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Collection Level Description: Memoirs of Sir George Farrar

Reference: MSS. Afr. s. 1737
Title: Memoirs of Sir George Farrar
Dates of Creation: 1893-1952
Extent: 1 box
Name of Creator: Muriel Frances Lowther

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Sir George Herbert Farrar, 1st Baronet (1911), was born on the 17 June 1859. He served in the South African War, 1899-1900, and was Chairman of the East Rand Proprietary Mines. Sir Farrar was awarded the DSO (1900) and Kt (1902). He died on the 19 May 1915.

Scope and Content

Memoirs of Sir George Farrar assembled into seven typewritten chapters by his daughter, Viscountess Muriel Frances Lowther. The memoirs describe the foundation of Farrar's family firm of mining engineers, his part in the Johannesburg Reform Movement and imprisonment after the Jameson Raid, with associated letters on current South African politics, etc.

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Listed as no. 1204 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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Lowther | Muriel Frances | fl 1893-1952 | Viscountess | daughter of Sir George Herbert Farrar

Farrar | George Herbert | 1859-1915 | Sir | Baronet, businessman, and politician


Jameson's Raid, 1895-1896

Mining engineers | South Africa

Johannesburg (South Africa) | Politics and government

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