South Africa,1861

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

William Thompson, Cape Town and Wellington [Province of the Western Cape] - re death of queen of Madagascar; formation of Union of Congregational churches; publishing Missionary Intelligence

Antony Peiterward, King William's Town - copy of statement to Sir George Henry Grey [Cape governor]

Daniel Helm, Zuurbraak

James Campbell, Graaff-Reinet

Frederick Ellenberger, Cape Town - grateful for good voyage on John Williams

Henry Kayser, King Williams Town

Robert Taylor, Cradock

Theophilus Atkinson, Pacaltsdorp

Thomas Philip, Hankey - South Africa Union's basis modified; plea backed by 'round robin'from other missionaries re salaries

Frederick Kolbe, Paarl - death of George Barker

Hillitje Barker, Paarl - request for widow's pension on death of her husband George Barker

Rogers Edwards, Port Elizabeth

James Read (junior), Philipton

Thomas Brockway, Peelton - preaching in Xhosa; believes handover of full leadership to Xhosa a long time off; grant for teacher; his forthcoming ordination

James Cameron, Cape Town - re auxiliary missionary society

Thomas Hood, Hope Dale [Hopedale] - working, but has angina

George Yarnold Jeffreys, D'Urban [Durban] - offers to help with renewal of Madagascar mission

Richard Birt, King William's Town - opposes bringing European woman teacher there

Joseph Kitchingman, Graaff-Reinet

Reports from the following for their respective stations:-

James Read (junior), Philipton

Adam Robson, Port Elizabeth

Rogers Edwards, Port Elizabeth

James Kitchingman, Graaff-Reinet

Theophilus Atkinson, Pacaltsdorp

Daniel Helm, Zuurbraak

Thomas Paterson, Uitenhage

Reinhold Gregorowski, Somerset [Somerset East]

Nicholas Smit, Graham's Town

Thomas Merrington, Bethelsdorp

John Brownlee, King Williams Town

Frederick Gottlob Kayser and Frederick G G Kayser, Knapps Hope

Richard Birt, Peelton

Robert Taylor, Cradock

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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.

Archivist's Note