South Africa,1809

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Dr Johannes Vanderkemp, Bethelsdorp - report enclosed; war likely between British and Caffres [Xhosa]; order for certain Africans to leave Cape Colony; Maart [March] arrived, still a slave by law

Joseph Hardcastle, London - Michael Wimmer and Carl Pacalt going to Bethelsdorp; South African Society to cease as agents

Directors of the Missionary Society, London - address to Lord Caledon [Alexander Du Pré, 2nd Earl of Caledon, Cape governor 1807 - 1811]

- Stanhope to admiral Bertie [Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Bertie, commander-in-chief, Cape of Good Hope]

Captain J G Cuyler, Fort Frederick [later Port Elizabeth] and Uitenhage - copy of circular, rules for manging district, orders and complaints; must remove hut from Stuurman's kraal

Abraham Albrecht and Christian Albrecht, Warmebad [Warm Bath], Namacqua country - general teaching in Dutch; cotton growing, permit to start manufactory.

John Seidenfaden, Cape Town - his marriage to Maria Schonkin

William Anderson, Cape Town - fear of Caffres, work among British soldiers at Cape; vaccination; ordination of Cornelius Kramer and Lambert Janz; recommendations to Governor for approval

Carl Pacalt, Cape Town

Christopher Bird, Secretary's Office (Cape Town) - Governor's approval of Great River mission station

joint letter from Carl Pacalt and Michael Wimmer, Cape Town (forwarded via Nurnberg for Charles Steinkopf)

Maglett Smith, Cape Town

David Langton, London

Anthony Vanderlingen, Wynberg (3 miles from Cape Town) - 1400 receive teaching

unnamed writer - discusses expediency of forming armed band of Africans and quotes document dated 12 October 1803 by the then Dutch governor Jan Willem Janssens making precautions against imminent attack involving recruitment of African volunteers with the knowledge and aid of Vanderkemp

Dr Johannes Vanderkemp, Johan Ullbricht, Erasmus Smit, Bethelsdorp - annual report of station

Abraham Albrecht, country of the great Namaqua in the north-western part of South Africa - Observations thereon

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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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