Overview of the Peter van Wyk collection

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Overview of the Peter van Wyk collection

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Hoover Institution Archives Staff
Date Completed:
2009
Encoded by:
Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC record by David Sun.
© 2009 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

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.