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A SCARCE QUEEN’S SOUTH AFRICA 1899 TO A CORRESPONDENT WITH THE DAILY NEWS WHO WAS IN SOUTH AFRICA AT THE OUTBREAK OF THE BOER WAR

QUEEN’S SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902, NO CLASP ‘MR. F. IRELAND. “DAILY NEWS.”’

Mr. Frank Ireland, a former Editor of the Coventry Standard, went to South Africa before the Boer War and became one of the Daily News correspondents at its outbreak. Afterwards he joined the staff of the Diamond Fields Advertiser and became its Editor in 1910. The Daily News was amalgamated, in 1930, with the Daily Chronicle to form the News Chronicle.

Condition VF, some minor contact marks around 3 and 9 o’clock, swivel loose and probably repinned. Ex Dix Noonan Webb, June 2002 when it hammered at £1200.

Code J2608         Price £