In October 1901, an anonymous letter, written by one of Roberts' supporters,
was published in The Times criticising Buller's 'surrender telegram'
to Ladysmith. Buller was refused permission to publish the actual text
of what he had said but announced it at an official lunch. Roberts threatened
to resign if Buller was not sacked for indiscipline, and so he was dismissed.
Unfortunately Buller's main service record appears to have been destroyed
by bombing in the Second World War. However, some of his personal correspondence,
including his own account of the South African War, was presented to
The National Archives by his daughter and can be found in record
series WO 132.