South Africa,1820

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

John Messer, Pacaltsdorp - crops failed

Robert Moffat, Cape Town, Great River and Griquatown [Griekwastad] - about to visit Lattakoo; his marriage to Mary Smith; poor state at Lattakoo, failure of rains attributed by witchdoctors to missionaries

John Philip, Cape Town - discussion of exclusion policy with government; formation of African Bible and Tract Societies

Evan Evans, Bethelsdorp and Paarl

Robert Hamilton, Kuruman

Ann Hamilton, Kuruman

John Campbell, Lattakoo [Old Lattakoo, ?Tlhakalatlou] - meeting with Robert Moffat, James Read and Robert Hamilton

Frederick Hooper, Bethelsdorp and Cape Town

Leonhardt Ebner, London and 's Gravenhage [The Hague, Netherlands]

James Read, New Lattakoo [Kuruman]

LMS, London - resolutions re future arrangements re missionaries for South Africa

George Barker, Bethelsdorp

John Campbell, Griquatown [Griekwastad], Campbell [Griqualand West] and Graaff-Reinet - Christopher Sass to remain at Campbell

William Anderson, Zwellendam [Swellendam]

Landdrost Stokenstrom

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