South Africa,1858

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Theophilus Atkinson, Pacaltsdorp

William Thompson, Cape Town - at request of Sir George Edward Grey [Cape governor] sends papers re a murder charge;

Thomas Paterson, Uitenhage

James Read (junior), Philipton

Frederick Gottlob Kayser, Knapps Hope - amalgamation of kraals bringing more people near mission station

Frederick Kolbe, Paarl

Thomas Merrington, Bethelsdorp

Thomas Philip, Hankey and Port Elizabeth - death of Mrs Philip [née Louise Johanna Silberbaur]

Edward Solomon, Bedford [Eastern Cape]

G Hurford, report of the Graaff-Reinet auxiliary society

Robert Taylor, Cradock -

Adam Robson, Port Elizabeth - death of his son

James Read (junior), Philipton

A van Rooyen, Blinkwater

Bartholomew Anderson, Pacaltsdorp - his marriage to Georgina Johanna Elliott

Joseph Kitchingman, Graaff-Reinet

Nicholas Smit, Graham's Town

Richard Birt, Cape Town

Mrs Elliott [Georgina Johanna Elliott], Cape Town - death of her husband, William Elliott

Reports from the following on their respective stations:-

Wilberforce Buxton Philip, Philippolis, Kruisfontein

Daniel Helm, Zuurbraak

Nicholas Smit, Graham's Town

Thomas Merrington, Bethelsdorp

Frederick Kolbe, Paarl

Rogers Edwards, Port Elizabeth

Adam Robson, Port Elizabeth

John Read [John Vanderkemp Read], Rutherford

James Read (junior), Philipton

John Read [John Vanderkemp Read], Oxkraal

Henry Kayser, Peelton

Thomas Philip, Hankey

Robert Taylor, Cradock

Reinhold Gregorowski, Somerset [Somerset East]

Theophilus Atkinson, Pacaltsdorp

petition of Coloured inhabitants of Somerset East, requesting LMS for a pastor

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