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Correspondence about the Jameson Raid and Cecil Rhodes, 1995

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 113/99

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of letters concerning different accounts and views of Cecil Rhodes and the Jameson Raid. Much of the correspondence is between F.H. Hamilton and Mr Howell Wright.


  • Creation: 1995


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Biographical / Historical

Sir Frederick Howard Hamilton (1865-1956) was educated at Mill Hill School and Caius College, Cambridge, before reading for the bar at the Inner Temple. He settled in South Africa in 1889, and founded the 'Zoutpansberg review' in Pietersburg. He joined 'The Star' in 1890, becoming editor in 1895. His opposition to the Jameson Raid and other differences of opinion with those controlling 'The Star' led to his resignation and return to Britain, where he became a successful financier. Hamilton died on 29 January 1956 at Tadworth. In 1937 Hamilton wrote an account of his memories of the Jameson Raid at the request of Mr Howell Wright of Cleveland, Ohio. Copies of the account were deposited at Yale and Rhodes House, and it was published, with an introduction by Vincent Harlow, in the 'English historical review', vol. 72, no. 283 (1957), pp. 279-305.


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

Presented by Mrs Sylvia Crabtree, stepdaughter of F.H. Hamilton, through Mr P. Tuley and Mr J.A. Garrod of the Nigerian Field Society, 19 March 1995.

Related Materials

The R.C.S. Manuscripts Collection includes other material relating to Cecil Rhodes, RCMS 113/85 and 113/86. The R.C.S. Photograph Collection includes photographs of Rhodes, Y3011T/45-48.


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


Hamilton, Sir, Frederic Howard, 1865-1956, Knight, journalist and financier

Finding aid date

2003-10-10 14:13:56+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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