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 Also an extract from his unpublished memoirs concerning Winston Churchill's escape during the Boer War with a letter from Winston Churchill MP (dated 1983), and a draft version of an article by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.
Papers of Sir George Anderson
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS.Afr.s.2372
- Dates of Creation1903-1983
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description1 folder
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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.
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Collection level description created by Marion Lowman, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.
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The final version of Randolph Vigne's article concerning the diary can be found in Africana (June 1981).