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Vernon Rhodes Sargent

  • ZA HPRA A2142
  • Fonds
  • 1926 - 1986

This collection consists mainly of personal diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks of holidays, proposed publications and commentaries. This collection includes 460 items.

Sargent, Vernon Rhodes

Papers of Roux family

  • ZA HPRA A2203
  • Fonds
  • 1877 - 1986

This collection consists of correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings, photographs, articles, manuscripts, drawings and miscellaneous items.

Roux family

Papers of Charles Templeman Loram

  • ZA HPRA A2627
  • Fonds
  • 1915 - 1919

These records are mainly photocopies of originals at Yale University.

Loram, Charles Templeman

Dr. Wilson Z Conco

  • ZA HPRA A3234
  • Fonds
  • 1958 - 1960

The diary of Dr. Winston Z. Conco relates to the Treason Trial 1958-1960, in which he was one of the accused.

Handwritten diary of the Treason Trial 1958-1960, including pasted press cuttings.

Conco, Dr. Wilson Z

William Francis Littleton

  • ZA HPRA A721
  • Fonds
  • 1877 - 1888

44 letters and extracts of letters, 1877, inserted into a letter-book, (containing a book-plate of W.F. Littleton and annotations in his own hand) from W.F. Littleton. to his family in England.

87 loose letters & 1 incomplete scrap, 1878-1880 from W.F. Littleton to his family, mainly his mother.

1 letter 1879 April 26, from H. Hallam Parr, Pretoria, to Lady Hatherton, (mother of W.F. Littleton), relating to Sir. B. Frere and his own wish to rejoin his regiment.

1 letter 1879 May 27, from Miss Catherine Frances Frere, daughter of Sir Bartle Frere, Cape Town, to Lady Hatherton, enclosing a telegraph to say that W.F. Littleton was at Bloemfontein.

1 extract of letter 1879 September 25, from Geo. Slade, Junr. United Services Club, to Lady Frere, describing a visit of condolence to the Empress of France, on the death of the Prince Imperial in Zululand.

1 letter 1888 May 28, from B. Frere, son of Sir Bartle, Myinsyan, Upper Burmah, to W.F. Littleton, condoling with him on the death of his father.

W.F. Littleton's letters to his family give a detailed account of political life in South Africa because he accompanied Sir B. Frere to South Africa as Private Secretary and remained with Sir Bartle from 1877-1880 while he was Governor of the Cape, until he was recalled in 1880. These were eventful years and there are interesting comments on the Kaffir War, the annexation of the Transvaal, the Zulu War, the annexation of Griqualand West, the native question and the possibility of Confederation in Southern Africa.

As well as being of considerable political importance, the letters give an interesting account of social life in South Africa. There is an excellent description of a ball given at Government House in honour of the Queen's Birthday. His comments are amusing, and sometimes vitriolic, on notabilities such as President T. Burgers, Bishop Colenso, Cetewayo, General Cunnynghame, Sir B. Frere, J.X. Merriman, J.C. Molteno, Sir T. Shepstone, Saul Solomon and Dr J. Stewart of Lovedale.

Littleton, William Francis

Papers of Leopold Amon Vidler

  • ZA HPRA A724
  • Fonds
  • 1892 - 1893

The papers consist of a diary kept during 1892 when he was in South Africa, together with correspondence between Vidler and his mother for the same period.

While not being of any great importance, the letters do given interesting descriptions of towns such as Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, King Williams Town and Durban and also reflect on the social life of South Africa at that time.

Vidler, Leopold Amon

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