Lewis Jarvis: Letters from South Africa

Scope and Content

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).

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.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1992.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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