South Africa

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Notebook of Captain W. Utting of Norwich

Containing an account of fighting in South Africa, 1900-1901; list of valuables; some recipes for medicines; Lord Roberts' Farewell; verses; addresses; dates of engagements, cattle captured etc.; and miscellaneous notes.

Letters to Mrs Elizabeth Margaret Long, widow of Revd Ernest Henry Kellett Long

From her eldest son Basil Kellett Long, a member of the South African Parliament, inc. references to South African politics and the war situation and describing meetings with Smuts, 1938-1941. With same, letters from her grand-daughter Una Elizabeth Gill (later Una Long Hodson), 1941, and from her son Walter Denman Long in Miami, 1940, and letter to Mrs Evelyn Long wife of Revd Walter Nevill Long from Elizabeth Mary wife of B.K. Long referring to his childhood at Newton Flotman and conditions in South Africa, 1943.

Rider Haggard Papers

  • MC 32
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1925

Note books, rough diaries, correspondence and other papers.

Henry Rider Haggard, Sir; 1856-1925; author; Bradenham, Norfolk, and London


Regiment transferred to Dublin in April for garrison duty. Marched to Ballinrobe, co. Mayo, to supervise polling for general election on 5 May, and involved in suppressing riots in Ballinrobe on 3 May. Volunteered to join the 7th Dragoon Guards, serving in India and left Dublin for Canterbury barracks in September. Embarked with the regiment on 15 October, reaching Cape Town on 2 December.

Recollections 'Memories of Dickleburgh' by Hannah Dix

A woman and latterly an invalid, dated 1850 and covering the period from c 1814 and especially her childhood. The writer's family lived by Dickleburgh Moor and later moved to an ancient farmhouse in the village. Many of the buildings of the village are described - including the old hall and the new hall and the old and new rectory - with a particular emphasis on flowers and gardens, and a number of the inhabitants of the village and village events including marriages and deaths and funeral customs. Specifically mentioned are - peace celebrations of 1814, women and children spinning, emigration to the Cape of Good Hope, establishment of a village school three days per week, a supposed lost village site on Church Hill, the parish workhouse, and the coronation celebrations of 1837.

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