Papers of Sir George Anderson

Scope and Content

Diary of Sir George Anderson describing his time teaching in farm schools in the Transvaal from February to August 1903. Also an extract from his unpublished memoirs concerning Winston Churchill's escape during the Boer War with a letter from Winston Churchill MP (dated 1983), and a draft version of an article by Randolph Vigne concerning the diary.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir George Anderson was a graduate of Oxford University. Shortly after he graduated he was recruited, at the close of the Boer War, to set up and teach in the farm schools in the Transvaal in South Africa. He later became Educational Commissioner with the government in India.

Access Information

Bodleian reader's ticket required.


Collection level description created by Marion Lowman, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

Other Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.


The final version of Randolph Vigne's article concerning the diary can be found in Africana (June 1981).