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Letters from David Williams
CA ACU TMM F0063-S0001-FL0002 · File · 1901-1902
Part of Lloyd and David Williams Fonds

File consists of two letters. Recipients are William's sisters, Susie and Ada, who each receive one letter. In his letter of July 16, 1901, Williams lists himself as a member of General Broadwood's Brigade. In his letter of January 19th, 1902, Williams signs off as a member of Colonel De Lisle's Brigade.

Letters from Lloyd Williams
CA ACU TMM F0063-S0001-FL0001 · File · 1899-1902
Part of Lloyd and David Williams Fonds

File consists of letters sent home (Barberton, South Africa) by Lloyd Williams during his time of service as a soldier for the South African Republic during the Second Boer War. Letters are written alternately to his sister Ada, or his sister Susie. They begin during his time at "camp Mukonjwa", likely located in the Makhonjwa Mountains near Barberton, and carry on after his capture and removal to a British Prisoner of War camp in Ceylon (Camp Diyatalawa and later Camp Ragama). The letters are highly detailed, include pencil sketches and rubbings and often cross reference photographs that Williams has taken of his location or intends to take.

CA ACU TMM F0063-S0002 · Series · 1899-1901
Part of Lloyd and David Williams Fonds

Series predominantly consists of photography related to Lloyd Williams's experience of the war, first as a soldier stationed in the Makhonjwa Mountains near Barberton, and later as a prisoner of war in Ceylon. In some cases, Williams's stamp appears on the verso, in others, specifically those photographs related to prisoner of war camps and Ceylon, Williams is the presumed photographer. Series also includes several photographs depicting British troops, some family portraits, and images of government buildings in South Africa.

Other Correspondence
CA ACU TMM F0063-S0001-FL0003 · File · 1899
Part of Lloyd and David Williams Fonds

Consists of a single letter from Llewellyen Williams to his daughter, Susie Williams. Includes discussion of political tension and the price of groceries. Includes original envelope.

Miscellaneous Textual Items
CA ACU TMM F0063-S0003 · Series · 1898-1902
Part of Lloyd and David Williams Fonds

Consists of:

  1. Note from the District Commissionaire [of Barberton area?] granting passage for two members of the Williams family and one De Beer to return to Barberton, April, 3, 1901.
  2. Book Post wrapper addressed to Mrs. D. Williams, Barberton [1902]
  3. Post card, ca. 1898, mounted on cardboard. "South African Native Life".
CA ACU TMM F0063 · Fonds · 1898-1902

Fonds consists predominantly of letters and photographs sent home by the Williams brothers during the Boer War. Photos taken by Lloyd Williams while a prisoner of war in Ceylon are of particular interest.

Fonds are divided into three series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. Photographs
  3. Miscellaneous textual material
Williams, David