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Collection Level Description: Papers of Sir George Anderson

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.2372
Title: Papers of Sir George Anderson
Dates of Creation: 1903-1983
Extent: 1 folder
Name of Creator: George Anderson

Language of Material: English

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.

Scope and Content

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 Also an extract from his unpublished memoirs concerning Winston Churchill's escape during the Boer War with a letter from Winston Churchill MP (dated 1983), and a draft version of an article by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.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed by Sir George Anderson's daughter and received in August 2002.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

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Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Publication Note

The final version of Randolph Vigne's article concerning the diary can be found in Africana (June 1981).

Access Points

Anderson | Sir | George | 1877-1943 | educationalist

Agricultural education | South Africa | Transvaal

South African War, 1899-1902


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