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Correspondence of Sir G. J. Bower, with a Narrative about the Jameson Raid and the South African War

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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1897-1898, 1926-1932 (15 items), and Bower's narrative written in 1900 of events leading to the Jameson raid and the South African war (1 volume).

Dates

  • 1897-1898, 1900, 1926-1932

Extent

15 items, 1 volume

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS.Afr.s.63].
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MSS.Afr.s.63, 63*

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 865

Biographical / Historical

Sir Graham John Bower (1848-1933) entered the Royal Navy in 1861. He served continuously until December 1880, at which point he became Private Secretary to Sir Hercules Robinson. In 1884, Bower retired from the Royal Navy (with the rank of Commander) and in the same year became Imperial Secretary to the High Commissioners for South Africa (1884-1897). In 1898, he was appointed to the post of Colonial Secretary of Mauritius, a post he held until his retirement in 1910. Bower was also President of the Grotius Society; a Justice of the Peace in Hampshire, England; and was awarded the KCMG in 1892. Compiled with reference to Who Was Who.

Other Finding Aids

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

Listed as no. 722 in Manuscript Collections of Africana in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1968).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquisition information unknown.

Bibliography

  • Listed in Private Papers of British Colonial Governors, 1782-1900, by The Historical Manuscripts Commission (1986).
Title
Correspondence of Sir G.J. Bower, with a Narrative about the Jameson Raid and the South African War
Status
Completed
Author
Marion Lowman
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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