South Africa,1808

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

J J van den Berg, Cape of Good Hope enclosing following letter:

Dr Johannes Vanderkemp, Bethelsdorp - removal there, requests sea transport for goods rather than overland; slave keeping persists, even among missionaries; some wives and children of Africans detained, calls for justice; annual report

James Read, Stuurman Kraal - abolition of slave trade gave joy; possibility he and Dr Johannes Vanderkemp might go to Madagascar; 'our dear Mother Smith' [Maglett Smith] working among slaves at Cape

Abraham Albrecht, Warm Bath - congregation of 500; Sophia Burgman to marry his brother Christian

Captain J G Cuyler, Uitenhage

John Kicherer, Graaff-Reinet

William Anderson, Clear Water [Klaar Water/Griquatown/Griekwastad]

South African Society, Cape Town

Abraham Albrecht and Christian Albrecht, Warm Bath - (translated extracts)

Joseph Hardcastle, London - glad to hear of Lord Caledon's help for missions; resolution against missionaries keeping slaves

Private Kenneth Anderson, Cape of Good Hope - converted, quotes experiences, requests advice about being a missionary

Johann Gottfried Ullbricht [later John Ullbright], Bethelsdorp (in Dutch with English translation) - married Elizabeth Windvogel, an African Christian

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Other Finding Aids

Detailed lists for incoming correspondence from Southern Africa, 1797-1899 (lists E6 & E7), are available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library. Includes detailed precis of letters up to 1866.

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