Scope and Content

Typescript copies of letters from MacGowan to his family, 1901-1902, describing his voyage to South Africa, Apr 1901, his service with the South African Constabulary, May 1901-Jul 1902, and his work as a miner in the Transvaal, Sep-Nov 1902.

Administrative / Biographical History

Served with the South African Constabulary, 1901-1902, then worked as a miner with East Rand Proprietary Mines Limited, Transvaal.


1 file.

Access Information

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by Mrs M R Evans in 1987.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide entry on-line at, and detailed catalogue available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Geographical Names