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Collection Level Description: Papers of Cecil Audley Sacheverell Yonge

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2289
Title: Papers of Cecil Audley Sacheverell Yonge
Dates of Creation: 1886-1910
Extent: 14 items

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Cecil Audley Sacheverell Yonge was educated at Bedford Grammar School and travelled to Natal, 1879, where he served with the Colonial Volunteers in the Zulu War before taking up farming. In 1886 he secured a seat in the colony's legislature, holding Pietermaritzburg County for the Progressive Party till 1890, when he lost his seat on a dispute over the Constitutional Question. He was subsequently re-elected, though he maintained a stance against the unification of the South African territories. During his time in office, he became an exponent of agricultural and industrial policy; he was responsible for the establishment of trout and salmon ova hatcheries at Lidgetton, Natal. By 1895 he held a position as advocate in the colony's Supreme Court. During the South African War, 1899-1902, he fought as a Captain in the Natal Volunteers.

Scope and Content

Album of press cuttings relating to Yonge's career in Natal, 1892-1901, with a cabinet photograph of Yonge and a packet of photographs of the Battle of Pieter's Hill (last stand of the Boers).

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were presented to the library by H.A.S. Disney, the great-nephew of Yonge's wife, in March 1984.

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Access Points

Yonge | Cecil Audley Sacheverell | fl 1892-1901 | lawyer politician

Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) | Description and travel

Natal (South Africa) | Description and travel

Natal (South Africa) | Politics and government

South Africa | History | 20th century

South African War, 1899-1902

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