Bechuanaland,1844

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Walter Inglis, Kuruman - describes journeying; Tswana people few and scattered

William Ross, Kuruman and Taung - minutes of District Committee meeting, with letters from Holloway Helmore and Edward Solomon giving reasons for non-attendance; encouraging beginning of work; rainmaker;

William Ashton, Kuruman

Isaac Hughes, Griquatown [Griekwastad] - answers enquiries from colonial government re educational work; boer aggressiveness at Philippolis; case of J Fortuin

Robert Moffat, Kuruman - postscript tells story of David Livingstone and the lion

Holloway Helmore, Lekatlong/Likhatlong - clearing out of Baloi, witchdoctors etc, from the church; medicines wanted; annual report

joint annual report of station by Robert Hamilton, Robert Moffat and William Ashton, Kuruman

Edward Solomon, Philippolis and Griquatown [Griekwastad] - annual report

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