South Africa,1832

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

William Elliott, Paarl - unpopularity of LMS among white folk, slave legislation ascribed to missionaries' work; enclosed Arabic letter from Johanna Island [Nzwani/Nzwane (Anjouan)] regarding French incursion threatening whole island and neighbouring Mohilla [Mwali (Mohéli)]

Adam Robson, Bethelsdorp

Henry Helm, Caledon

joint letter of John Melvill and James Kitchingman, Paarl

John Philip, Cape Town, Grahamstown and Philipston -

John Messer, Uitenhage - congregation started for Africans; 130 members in temperance society

George Greig, Cape Town - supply of printing types to Robert Moffat

Peter Wright, Griquatown [Griekwastad] - holding services in Dutch and Sechuana

Frederick Gottlob Kayser, Caffraria - journal extracts

George Barker, Theopolis

Jane Philip, Cape Town - death of Christopher Sass's son

Henry Schmelen, Komaggas

George Augustus Kolbe, Philippolis

Cornelius Kramer, Bosjeveld (in Dutch)

Michael Wimmer, Steinkopf

Theophilus Atkinson, Cape Town - left Madagascar on queen's order

James Clark, Bushmen station, Caledon river

Arie Vos, Tulbagh (in Dutch)

Thomas Edwards, Pacaltsdorp - school returns

R H Hay, for Viscount Goderich, Downing Street [London] to Cape governor, permit for certain persons to settle in Cape Colony

John Brownlee, Caffraria [Xhosaland]

Frederick Gottlob Kayser, Caffreland [Xhosaland]

Anthony Vanderlingen, Graaff-Reinet

Michael Wimmer, Steinkopf

annual report from Caffraria

short summaries of letters to John Philip and his replies 1829-1832

John Philip's bills for 1832

schedules from Steinkopf, Xhosaland, Caledon, Griquatown, Pacaltsdorp, Paarl, Port Elizabeth, Hankey and Philippolis giving statistics for 1832

Conditions Governing Access


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