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Letters from John I. Leigh (to his brother, Dr. Thomas D. Leigh) and from Mary Leigh and their children in South Africa (1886-1908). The letters describe the vicissitudes of an English settler's life, relations with the Dutch and the effects of the Boer War. Also, letters from John I. Leigh's brother Herbert who was in the tea trade in Assam (1885-1894).
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Listed as no. 1202 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Leigh | John I | fl 1886-1908 | settler in South Africa
Leigh | Mary | fl 1886-1908 | settler in South Africa
Leigh | Herbert | fl 1885-1894 | tea trader in Assam, India
Pioneers | South Africa
South African War, 1899-1902 | Influence
South Africa | Description and travel