Papers of Sir George Anderson
Diary of Sir George Anderson describing his time teaching in farm schools in the Transvaal from February to August 1903. Also an extract from his unpublished memoirs concerning Winston Churchill's escape during the Boer War with a letter from Winston Churchill MP (dated 1983), and a draft version of an article by Randolph Vigne concerning the diary.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS.Afr.s.2372].
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Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 446
Biographical / Historical
Sir George Anderson was a graduate of Oxford University. Shortly after he graduated he was recruited, at the close of the Boer War, to set up and teach in the farm schools in the Transvaal in South Africa. He later became Educational Commissioner with the government in India.
Other Finding Aids
The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bequeathed by Sir George Anderson's daughter and received in August 2002.
The final version of Randolph Vigne's article concerning the diary can be found in Africana (June 1981).
- Papers of Sir George Anderson
- Marion Lowman
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