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For me maybe the greatest South African, a great General, a great statesman and a great Human Being. Louis Botha was returning to South Africa after the Treaty of Versailles. He was sick on the voyage and would die a month after his return.

This Photo of the Ship is signed by Louis Botha, his Wife, His Son (Capt. Louis Botha), daughter and Secretary/Biographer Engelenberg. Also by two people (looks like "Innes")..

It is a fantastic bit of South African history...

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A nice piece of Africana you have there, Chris.

"J. Rose Innes" and "Jessie Innes" would no doubt have been Sir James Rose Innes and his lady - he was the Chief Justice of South Africa at the time, and had earlier been a cabinet minister in the Cape Colony.

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