County of Brant Public Library Digital Collections
Brass Patriotic Box, Boer War
Description
Media Type
Object
Item Type
Boxes
Description
This brass "patriotic box" was sent to soldiers during the Boer War in South Africa, fought from 1899 - 1902. Canada took part in the war, with 8600 volunteers. It included small items to help raise morale, including chocolates, tobacco, and New Testaments. The top of the box has an image of Queen Victoria and the text "South Africa 1900".

This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in Brantford.
Notes
The handwritten note reads "I wish you a happy new year".
Date of Publication
1900
Subject(s)
Donor
Provided by Richard Shaver
Contact
County of Brant Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address
County of Brant Public Library (Paris Branch)
12 William Street
Paris, ON
N3L 1K7 | @brantlibrary
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Brass Patriotic Box, Boer War


This brass "patriotic box" was sent to soldiers during the Boer War in South Africa, fought from 1899 - 1902. Canada took part in the war, with 8600 volunteers. It included small items to help raise morale, including chocolates, tobacco, and New Testaments. The top of the box has an image of Queen Victoria and the text "South Africa 1900".

This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in Brantford.