Matabeleland,1862

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

William Sykes, Inyati [Nyathi] - failure of wheat crops through drought, bread indispensable; mission progress; Matabele death customs; prospects deteriorate through guns and war

Roger Price, Bamangwato [Central District of Botswana] - reasons against his working at Inyati [Nyathi] include refusal by Moselekatse [Mzilikazi]

Thomas Thomas, Inyati - death of his wife [née Anne Morgan] and baby; barbarism and superstition; smallpox and measles

Robert Moffat, Kuruman - character of Moselekatse

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

Catalogued