Notes on the Boer War, 1899-1900

Scope and Content

Manuscript notes and press-cuttings reporting the events of the war, organised chronologically; not an original memoir. The title page states 'commenced at Durban.' Originally in four volumes, but the second volume is missing.

Administrative / Biographical History

T.O. Fraser's background is not known.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Purchased for 21s. from Chinn in 1949.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids


Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 114.

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Alternative Form Available

Available on microfilm: Reel 10.


The material has been microfilmed, and is listed in: 'Africa through western eyes, parts 1 & 2: original manuscripts from the Royal Commonwealth Society Library at Cambridge University Library - a listing and guide to the microfilm collection' (2000), Adam Matthew Publications Ltd.

Additional Information

This collection level description was created by MJC using information from Donald Simpson's R.C.S. catalogue.

Fraser, T O, fl 1900