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Col. Sir W.O. Lanyon, KCMG. Administrator of the Transvaal, 1880 - 1881

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3055A/17

Scope and Contents

82 x 107 mm. A head and shoulders, full face portrait of Colonel Sir William Owen Lanyon (1842-87), Administrator of the Transvaal, March 1879-1881, when he was instructed to relinquish the office owing to his original misjudgements over Boer strength and feeling. Lanyon’s previous career had been a varied one of soldiering and administration in several countries. Joining the army in 1860, he served in the West Indies from 1865-73 (ADC and private secretary to the Governor of Jamaica 1868-73) with Sir Garnet Wolseley in the Ashanti Campaign 1873-4, as Colonial Secretary on the Gold Coast in 1874 and as Administrator of the Crown Colony of Griqualand West 1875-9. He later served in the Egyptian Campaigns of 1882 and 1885.


  • 1880 - 1881

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

good condition

Date information

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Finding aid date

2017-08-18 15:37:01+00:00

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