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Although marked for circulation to the Cabinet, there is no copy of this memorandum among the Cabinet Papers. 88. CAB 11/59, Ward to Admiralty (no. 266/WHW/107), 7 June 1901. 89. Seymour to Selborne, 28 Apr. and 28 May 1901, Selborne Mss, Bodleian Library, Selborne 19. 90. , Bridge to Selborne, 3 July and 19 Sept. 1901. 91. CO 521/2, Ward to Colonial Office (no. 266/WHW/110), 3 Aug. 1901. Dredging continued until early 1905, ADM 125/126, Yorke to Noel (no. 8), 25 Jan. 1905, and minute Noel, 27 Mar.
Fisher Unwin, 1905), 62. 2. The phrase coined by Prime Minister Lord Salisbury in his speech at the Albert Hall on 4 May 1898, cf. The Times (5 May 1898). 3. The History of The Times (London: The Times, 1947), Vol. 3, 204. For the crisis cf. G. Otte, ‘Great Britain, Germany, and the Far Eastern Crisis, 1897–8’, English Historical Review, 110 (1995), 1157–79. 4. CAB 37/37/42, memo, Spencer, ‘British, French and Russian battle-ships and modern cruisers’, 1 Dec. 1894; cf. H. Nish, ‘The Royal Navy and the Taking of Weihaiwei, 1898–1905’, Mariner’s Mirror, 54 (1968), 39.
However, given its geographic location at the main northern trade route through the Gulf of Pechili as well as its excellent harbour, ‘there is no reason for assuming that it must always remain in its present position . . G. 97 This was little more than a pious hope. 99 During the first five years of Colonial Office administration expenditure had consistently exceeded the revenue raised in the territory, although the finances improved slightly. A Treasury grant-in-aid had to make up the balance.