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Collection Level Description: Letters from John, Mary and Herbert Leigh

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1731
Title: Letters from John, Mary and Herbert Leigh
Dates of Creation: 1885-1908
Extent: 1 volume
Name of Creator: John I. Leigh

Language of Material: English

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Scope and Content

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).

Access Points

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

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25 January 2012