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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Peter van Wyk collection
    Dates: 1893-2003
    Collection Number: 2007C5
    Collector: Van Wyk, Peter, 1929- , collector.
    Collection Size: 11 manuscript boxes (4.4 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Photocopies of correspondence and writings, and printed matter, relating to Frederick Russell Burnham, American explorer and British army chief of scouts in the Matabele and Boer Wars. Used as research material for the book by Peter van Wyk, Burnham: King of Scouts, Baden-Powell's Secret Mentor (Victoria, B.C., 2003). Includes notes for and drafts of the book.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    Access to sound recordings, video recordings, or motion picture material requires at least two weeks advance notice. Please contact the Hoover Institution Archives for further information.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Peter van Wyk collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2007.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Photocopies of correspondence and writings, and printed matter, relating to Frederick Russell Burnham, American explorer and British army chief of scouts in the Matabele and Boer Wars. Used as research material for the book by Peter van Wyk, Burnham: King of Scouts, Baden-Powell's Secret Mentor (Victoria, B.C., 2003). Includes notes for and drafts of the book.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Burnham, Frederick Russell, 1861-1947.
    Great Britain. Army.
    Klondike gold fields.
    Matabele War, 1893.
    Matabele War, 1896.
    South African War, 1899-1902.
    Africa Description and travel.
    South Africa.
    Zambia.
    Zimbabwe.