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Notes on the Boer War, 1899-1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 198

Scope and Contents

Manuscript notes and press-cuttings reporting the events of the war, organised chronologically; not an original memoir. The title page states 'commenced at Durban.' Originally in four volumes, but the second volume is missing.


  • Creation: 1899-10-18 - 1900-04


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Biographical / Historical

T.O. Fraser's background is not known.


3 volume(s) : paper

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Former / Other Reference


Other Finding Aids

Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 114.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased for 21s. from Chinn in 1949.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm: Reel 10.


The material has been microfilmed, and is listed in: 'Africa through western eyes, parts 1 & 2: original manuscripts from the Royal Commonwealth Society Library at Cambridge University Library - a listing and guide to the microfilm collection' (2000), Adam Matthew Publications Ltd.


This collection level description was created by MJC using information from Donald Simpson's R.C.S. catalogue.


Fraser, T O, fl 1900

Includes index.
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Repository Details

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