South Africa,1846

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

W Y Thomson, Philippolis

Jane Philip, Cape Town - half-yearly accounts;

Henry Calderwood, Fort Beaufort and King William's Town - missionaries ordered out of Xhosa territory, war; invited by government to treat with Macomo government, no peace terms achieved

John Philip, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth - copies Joseph Hardcastle's view on need for agent at Cape (1811); Henry Calderwood appointed commissioner

James Cameron, Cape Town - Madagascar news

Joseph Gill, Cape Town

John Crombie Brown, Cape Town

Robert Taylor, Theopolis

James Read, Kat River - destruction of mission stations in war; news of printing press

Adam Robson, Port Elizabeth

John Melvill, Matjes Drift

Gottlob Schreiner, Colesberg - resignation

Thomas Philip, Cape Town - refusal of professorial chair; starting seminary at Hankey

John Brownlee, Fort Peddie - description of life in fort during war

William Anderson, Pacaltsdorp

Reports from the following on their respective stations:-

James Kitchingman, Bethelsdorp

Henry Helm, Caledon

W Y Thomson, Philippolis

Joseph Gill, Somerset [Somerset East]

Theophilus Atkinson, Colesberg

John Munro, Cradock

Benjamin Anderson, Bethesda

Thomas Hood, Avontuur

Conditions Governing Access


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