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South African War, 1899-1902

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Francis John Baker Boer War diary

Call Number: MS 1957
Overview: 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

Borton family papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 801
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, journals, photographs, maps, printed material and other papers, documenting four generations of the Borton family and their military and personal experiences within the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-1842), the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1843-1880), the First Anglo-Sikh War (1845-1846), also known as the Sutlej campaign, the Crimean War (1853-1856), the Second Boer War (1899-1902), the First World War (1914-1918), India, Iraq, Mauritius and many other...
Dates: 1804-1973

Johan William Colenbrander collection

Call Number: MS 1460
Overview: The collection consists primarily of photocopies of documents and photographs, assembled by Johan Cornelis Alphons Lawrence Colenbrander, which relate to the personal life and professional activities of his father, Johan W. Colenbrander.
Dates: 1860-1998

Herbert Edmund Crocker Boer War diaries

Call Number: MS 1932
Overview: The papers comprise four manuscript diaries written by Herbert Edmund Crocker in 1900 and a typed transcription. The diaries contain lengthy, detailed descriptions of his military service in South Africa in 1900 and the daily rigors of camp life. The diaries are interspersed with sketches and maps drawn by Crocker.
Dates: 1900

R. Emms papers

Call Number: MS 1815
Overview: 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

Henry M. Lyons papers

Call Number: MS 1572
Overview: 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 during...
Dates: 1893-1948, bulk 1900-1901

Alfred Stephen McCarthy papers

Call Number: MS 1856
Overview: 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

Postcards of the British royal family

Call Number: MSS 51
Overview: The collection comprises approximately 1000 postcards depicting members of the British royal family.
Dates: ca. 1897-ca. 2013

Vivian Prewett Papers

Call Number: MS 1669
Overview: The papers consist of letters of Vivian J. A. Prewett, a trooper with the 13th Company, Imperial Yeomanry. Prewett corresponded with family and friends during his tour of duty during the Boer War. The letters chronicle Prewett's sailing to South Africa, his arrival in Cape Town, the daily routine of camp life, his participation in combat, as well as his personal observations of the Boers and of England's involvement in the war.
Dates: 1900-1901

South Africa historical collection

Call Number: MS 1556
Overview: 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

Howell Wright collection

Call Number: MS 565
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, clippings, and printed material relating to the history of Rhodesia and South Africa, with specific focus on Jameson's Raid, 1895-1896, the Johannesburg Reform Committee, and Cecil John Rhodes. Correspondence includes letters with numerous individuals active in the government and military forces in South Africa and Rhodesia, and with friends, relatives, and associates of those individuals. These letters were solicited by Wright and contain...
Dates: 1868-1977