BCCDBritish Concentration Camps
of the South African War

Personal Details
Name:Dr Macarthur
Born in camp? No
Died in camp? No
Notes:11/8/1902:Telegram, Salus, Cape Town to CSRC: Asking about MacArthur as applied for government post;
18/8/1902: note, CSRC to Tonkin: Asking him to reply. Does not doubt his professional abilities but did not consult our interests financially.
Tonkin: Have wired 'Dr McArthur is satisfactory professionally but is a difficult man to get on with'.
Unique ID:1971
Camp History
Name:East London RC
Date departure:21/7/1902
Reason departure:dismissed because of reduction in medical staff
Notes:26/3/1902: Ill

21/7/1902: CSRC to MacArthur: Explaining his services no longer required because of reductions in medical establishments in camps. With reference to promise that government billets would be given to those who remain on, refers him to MOH ORC, who has already taken a number of medical officers from camps. Willing to give him a testimonial, as he believes he has done his duties satisfactorily, 'though I must say that you have not consulted our interests and been as economical as you might have been'.
Title:SRC 34
Type:Correspondence: appointments
Reference No.:34
Dates:Oct-Dec 1901
Notes:A346, 21/11/1901, Telegram, Superintendent, Norvals Pont to CSRC
Title:SRC 38
Type:Correspondence: appointments
Reference No.:38
Dates:Feb-Mar 1902
Notes:A859, 26/3/1902: Telegram, SRC East London to CSRC
Title:SRC 35
Type:Correspondence: appointments
Reference No.:35
Dates:Dec 1901-Jan 1902
Notes:A578, 11/1/1902: Telegram: Kendal Franks to CSRC and related correspondence
Title:SRC 43
Type:Correspondence: appointments
Reference No.:43
Dates:July-Aug 1902
Notes:A1662, 21/7/1902: CSRC to MacArthur
Title:SRC 44
Type:Correspondence: appointments
Reference No.:44
Dates:Aug-Sept 1902
Notes:A1844, 11/8/1902:Telegram, Salus, Cape Town to CSRC and related correspondence

Acknowledgments: The project was funded by the Wellcome Trust, which is not responsible for the contents of the database. The help of the following research assistants is gratefully acknowledged: Ryna Boshoff, Murray Gorman, Janie Grobler, Marelize Grobler, Luke Humby, Clare O’Reilly Jacomina Roose, Elsa Strydom, Mary van Blerk. Thanks also go to Peter Dennis for the design of the original database and to Dr Iain Smith, co-grantholder.