South Africa,1817

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Frederick Hooper, Bethelsdorp - governor's visit; memo requesting government help

William Anderson, Griquatown [Griekwastad] - 50 adults baptised; government orders Hephzibah to be relinquished

George Thom, Cape Town - missionaries temporarily restrained from going beyond Colony; [later] open door in Caffraria; correspondence with Christopher Bird (governor's office), who has heard good news of Hooge Kraal, Caledon and Caffraria but bad reports of Bethelsdorp and will investigate reports about James Read

John Messer, Bethelsdorp

A E Burgman [Bergman] - Caledon auxiliary missionary society (Dutch and English); sending wagons for new missionary and wife

joint letter from Evan Evans, James Kitchingman, John Taylor, John Brownlee and Robert Moffat, Cape of Good Hope

Pieter Hammes, Cape Town - resignation from post of Agent

R Beck, Cape Town - now Director at the Cape

Johan Ullbricht [Ullbright], Theopolis

John Evans, Graaff-Reinet

Maglett Smith, Cape Town

Enquiry from PH Kuypers and Adriaan Roux, Stellenbosch Missionary Society and response by Meent Borcherds and other officers of church council, Stellenbosch (Engish translation) - question of slaves being baptised and ordination status of Mewes Bakker [Mews Bakker, Meeuwes Janse Bakker], viz: may he baptize them?

jontly John Kicherer and George Thom, Tulbagh - Arie Vos's ordination certificate (English translation)

joint letter from John Seidenfaden and Michael Wimmer, Caledon

Henry Schmelen, Steinkopf [Bijzondermeid]

George Barker, Theopolis

Robert Hamilton, Griquatown and Lattakoo

joint letters by R Beck and Pieter Hammes, Cape Town

Christopher Bird, colonial office

Mewes Bakker [Mews Bakker, Meeuwes Janse Bakker], Stellenbosch - administration of the sacraments of baptism and Lord's supper to slaves

James Read, Latakoo, Makoon's Kraal and New Latakoo [later Kuruman] - annual account

Evan Evans, Bethelsdorp

joint letter from Johan Ullbricht [Ullbright], John Messer, John Brownlee, Evan Evans and Frederick Hooper, Bethelsdorp

Robert Moffat, Cape Town

John Evans, Graaff-Reinet - has accepted ministry of church at Cradock

William Corner, Bethelsdorp

Joseph Williams, Kat River, Caffraria

Minutes of the missionary deputies: Evan Evans, Leopold Marquard, John Seidenfaden, John Taylor and George Thom, Cape Town - suggest new rules to govern South Africa mission

James Kitchingman, Tulbagh

Pieter Hammes, Cape Town - enclosed letter for Bernard Ledeboer

John Brownlee, Somerset Farm (not far from Joseph Williams)

Leonhardt Ebner, Cape Town

Michael Wimmer, Caledon

Carl Pacalt, Hooge Kraal [High Kraal] - visit of Lord Charles Somerset (Cape governor)

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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.

Archivist's Note