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Mafeking siege [bank] notes and vouchers, 1900 - 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 113/69

Scope and Contents

Notes and vouchers issued on the authority of Colonel Baden-Powell during the Siege of Mafeking, exchangeable for coin at the Mafeking Branch of the Standard Bank of South Africa on the resumption of civil law.


  • Creation: 1900 - 1903

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Biographical / Historical

The siege of Mafeking began in October 1899 when Colonel Lord Baden-Powell shut himself in the town with a small force in order to detain the Boers. The town was relieved by the British in May 1900.


1 folder(s) (1 folder) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 55

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. III.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found among uncatalogued manuscripts, February 1989.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Town of Mafeking

Finding aid date

2003-10-09 15:14:23+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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