PRIME MINISTER JAN C. SMUTS (SOUTH AFRICA) - AUTOGRAPH 03/19/1917 - HFSID 174905
Sale Price $198.00
JAN C. SMUTS. Signature: "J.C. Smuts/19 March 1917", 5½x2¼. A Boer leader in the Boer War (1899-1902), Smuts was Commander in Chief of Republican forces in Cape of Good Hope (1901-1902). He was instrumental in the creation of the Union of South Africa. In 1916, Smuts commanded British troops in British East Africa. In 1917 and 1918, he represented South Africa in the Imperial War Cabinet. Smuts was Prime Minister of South Africa (1919-1924, 1939-1948), Minister of Justice (1933-1939) and was made Field Marshal in 1941. Irregularly cut. 3 pinhead-size stains in blank areas. Mounting remnants on verso (light show through at blank edges). Fine condition.
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