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Papers of A.J. Siggins

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 19

Scope and Contents

Typescripts and pamphlets on British Empire organisations and the Commonwealth, short stories, a memoir and correspondence.


  • Creation: 1929 - 1931


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Biographical / Historical

Arthur James Siggins was born in Wellington, New Zealand, the son of an importer. He left home as a stowaway at the age of thirteen, and later served in South Africa during the Boer War. He travelled widely in Africa and served in the Rhodesian Police. His experiences as a hunter, and assisting with the wildlife which appeared in the film ‘The Four Feathers’, were reflected in ‘Shooting With Rifle and Camera’ (1931).


0.003 cubic metre(s) (2 folders) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 11

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The provenance of the collection is unknown.


This collection level description was created by RAS and MJC.


Siggins, Arthur James, 1880-1970

Includes index.
2003-08-18 11:21:57+00:00
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Repository Details

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