Archive Unit

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Charles Helm, Hope Fountain, Macloutsie [Motloutse] river and Palapye - boer incident and rumours of war

Bowen Rees, Inyati [Nyathi], Bulawayo and Kuruman - enclosing plan of new mission house

William Ashton, Barkly West - trouble in Matabeleland

Mrs Helm [née Elizabeth Puttkamer], Palapye - looting at Hope Fountain, Cecil Rhodes and compensation

David Carnegie, Cape Town

Conditions Governing Access


Other Finding Aids

A detailed list for incoming correspondence from Matabeleland, 1835-1899 (list E4) is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library. Includes detailed precis of letters up to 1866.

Archivist's Note