of Mr. Augustus Everard Brande (1746-1834), apothecary, of Arlington Street, London. Augustus Brande and his wife Ann (died 1837) née Thomas, had six children. A member of a wealthy family of apothecaries with appointments to the Hanoverian and London courts from the early 18th century, Brande was born in Hanover and naturalized in 1784. He was apothecary to Queen Charlotte between 1783 and 1801. After retiring from court in 1801, Brande moved to Chiswick [presumably the beginning of or the result of the connection with the Wyldes of Chiswick]. It was there that Brande and his youngest son William Thomas Brande (1788-1866) met Charles Hatchett (1765-1847) a chemist who owned a private laboratory in Roehampton. Hatchett married Elizabeth Collick (1765-1837) in 1786. It was Hatchett who influenced William's decision to pursue a career in medicine and chemistry. William married Hatchett's second daughter, Anna Frederica. Brande's eldest son Everard Augustus ran the family business in Arlington Street from 1802. [From ODNB]
Tha family of Yates became connected to the Wyldes through the marriage of Joseph Maghull Yates to W.H. Wylde's daughter Wilhemina (Minnie) in 1873.

WYL/74/1-2   21 March 1831
Notice of the terms of an indenture respecting land and dwelling houses in the parish of St Mary Lambeth, bequeathed under the last will and testament of John Collick, forwarded by John Alliston to Everard Augustus Brande
2ff
WYL/74/3-6   31 March 1835
Letter from Charles Hatchett, Belle Vue House, Chelsea to Everard Augustus Brande, 5 Eaton Square concerning an order of the Court of Chancery enabling them finalise arrangements for the transfer of stocks in trust to Mr and Mrs Hatchett, with note of such stocks and the transfers required
4ff
WYL/74/7-10   June 1835
Memorandum of several sums of stock held in trust for Mr. Hatchett and his family, endorsed with a note of the dates of deaths of John Charles Hatchett, 30 July1833 and Thomas Hatchett, 27 July 1837
4ff
WYL/74/11   [n.d. ca. 1880]
Incomplete letter, author unkown, to Yates, reporting on the continuing ill-health of Emily
1f
7. Papers of Sir Richard Francis Burton, 1861-1876 Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890), explorer and author, later British consul at Fernando Po (1861-1864), an island on the west African coast, from where he undertook many excursions to mainland Africa, including a mission to Dahomey, where he was instructed to take diplomatic measures to suppress the slave trade. In 1864 he became Consul at Santos, Brazil and in 1869 was appointed Consul at Damascus, and in 1872 Consul at Trieste.

WYL/75/1-3   27 September – 1 October [ca.1861]
Letter from Richard F. Burton [calling briefly at Fernando Po en route to the Cameroons] to W.H. Wylde on conditions at Gambia; the level of French troops in Senegal; the failure of affairs in Sierra Leone; the sinking of a Liberian boat by a Spanish gunboat from Fernando Po; Bedingfield's refusal to allow Burton the use of a gunboat; Sierra Leone, news of King Pepple at Bonny and trouble in Old Calabar and the Cameroons; attempts to obtain the settlement of a large debt owed by King Archibong of Old Calabar; the expulsion of the missions from Fernando Po; the potential for hunting in Calabar and Cameroons; complaints about the standard of the consular house at Fernando Po
4ff + envelope
WYL/75/4   25 October 1861
Letter from Richard F. Burton at Lagos, where he is waiting for a gunboat, to W.H. Wylde, regarding his intention to go to Abbeokuta to help end the fighting there; the situation at Porto Novo, Dahomey, and the desire of some of the small ports to make treaties with the British; his hopes for the proper establishment of police, magistrates etc at Lagos; plans to explore the Cameroons
2ff
WYL/75/5   16 December 1861
Letter from Richard F. Burton at Fernando Po to ? (following on from an earlier letter) inquiring when he will be given magisterial powers and when the gunboat will arrive; regarding his recent visit to the Niger Delta and plans to survey two new streams; an outbreak of fever among the crew of the Bloodhound, matters in Old Calabar where slaves are sacrificed, and his efforts to prevent inhumane practices permitted by local chiefs; the possibility of Britain assuming the Protectorate of the Bight of Biafra; news that King Pepple of Bonny has made contact with the French and some chiefs in New Calabar having petitioned to be under British protection
2ff
WYL/75/6   14 January 1862
Postscript, probably to the letter above from Richard F. Burton at Cameroons [to W.H. Wylde] on his being laid up with a bad cut to his foot and sending Wylde a small souvenir. Hopes to be back at Fernando Po before February.
1f
WYL/75/7-8   1 March 1862
Letter from Richard F. Burton at Fernando Po to W.H. Wylde with news that the war is still raging between Abeokuta and the Ibadans over free passage to the coast; his disappointment at the corps being sent to Lagos; the new governor at Lagos; problems caused by the lack of a gunboat; criticism of Captain Bedingfield; and pressing again for magisterial powers
2ff+ envelope
WYL/75/9   27 April 1862
Letter from Richard F. Burton at Fernando Po to W.H. Wylde regarding the possibility of opening up the Niger; affairs in Liberia; attractions of Gabon to the British as opposed to Gambia; wishes he had a commission like Livingstone; advice on handling Dahomey; death of Hollingworth from fever at Lagos; comments on Freeman and Bedingfield; news from Old Calabar; and the need to settle affairs at Gabon
2ff
WYL/75/10-11   28 April [ca. 1862]
Letter from Richard F. Burton to W.H. Wylde on steamers suitable for reaching Dr. Baikie; thanking Wylde for dissuading his wife from joining him; his plans to go to Old Calabar; complains about the work he is expected to do without a steamer at his disposal; high death rate among whites at Bonny; Liberian affairs.
2ff + envelope
WYL/75/12-13   22 May 1862
Letter from Richard F. Burton at Fernando Po to W.H. Wylde on the trouble he is dealing with and his efforts to avoid any bloodshed; the need for a clerk, perhaps his wife, to copy his official despatches since his own handwriting is poor; his request to Captain Washington, the hydrographer for surveys of the rivers; the activities of King Pepple at Bonny; local trade; activities of the missionaries at Old Calabar; the progress of yellow fever down the coast; reports of Spanish expedition to Bonny.; his belief that the consulate should be transferred to Cameroons; the Spanish procedure for captured slave crews. Enclosures:
4ff
WYL/75/14   7 May 1862
Letter from William Anderson, Mission House to Richard Burton stating that he wishes to withdraw the protest that he submitted to Burton, considering now that his expressions in it were too strong
1f
WYL/75/15   7 May 1862
Letter from William Anderson to Richard Burton apologising for not visiting him onboard the Griffin having misunderstood Burton's note
2ff
WYL/75/16   7 May 1862
Letter from William Anderson to Richard Burton referring to the welfare of Calabar and apologising again for not accepting his invitation
1f
WYL/75/17   7 May 1862
Letter from William C. Thomson to Richard Burton concerning the protest sent to Burton from Rev. William Anderson which does not have his support
2ff
WYL/75/18   11 May 1862
Letter from Archibald Hewan at Old Town (Old Calabar) to Richard F. Burton apologising for not visiting him owing to his ill-health but stating that Burton has his full support in the investigation of the outrage at Iter?
1f
WYL/75/19   17 February 1863
Letter from Richard F. Burton at Madeira to W.H. Wylde re his decision to stay at Tenerife from Madeira for a month due to the death rate on the African coast; the presence at Madeira of a large French squadron with troops for Mexico
2ff
WYL/75/20   14 June 1863
Letter from Richard F. Burton at Santa Cruz, Tenerife, having just returned from Gran Canary, to W.H. Wylde about the possibility of a consular move for Burton; his proposals for settling matters with the King of Ashantee
2ff
WYL/75/21-22   21 July 1863
Letter from Richard F. Burton [probably at Fernando Po] to W.H. Wylde concerning requests from Old Calabar for Burton to intervene in their affairs; the case of a slave girl at kept by the missionaries in the Cameroons; enquires if an Englishman can sue the masters of the mail boats in the Spanish courts at Fernando Po; would like to be put forward for any consul posts around the upper Niger as he is sick of his present position
2ff + envelope
WYL/75/23-24   [ca. 1863]
Undated fragment of a letter from Richard F. Burton to W.H. Wylde, apologising for being sharp and referring to reports of the death of the King of Dahomey; the success of Speke's expedition to Lake Victoria in search of the source of the Nile; climate of west Africa
2ff + envelope
WYL/75/26-29   25 October 1863
Letter from Richard F. Burton at Fernando Po to W.H. Wylde regarding his recent illness; the rainy season; constipation; his forthcoming trip to Dahomey and gifts for the King; the need to end slavery in Cuba; criticism of Jules Gerard's letter; Burton's recent visit southward to Luanda and the Congo River; plans to visit the Gold Coast after Dahomey. [Monsieur Jules Gerard, famous lion hunter and explorer at this time. Burton may be referring to a letter by Gerard on the King of Dahomey which appeared in The Times in August 1863.]
5ff + envelope
WYL/75/30-32   30 December 1863
Letter from Richard F. Burton at Agborne to W.H. Wylde describing his Dahomey visit and meeting with the King; his intention to ask the King's permission to visit the Maki mountains; difficulties of the climate at Whydah; Gerard's departure for Senegal; slavery; the illness of Cruickshank, the doctor; the printing of his Dahomey papers
6ff
WYL/75/33   29 January 1864
Letter from Richard F. Burton at Agborne to W.H. Wylde regarding his trip to Dahomey
2ff
WYL/75/34-37   5 March [1864]
Letter from Richard F. Burton at Fernando Po to W.H. Wylde on his official report on his visit to Dahomey; fires at Whydah; the death of Domingo Martinez; his hopes for a trip to the interior; sexual practices at the Dahomey palace; gifts from the King of Dahomey to Queen Victoria
6ff + envelope
WYL/75/38-39   [25 March 1864]
Letter from Richard F. Burton at Bonny River, to W.H. Wylde concerning his report on Dahomey; the high number of deaths at Brass from fever; difficulties with King Pepple; his plans for leave
2ff + envelope
WYL/75/40-41   10 October 1873
Letter from Richard F. Burton at Trieste to W.H. Wylde requesting to borrow his 1863 report to F.O. on the Congo
2ff + envelope
WYL/75/42-43   21 June 1876
Letter from Richard F. Burton at Trieste to A.B. Wylde expressing disappointment at not seeing him at Suez; describing his trip Cairo and Alexandria in connection with the guano concession and requesting that a sample be sent
1f + envelope
WYL/75/44   [ca.1860-1876]
Hand drawn map of the Sudan and Abyssinia, showing provinces, with Darfur and the Bahr al-Ghazal highlighted in red
1f
8. Papers relating to General Charles George Gordon, 1877- ca.1885 Charles George Gordon (1833-1885), army officer. Served during the Crimean War and later in China. In 1873 was offered service under the Khedive of Egypt as governor-general of the province of Equatoria, in the south of Egyptian-occupied Sudan. He succeeded in suppressing slave trading there. In 1877 he accepted the Khedive's offer of the post of governor-general of Sudan and worked to eradicate the slave traders. He left and returned to London at the end of 1879.

WYL/76/1   3 May 1877
Letter from C.G. Gordon at Khartoum to W.H. Wylde at the F.O., with advice on the appointment of a consul to the Red Sea and recommending a cipher he has found which may be useful to the F.O.
1f
WYL/76/2-3   9 June 1878
Letter from C. Vivian at Alexandria to W.H. Wylde, discussing the very public quarrel between Gordon and Captain G. Malcolm, its wider implications for the region, and the subsequent embarrassment for Britain in Egypt. States his belief that it is Gordon who is completely to blame. Wylde has subsequently endorsed this letter with a note that Vivian later changed his opinion about Gordon being in the wrong. Enclosures:
4ff
WYL/76/4-5   28 May 1878
Letter from G. Malcolm onboard the Khedive's yacht at Suakin to C. Vivian, concerning slave arrangements and the new convention with Turkey; detailing his quarrel with Gordon and levelling various criticisms against him
4ff
WYL/76/6   28 May 1878
Letter from G. Malcolm to C. Vivian complaining that Gordon has made it impossible for him to work and urging that the matter be investigated
1f
WYL/76/7-11   26 August 1878
Letter from C.G. Gordon at Khartoum to W.H. Wylde, asking Wylde's opinion on the interpretation of concerning articles in the Khedive's decree of 17 August 1877 respecting the sale of slaves and informing him of the steps he is taking to control the slave trade. Enclosure:
5ff
WYL/76/12-17   24 August 1878
Language:   French
Copy letter from C.G. Gordon at Khartoum to Riaz Pasha concerning the slave trade
6ff
WYL/76/18-21   27 August 1878
Letter from C.G. Gordon at Khartoum to W.H. Wylde concerning the interpretation of articles in the Khedive's decree of 4 August 1878 and the Paris convention on the slave trade, and setting out his proposals for the registration, sale and possession of slaves
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WYL/76/22   12 November 1879
Note by W.H. Wylde at the F.O. on a telegram from his son, A.B. Wylde in Abyssinia who was to accompany Gordon on his visit to King John and who has concerns for Gordon
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WYL/76/23   14 November 1879
Copy telegram from W.H. Wylde at the F.O. to A.B. Wylde c/o Consul West at Suez, seeking clarification of the latter's fears for General Gordon
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WYL/76/24-25   25 December 1879
Letter from C.G. Gordon at Suez to W.H. Wylde on his plans to visit Cairo to discuss the slave trade and on the different opinions on the subject expressed by Lord Salisbury and Wylde
1f + envelope
WYL/76/26-27   [ca. 1877-1879]
Hand drawn map of the Sudan and Abyssinia, in Gordon's hand, showing the size of the garrison in each province, taxes due and received, expenditure and level of debt
1f + envelope
Size: 34.5 x 55 cm
WYL/76/28   5 February 1880
Letter from C.G. Gordon to W.H. Wylde, on his letter to the under secretary of state concerning censure of A.B. Wylde
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WYL/76/29-30   6 February 1880
Letter from C.G. Gordon at the United Service Club in Pall Mall to W.H. Wylde, on his refusal to attend a recent meeting of the Anti-Slavery Society and his decision to end his official involvement in Egyptian affairs. Adds a note to Wylde requesting that he sends an enclosure to the Chinese Embassy [not present].
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WYL/76/31-36   22 Feb 1880
Copy letter from A.B. Wylde, British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd., Jeddah, to General Gordon, regarding the difficulties thrown in Gordon's way on his recent mission to Abyssinia; Wylde's actions in Abyssinia and report of these which has been criticised by Zohrab and the F.O.; on the lack of interest in Abyssinia in obtaining a post on the Red Sea coast; relations between Egypt and Abyssinia; British policy towards the Red Sea; lack of support for Gordon from the British Government; the current state of the slave trade in the Sudan
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WYL/Pam1   [1880]
C.M.W., Col. C. G. Gordon, C.B., and Abyssinia [London?] : [s.n.], [1880]. A account of Charles Gordon's embassy to King Johannes of Ethiopia in 1879 based upon an interview with Gordon which must have taken place after his return to England in January 1880.
18pp
WYL/Pam2/1-2/2   1880
British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, Colonel Gordon, R.E., C.B., and the slave trade in Egypt, the Soudan, and Equatorial Africa. London : British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 55, New Broad Street, 1880. Based upon letters written by Gordon to the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society.
2 copies, each 11pp
WYL/Pam5   1880
Gordon, Charles George, Memorandum on the treaties of San Stephano and Berlin. Printed for private circulation. London : Edward Stanford, 55, Charing Cross, S.W., 1880
7pp
WYL/76/37   22 March 1881
Letter from C.G. Gordon at 114 Beaufort Street, Chelsea to W.H. Wylde on his meeting with Lord Granville that day to give him a letter about A.B. Wylde, adding that he believes Granville will do what he can to help
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WYL/Pam30   1884
Great Britain, Parliament, Correspondence respecting General Gordon's mission to Egypt. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. 1884. Egypt. No. 2 (1884). London : Printed by Harrison and Sons, 1884.
6pp
WYL/Pam13   [1885]
Allen, Charles H., General Gordon's projected mission to the Congo [London] : [Printed by Abraham Kingdon & Co., 52, Moorfields, London, E.C.], [1885?]. Reprinted from the Pictorial world, April 23, 1884. Produced by the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society.
8pp
WYL/76/38-39   [post 1885]
Rough draft letter from the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, London to the President and members of the Gordon Memorial Committee applying for funds to form an Anti-Slavery Fund in Gordon's name
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