95 letters from Lewis Jarvis to his mother, Mrs. Lewis Jarvis, containing information about the peacetime duties of the regiment, and news from actions around Wepener (1900) and hot pursuit operations along the Cape Colony frontier (1901-2).
Lewis Jarvis: Letters from South Africa
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 12 MS.Add.8925
- Dates of Creation1897-1905
- Name of Creator
- Physical Description1 box
- Direct Link
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Lewis Jarvis left England for South Africa in 1897 and joined the Cape Mounted Rifles as a private soon after. He served for six years, through the period of the Boer War.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.
Other Finding Aids
Additional Manuscripts Summary Catalogue.