A signed letter of 1896 mentioning the Jameson Raid A manuscript in his own hand, signed Curzon and dated Feb 20 1896. The letter is written on three sides of small sheet of watermarked writing paper, 8 x 5 ins, with the printed address 20, CURZON STEET, W. beneath a Viscount’s coronet. It is addressed to My dear Burnside, who has written to congratulate Curzon [possibly on his marriage the previous year]. Curzon expresses the hope that he will soon hear news of his son. Trooper Richard Nigel Burnside had taken part in the ill fated Jameson Raid in South Africa. At this time Curzon was Under Secretary of State at the Foreign Office and the fact that this letter is written on his private writing paper suggests that Curzon was not responding to Burnside’s letter in any official capacity. He speculates whether the raiders will face punishment.


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