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Papers of Cecil Audley Sacheverell Yonge

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Album of press cuttings relating to Yonge's career in Natal, 1886-1910, with a cabinet photograph of Yonge and a packet of photographs of the Battle of Pieter's Hill (last stand of the Boers).

Dates

  • 1886-1910

Extent

14 items

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Afr. s. 2289].
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MSS. Afr. s. 2289

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 5062

Biographical / Historical

Cecil Audley Sacheverell Yonge was educated at Bedford Grammar School and travelled to Natal, 1879, where he served with the Colonial Volunteers in the Zulu War before taking up farming. In 1886 he secured a seat in the colony's legislature, holding Pietermaritzburg County for the Progressive Party till 1890, when he lost his seat on a dispute over the Constitutional Question. He was subsequently re-elected, though he maintained a stance against the unification of the South African territories. During his time in office, he became an exponent of agricultural and industrial policy; he was responsible for the establishment of trout and salmon ova hatcheries at Lidgetton, Natal. By 1895 he held a position as advocate in the colony's Supreme Court. During the South African War, 1899-1902, he fought as a Captain in the Natal Volunteers.

Other Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were presented to the library by H.A.S. Disney, the great-nephew of Yonge's wife, in March 1984.
Title
Papers of Cecil Audley Sacheverell Yonge
Status
Completed
Author
Paul Davidson
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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