Boer War, Boxer Uprising and other press cuttings

Miscellaneous mounted press cuttings, 1900-1902, on various topics including the sieges of Mafeking and Ladysmith during the Boer War; the death and funeral of Cecil Rhodes; the siege of Peking during the Boxer Uprising; and the progress of scientific thought in the 19th century. The sources include...

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Order number: MS 380620
Main author: Unknown
Order: MS 380620
Date(s) of creation: 1900-1902
Level: Collection
Format: Archive           

Reference number: MS 380620
Order number: MS 380620
Summary: Miscellaneous mounted press cuttings, 1900-1902, on various topics including the sieges of Mafeking and Ladysmith during the Boer War; the death and funeral of Cecil Rhodes; the siege of Peking during the Boxer Uprising; and the progress of scientific thought in the 19th century. The sources include the Daily Telegraph, Westminster Gazette, Punch, and the St Andrew's Citizen.
Main author: Unknown
Extent: 1 file
Admin history: The Second Boer War commenced in 1899 when the Transvaal and the Orange Free State declared war on Britain. Initial victories by Boer forces included the capture of Mafeking. Kimberley and Ladysmith were besieged. British reinforcements arrived in 1900 and Kimberley and Ladysmith were relieved, to be followed by Mafeking. The Boer states were annexed by the British and, although the Boers continued a guerrilla campaign, hostilities ended in 1902 with the Treaty of Vereeniging. Cecil John Rhodes, born in 1853, first went to South Africa in 1870 ... View more
Acquisition: Donated in 1985.
Access status: Open
Language: English
Format: Archive           
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