Two letters from James A Fraser, a soldier serving with the 7th Contingent, (Mounted Rifles) in South Africa.
The first letter, dated Feb 2 1902 is addressed to 'Dear Mysie' and the writer explains the difficulty in obtaining paper (the letter is written on two sheet cut from a book). He writes of life as a soldier fighing against the Boer.
The second letter is addressed to 'Dear Mater' dated March 1 1902. James Fraser advises his mother that, while being in the thick of the fighting, he is well and unharmed.
1. Letter to Mysie from James Fraser. Written at 'Fany's Home, Orange River Colony, Feb 2 1902
2. Letter to 'Dear Mater' from James Fraser. Written at Allisonwich, O.R.C, near Harrismith, March 1st 1902