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473 History of the Office of Secretary of State
xxii Hong Kong
164 Honours Granted for Colonial Services
255 Imperial Conferences
527 Imperial Institute
378 Kerinadec Islands (New Zealand)
110 Kew Gardens
Kowloon (Hong Kong)“*
Labrador (see Newfoundland)
Lagos (Nigeria) ...
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
London School of Tropical Medicine
Lord Howe Island
Malacca (see Straits Settlements)
166 Malay States not in Federation
xliii Malay States Information Agency...
Maldives (see Ceylon)
Manitoba (see Canada)...
Mesopotamia (see Iraq)
Montserrat (Leeward Islands)
xx Mycology, Imperial Bureau of
Natal (South Africa)
xxi Nevis (Leewards)
179 New Brunswick (see Canada)
279 New Guinea (late German) ...
262 New South Wales (see Australia)
24+ Niue Island (New Zealand)
Norfolk Island (New South Wales)
Northern Territories (Gold Coast)
Northern Territory (Australia)
442 North-West Territories (see Canada)
402 Nova Scotia (see Canada)
191 Nursing Association, Overseas
Ontario (see Canada)
Orange Free State
Oversea Settlement Department
Pacific Cable Board
South West Africa
501 Survey Committee
392 Swaziland (South Africa)
Tanganyika Territory ...
Tasmanin (see Australia)
Tembuland (South Africa)
Territory of New Guinea
Tobago (see Trinidad)
146 Transvaal (South Africa)
Tristan da Cunha
Tropical Diseases Bureau
Tropical Diseases Research Fund
Turks and Caicos Islands
Under-Secretaries of State for the Colonies
St. Christopher and Nevis (Leeward Islands)
Vancouver Island (Canada)
Victoria (see Australia)
Yukon (see Canada)
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THE COLONIAL OFFICE
Tax first separate organisation in this country for the central administration of Colonial affairs was a Committee of the Privy Council appointed by Order in Council of 4th July, 1660, " for the Plantaçons.” On the 1st December, 1660, a separate “ Council of Foreign Plantations” was created by Letters Patent.
It may be interesting to state that on the 28th of February, 1671, Evelyn's Diary records the author's appointment as a member of this Council, with "a salary of £500 per annum to encourage me.”
In September, 1672, the Council was united, by Letters Patent, to the Council for Trade, and was henceforward known as the “ Council of Trade and Plantations." It was suppressed on 21st December, 1677, and its functions, which had been much neglected, were transferred to the Privy Council. It was re-constituted in 1695, and continued to exist until 1782, at which date it consisted of eight Members of Parliament, who received a salary of £1,000 per annum each.
The affairs of India were placed under its charge in 1748, and remained so until the establishment of the Board of Control in 1784. From 1768 Colonial affairs have been dealt with by a Secretary of State.
The office of Secretary to the Sovereign dates at least from the reign of Henry III. There was one principal Secretary only (who was already called Secretary of State) down to 1539, when a second was appointed. From 1708 to 1746 a third Secretaryship existed, dealing exclusively with Scotland,
In 1768, a Secretary of State for the American, or Colonial Department, was appointed, in addition to the two principal Secretaries of State then existing ; but the commissions to the Council of Trade and Plantations continued to run as before. Both the Council and the New Secretary of State's Department were abolished in 1782 by Burke's Act, 22 Geo. III., cap. 82, on the loss of the United States.
By this Act power was given to delegate to a Committee of the Privy Council all the functions hitherto exercised by the Council of Trade and Plantations, and by Order in Council of 11th September, 1782, circular instructions were sent to the Governors of the Plantations to transmit their returns and accounts to the Privy Council. Pending the appointment of a Committee, Colonial affairs were dealt with by a subordinate branch of the Home Department, styled the Plantations Branch.
At this time the duties of the two principal Secretaries of State were divided into “Home” and “Foreign,” the affairs of Ireland devolving on the Home Department, which now undertook also those of the Colonies.
In 1784, by Order in Council of 5th March, a “Committee for Trade and Foreign Plantations ” was appointed in pursuance of Burke's Act, and the new body was reorganised and placed upon a definite footing by the subsequent Orders of 22nd August and 25th August, 1786. The business hitherto dealt with by the Plantations Branch of the Home Office was transferred to this Committee.
At its commencement in 1793, the affairs of the French War were managed by the Home Department, but in 1794 Mr. Dundas (afterwards Lord Melville),