South Africa

Scope and Content

Minutes (primarily Synod) for South Africa are extant from 1823 to 1887 with the addition of minutes (1889-1944) for Transvaal and Swaziland (including Rhodesia to 1911). General correspondence dates from 1807 to 1824 with the addition of correspondence relating to the South African Conference from 1883-1942. Correspondence for specific areas is available as follows: Albany (1825-1857), Bechuana (1838-1876), Bloemfontein (1876-1885), the Cape including Mauritius (1825-1885), Clerkebury (1881-1885), Grahamstown (1864-1885), Kaffraria (1858-1864), Mashonaland (1891-1898), Natal (1858-1885), Queenstown (1868-1885), and Transvaal and Swaziland (1881-). Please note that there are siginifcant gaps in some of these correspondence sequences. Some photographic material (c.1900-c.1935) is also extant.

Access Information

The majority of the collection is only available for consultation on microfiche.

Restrictions Apply

Other Finding Aids

Handlists to correspondence dating up to 1900 are available in the SCRR.

Archivist's Note


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