Fonds A1655 - Donald Rolfe Hunt Papers

Donald Rolfe Hunt' personal recollections, written in 1935 with a supplement added in 1946 Copies of personal correspondence with T.W. Purdy Copies of personal correspondence with T.W. Purdy Copy of personal correspondence with E.T. Stubbs Copy of a letter to J.H. Hofmeyr Personal correspondence with Kenneth Kirkune. August 1948. Attached is 'Observations on the repor... Letter from SA Godfrey Lagden, 20 September 1903, regarding post South African War problems; recr... Letter from Duggan-Cronin, Bantu Gallery Kimberley Transcripts and one original letter (3a) of correspondence between Sekukuni and Kitchener Extract from Haigh's report to Milne
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Donald Rolfe Hunt Papers


  • 1860-1946 (Creation)

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Sub-Native Commissioner, Northern Transvaal, Native Affairs Department of the Republic of South Africa, in the early 20th century.

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This collection comprises the memoirs and some of the official and personal papers of Donald Rolfes Hunt, a Sub-Native Commissioner who worked amongst the Bapedi people in the Lydenburg district of the Transvaal in the early Twentieth Century.

Reference is made to Hunt's experiences in the 2nd Anglo-Boer war and the first world war, but the collection focuses on the history, culture and administration of the people with whom he worked: the Bapedi; the Bakgatla, the Barolong, the Batlokwa & the Batlov. Much of the material relates to directives of The Native Affairs Department of The Transvaal; also included are government and other publications, annotated by Hunt, as well as maps and a photograph album compiled by Hunt. He died on 3 May 1949.

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