South Africa,1845

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Thomas Philip, Cape Town, Bethelsdorp and Hankey - William Philip drowned

John Philip, Cape Town -

Joseph Gill, Cape Town

James Read, Philipton, Kat River -

W Y Thomson, Philippolis and Colesberg - attack on Philippolis

C C de Villiers, Paarl (in Dutch)

Adam Robson, Port Elizabeth -

William Passmore, Port Elizabeth

Thomas Hood, Avontuur, Long Kloof

Henry Calderwood, Birkland

William Elliott, Uitenhage

Abraham Faure, Cape Town

Jane Philip, Cape Town - death of John Messer; half-yearly accounts;

memorandum on the Griqua Treaty, Modder River

Adam Kok, Griquatown [Griekwastad] - accepts the Treaty

Browning Maitland (private secretary to Cape governor), camp, Pouw Fontein, Griqualand

Thomas Edwards, Grant's Valley [Eastern Cape]

Theophilus Atkinson, Colesberg [Northern Cape] - boer aggression upsetting work

James Cameron, Cape Town - Madagascar news

Robert Taylor, Theopolis

Richard Birt, Umxelo - his marriage to Margaret Fleischer [née Margaret Hart]

Arie Vos, Tulbagh (translated from Dutch)

James Adamson, Cape Town

Frederick Gottlob Kayser, Knapps Hope

Jan Tzatzoe [Jan Tshatshu]

William Anderson, Pacaltsdorp - re title deeds

N H Smith, Blinkwater

Reports from the following on their respective stations:-

James Read, Philipton

Arie Vos, Tulbagh (in Dutch)

M Vogelgezang, Cape Town

William Elliott, Uitenhage

Albert Van Lingen, Graaff-Reinet

William Anderson, Pacaltsdorp

Bartholomew Anderson, Dyssel's Dorp

Henry Schmelen, Komaggas

John Munro, Cradock

John Brownlee, King William's Town

Isaac Hughes and Edward Solomon, Griquatown

Theophilus Atkinson, Colesberg

Thomas Hood, Avontuur

George Gill, Somerset [Somerset East]

Robert Taylor, Theopolis

William Passmore, Port Elizabeth

Henry Helm, Caledon

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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