Fonds A119 - Henry Tracey, Diary

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Henry Tracey, Diary


  • March - December 1838 (Creation)

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Holograph, 43 pages

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Assistant Surgeon on H.M.S. 'Melville'

Describes a stay in Cape Town when the 'Melville' went to St. Helena and Tracey remained behind to look after the Admiral's family, the dockyard officers and men left behind from the 'Melville'. He comments on the social customs of Cape Town and the Malay Khalifah ceremony. Included are sketches of Farmer Peck's Inn, Muizenberg, called 'The Gentle Shepherd', Newlands House, Wynberg Church, Cape Flats and a water-colour of Simon's Town Martello Tower and Battery.

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Published as A visit to Cape Town in 1838, ed. by A.M. Cunningham, Friends of the Library, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 1980.

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