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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;…

FS/2/2/2/1/11 – Selected papers from veterinary case notes relating to Ovarian Tumours

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;…

14 – Letter to Mary Ann Smith from Frederick Smith, 1 Jun 1900

This letter has several sections redacted in black ink, and pages cut away, 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: battle at Elandsfontein;…

15 – Letter to Mary Ann Smith from Frederick Smith, 5 Jun 1900

This letter has several sections redacted in black ink, and pages removed or cut away, 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: arriving in Pretoria after a day of fighting; Smith receiving another medal;…

16 – Letter to Mary Ann Smith from Frederick Smith, 15 Jun 1900

This letter has several sections redacted in black ink, and pages removed or cut away, which are assumed to be on personal subjects and not related to Smith’s work in South Africa. The three separate folios have been pasted together by the corner. In this letter, Smith writes on the following subjects: [James] Grierson commandeering all horses for military use;…

Frederick Smith’s Official War Diary Book A – 11 Jul to 22 Sep 1900

Diary entries include: This volume of the diary commences on the 11 Jun 1900, when Smith is stationed at Pretoria. It is addressed to an unnamed Colonel. It begins by relating past events including Smith’s arrival at Pretoria from Bloemfontein on the 17 May and meeting Colonel Grierson, Chief of Staff. From the 11 Jun, it is assumed the diary is written day by day. There is a gap in the diary from the 5 to 25 July, and from the 26 July it seems that Smith is based at Kroonstad…

Frederick Smith’s Official War Diary Book B – 22 Sep 1900 to 14 Jan 1901

Diary entries include: The diary starts on p10 of the volume commencing on 22 Sept 1900, when Smith is stationed at Kroonstad. Smith leaves Kroonstad for Bloemfontein on 18 Dec, where he stays for one week, leaving for Cape Town on 25 Dec where he arrives on 27 Dec. There are diary entries for most days. This volume chiefly relates Smith’s daily work managing the care of horses used by the Armed Services, via the set up of Field Veterinary Hospitals…

Frederick Smith’s Official War Diary Book C – 15 Jan 1901 to 26 Feb 1901

Diary entries include: This volume starts with a continuation of the entry for 14 Jan 1901 from the preceding volume when Smith is stationed in Cape Town. There are diary entries for most days.The volume chiefly relates to Smiths daily work overseeing the allocation of staff and resources to the various veterinary hospitals and remount depots in the vicinity of Cape Town. Locations mentioned include: …