South Africa,1814

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

William Anderson, Griquatown [Griekwastad] - deaths of Mrs Sass [née Mary Gordon] and Mrs Janz [an African]; arguments against forcing men requisitioned from Griquatown

James Read, Bethelsdorp and Cape Town - new mission to go to Caffreland; returned from Theopolis [Bathurst]; Johan Ullbricht [late John Ullbright] to be ordained there

John Campbell, Cape Town - (to South African Society)

H F Mellet (South African Society), Cape Town

Christopher Sass, Bethesda [on Orange river, West of Griquatown]

Lambert Janz, Griqualand

George Thom, Cape Town - interview with new governor Charles Somerset [Lord Charles Henry Somerset, Cape governor 1814 - 1826]; government wants no violence but offers no protection; set his slaves free

K Duncan, Cape Town

Henry Schmelen, Pella [Northern Cape] and Klipfountain

Maglett Smith

Missionaries in conference, Graaff-Reinet (James Read, William Anderson, John Kicherer, Johan Ullbricht, Erasmus Smit and William Corner)

Cornelius Kramer, Cape Town (in Dutch)

Christian Albrecht, Pella

John Campbell, Shacklewell [Kingsland, London]

John Campbell, Orange river [1813]

George Burder - thanks to Sir John Cradock, retiring governor

Captain J G Cuyler, Uitenhage - requisitions and demands upon Bethelsdorp

Lambert Janz, Griquatown - baptisms

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