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Month: December 1899

1 – Letter to Mary Ann Smith from Frederick Smith, 4 Dec 1899

This letter has several sections redacted in black ink, which are assumed to be on personal subjects and not related to Smith’s work in South Africa. In this letter, Smith writes on the following subjects: a sudden change in destination of the ship to Durban; impending battle at Ladysmith;…

2 – Letter to Mary Ann Smith from Frederick Smith, 18 Dec 1899

This letter has several sections redacted in black ink, which are assumed to be on personal subjects and not related to Smith’s work in South Africa. In this letter, Smith gives an account of the Battle of Colenso, which took place on 16th December 1899…

3 – Letter to Mary Ann Smith from Frederick Smith, 24 Dec 1899

This letter has several sections redacted in black ink, which are assumed to be on personal subjects and not related to Smith’s work in South Africa. In this letter, Smith gives an account of his experience of events leading up the Battle of Colenso,…

4 – Letter to Mary Ann Smith from Frederick Smith, 30 Dec 1899

This letter has several sections redacted in black ink, which are assumed to be on personal subjects and not related to Smith’s work in South Africa. In this letter, Smith writes on the following subjects: the Boer forces fortifying themselves;…