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Month: October 1900

20 – Letter to Mary Ann Smith from Frederick Smith, Oct 1900

This is only one page of a letter, the rest of which has been lost. In this letter, Smith writes on the following subjects: cooking rice and bread pudding; supply of food; chickens; cats; requesting tobacco. 11 Oct – the anniversary of Kruger’s declaration of war.

21 – Letter to Mary Ann Smith from Frederick Smith, 29 Oct 1900

This is only one page of a letter, of which the rest has been lost. It has sections redacted in black ink, which are assumed to be on personal subjects and not related to Smith’s work in South Africa. The letter is undated, but Smith mentions the death of Prince Christian Victor, which occurred on the 29 October 1900. In this letter Smith writes on the following subjects: the recent death of a fellow officer [Major Hanwell?]; the death and mourning of…

22 – Undated partial letters to Mary Ann Smith from Frederick Smith, c. Jul-Aug 1900

These are three folios from separate letters from Smith to his wife. None of them include salutations or valedictions, and it is unclear when they date from. It is possible that they are pages from letters catalogued earlier in this file. Partial letter marked ‘3’ – Smith writes on the following subjects: Smith occupying a house;…