South Africa,1830

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

joint letter of John Brownlee and Frederick Gottlob Kayser, Caffraria

Henry Helm, Caledon - annual report

Frederick Gottlob Kayser, Caffreland - translating miracle stories, hymns and John's gospel into Xhosa

Adam Robson, Bethelsdorp

William Anderson, Pacaltsdorp - poverty caused by drought; colonists sell the people liquor

John Melvill, Philippolis

Richard Miles and 544 merchants of Cape Town - address to Cape governor Sir Galbraith Lowry Cole - asking help for religious education of coloureds, with their plans and approving letter from Chief Justice

Michael Wimmer, Komaggas

joint letters from Robert Hamilton and Robert Moffat, Lattakoo [Kuruman] - Moffat reviewing his translation of Luke's gospel and parts of Old Testament; made visit to Matabele chief Moselekatse [Mzilikazi]

Theophilus Atkinson, Bethelsdorp

Peter Wright, Griquatown [Griekwastad]

John Philip, Cape Town - staying to face legal case; annual report

Thomas Doyle, Theopolis

P E Faure, Utrecht

George Bennet, London

Cape government - copy of circular requesting information on LMS stations

John Baillie, Lattakoo

George Yeoland, Cape Town

tabular response to Cape government circular

Origin and Progress of Kat River settlement, about 1830

schedules from Hankey, Caledon, Caffreland, Paarl and Philippolis giving statistics for 1830

William Foster, Guildford

Arie Vos, Tulbagh

Richard Miles, Boston - general report of South African stations

comparative statement of missionaries' salaries and expenses 1825 to 1928 and for 1830

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