Fonds F0063 - Lloyd and David Williams Fonds

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Lloyd and David Williams Fonds


  • 1898-1902 (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records
66 photographs

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Name of creator

(fl. 1880-1930)

Biographical history

David Williams was born in South Africa sometime in the later second half of the nineteenth century. His ancestry was mixed British, German, and Boer. During the Boer War, Williams, and two of his brothers, fought on behalf of the British. A third brother, Lloyd, elected to fight on behalf of the Boers.

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(fl. 1880-1930)

Biographical history

Lloyd Williams was born in South Africa towards the end of the nineteenth century. His family was mixed ancestry of British, German, and Boer, and when the Anglo-Boer war broke out Lloyd joined the Boers, while his three brothers joined the British. Williams was taken prisoner during this conflict, and spent the remainder of the war at a prisoner of war camp in Ceylon. Williams was a photographer and he was permitted to take photographs of the prison camps.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Athol Williams, nephew of Lloyd and David Williams, 2002.
1st accession: MRA 2002.024
2nd accession: MRA 2002.026

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Scope and content

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

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No further accruals are expected.

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No restrictions on access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Archival materials do not circulate and must be consulted in the TMM Library and Archives Reading Room. Duplication of materials in the collection may be subject to copyright and other restrictions. Please contact TMM Library and Archives staff for guidance on reproduction.

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  • English

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Fonds processed by Caitlyn Lowe, [2002?]
Reprocessed by Jason Nisenson, February 2016.




Archivist's note

This AtoM record was created by Jason Nisenson, February 2016.

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