Article concerning diary of Mrs. Bousfield

Scope and Content

Typescript copy or draft of an article by Eve Palmer, Journey to Pretoria in 1878: Diary of Mrs. Bousfield, wife of the City's first bishop.

Administrative / Biographical History

Mrs. Bousfield was wife of Henry Brougham Bousfield, first Bishop of Pretoria. Henry Bousfield (1832-1902) graduated M.A. at Caius College, Cambridge, held the living at Foxcott, near Andover, and the position of Rural Dean, 1872-1878. In 1878 he sailed to Cape Colony, where he established the Anglican See of Pretoria.

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Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

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Related Material

Lambeth Palace Library holds Henry Bousfield correspondence mainly concerning the Transvaal mission, 1876-1882. The William Cullen Library, Church of the Province of South Africa Central Record Library holds 50 volumes of related papers.