Collections - Drawings
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
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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