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Boer War (1899-1902)

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 366 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

£25 reward, 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 1/22
Scope and Contents

Notice of reward for capturing "the escaped prisoner of war, Churchill" dead or alive.

Dates: 1899
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original.
 File

"A Daughter's Tale": MS post-1987, 1988-02 - 1998-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 5/7/78
Scope and Contents Includes: letter from MS to Catherine Soames on the end of her marriage to [Arthur] Nicholas Soames; correspondence on Rupert Soames's engagement and Charlotte Hambro [earlier Charlotte Soames]'s wedding to 3rd Lord Peel, with correspondents including Diana, Princess of Wales and Nicholas Soames; press cuttings on MS and "Winston Churchill: his life as a painter"; letters between MS and Sir Robert Fellowes [Private Secretary to the Queen and Keeper of the Queen’s Archives] on Churchill's...
Dates: 1988-02 - 1998-11
Conditions Governing Access: Some folios closed as they contain sensitive information on living individuals; letter from Prince Charles closed.
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"A Prisoner, November 1899", 1899-11-18

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 2/13
Scope and Contents

Photograph of WSC with other prisoners during the Boer War in [Pretoria, South Africa], being marched forward, with a train and crowd of people in the background. WSC is walking at the right hand side of the group, head bent and wearing a cap.

Dates: 1899-11-18
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original.
 Item

"A Prisoner, November 1899", 1899-11-18

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 2/14
Scope and Contents

Photograph of WSC standing with other prisoners during the Boer War in [Pretoria, South Africa], with a crowd of people in the background. WSC is standing to the right, with his hands behind him, wearing a cap.

Dates: 1899-11-18
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original.
 Series

Acquired Papers, 1690 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28
Scope and Contents This class of papers was acquired by WSC at various times either by inheritance or gift and has been arranged in groups according to the presumed original owner: Lady Randolph Churchill; Lord Randolph Churchill; John S Churchill; W Bernau of Lloyds Bank and others.The major groups may be broken into sub-series by correspondents and the papers thereafter are arranged chronologically (e.g. Lady Randolph Churchill's letters from WSC are mainly found at CHAR 28/13-28).The series includes a...
Dates: 1690 - 1960
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Acquired Papers. Letters and telegrams from various correspondents to Lady Randolph Churchill concerning WSC's capture and escape from the Boers. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described., 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/69
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class of papers was acquired by WSC at various times either by inheritance or gift and has been arranged in groups according to the presumed original owner: Lady Randolph Churchill; Lord Randolph Churchill; John S Churchill; W Bernau of Lloyds Bank and others.The major groups may be broken into sub-series by correspondents and the papers thereafter are arranged chronologically (e.g. Lady Randolph Churchill's letters from WSC are mainly found at CHAR 28/13-28).The series includes a...
Dates: 1899
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Acquired papers. Letters from John S Churchill to Lady Randolph Churchill and WSC. Most items relate to John S Churchill's time with the South African Light Horse during the Boer War. All letters are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described., 03 Apr 1900 - 18 Aug 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/32
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class of papers was acquired by WSC at various times either by inheritance or gift and has been arranged in groups according to the presumed original owner: Lady Randolph Churchill; Lord Randolph Churchill; John S Churchill; W Bernau of Lloyds Bank and others.The major groups may be broken into sub-series by correspondents and the papers thereafter are arranged chronologically (e.g. Lady Randolph Churchill's letters from WSC are mainly found at CHAR 28/13-28).The series includes a...
Dates: 03 Apr 1900 - 18 Aug 1905
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Acquired Papers. Scrapbook of newspaper cuttings (photographs, illustrations and articles)relating to the Boer War., 1899 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/70
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class of papers was acquired by WSC at various times either by inheritance or gift and has been arranged in groups according to the presumed original owner: Lady Randolph Churchill; Lord Randolph Churchill; John S Churchill; W Bernau of Lloyds Bank and others.The major groups may be broken into sub-series by correspondents and the papers thereafter are arranged chronologically (e.g. Lady Randolph Churchill's letters from WSC are mainly found at CHAR 28/13-28).The series includes a...
Dates: 1899 - 1900
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Album from the Maine, 1899-10 - 1900-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW IV 2/2
Scope and Contents Album with signatures from the staff of the hospital ship Maine which Lady Randolph Churchill raised funds for and sailed with to South Africa during the Boer War. Includes photographs, mainly of leading generals, a letter from Lady Sarah Wilson (Lord Randolph Churchill's sister) congratulating Lady Randolph on her forthcoming marriage to George Cornwallis-West and describing her time in Mafeking [later Mafikeng] while under siege and a later covering note from Grace Hamblin, secretary to...
Dates: 1899-10 - 1900-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Articles and memoranda, 1949-07 - 1952-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/7/28
Scope and Contents Texts of papers by LSA on subjects including: the economic crisis and trade policy (1952); Pakistan; the case for Commonwealth Preference; Jawaharlal Nehru; the nature of British Parliamentary government; forms of colonial self-government; the state of the Commonwealth and Empire (1951); the Most Favoured Nation clause; the 1951 Commonwealth conference; the condition of sterling; the Liberal Party and electoral reform; Empire Day; devaluation of sterling; the theory of [Sally] Herbert...
Dates: 1949-07 - 1952-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Series

Boer War, 1899 - 1990

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WCHL 2
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The 'Churchill Additional' collection is distinct from Sir Winston Churchill's own papers because the 'Churchill Additional' material has a different provenance (it was not maintained with Sir Winston's own archive) and cannot be considered as having been generated by the same processes as Sir Winston's papers. Much of the collection was not generated, accumulated or received by Churchill, but came from various different sources. It includes a diverse range of material: correspondence, with...
Dates: 1899 - 1990
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Closures are noted in the catalogue.
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Cartoons on Oldham Election [Lancashire], 1900-10-02 - 1905-04-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Press 3
Scope and Contents

WSC supporting reform to win Boer war, Tariff Reform and Liberalism.

Dates: 1900-10-02 - 1905-04-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Accessible on microfilm.
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Christopher Balfour, 1900-10-24 - 1900-10-30

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAN I/9/1
Scope and Contents

Comprising extracts from his Boer War diary.

Dates: 1900-10-24 - 1900-10-30
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Copy of an unpublished memoir, 1865-1926, 1926 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CAVN 1/1
Scope and Contents

Comprising: Home, Clevedon, Eton; Sandhurst and Examinations; The Grenadier Guards; Racing: a Story of the Inevitable; Ireland; Canada; South African War 1900-1902; Tennis, Hunting, Stalking, Golf, Fishing and Shooting; The First German War: France and Belgium; Italy; Some Notes on the Battle of Vittorio Veneto and After; From Aldershot to Washington; and War Office 1922-26.
With correspondence with Field Marshal Sir William Robertson, 1925 (2).

Dates: 1926 - 1946
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence: LSA to Valentine Chirol, 1899-03 - 1903-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/1/2
Scope and Contents

Letters from LSA, mainly to Chirol [Director of the Foreign Department of the Times] and also to George Buckle [Editor of the Times] on LSA's work as the Times war correspondent in South Africa. Also includes letter to LSA from Major-General Ian Hamilton [Military Secretary, Headquarters] confirming that LSA's views on South Africa were being advocated and urging him to set to work.

Dates: 1899-03 - 1903-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence: Valentine Chirol to LSA, 1899-10 - 1901-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/1/3
Scope and Contents

Letters from Chirol [Director of the Foreign Department of the Times] and also from George Buckle [Editor of the Times] on LSA's work as the Times war correspondent in South Africa, and also on events in China.

Dates: 1899-10 - 1901-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence with 1st Lord Milner, 1903-01 - 1928-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/3/40
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Milner and LSA on subjects including: training troops in South Africa; the South African labour problem and immigration from China; LSA's foundation of an Imperialist group; the success of General Sir Paul Methuen [Commander-in-Chief Eastern Command] in the South African War, and Milner's concerns about Methuen's military position; the Cape Colony [part of the Union of South Africa from 1910, later the Republic of South Africa]; Milner's own future after leaving South...
Dates: 1903-01 - 1928-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence with Lionel James, 1901-01 - 1903-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/1/8
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Lionel James [special correspondent for the Times in South Africa] on LSA's Times History of the South African War.

Dates: 1901-01 - 1903-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Item

"Durban, after escape", 1899-12-23

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 2/15
Scope and Contents

Photograph of WSC standing [? on a platform] at the far left of the picture, smiling with his hat in his hand, in front of a crowd of people at the docks in Durban [South Africa] following his escape from Pretoria. In the background, people are lining the side of a ship to watch.

Dates: 1899-12-23
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original.
 Item

"Durban, after escape, November 1899", 1899-12-23

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 2/16
Scope and Contents

Photograph of WSC at some distance, standing with his hands on his hips, on the steps of Durban Town Hall, addressing a crowd of people, following his escape from Pretoria [South Africa]. In the foreground there is a grey horse in harness.

Dates: 1899-12-23
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original.
 Item

"Durban, after escape, November 1899", 1899-12-23

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 2/17
Scope and Contents

Photograph of WSC standing with his hands on his hips, at the corner of a building in Durban, looking to the left and addressing a crowd of people, following his escape from Pretoria [South Africa].

Dates: 1899-12-23
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original.
 Item

"Durban, after escape, November 1899", 1899-12-23

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 2/18
Scope and Contents

Half-length photograph of WSC, standing smiling with his hat in his hand, facing the camera and wearing an oversize coat, at the docks in Durban, following his escape from Pretoria [South Africa]. In the background, people are lining the side of a ship to watch.

Dates: 1899-12-23
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original.
 Item

"Durban, after escape, November 1899", 1899-12-23

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 2/19
Scope and Contents

Photograph of WSC facing away from the camera, standing with his hat in his hand, in a half-walled passenger lift, being hoisted off a ship, following his escape from Pretoria [South Africa].

Dates: 1899-12-23
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original.
 File

Edmondson Case, 1910-01 - 1911-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/2/7
Scope and Contents Correspondence (mainly congratulations) on a libel action brought against LSA by a soldier from the South African War, with correspondents including: representatives of Crowders, Vizard, Oldham and Company, solicitors (13); Francis Mildmay; Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Wight-Boycott; Harold Prichard; [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain; 1st Lord Haldane; Robert Philipson-Stow; Major-General Sir Frederick Benson; Lieutenant-Colonel Hubert Duncombe; 3rd Lord Denman; General Sir [Henry] Leslie Rundle; L J...
Dates: 1910-01 - 1911-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Edmondson Case, 1901-02 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/2/8
Scope and Contents

Reports and interviews used in LSA's defence in a libel action brought against him by a soldier from the South African War, including: accounts of a battle at Leliefontein, near Senekal (1900); annotated proofs from the Times History of the South African War; witness statements and other legal papers; material from an earlier action brought against General Sir [Henry] Leslie Rundle and others.

Dates: 1901-02 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

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