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By Zoë Laidlaw

This groundbreaking ebook demanding situations common interpretations of metropolitan options of rule within the early 19th century. After the Napoleonic wars, the British govt governed a extra different empire than ever ahead of, and the Colonial place of work replied by way of cultivating robust own hyperlinks with governors and colonial officers wherein impact, patronage and data may well stream. via the 1830s the conviction that private connections have been the way of exerting impact in the imperial sphere went well past the metropolitan government.

This e-book demanding situations conventional notions of an intensive revolution in executive, making a choice on a extra profound and normal transition from a metropolitan reliance on gossip and private details to the embody of latest statistical sorts of wisdom. The research strikes among London, New South Wales and the Cape Colony, encompassing either executive insiders and people who struggled opposed to colonial and imperial governments.

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54 Coates, Beecham and Ellis, Christianity. 55 Ross, Philip, p. 101. , Kitchingman papers. 57 Ross, Philip, pp. 215–28.

237, Beresford to D’Urban, 12 September 1835; DP, A519/8, pp. 10–12, Extract from Gladstone to Chase, 9 December 1837, encl. in Chase to D’Urban, private, 9 March 1838. 44 Lancaster, ‘D’Urban’, p. 327. 45 DP, A519/4, p. 199, Smith to D’Urban, very private, 30 May 1836; DP, A519/18, p. 111, D’Urban to Gordon, 26 June 1835. 46 DP, A519/7, p. 75, Taylor to D’Urban, 16 August 1837. ’, pp. 168–78. 48 Hickford, ‘Making “territorial rights” ’, pp. 1, 5–11. In the nineteenth century, the networks’ members were more commonly referred to as ‘philanthropists’ than ‘humanitarians’, by both supporters and opponents.

McLeay, 19 May 1834. 25 ML, A1819, pp. 91–2, Forbes to Horton, private, 6 February 1827. 26 Franklin, Private correspondence, i, pp. 85–7, John to Jane Franklin, 17 May 1839, 22 May 1839. , CO 324/105, fos 69, 124, Hay circular, 28 February 1832, Glenelg circular, 15 September 1836. 28 One hundred and one instances of leave of absence are recorded in the précis of CO despatches in the 1830s from the Cape Colony, New South Wales, Ceylon, Van Diemen’s Land and the Ionian Islands. Periods of absence were noticeably longer the further a colony was from Britain; and governors only very rarely applied for leave of absence from the Cape, never from Australia, but quite commonly from Canada or the Mediterranean.

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