File 1: 29 letters to family (1913-1918); manuscript notes on the letters (ca. 1994); File 2: 4 photographs, including one of his grave, with negative (nd); portrait photograph (1908); 2 Christmas Cards (nd); 1 love poem (nd); South African Constabulary Patrol Report (nd); Cartoon: 'A lay of the S.A.C.' (nd); book: Our South African Empire and how we made it (1900); 1 notebook containing sketches of soldiers made by Speed as a child (ca. 1900); 2 medals.
Ernest Speed papers
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 206 Liddle Collection AFE 31
- Dates of Creation1900-1918
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 files; manuscript, photographs, and printed material. Includes 2 medals and 2 Christmas cards.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Ernest John Speed served as a Trooper with the South African Constabulary, and (under the assumed name of John Spears) as a Sapper with the Signal Section of the South African Engineers. He died of dysentery in September 1917.
Conditions Governing Access
Access is unrestricted.
The papers were placed in the Collection by Mrs Anne Lee (niece) in 1994 and 1997. See Research Correspondence File.
Other Finding Aids
East Africa catalogue http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm
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