South African War, 1899-1902 -- Personal narratives, British
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Autograph letter, 27th February 1900, to Sir Alfred Milner from Colonel R.G. Kekewich, commander of the garrison during the siege of Kimberley, lamenting and defending his position following criticism and noting Cecil Rhodes's opposition to him.
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. r. 270
Extents: 4 ff.
Letter from Price in Ladysmith to his friend Daniel Ramsden, giving an account of a Boer raid at Elands Laagte, where Price and his brother ran a hotel and store, their imprisonment and release after being relieved by British troops, their departure for Ladysmith, the ensuing siege of the town and its relief, 1900, with related news cuttings.
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2315
Extents: 17 ff.
Three letters from Maj.-General Sir Frederick William Benson to Mrs. Eastwood, wife of Col. Hugh Eastwood who had been severely wounded in the South African War, 1899-1902, describing his activities and the progress of the fighting. The letters are dated Kimberley, 2nd February 1900, Camp Kraalfontein, 17th February 1901, and Mashadodorp, 5th June 1901.
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. r. 246
Extents: 3 items
Copies of letters, in diary form, 1900-1902, including regimental experiences, South African War, January-June 1900, as President of the Military Tribunal in Johannesburg, June 1900-April 1901, the Johannesburg Civil Police, May 1901- May 1902; with illustrations, photographs and press cuttings.
Shelfmark: Micr. Afr. 431
Extents: 1 item
Letters to his family from South Africa, c1892-1901; journal, 1901-1904; miscellaneous papers concerning career, 1888-[c1935]; particulars of service, letters of recommendation and correspondence with the War Office concerning pension, 1892-1932; part of personal scrapbook, with loose related papers, [1891-c1977]; photographs, including family, fighting units and Boer War, [c1891-1943].
Extents: 2 boxes : Some of the collection was initially mounted and annotated, possibly by Jane Phillipson, the original donor's mother.