Personal: South Africa: Correspondence, Permits and Papers.

Reference code: CHAR 1/23

Part of: CHAR 1
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Previous record: CHAR 1/22

Date: 1899

Scope/content:

File includes letters of introduction; Report by Captain Aylmer Haldane on the wreck of the Armoured Train, praising WSC's part in the action; papers on WSC's capture by and escape from the Boers.

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CHAR 1/23/1-2 Letter from Lionel Phillips to Hon. Sir James Rose-Innes, [former Attorney-General of South Africa], letter of introduction for WSC, [with envelope]. 11 Oct 1899
CHAR 1/23/3-4 Letter from Alfred Beit to L Reyersbach, letter of introduction for WSC, [with envelope]. 12 Oct 1899
CHAR 1/23/5-6 Letter from Alfred Beit to L I Seymour, (Head Engineer, Werner, Beit & Co) letter of introduction for WSC, [with envelope]. 12 Oct 1899
CHAR 1/23/7-8 Letter from Alfred Beit to C C Silberbauer, Cape Town, South Africa, letter of introduction for WSC [with envelope]. 12 Oct 1899
CHAR 1/23/9-10 Letter from Alfred Beit to Hon. Sir Richard Solomon, Attorney-General, South Africa, letter of introduction for WSC [with envelope]. 12 Oct 1899
CHAR 1/23/11-12 Alfred Beit to Hon. Sir John Gordon Sprigg, (former Prime Minister, Cape Colony) letter of introduction for WSC, [with envelope]. 12 Oct 1899
CHAR 1/23/13-14 Letter from Alfred Beit to Gardner Williams, letter of introduction for WSC, [with envelope]. 12 Oct 1899
CHAR 1/23/15 Telegram from [Clara Frewen] to WSC, best wishes for visit to South Africa. 14 Oct 1899
CHAR 1/23/16 Letter from Lt Auginieur to WSC, congratulations on escape from the Boers. 31 Dec 1899
CHAR 1/23/17 Letter from J Sivewright to WSC on South Africa. 25 Nov 1899
CHAR 1/23/18-19 Report from Captain Aylmer Haldane, Pretoria, South Africa to the Chief of Staff, Natal Field Force, on the capture of an armoured train at Frere, including praise of WSC's actions in saving the engine "he was frequently exposed to the full fire of the enemy. I cannot speak too highly of his gallant conduct". 30 Nov 1899
CHAR 1/23/20 Extract from report of D Horsley, Locomotive Instructor, on damage to the armoured train, [typescript copy]. 15 Nov 1899
CHAR 1/23/21-23 Letter from J W Shores, Engineer-in-Chief, Estcourt, to General Manager of Railways, on the capture of the armoured train, [typescript copy]. 15 Nov 1899
CHAR 1/23/24 Note in Afrikaans on the capture of the armoured train. 16 Nov 1899
CHAR 1/23/25 Letter from P J Joubert to F W Reitz, advising against WSC's release from captivity, [in Afrikaans]. 28 Nov 1899
CHAR 1/23/26-29 Search Warrant following WSC's escape from the Boers, with photograph taken in Egypt, 1898 [in Afrikaans, with translation]. 13 Dec 1899
CHAR 1/23/30 Description of WSC, following his escape from the Boers [in Afrikaans]. 15 Dec 1899
CHAR 1/23/31-33 Letter from [H C Breaul], Acting Commissioner of Police, Pretoria, to Justice of the Peace Schweizer-Reneke, description of WSC with photograph [in Afrikaans, with translation]. 20 Dec 1899
CHAR 1/23/34-35 Letter from [H C Breaul], Acting Commissioner of Police Pretoria, South Africa, to ?, on WSC's escape to Durban via Lorenco Marques [in Afrikaans, with translation]. 28 Dec 1899
CHAR 1/23/36-37 Letter from [H C Breaul], Acting Commissioner of Police, Pretoria, to Justice of the Peace Schweizer-Reneke, description of WSC [typescript copy, in Afrikaans, with translation]. 20 Dec 1899
CHAR 1/23/38 License for Mr E F Knight to act as a War Correspondent for the Morning Post in South Africa, issued by the War Office. 07 Oct 1899
CHAR 1/23/39 War Office Rules for Newspaper Correspondents at the Seat of War. 1889
CHAR 1/23/40 Diary of H M S Tartar's Naval Brigade in South Africa, 29 October 1899 - 23 October 1900 [31 pp]. [1900]