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Boer War (1899-1902)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 370 Collections and/or Records:

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Literary: News of the World articles by WSC 3., Sep 1938

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/616
Scope and Contents Includes annotated proofs, galley proofs and cuttings from the News of the World for: "Prevention of Crime is as Vital as Punishment" on reforming the penal system, WSC's experiences as a prisoner of the Boers and as Home Secretary, the Probation of Offenders Act and new forms of punishment for young offenders; "System that Guarantees 'This Freedom'" on the future of parliamentary democracy, defending the British system, analysing its development, and making comparisons with Europe,...
Dates: Sep 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Sunday Chronicle articles by WSC., 02 Jan 1938 - 27 Mar 1938

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/619
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs and press cuttings from the Sunday Chronicle for: "I Escape" on WSC's capture by the Boers and details of his subsequent escape; "The Blunder that Beat Germany" on the Battle of the Marne [France]; "The True Story of the Tank" on the development of the tank during World War I, its initial rejection, WSC's intervention, and its first use in action; "When Britain Nearly Starved" on the German submarine campaign during World War I, British anti-submarine warfare, and...
Dates: 02 Jan 1938 - 27 Mar 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 1., Oct 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/647
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "My Life Story", an introduction to WSC's autobiography, his childhood, education, entry into the Army and early career in India; "I Charge with the Lancers" on his experiences trying to go to the Sudan, Lord Kitchener's opposition, meeting [Robert, 3rd] Lord Salisbury, and taking part in the "last great charge of British cavalry"; "When I was a Prisoner of War", an brief account of the origins of the Boer War, WSC's experiences in action on...
Dates: Oct 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 2., Nov 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/648
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "First Political Triumph, A Ban by the Duchess, Trouble with My Party Chiefs, Free Trade War Starts" on his return from the Boer War, victory at Oldham [Lancashire] in the 1900 General Election, obtaining his father's papers for the biography of Lord Randolph Churchill, and the opening of the Free Trade versus Protection debate; "I Was Warned that I Should be Called a Turncoat" on his dispute with Joseph Chamberlain and the Conservative Party,...
Dates: Nov 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 2., 08 Mar 1942 - 05 Apr 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/703
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "Are there men on the moon?" on the necessary conditions for life to develop outside the Earth; "The Ides of March", William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" rewritten as a short story; "India - as I knew it" on WSC's memories of his time in India as an officer in the 4th Hussars; "I prayed" on WSC's experiences on the run from captivity by the Boers; "What do you know about yourself?" on the digestive system, the liver, the nervous system and the...
Dates: 08 Mar 1942 - 05 Apr 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 6., 18 Aug 1940 - 22 Sep 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/670
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "How It Feels to be a Road Accident Victim" on WSC's accident in New York [United States]; "Parliament", defending the British parliamentary system, an historical examination of developments in the rights of the individual citizen, contrasting the British system with that of the dictatorships, and explaining its structure; "The Other Side of Flying" on developments in air travel, the autogyro, gliding, an historical review, and the benefits of...
Dates: 18 Aug 1940 - 22 Sep 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 7., 29 Sep 1940 - 10 Nov 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/671
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "The British Working Man" on WSC's views on the rights and responsibilities of trade unions, strikes, the role of government in industrial disputes, and the birth of the Labour Party; "A Very Great Englishman" on 1st Lord Baden-Powell, his role at the siege of Mafeking [South Africa] and the founding of the Boy Scouts Movement; "The March of Progress" on scientific developments and their effect on mankind from the Stone Age to the mid-twentieth...
Dates: 29 Sep 1940 - 10 Nov 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 8., 17 Nov 1940 - 29 Dec 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/672
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "Neville Chamberlain" on British Prime Ministers since [William] Gladstone, Chamberlain's career, including during World War I, and as Chancellor of the Exchequer, and WSC's views on his personality; "The Grimmest Task in the Government" on WSC's experiences as Home Secretary, capital punishment, and prison reform; "Maiden and Other Speeches" on speeches by F E Smith [later 1st Lord Birkenhead], Timothy Healy, WSC, Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord...
Dates: 17 Nov 1940 - 29 Dec 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: Tit-Bits articles by WSC., Oct 1939 - Nov 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/654
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from Tit-bits for: "I Was a Prisoner of War" (2 parts) on WSC's capture by the Boers, his subsequent escape from a prisoner of war camp, his experiences on the run, and his luck in seeking refuge in a British home; "I am a Prisoner in a Mine" on his experiences hiding in a mine; "My Nightmare Journey" on his escape on board a goods train bound for the Portuguese frontier; "It's Splendid to be Free" on his escape into Portuguese territory, his reception at the British...
Dates: Oct 1939 - Nov 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: various correspondence., 09 Jan 1943 - 30 Dec 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/707
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of MacMillan and Company including Daniel MacMillan, [Chairman and Managing Director], and Lovat Dickson, [Director], on managing their works by WSC (14); James Drawbell, [Editor] of the Sunday Chronicle, on a tribute by WSC to Rupert Brooke; Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz] on reprinting articles by WSC in the United States and an article and book by Reves; Sir Malcolm Robertson, [Chairman] of the British Council, on the Spanish publication of...
Dates: 09 Jan 1943 - 30 Dec 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: various correspondence., 18 Jan 1944 - 05 Jan 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/711
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of MacMillan and Company including Lovat Dickson, [Director], on managing their works by WSC (25); Guy Millard (Foreign Office); officials of the Ministry of Information including Bernard Sendall (3); Curtis Brown Limited on WSC's war memoirs; Lod de Haas (6) on subjects including signing WSC's arrest warrant during the Boer War (with a transcript of a 1908 letter from WSC to Haas); George Harvie-Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC]; Alfred...
Dates: 18 Jan 1944 - 05 Jan 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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"Loose Leaves": chapter 12, The South African War, 1949-10

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 8/147
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Text of an article by LSA for the Times giving a retrospect of the Boer War after fifty years.

Dates: 1949-10
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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Loose notes entitled 'The Jameson Raid', 1899 - 1902

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 205/1/1
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The notes comprise a report of a verbal account from an unnamed informant from the 'Pretoria Press' speculating that Paul Weinthal acted as a spy and agent provocateur for President Kruger before and during the raid.

Dates: 1899 - 1902
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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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M. Hamburger documents, 1899-07 - 1907-07

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/1/7
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Letters on case brought against W J Leyds by his former secretary, M Hamburger, and on documents on the South African War which Hamburger wanted to sell to the Times, with other correspondents including W M Fullerton (5).

Dates: 1899-07 - 1907-07
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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"Major John Churchill, injured during the relief of Ladysmith, is nursed by Lady Randolph Churchill, 1900", 1900-02

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 2/25
Scope and Contents Full-length photograph of "Jack", John S Churchill, on board the hospital ship 'Maine', with his mother Lady Randolph Churchill [earlier Jennie Jerome]. Jack Churchill is in uniform, facing the camera while standing leaning on a cane with his arm through that of Lady Randolph. She is also facing the camera, wearing a full-length white nursing uniform, holding Jack's hat in one hand, and resting the other hand on a wall, while one foot is raised on the wooden ledge between the ship's deck...
Dates: 1900-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original.
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Martin Gilbert's pieces to camera and interviews with Errol Dewsnap, Nancy Horsfall, Judith Wulfse Roos and Denzil Hollis concerning Churchill's escape from the Boers, 1991 - 1992

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/WCHL 15/2/87
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The records include records (transcripts, video and audio tapes) of interviews with people regarding their (or their relatives') personal recollections of Sir Winston Churchill or their experiences of events related to Sir Winston's career (e.g. the bombing of Dresden). There are also files of transcripts of Sir Martin Gilbert's 'pieces to camera'.

Dates: 1991 - 1992
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: The collection is open to consultation by researchers. Please ask staff advice about accessing the audio-visual materials in WCHL 15/3 and 4.
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Miscellaneous correspondence on South African War, 1899-10 - 1949-03

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/1/4
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Includes: correspondence between LSA and Walter Garnett, Assistant Under Secretary of State, Commonwealth Relations Office, on South African state records (1948-49); manuscript article by LSA on the military future of the Boers; copy of an article on Winston Churchill's escape from the Boers; letters and papers from the Boer authorities, including transcripts of messages from Louis Botha [Commander-in-Chief of the Boer forces] and Jan Smuts.

Dates: 1899-10 - 1949-03
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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Miscellaneous correspondence on Times History of the South African War, 1899-10 - 1905-06

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/1/11
Scope and Contents Comments and congratulations on the History, sent to LSA (and to Lionel James, special correspondent for the Times in South Africa), with correspondents including: Edmund Childers; [?] Margaret Clifford; Major-General Sir Henry Colville (2); 12th Lord Dundonald [earlier Lord Cochrane]; George Fiddes, Political Secretary to the Commander-in-Chief, South Africa, on subjects including the political situation in South Africa; Major-General Sir John French [Commander, 1st Army Corps, later 1st...
Dates: 1899-10 - 1905-06
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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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence., 01 Jan 1908 - 05 Dec 1908

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/53
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson [Governor and Commander in Chief, Cape Colony, South Africa] (2) on subjects including the Cape elections; Lieutenant-Colonel James Sadler [Governor, British East Africa Protectorate, later Kenya] (4); 2nd Lord Selborne [Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa]; 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] (2) on subjects including criticising "entrenched officials"; 1st Lord Knollys [Private...
Dates: 01 Jan 1908 - 05 Dec 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs., 01 Mar 1906 - 31 Mar 1906

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/9
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Joseph Chamberlain taking back his allegation that WSC had exploited the issue of Chinese indentured labour in the Transvaal [South Africa] in his election campaign; 2nd Lord Selborne, [Governor of the Transvaal] and High Commissioner for South Africa (5); Sir John Vine; Abe Bailey (2); Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson [Governor and Commander in Chief, Cape Colony, South Africa] on his future prospects and career to date; Sir Godfrey Lagden, the Commissioner for Native...
Dates: 01 Mar 1906 - 31 Mar 1906
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: Prime Minister: correspondence mainly relating to change of administration., 24 Aug 1953 - 31 Mar 1955

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 6/4
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Gordon Wilson and Paul Beards (Private Secretaries, War Office) on South African war graves; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] (6); R A Butler [Chancellor of the Exchequer] (2); Harold Macmillan [later Lord Stockton, Minister of Housing and Local Government]; Duncan Sandys [Minister of Supply] (2); Christopher Soames [Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister]; John Colville [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] on subjects...
Dates: 24 Aug 1953 - 31 Mar 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Papers of Frank McClean

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10348
Scope and Contents Letters, photographs and notebooks of Frank McClean and family. Comprises: student notebook, University of Glasgow, on William Thomson's [Lord Kelvin's] classes in Natural Philosophy, 1854-5; student notebook, Trinity College, Cambridge; letters from Frank McClean to his father, John Robinson McClean, and to his son, William Newsome McClean, serving in South Africa; letters from Ellen McClean to her son, William Newsome McClean, serving in South Africa; pocket diaries; correspondence from...
Dates: 1847 - 1942
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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Papers: South African War Commission, 1902-10 - 1904-03

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/ESHR 15
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Includes: Esher's reports to King Edward VII; printed minutes of evidence; report of the Commission.

Dates: 1902-10 - 1904-03
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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Personal, 1884 - 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1
Scope and Contents These are the papers relating to the activities of WSC as a private person. They include correspondence with or about his family and friends on non-public topics, and papers relating to his personal, financial and legal affairs, and his social life. For the purposes of this arrangement, his activities in the Regular and Territorial Armies, in Cuba and during the Boer War in South Africa, and as a painter, have been regarded as personal. For the period 1940-1945 material of a personal nature...
Dates: 1884 - 1945
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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Personal: Family: biographical material and information file., 1891 - 1953

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/38A-B
Scope and Contents Includes details of WSC's filing system, broadcasts, speeches, favourite songs, agricultural patronage, books, orders and decorations, honorary degrees, fellowships, freedoms, medals, ministerial appointments, service titles, degrees offered but not yet received, parliamentary seats, paintings exhibited at the Royal Academy [London], and annual subscriptions; copies of various items by WSC including a letter to the Times under the pseudonym "Scorpio" on prayers for rain, and a lecture...
Dates: 1891 - 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open