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  COLONIAL OFFICE - LoveToKnow Article on COLONIAL OFFICE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The affairs of the English colonies began to assume importance at the Restoration, and were at first entrusted to a committee of the privy council, but afterwards transferred to a commission created by letters patent.
In 1854 the two offices were separated, and a distinct office of secretary of state for the colonies created.
The secretary of state for the colonies is the official medium of communication with colonial governments; he has certain administrative duties respecting crown colonies, and has a right of advising the veto of an act of a colonial legislaturethis veto, however, is never exercised in the case of purely local statutes.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /C/CO/COLONIAL_OFFICE.htm   (344 words)

  
 Colonial Office
Colonial Office, a department established by the British government to administer its colonial possessions, including British North America.
Colonial affairs expanded and became more important, and in 1825 a permanent undersecretary was appointed to deal with the colonies.
This marks the beginning of the Colonial Office, although a separate secretary of state for the colonies was not created until 1854, after the Crimean War began.
thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0001773   (292 words)

  
 Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The FCO was formed in 1968 out of the merger of the short-lived Commonwealth Office and the Foreign Office, the Commonwealth Office having been formed only in 1966 by the merger of the Commonwealth Relations Office and the Colonial Office.
The Commonwealth Relations Office had been formed by the merger of the Dominions Office and the India Office in 1947, with the Dominions Office having been split from the Colonial Office in 1925.
The Foreign Office was formed in March 1782 by combining the Southern and Northern Departments, each of which covered both foreign and domestic affairs in their respective geographical parts of the Kingdom.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foreign_and_Commonwealth_Office   (624 words)

  
 Secretary of State for the Colonies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1794 a new office was created for Henry Dundas — the Secretary of State for War, which now took responsibility for the Colonies, and was renamed the Secretary of State for War and the Colonies in 1801.
Until 1925, when the office of Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs was created, the Colonial Office had responsibility for all British colonies and dominions besides India, which had its own Secretary of State.
In 1966, with most of the colonies gone, the office was merged with that of the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations to create the new office of Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Colonial_Office   (953 words)

  
 About the Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants and Northern Neck Grant and Surveys
The office of the Secretary of the Colony was key to the process, and it remained in place until the Revolution.
The office of the Secretary of the Colony continued to act as the official channel for the legal distribution of land until the establishment of the Virginia Land Office on June 22, 1779.
In 1948 the records of the Land Office, which were then in the custody of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, were transferred to the State Library and, by Act of Assembly, March 5, 1952, the duties of the Register of the Land Office were transferred from the Secretary of the Commonwealth to the State Librarian.
www.lva.lib.va.us /whatwehave/land/lonnabout.htm   (1960 words)

  
 Gracelyn Cassell - The Myopic Hand at Work: Colonial Development Policy in Montserrat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Colonial administrations were responsible for maintaining law and order and "the colonies were expected to be 'self-supporting', meeting all the expenses of administration and social services (if any) from what revenue they could raise by local taxation.
Colonies were caught in a relationship of dependence with industrialised countries, there was an overemphasis on export of primary produce almost always in an unprocessed state (152).
Colonial Office officials were convinced that the rapid succession of disturbances in Trinidad, Barbados, and Jamaica were due to common problems and feared the development of disturbances in other colonies.
www.uwichill.edu.bb /bnccde/montserrat/conference/papers/cassellg.html   (8263 words)

  
 Colonial Properties Trust
Because of their success in the North Fulton sub-market, Johnson said the mid-rise office buildings at Mansell 400 will be used as the prototypes for new Colonial office development in the future.
Colonial Properties Trust is a Southern real estate investment trust that, through its subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of 92 multifamily, retail, and office properties in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi and Virginia, and performs development, acquisition, management, leasing, and brokerage services for its portfolio and properties owned by third parties.
Colonial is one of the largest diversified REITs in the United States with a total market capitalization of $1.7 billion and a debt to total market capitalization ratio of 40 percent.
www.colonialprop.com /content/news_archive/1997/971219b.html   (688 words)

  
 SWAZILAND - LoveToKnow Article on SWAZILAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Administration, fife.Swaziland forms a crown colony under the government of the High Commissioner for South Africa.
A colony of Boers settled within the Swazi territories and proclaimed " The Little Free State." Umbandine was then at length induced to ask the Transvaal for annexation.
Colonial office reports on the country have been issued annually since 1908.
20.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SW/SWAZILAND.htm   (1782 words)

  
 The Colonial Civil Service On Mars
The Office of the Viceroy, under the auspices of his advisors and staff, administers all three regions as the Crown Colony of Syrtis Lapis and controls the activities of the Colonial Office on Mars.
The Council is composed of a Colonial Treasurer, a Colonial Secretary, a Foreign Office Representative, the Commander of British Ground Forces on Mars, the Commander of the Martian Colonial Fleet, the Chief Commissioner, the Regent-Commissioner, and the Colonial Governor.
The Colonial Treasurer is responsible for all financial matters pertaining to the Martain Colonies, from the payment of invoices to the handling of transfer fees for use of the British Dockyards by other nations, processing of tax revenues collected, and handling trade-related matters with other powers on Mars.
www.heliograph.com /trmgs/trmgs3/civilservice.shtml   (2878 words)

  
 Smith, Colonial Post Office
The lack of common interests among the colonial groups accounts for the absence of an inland postal system, but there were two occasions before the issue of the Neale patent when the presence of a common danger drew the groups together, and each time the question of communications among them by regular posts was agitated.
As letters were posted in the colony or reached it from abroad, they were to be forthwith dispersed, carried, and delivered in accordance with the directions they bore, and all letters for England were to be despatched by the first ship bound for any part of that country.
His proposition was that the colonial post-office should be established and maintained by subscription and that its control should be vested in a committee to be appointed annually by the subscribers.
www.dinsdoc.com /smith-1.htm   (7098 words)

  
 Elgin and Churchill at the Colonial Office - The Churchill Centre
Elgin and Churchill at the Colonial Office - The Churchill Centre
Elgin and Churchill at the Colonial Office 1905-1908
These are followed by a Conclusion, with chapters on the conduct of business at the Colonial Office, and the departure of Lord Elgin from the ministry.
www.winstonchurchill.org /i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=709   (573 words)

  
 Colonial Properties Poses Triple Threat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Among the 148 metropolitan statistical areas that Colonial Properties tracks in the Sunbelt region, the company's strategy is to invest in those MSAs that fall in the top 20th percentile in terms of job, population and income growth.
Colonial Properties' average same-store NOI growth was 6.1 percent, and its average occupancy 96.3 percent, in the second quarter of this year.
One reason for Colonial Properties' better-than-average NOI growth and occupancy levels could be its tri-property capabilities, which gives it some unique advantages: For example, knowing ahead of time which corporation is moving into one of its office properties, Colonial Properties can market its apartment properties to that client.
www.multi-housingnews.com /multihousing/magazine/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001021973   (1670 words)

  
 Early Canada Historical Narratives -- UPPER CANADA'S LIEUTENANT-GOVERNORS AND THE COLONIAL OFFICE
Because governors rarely received specific instructions from the Colonial Office as to how to carry out their responsibilities in the colonies, they tended to be conservative in attitude and outlook.
If a colony were interested in some case before the Privy Council, or in some administrative or political matter under consideration by a ministry, the colony's agent monitored events closely and reported these back to the colony's officials.
The Colonial Secretary advised Russell that in his acting capacity, he was entitled to half of the salary of the governor and half of any fees his office earned.
www.uppercanadahistory.ca /pp/pp5.html   (5889 words)

  
 COLONEL - LoveToKnow Article on COLONEL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Whether the colonel commanded it directly in the field or not, he always superintended its finance and interior economy, and the emoluments of the office, in the 18th century, were often the only form of pay drawn by general officers.
The general officers of the 17th and 18th centuries were invariably colonels of regiments, and in this case the active command was exercised by the lieutenantcolonels.
At the present day, British general officers are often, though not always, given the colonelcy of a regiment, which has become almost purely an honorary office.
73.1911encyclopedia.org /C/CO/COLONEL.htm   (252 words)

  
 Colonial Heights Office on Youth & Human Services
The Office on Youth and Human Services and the Colonial Heights Moose co-sponsor teen dances for all Colonial Heights Middle School students during the school year.
All dances are held at the Colonial Heights Moose Lodge.
The Office on Youth and Human Services, along with the Youth Advisory Council, sponsors Skate Nights during the school year for all Colonial Heights Elementary School Students at Chester Skateland.
www.colonial-heights.com /YouthUpcomingEvents.htm   (222 words)

  
 Postal Service in Colonial America A Bibliography of Material in
Colonial Post from 1639 along with coffee house post offices, the postal system of William Penn, the Thomas Neale Patent, the Continental Congress Post, and the Constitutional Post.
There are offices keept at Burlington, Perth Amboy in New Jersey, New London and Stommington in Connecticut, at Rhode Island, Bristol, Ipswich, Salem, Marblehead and Newberry, and the 3 Great Offices are at Boston, New York and Philadelphia.
It was a lucrative office, and he held it until 1774, when he was dismissed because of his active sympathy with the colonists in their quarrel with the Ministry.
www.sil.si.edu /SILPublications/postal-history/bibliography   (4228 words)

  
 Colonial Properties Trust   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The office park is located adjacent to Cummings Research Park, which is home to more than 160 companies and over 20,000 employees.
Colonial Properties Trust is a southern real estate investment trust that, through its subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of 94 multifamily, retail, and office properties in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia and performs development, acquisition, management, leasing, and brokerage services for its portfolio and properties owned by third parties.
Colonial is one of the largest diversified REITs in the United States with a total market capitalization of $1.8 billion and a debt to total market capitalization ratio of 39.9%.
www.colonialprop.com /content/news_archive/1998/980112.html   (503 words)

  
 Public Records Office at Colonial Williamsburg
The Secretary's Office is the oldest archival structure in the western hemisphere and an original example of 18th-century thinking about how to make a building safe from fire but warm and reliably dry.
From that conflagration were saved many of the records stored next to the General Court in the office of the colony's secretary.
The most distinctive feature of the Public Records Office is a doorway pedimented with rubbed and gauged brick and approached by five round steps of Shrewsbury stone.
www.history.org /Almanack/places/hb/hbrecord.cfm   (354 words)

  
 John Montagu, 1797-1853
Returned to Australia in 1831, resumed office, became a justice of the peace, continued to benefit from Arthur's patronage, and increased effectiveness of the administration.
Although the public was hostile to the `Arthurite Clique', the colonial office ran `with the celerity of clockwork and courtesy was everywhere'.
The Colonial Office offered him the position of Colonial Secretary of the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa), and he accepted; in Cape Town in 1843.
www.montaguemillennium.com /familyresearch/h_1853_john.htm   (621 words)

  
 Yale University Library: Great Britain. Colonial Office
Among the records are Board of Trade and secretary of state correspondence, Law Officers' reports on Colonial Acts, applications for passports and colonial appointments, and circular dispatches.
The records consist of twenty-four volumes of the confidential print on military and defense matters (including reports of the Colonial Defence Committee), colonial policy, navigation laws, emigration, transportation, church government, law officers' opinions, public health, communications, the Imperial Institute, Colonial and Imperial Conferences, and Colonial Office re-organizaiton.
The records consist of sixty-eight volumes of correspondence and papers relating to the colonies in America and the West Indies.
www.library.yale.edu /rsc/nmrr/microform/gbcl.html   (1305 words)

  
 CASBAH: Records of the Colonial Office, Commonwealth and Foreign and Commonwealth Offices, Empire Marketing Board, and ...
In 1854 a separate Colonial Office, headed by a Secretary of State for the Colonies, was established.
The granting of independence to growing numbers of colonies in the post-war period and the termination of mandates led to a decrease in the responsibilities of the Colonial Office.
From July 1962 to October 1964 the titles of Secretary of State for the Colonies and Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations were combined, and in 1966 the Colonial Office was merged with the Commonwealth Relations Office to form the Commonwealth Office.
www.casbah.ac.uk /cats/archive/138/PROA00003.htm   (767 words)

  
 Yale University Library: British Studies
The confidential print is a collection of selected correspondence, memoranda and other documents printed for internal use in the Colonial Office or, in some cases, for circulation to the Cabinet.
The document is volume 53 (of 66 volumes) of the records which constitute Public Record Office group Colonial Office class 77 (PRO CO 77).
Penang, Singaore and Malacca were established as the British crown colony Straits Settlements in 1867.
www.library.yale.edu /rsc/history/britstud/Britstud/Government/Colonial_Office.htm   (1313 words)

  
 Report of a Committee on the System of Appointment in the Colonial Office and the Colonial Services
The Promotions Branch should be separated from the General Division of the Colonial Office, and become part of a proposed Personnel Division, which would in future discharge personnel duties relating to discipline, pensions, honours, etc. In the selection of Governors for Colonial territories, senior officials should receive prior consideration.
The policy of giving members of the Colonial Office overseas experience and members of the Colonial Service experience in the Colonial Office, should be developed.
A single Colonial Service should be created, and special services of agriculture, education, medicine, unified within it, with the necessary assimilation to the terms of servic.
www.bopcris.ac.uk /bopall/ref7757.html   (260 words)

  
 Journal of Southeast Asian Studies: The Colonial Office and Governor Ord. (first governor of the Straits Settlements ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sir Harry Ord, first Governor of the Straits Settlements after their transfer from the Government of India to the Colonial Office in 1867, found himself continually at odds with the Colonial Office.
The irritable exchanges between Singapore and London throw light on Colonial Office perceptions of the procedures appropriate to Crown Colony government in a new imperial age.
In 1867, when the Straits Settlements passed from the control of the Government of India to the Colonial Office, Britain was on the edge of what is often seen as a new wave of expansion.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:21174526&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (211 words)

  
 PFR - Press Release - State Shuts Down Portland Mortgage Lender   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The disciplinary action by the Office of Consumer Credit Regulation was based on allegations that Colonial's president, Aaron Lewis, convinced more than 20 individuals, many of whom came to Colonial as mortgage customers, to lend money to Lewis.
The Office of Consumer Credit Regulation will provide direct oversight of the process of shutting down the company, according to Lund, to prevent any misuse of consumer information in Colonial's possession.
The application files of those from whom funds were borrowed will be returned to those individuals, and Colonial's computerized records of consumers' financial information will be deleted, according to the terms of the Consent Agreement.
www.state.me.us /pfr/press/ccr_mortgage.htm   (413 words)

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