Bechuanaland,1861

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Robert Moffat (junior), Hopetown

Isaac Hughes, Fauresmith [Free State], Backhouse [Douglas] and Griqua Town [Griekwastad] - breaking-up of Philippolis; report

Wilberforce Buxton Philip, Philippolis - removal of Adam Kok III's people to Natal

joint letter by Roger Price, John Mackenzie and Robert Moffat, Kuruman, enclosing applications from Ferdinand Zimmermann and A Ch Schulenberg (Linokana), commenting adversely on their request to join LMS on doctrinal grounds

Robert Moffat, Kuruman - journey to meet Makololo party; report

Roger Price, Kuruman - appointed to Matabele [Matabeleland, now Zimbabwe]; refutes statements of Sekeletu re Dr Livingston [David Livingstone]

John Mackenzie, Kuruman, Philippolis and Hope Town - birth of son

William Ashton, Kuruman - marriage of Roger Price to Elizabeth Moffat

G B Biddulph, Hopetown

William Ross, Likatlong [Likhatlong/Lekatlong] - rejects 'latitudinarian view of certain reverend doctors' who would accept converts remaining in bigamous or polygamous marriages; Likatlong sold; report; smallpox epidemic

Mrs Moffatt [née Mary Smith], Kuruman

Conditions Governing Access

Open

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

Catalogued