Stevens, Alfred George Vivian (Private, b:c1867 - d.1906)

Accession Number PR04985
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letters
Maker Stevens, Alfred George Vivian
Place made South Africa
Date made 1901
Access Open
Conflict South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the Boer War service of 90 Private Alfred George Vivian Stevens, NSW Imperial Bushmen. Collection consists of a one page letter, dated 2 March 1901, written by Private Alfred George Vivian Stevens to his mother. In the letter he refers to keeping accounts for the unit and his likely return to Australia; his intended return to South Africa and work with the constabulary; decline of the unit from 700 men to 250 due to illness and death; projected time it will take the area to recover after the end of hostilities; the condition of the Boers and the finding of buried guns. He concludes with news of the death of Queen Victoria and regards for family members.

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