Matabeleland,1870

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

John Boden Thomson, Kuruman and Inyati [Nyathi] - sketch map of journey; visit to king; permission to dig in goldfields; crushing machine; royal permission to occupy valley as mission station

George Bottomley, Durban

John Moffat, Kuruman - seminary proposal; day schools

William Sykes, Inyati - opposition to chief Lupengula, John Boden Thomson tending the wounded; people asking for calico etc instead of beads

Thomas Thomas, Cape Town

Access Information

Open

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

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