South Africa,1854

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Joseph Gill, Fort Beaufort - 2 chapels build; Birklands station given to Wesleyans

James Read, Philipton

William Elliott, Cape Town -

William Thompson, Cape Town - re power of attorney; memorial to government; report; Gruiqua case, petition to UK Parliament

George Christie, Cape Town

Robert Taylor, Cradock

Theophilus Atkinson, Pacaltsdorp

Frederick Gottlob Kayser, Knapps Hope - improvement of station and people

Frederick Kolbe, George

Thomas Hood, Avontuur, Long Kloof - difficulties re tenure at Avontuur and Matjes Drift

Arie Vos, Tulbagh

S N de Kock, Colesberg

Thomas Merrington, Bethelsdorp

Thomas Philip, Hankey - irrigation scheme at Hankey; formation of committees

James Read, Paarl

Richard Birt, Peelton - an early Christian convert

Reports from the following on their respective stations:-

Thomas Merrington, Bethelsdorp

Theophilus Atkinson, Pacaltsdorp

Thomas Paterson, Uitenhage

Bartholomew Anderson, Dysselsdorp

James Clark, Kruesfontein [Kruisfontein]

Robert Taylor, Cradock

George Barker, Paarl

S N de Kock, Colesberg

Reinhold Gregorowski, Somerset [Somerset East]

Frederick Kolbe, George

Extract from Cape of Good Hope Observer on The Griquas

Sir Andries Stockenstrom

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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.

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