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Diaries, May 1893-Feb 1896

MSS. Afr. s. 1610 box 2

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Comprises the journals:
  1. [Item 1] With faded photographs of Garraway; H.P. Surmon, Assistant Commissioner, British Bechuanaland; Lieutenants Williams and Gosling: and other Bechuanaland Border Police personnel stationed at Gaberones, May-Jul 1893
  2. [Item 2] Aug 1893-Apr 1894 (based in Macloutsie, Oct 1893 and Matabeleland, Jan 1894)
  3. [Item 3] Pocket diary containing pencilled entries made during the First Matabele War (of which item 2 is an expanded version) and intermittently while stationed at Macloutsie (23 May-25 Dec). Interspersed are personal notes and accounts, and a journal written up at intervals during the Jameson Raid and subsequently during internment and repatriation (29 Dec 1895-22 Feb 1896) (see also vol. 12, ff. 381-383) (based in Macloutsie, May 1894) [note that a fuller version of the Jameson Raid diary was lost in the 1950s following the death of L.S. le Roux, to whom it had been lent]
  4. [Item 4] Map of Southern Zambesia (Intell. Div. no. 846, 1891), with route of Bechuanaland Border Police force marked in red ink by Garraway
  5. [Item 5] With photograph of Gammon, Garraway's horse, Apr-Jul 1894 (based in Macloutsie, May 1894)
  6. [Item 6] Jul-Dec 1894
  7. [Item 7] Jan-Dec 1895
  8. [Item 8] "Bye-Days", a sporting diary, dedicated to his father, Jun-Dec 1895


  • May 1893-Feb 1896


8 Volumes


MSS. Afr. s. 1610 box 2

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom