South Africa,1838

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Jane Philip, Cape Town - half-yearly accounts; enclosed extract from James Read (junior) of work at and around Kat River

Edward Williams, Hankey - birth of son at Port Elizabeth; annual report

James Read, Cape Town and Kat River - given plots of ground in trust for chapels and schools; vists to Macomo and Botman; annual report

John Melvill, Pacaltsdorp and Dysals Kraal - starting an out-station at latter

Peter Wright, Griquatown [Griekwastad] - Adam Kok appointed chief by people

John Philip, Cape Town - accompanying documents re John Bartlett of Campbell; thanks to British & Foreign Bible Society for bibles; triumphant verdict in Stockenstrom [Lieutenant-Governor]'s case; correspondence with Wesleyan missionaries

John Munro, Grahamstown - school built at Grahamstown, teacher appointed; annual report mentioning Grahamstown and Fish River

Gottlob Schreiner, Bethelsdorp, Kat River and Philippolis - annual report

William Elliott, Paarl - Bible and testaments needed; illustration of his work; apprentices regaining freedom; annual report

Adam Robson, Port Elizabeth

Theophilus Atkinson, Philippolis

John Messer, Uitenhage - annual report

Frederick Gottlob Kayser, Knapps Hope - has school 4 days and itinerates 2 days; annual report

Thomas Edwards, Theopolis

Jan Tzatzoe [Jan Tshatshu], King William's Town

John Brownlee, Williams Town [King William's Town]

Cornelius Kramer, Zwellendam [Swellendam]

William Anderson, Pacaltsdorp

Henry Calderwood, Cape Town - freedom of slaves on 1 December

report of auxiliary missionary society, Port Elizabeth

Henry Schmelen, Komaggas - annual report

Arie Vos, Tulbagh (in Dutch) - annual report

James Kitchingman, Bethelsdorp - annual report

George Barker, Theopolis - report and schedule for year

joint annual report by William Anderson and Thomas Hood, Pacaltsdorp

Henry Helm, Caledon - annual report for Caledon Institution

Albert Van Lingen, Graaff-Reinet - annual report

James Read (junior), Kat River - annual report

schedules from Tulbagh and Komaggas, giving statistics for 1838

Access Information


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.

Archivist's Note