South Africa,1851

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Joseph Gill, Fort Beaufort

Theophilus Atkinson, Pacaltsdorp - annual report for 1850

William Thompson, Cape Town - financial and annual reports; resignation of Van Soelen; Theopolis destroyed;

J C Silberbaur, Cape Town

Charles Lennox Stretch, Richmond and Glen Avon - opposes policy of 'extermination' favoured by colonists

Robert Taylor, Cradock

Thomas Hood, Avontuur, Long Kloof

J F Pocock, Cape Town, secretary to committee, Union Chapel

Richard Birt, East London, Wagon-makers Valley and Cape Town - Peelton station in ruins through 8th Xhosa War; UK government should investigate frontier warfare

Frederick G G Kayser, Knapps Hope

James Cameron, Cape Town - wishes to visit Madagascar

John Brownlee, Williams Town [King William's Town] - his son James Brownlee killed by war raiders

James Read, Philipton and Alice - causes of war/rebellion and results

George Christie, Hankey

William Elliott, Cape Town and George Town

James Green, Balfour [Kat River]

Charles Lennox Stretch (diplomatic agent), Glen Avon [Somerset East]

Charles Brownlee, King Williamstown

Thomas Philip, Hankey - death of John Philip

L A G Merrington, Upper Clapton

M Vogelgezang, Cape Town

E F Beck, Cape Town

James Read (junior), Lovedale, Alice

Nicholas Smit, Graham's Town [Grahamstown]

James Clark, Kruesfontein [Kruisfontein]

W Y Thomson, Graham's Town

Frederick Gottlob Kayser, Bethelsdorp

joint letter of James Read and James Read (junior), Alice

Thomas Edwards, Grahamstown - losses at Theopolis

Wilberforce Buxton Philip, Cape Town

J C Minto, Fort Beaufort

C J Vanderschalk, Colesberg

Reports from the following on their respective stations:-

William Elliott, George Town

William Passmore, Port Elizabeth

Thomas Hood, Avontuur, Long Kloof

Thomas Paterson, Uitenhage

Daniel Helm, Zuurbraak

James Clark, Kruesfontein [Kruisfontein]

Bartholomew Anderson, Dysselsdorp

Theophilus Atkinson, Pacaltsdorp

Reinhold Gregorowski, Somerset [Somerset East] (in Dutch)

Civil Commisioner's office, Uitenhage - warning re vagrants

Correspondence between C D Van Soelen and William Thompson re LMS appointment

letters dealing with Kat River rebellion and Theopolis

Port Elizabeth Telegraph - recruiting at Bethelsdorp

Council of Loyal Burghers, Kat River

William Thompson, Cape Town - attacks on Kat River

James Read, Uitenhage

H C Rutherford, Cape Town -

James Read (junior), Lovedale

Edward Solomon, Philippolis

Joseph Kitchingman, Bethelsdorp

bill of costs in case The Queen v Botha

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