Autograph letter, 27th February 1900, to Sir Alfred Milner from ColonelR.G. Kekewich, commander of the garrison during the siege of Kimberley,lamenting and defending his position following criticism and noting CecilRhodes's opposition to him.
Letter from Colonel R.G. Kekewich
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Afr. r. 270
- Dates of Creation1900
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description4 ff.
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Administrative / Biographical History
Major-General Robert George Kekewich (1854-1914), CB (1900) entered the Army in1874. Following involvement in the Ndebele War of 1896, he was made a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Loyal North Lancashires in 1898and was in charge of the defence of Kimberley, 1899-1900, during the South AfricanWar. He was promoted to Major-General in 1902.
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