Auction Date: 21/10/2014 at 10:30 am
South African War 1899-1902 Burdett Coutts MP: A scrapbook of press cuttings and pictorial ephemera including significant reports from W Burdett Coutts MP (The Times), critical of Army medical services, particularly treatment of casualties in the field. Events are recalled in his book – The Sick and Wounded in South Africa (published 1900). In July 1900 Burdett Coutts gave evidence before the Royal Commission on South African Hospitals. Approx 55pp, many overlays removed leaving marks to pages. Half goatskin gilt (305 x 250mm).