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Albert Lutuli letter

  • ZA HPRA A3408
  • Fonds
  • 15 June 1953

The letter, written by Albert Lutuli, is addressed to Prof ZK Matthews, dated 15 June 1953

Albert Lutuli makes reference to a letter he received from ZK Matthews on 11 June 1953, and assures him that the letter has not been tempered with. He goes on explaining that he learned from the 'White Press' that Matthews had arrived from the U.S.A. He agrees with Matthews that the bans (Lutuli was a banned person at the time) 'have much nuisance value'. Lutuli then attends to suggestions made by Matthews for the commemoration of 'June 26' 1953, saying that he will be issuing a PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE AND CALL (written in capital letters) for the whole Union. He also promised that the Working Committee has approved the statement, and that it will be distributed to branches, as well as published in the newspapers 'Bantu World', 'Ilanga' and 'Imvo'. He finally passes greetings to all friends at Fort Hare and signs "Yours in the National Service Albert Lutuli President-General, A.N.C".

The 26 June was traditionally observed by the African National Congress and other organisations, because it was on the 26 June 1950 that the Suppression of Communism Act was passed by the South African government, sparking national protest actions. Following this letter, Albert Lutuli issued his public statement for the commemoration of the 26 June 1953. Furthermore, ZK Matthews proposed a national convention in 1953, calling for a Freedom Charter for a democratic South Africa.

Albert Lutuli

Albert Lutuli, Various papers

  • ZA HPRA A3337
  • Fonds
  • 1953 - 1982

The collection contains various papers relating to Chief Albert Lutuli, President-General of the African National Congress. A number of copies of correspondence originate from the evidence presented at the 1956 Treason Trial; two original letters written by Albert Lutuli, were taken from the Treason Trial Defense folder.

Albert Lutuli

Albert Schweitzer

  • ZA HPRA A3308
  • Fonds
  • 1931

Copy of a Certificate of Baptism, written and signed by Dr Albert Schweitzer at the Hospital of Lambarene-Andende, Gabon, July 1931.

Alec Crosby

  • ZA HPRA AB206
  • Fonds
  • 1924 - 1931

The collection consists of the scrap book of Alec Crosby, a lay worker at St. Mary's Mission, Ovamboland, from 1924-1931.

It includes manuscript notes, press clippings, photographs and printed reports, describing the early days of St. Mary's Mission in Ovamboland which was started by the Rev. George Tobias (later Bishop of Damaraland). Crosby was the brother-in-law of Tobias and worked as an agricultural and industrial instructor at the Mission.

Alexander Boggie, Travel

  • ZA HPRA A249
  • Fonds
  • 1878

Travel description entitled 'Second trip to the Diamond-fields'

Alexander Hepple, Papers

  • ZA HPRA A1332
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1963

Correspondence, reports and memoranda relating to the Garment Workers Union, the South African Trades and Labour Council and the South African Defence and Aid Fund.

Hepple, Alexander

Alexander James Robinson Fowler, Manuscript

  • ZA HPRA AB264
  • Fonds
  • 1935

The Zulu martyr Maqumusela Kanyile March 9th 1877

An account, compiled in 1935, describing how an elderly Zulu warrior was killed by order of Cetshwayo because he had dared to become a Christian. Also included two items of correspondence.

Possible different spelling provided as Maqamusela.

Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA)

Alexandra Local Peace Committee records

  • ZA HPRA AG3056
  • Fonds
  • 1992 - 1999

Records of the Alexandra Local Peace Committee, a structure of the National Peace Accord in the Wits-Vaal Region. The records were assembled by Rev Dr Liz Carmichael, the Churches' Representative and first convernor of the Alexandra Interim Crisis Committee.

Alexandre Moumbaris Papers

  • ZA HPRA A3441
  • Fonds
  • 1970s-2000s

The collection contains the personal papers of Alexandre (Alex) Moumbaris, particularly his arrest, trial and imprisonment in South Africa. Also included are related documents covering the various anti-Apartheid movements in France, over and above Alex Moumbaris' records relating to his work for the African National Congress (ANC) and political activism, including the work of his wife Marie-José for BIAA and the ANC and anti-Apartheid movements, as well as documents relating to 'Okhela'.

Moumbaris, Alexandre

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