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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA MacGowan
Created 1901-1902
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Served with the South African Constabulary, 1901-1902, then worked as a miner with East Rand Proprietary Mines Limited, Transvaal.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by Mrs M R Evans in 1987.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Typescript extracts from letters home, 1901-1902, describing MacGowan's voyage to South Africa, Apr 1901, his service with the South African Constabulary, May 1901-Jul 1902, and his work as a miner in the Transvaal, Sep-Nov 1902.

System of arrangement

1 file.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material
Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and published in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives


Compiled Feb 1997

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

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  • Colonial administration
  • Colonial conflicts
  • Colonial countries
  • Colonialism
  • Imperialism
  • International conflicts
  • Law enforcement
  • Mining
  • Police
  • Political doctrines
  • Political systems
  • Second Boer War, 1899-1902
  • Social control, formal
  • Sociology
  • War
  • Wars (events)

Corporate names

  • South African Constabulary


  • Transvaal, South Africa, Southern Africa

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