Fonds AB846 - Alan Paton, Book publication

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Alan Paton, Book publication


  • 1971-1973 (Creation)

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Alan Paton was a South African author and anti-Apartheid activist. He is probably most famous as the author of the novel "Cry, the beloved country" which he wrote in 1946.

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This collection forms part of the archive of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. Canon Cecil Wood received the papers from Alan Paton.

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The collection contains the Manuscript and Typescript drafts as well as page proofs, notebooks, correspondence and photographs used in the biography of Geoffrey Clayton, written by Alan Paton.

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Apartheid and the archbishop: the life and times of Geoffrey Clayton, published by Philip, Cape Town, 1973

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