South Africa,1824

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Rogers Edwards, Cape Town

Christopher Sass, Griquatown [Griekwastad]

Henry Helm, Griquatown

Robert Moffat, Cape Town and Lattakoo [New Lattakoo]

George Barker, Theopolis - new school built; tribe of Amatshaka conquering country from Delagoa Bay [Baia de Maputo] to Tamboekies [Ama-Tembu, Tembuland]

John Monro, Bethelsdorp - requests sewing materials, books, papers, slates etc

Mrs Philip, Cape Town

Louisa Rose, Cape Town

John Melvill, Griquatown [Griekwastad] - statement of condition at Griquatown, at request of colonial government, with copies of previous letters from 1821

Arie Vos, Tulbagh

Mrs Williams [née Elizabeth Rogers], Cape Town

H C Rutherford, Cape Town

J H Beck (South Africa Missionary Society), Cape Town

Isaac Hughes, Hex River [Worcester, Western Cape]

Robert Hamilton, Lattakoo

A J Van Breda, Cape of Goood Hope

LMS, London - re South Africa expenses

Griquatown, answers to queries

James Kitchingman, Bethelsdorp

William Anderson, Pacaltsdorp - report for 1824

Peter Wright, Theopolis

James Read, Bethelsdorp

Henry Schmelen, Cape Town - translated gospels into Namaqua language (sample enclosed)

joint reply to queries by George Barker and Peter Wright, Theopolis

W P Blair, Bethelsdorp

Commission of inquiry, Cape Town - John Philip had made improper use of notes given him for information

John Philip's reply to the above

Captain Driver - support for John Philip's view

Michael Wimmer, Reidfontein [Reits-Fountain] - to marry Magaret Buikes

Pacaltsdorp 1824 names of people to whom donated clothing and goods were given

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