Matabeleland,1896

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

David Carnegie, Hope Fountain and Bulawayo - gold prospecting on mission land; happenings re war; attitude ofthe Matabele; position of mission property; murder, power of witch doctor; sufferings of Africans from famine

Cullen Reed (secretary), Dombodema, Bulawayo and Hope Fountain - district committee minutes; 3 farms to start work in Bulilima

joint letter from David Carnegie and Bowen Rees, Bulawayo - left station because of Matabele Rising [Second Matabele War/First Chimurenga]

William Ashton, Barkly West - Matabele Rising

Charles Helm, Barkly West and Sea Point

George Wilkerson, on board Norham Castle and at Palapye and Inyati [Nyathi] - description of condition of Hope Fountain and Inyati

Bowen Rees, Bulawayo - details of war

Colonel Johan William Colenbrander, Bulawayo - offers to buy Hope Fountain for agriculture

Conditions Governing Access

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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