Elgin and Churchill at the Colonial Office: The Conduct of Business

  • Ronald Hyam


In this chapter we shall consider some general characteristics of the way in which Elgin and Churchill conducted their routine business, and explore the relations between the ministers and their colonial service staff, and between themselves.


Liberal Government Capital Sentence Habeas Corpus Colonial Office Routine Business 
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© Ronald Hyam 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald Hyam
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  1. 1.University of CambridgeUK

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