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The work of Henry Buckton Laurence (1842-1886)

The South African (Zulu) War 1879

Accession Number: KO0984/03a

Accession Number: KO0984/03b

Accession Number: KO0984/03c
Letter and sketches by Henry Buckton Laurence.
“The Fort looking from the 2/4th Regiments camp”
“Fort near Sanspruit. Colonel Bray CB. With Rorkes Drift and Helpmakaar in the distance.”
Letter talking about the sketches, from about 8 miles as the crow flies from Helpmakaar and some 12 miles from Rorkes Drift and Zulu Land where the terrible massacre took place.
Address to The Editor, Illustrated London News, dated 28th January 1879.
Accession Number: KO0984/03

Sketch by Henry Buckton Laurence three battle scenes on one piece of paper:
A reconnaissance near Lundberg – a shot at Zulu’s 18 May 1879

The party nearly surrounded – the horses and the orderly killed

Narrow Escape of Commandant Schemmbrucker, Haffranian Rifles and Captain H Moore , 4th Regiment.
Accession Number: KO0984/04

Pen and Ink drawing ‘The Zulu War’ Two companies of the 2nd Battalion, 4th Regiment, with convoy or Helpmakaar an early start. By Captain Laurence, 2nd Battalion, 4th Regiment.
Accession Number: KO0984/05

Pen and Ink drawing by Captain Henry Buckton Laurence:
‘The Zulu War’ Number 2. The Frontier Light Horse (or Colonel Bullers’s CB, 60th Rifles) on _____ duty discovering Zulu’s on the march near Colonel Wood’s Column. Kaubula Camp, Zulu Land. (By Captain Laurence, 2nd Battalion, 4th King’s Own Regiment.
Accession Number: KO0984/27

Pencil Sketch by Henry Buckton Laurence Oham’s arrival at Utrecht, with Mr ? going to the Magistrates House. 21 Mar 1879.
Accession Number: KO0984/06

Sketch by Henry Buckton Laurence: Oham’s interview with Mr Rudolph on arrival at Utrecht. (Chief Ohma was a brother of Cetewayo. Mr Rudolph was magistrate at Utrecht.)


Accession Number: KO0984/07

Sketch by Henry Buckton Laurence ‘Blake, Middleton and Laurence, Looking at Islandwana 30 Jun 1879’
Officers: Captain Walter F Blake, Captain Oswald R Middleton and Captain Henry Buckton Laurence. Sketch on green paper.
Accession Number: KO0984/08

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