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Reichstagsakten 1884/1885, Attachment 41, Collection of Documents pertaining the placement of the Togo area and Biafra Bay, Table of Contents
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[Dec. 4th 1884] [Reichs Chancellor von Bismarck to the Reichstag relating to the following documents] [p.113] [S.113]

1. April 14th 1883 Directive for the Royal Emissary in Hamburg    
    on the occasion of an Anglo-French convention regarding the delimitation of newly acquired possessions on the coast of Sierra Leone, and regarding the treatment of each other's citizens in their mutual West African possessions, the emissary is asked to inquire with the
Senates of the Free Hanseatic cities, what the Hanseatic merchants desire in regard of their protection and representation in its relation with West Africa.
 
      p.115 S.115

2. March 4th 1883 Report by the Royal Emissary in Hamburg    
    Reports having executed the aforelisted directive. Response of the Senate of Lübeck. Forwards a letter by Bremen's Senate Commission for Reich and External Affairs of July 9th 1883. Attachment : Excerpt of the aforementioned letter.  
      p.115 S.115

3. July 6th 1883 Report of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce (excerpt) p.116
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    Memorandum regarding the wishes of the merchant houses engaged in trade with West Africa concerning protection and representation by the Reich.
     

4. Dec. 22nd 1883 Directive for the Royal Emissary in Hamburg (excerpt)    
    Informs about steps which are taken into consideration in response to the requests of the Hamburg and Bremen merchants. Germany shall be represented by commissioners at Africa's west coast; a gunboat shall be stationed there; it is intended to extend existing treaty rights and to sign treaties with independent negro states. Proposals of interested parties regarding the latter are requested.  
      p.128 S.128

5.  Febr. 5th 1884 Proposals by Jantzen & Thormählen in Hamburg addressed at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce   
    recommends to sign treaties with the chiefs along the coast from Kamerun until Gaboon  
      p.128
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6. May 19th 1884 Directive for the Imperial Consul General, Dr. Nachtigal (excerpt)   
    Given the order to sign treaties about trade, friendship and protection in certain regions of West Africa for the protection of German trade, and to release the hostages taken early that year in Little Popo.  
p.129 S.129
    attachments : 
1. Letter from Mr. Woermann, Hamburg, of April 30th 1884, concerning the treaties to be signed with the negro chiefs
p.130 S.130
    2. Excerpt of a letter from the captain of S.M.S. Sophie regarding the incident at Little Popo on February 22nd 1884 p.130
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    3. Translation of a letter in which several chiefs at Little Popo request their land to be placed under the protection of His Imperial Majesty the Kaiser, March 5th 1884 p.132 S.132

7. Aug. 23rd 1884 Report from Imperial General Consul, Mr. Nachtigal   
    Telegraphic notification of the conclusion of a protectorate treaty with the representatives and chiefs of the king of Togo   
      p.132 S.132

8. Aug. 28th 1884 Report from Imperial General Consul, Mr. Nachtigal   
    Telegraphic notification that the German flag has been hoisted on various locations along the coast of Biafra Bay.   
      p.132 S.132

9. Aug. 29th 1884 Directive at the Imperial ambassador in Paris
Telegraphic notification that Dr. Nachtigal's actions to the south of Batanga will not be held up if French claims would have been infringed upon by it.
p.132 S.132

10. July 9th 1884 Report from Imperial Consul Dr. Nachtigal (excerpt)   
    On the political conditions at Little Popo, the critical situation of German companies at Lome and Bagida. Conclusion of a  protectorate treaty with the representatives and chiefs of the king of Togo. Appointment of a provisorical German consul for the Togo area. Release of the hostages taken earlier.
attachement : 
 
The protectorate treaty aforementioned, in German  p.132
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11. Aug. 29th 1884 Letter of the British ambassador in Berlin to the undersecretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (translation)
informs of the relations of the British government with chiefs of the Kamerun area
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12. Aug. 16th 1884 Report from Imperial Consul Dr. Nachtigal (excerpt)
reports the conclusion of protectorate treaties in the area of Kamerun, Malimba, Klein-Batanga, Plantation, Criby and stretches located further to the south
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13. Sept. 25th 1884 Protocol of a Conference of the Reich chancellor and of merchant houses trading with the Biafra Bay area (excerpt)
p.142 S.142

14. Oct. 13th 1884 Directive at the Imperial missions in London, Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, the Hague, Brussels, Washington, Rome, Vienna, St. Petersburg, Copenhagen, Stockholm
directive to notify the respective governments of the areas on Africa's west coast which have been placed under the protection of the Reich p.143
S.143
attachment : notification draft

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