Memorabilia Boer War 1899-1902; 1896-1901; 2010_356_1-11


Memorabilia Boer War 1899-1902

About this object

Memorabilia from 3225 Tpr. Egbert Dowson who died of enteric fever on 9 Feb 1902 in Charlestown, South Africa. 1.'Auckland Mounted Rifles Parade notices for Trooper Dowson, tied together with ribbon. 2. Card sent by E. Dowson to his mother from Cape Town, SA with 'Everlasting Silver leaves from Table Mountain and a photograph of a wounded soldier. 3. A cheque dated july 17 1899 issued by 'The Natal Bank Limited. £1.14s.8d.'. 4-5. Postcard from Egbert to his mother and sister, from New York after he just got to meet Thomas Edison. 6.1-2. Two envelopes. 7. Postcard sent 15 July 1900 to Mrs T.W. Dowson, Kaiwaka. 8. Christmas card sent by Egbert to 'Mother'. 9. Card made by Egbert after his horse 'Charlie' took him safely to camp after a battle with the Boers and fell dead while feeding in Bloemfontein 1901. Card has some of a lock of Charlies mane tied to it. 10. Blue Notebook of 'Drill Notes, Matakohe, Paparoa' 1900. 11. Cheque book, 'The National Bank of the Orange Free State Ltd., Rouxville Branch'. First date 31 January 1896, last date 16th March 1896.

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Place Made

South Africa

Medium and Materials



1. 7.6cm length x 11.4cm width, 2. 11.6cm length x 15.7cm width, 3. 7.6cm length x 18.6cm width, 4. 13.4cm length x 7.6cm width, 5. 13.9cm length x 8.3cm width, 6. 15.2cm length x 8.8cm width, 7. 14.2cm length x 9.3cm width, 8. 14cm length x 9.5cm width, 9. 10.5cm length x 8.1cm width, 10. 16.5cm length x 10.3cm width, 11. 27.5cm length x 8.5cm width x 1.5cm depth

Subject and Association Description

ephemera, Boer War

Credit Line

Mel Dowson

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