About the Digital Collection
Chiefly a 60-page diary (1899-1902) titled, "Diary of the South African War with General Buller 1899-1902." A journal entry briefly recounts the voyage from Crete to South Africa where Barnett's battalion became part of Sir Redvers Buller's relief column. Other entries describe troop movements to Durban, Newcastle, Ladysmith, and Lydenburg, as well as the march into the Eastern Transvaal after Lord Kitchener's reorganization. Includes also Barnett's army record book, 1895-1903; poetry (some printed); and photographs, primarily relating to the 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade.