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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;…

5 – Letter to Mary Ann Smith from Frederick Smith, 7-9 Jan 1900

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: Smith expecting to move camp soon; hearing gunfire at Ladysmith;…

6 – Letter to Mary Ann Smith from Frederick Smith, 10 Jan 1900

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: leaving Cheveley Camp, with transport of 13th Hussars and around 25000 men;…

7 – Letter to Mary Ann Smith from Frederick Smith, 19 Jan 1900

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: marching at night from camp at Spearman Hill; advancing on the enemy…

8 – Letter to Mary Ann Smith from Frederick Smith, 22 Jan 1900

Only one torn half page of this letter remains, and Smith writes that they have been in battle for three days and that he is only able to say briefly that he is fit and well.This letter was written when Smith had already begun his previous letter…

9 – Letter to Mary Ann Smith from Frederick Smith, 24 Jan 1900

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: 24 Jan – Smith hearing that the night raid by the British was successful,..

10 – Letter to Mary Ann Smith from Frederick Smith, 10 Feb 1900

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: 10 Feb – plans to attack the Boer forces on early morning 5 February;…