Morrison (Lieut. E.W.B.)


Illustrated with photo-engravings and from sketches by the author

Published: Spectator Printing Company, Hamilton, Ontario, 1901

Edition: First Edition

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First Edition: 307 pages, frontispiece – left Section D. Battery R.C.A, 26 illustrations, pictorial brown cloth gilt, a very good copy. 

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography volume 2, page 57: 'A personal narrative of experiences in the South African War, in the form of letters contributed to the Ottawa Citizen and the Hamilton Spectator. 

Morrison served in D Battery of the Royal Canadian Artillery, He did not initially see much service as they followed Roberts through the Karoo but his unit advanced into the Eastern Transvaal under Hamilton as far as Belfast and he provides interesting comment on this, less well known, part of the campaign. An observant officer, he writes with a wry view on the war. He sketched Boer babies at the request of their mothers knowing that the sketches would be smuggled through British lines to their fathers serving 'on the other side'. 

  • Overall Condition: A very good copy
  • Size: 8vo (200 x 138 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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