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South African War, 1899-1902 -- Personal narratives

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Francis John Baker Boer War diary

Call Number: MS 1957

The collection comprises a manuscript diary covering the years 1901-1902, written in 1912 from notes taken during that time period. Francis John Baker provides lengthy, detailed descriptions of his experiences in the Boer War and daily camp life. Military documents, family correspondence, and photographs are included.

Dates: Circa 1885-1919

R. Emms papers

Call Number: MS 1815

The papers consist of diaries, memorabilia, printed materials, and photographs of R. Emms, a noncommissioned officer in the British Army, Company E, 2nd Batallion, Norfolk Regiment, during the Boer War in South Africa. In his diaries and sketches, Emms recounts army life and battles in which he participated. The photographs are primarily of the Norfolk Regiment encampment and soldiers.

Dates: 1900-1903

George S. Lewis papers

Call Number: MS 1662

The papers consist of letters written by Private George S. Lewis from South Africa to his family in England between April 9 and November 24, 1900. Lewis describes a collision involving his troopship as it approached Cape Town; his travels from Cape Town to Bloemfontein; his capture and imprisonment by Boers; hospitalization in Johannesburg; work in Pretoria; and return to Cape Town and then England. Also included are two photographs of Lewis and letters to Lewis from family and friends.

Dates: 1900

Henry M. Lyons papers

Call Number: MS 1572
Abstract: The papers consist of correspondence, a diary, and memorabilia of Henry M. Lyons, a private in the British Royal Army Medical Corps, 10th Bearer Company, 12th Brigade, during the Boer War. Lyons recounts his experiences as a stretcher bearer and his impressions of camp life, the Boers, numerous skirmishes, and the weather and terrain of South Africa. Memorabilia includes his medical kit and a letter of a captured Boer. A small amount of correspondence from his military service in France...
Dates: 1893-1948, bulk 1900-1901

Alfred Stephen McCarthy papers

Call Number: MS 1856

The papers consist of a diary kept by McCarthy during his year of service with the 6th Imperial Bushmen cavalry unit in the Boer War, 1900-1901; legal documents, including birth and marriage certificates; limited correspondence; photographs; records kept by McCarthy during his tenure as a sergeant with the New South Wales police, 1901-1922; a collection of McCarthy's bush poetry; and newspaper clippings collected by McCarthy.

Dates: 1877-1955, bulk 1901-1941

South Africa historical collection

Call Number: MS 1556
Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence; journals and diaries; government documents; reports and printed material of various organizations, political parties, and individuals; ephemera; and photographs which document various aspects of the history of South Africa and its political, economic, social, and cultural conditions from the colonial period of the 1800s to 1948, the year which marks the legalization of apartheid. The bulk of the collection focuses on the South African War, more...
Dates: 1802-1961