South Africa,1837

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

George Augustus Kolbe, Philippolis

George Barker, Theopolis - death of his wife [née Sarah Williams]; report and (home made) schedule for year

John Canham, Cape Town

John Brownlee, Buffalo River/Williams Town [officially named in 1835: King William's Town] - bought some government buildings for school etc; thanks LMS directors for help to make good his losses through war; people coming back; itinerating; Jan Tsatzoe not yet returned

Theophilus Atkinson, Philippolis - annual report of work and building house

Frederick Gottlob Kayser, Knapps Hope

Peter Wright, Griquatown [Griekwastad] - great progress, increase in church membership

Jane Philip, Cape Town - half-yearly accounts; thanks to Religious Tract Society for books; missionary students wish for training seminary; Paarl chapel taken over by Rhenish mission [Rheinischen Missionsgesellschaft]

William Anderson, Pacaltsdorp - copy of memorial to government re boundary of Pacaltsdorp, to safeguard rights of Africans, with response;annual report

Edward Williams, Cape Town

John Munro, Grahamstown - need for missionary to African settlement on Fish river, itinerating visit there; attempt to build school within grant; annual report

John Messer, Uitenhage - purchase of mission house, building gallery in church; journey to Elephant's River [Olifants river, Northern Cape]; annual report

William Elliott, Paarl - French Hoek [Franschhoek] now mission of its own; new district opened, new members in church

Thomas Edwards, Theopolis

John Locke, Cape Town - day schools going well but Sunday schools lack discipline; Christianity at low ebb, Islam flourishing

John Philip, London - statement to LMS directors on conduct of mission in Africa, history of different stations, missionaries' need for support from home, unique opening at Cape Town now slaves free

Adam Robson, Port Elizabeth - tribute to African teacher on his death; thanks for money voted to build school; enquiry from Mrs Evans [widow of John Evans] for particulars of her late husband's LMS service

Michael Wimmer, Steinkopf

Isaac Hughes, Griquatown - taung chief Mahura sent his son to Britain for education

James Kitchingman, Bethelsdorp - annual report

Aldin Grant(American missionary), Bethelsdorp

Rogers Edwards, Port Elizabeth

Christopher Sass, Theopolis

Arie Vos, Tulbagh (in Dutch) - annual report

Henry Helm, Caledon - annual report for Caledon Institution

joint annual report by Peter Wright and Isaac Hughes, Griquatown

Charles Hyman, Uitenhage - report of auxiliary missionary society

Henry Schmelen, Komaggas - annual report

Albert Van Lingen, Graaff-Reinet - annual report

report of auxiliary missionary society, Port Elizabeth

schedules from Tulbagh, Paarl, Komaggas and Bethelsdorp, giving statistics for 1837

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