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Africa (continent)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Leaving Karibib to occupy Windhoek, 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3057A/3
Scope and Contents 191 x 142 mm. Showing General Botha (who had also been the first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa since 1910) escorted by army officers, about to climb into one of the convoy of motorcars for the journey to Windhoek. Karibib had been occupied on May 6 1915 and all German forces had retired to the north. This left Windhoek an easy prize and after surrender negotiations had been carried out over the telephone the convoy seen here set out on May 10. A figure in the background of...
Dates: 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Proclamation of Martial Law in Windhoek, May 12 1915, 1915-05-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3057A/6
Scope and Contents

190 x 141 mm. Showing General Botha standing on the steps of the Windhoek Town Hall to announce the commencement of a state of Martial Law. Behind him stands a group of army officers, with military and civilian personnel in the foreground. The civilian standing alone at the bottom of the steps to the right is probably the Burgermaster of Windhoek.

Dates: 1915-05-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Reminiscences of General Botha

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 207
Scope and Contents An undated translation of a pamphlet of reminiscences of General Botha by his friends and relations, beginning with a piece by his sister, Mrs S.E. Hansmeyer. The translation was made from Afrikaans by Mrs E.X. Brain at the instance of Dr Killie Campbell. The volume is accompanied by a note listing the contributors and other details, supplied by the Killie Campbell Africana Library, University of Natal, 19 November 1970, and by correspondence of D.H. Simpson, R.C.S. Librarian, 1970,...
Dates: 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Two days later: General Botha receives Governor's despatch asking peace, 1915-05-13

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3057A/4
Scope and Contents

165 x 147 mm. Showing Botha and two other officers reading a document in the open air. A photograph probably taken at Karibib on the 13th May rather than May 12 as the caption would suggest. Botha returned to Karibib after the proclamation of Martial Law and the request for peace negotiations from the German Governor-General, Dr. Theodor Seitz arrived on the 13th.

Dates: 1915-05-13
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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