The letters to Mrs. Manson of Arnewood House were written by her three sons, Ken, Will and Jack. Ken's letters were written while serving as a Medical Officer in Nigeria, 1913-1914, Will chiefly from the gunboat Sultan on the Nile, mainly between Khartoum and Roseires (Er Roseires), 1906-1908, and Jack from Liverpool and an office in Cairo, 1906-1907
Journal of an unnnamed British pioneer's experiences in Mashonaland, Rhodesia, 1st August-8th November 1891; sketch of a boy feeding a bird, by Henry Justice Ford; letters, mainly to Mrs. Manson from her three sons, Ken, Will and Jack, 1906-1914; Manson family photographs, c1900, with later pictures taken by Will Manson on the Nile.
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Manson | family | Arnewood House
Manson | Will | fl 1906-1908 | river carrier, Sudan
Manson | Ken | fl 1913-1914 | medical officer, Nigeria
Cairo (Egypt) | Description and travel
Nile River | Description and travel
Sudan | Description and travel
Nigeria | Description and travel
Zimbabwe | Description and travel
Zimbabwe | History | 19th century
British South Africa Company Pioneer Corps