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Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje, Photographs

  • ZA HPRA A1384
  • Archief
  • 1914 - 1916

5 Photographs including the deputation of the South African Native National Congress (SANNC) to England in 1914; Sol Plaatje in England and Canada in 1921; and two unidentified and undated groups including Sol Plaatje.

Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje

Court of Admiralty (Cape of Good Hope)

  • ZA HPRA A140
  • Archief
  • 1798

These papers contain the document entitled "Copy of the whole proceedings on the trial of John Mills, Will. Guttridge, John Newberry and William Laws for piracy, held at the Government house on the 26th, 28th & 29th days of June and on the 2nd, 3rd, 5th & 6th days of July 1798. His Excellency George, Earl of Macartney, President of the Court".

Certified a true copy by George Rex, Crown Advocate. Mill, Newberry and Laws were sentenced to death by the Court.

Ellen Hellmann Papers

  • ZA HPRA A1419
  • Archief
  • 1898 - 1982

The collection consist of articles, reports and talks by Ellen Hellman, as well as letters, booklets and press clippings. Also included are photographs, which were taken by Ellen Hellmann, and which often accompanied her research and reports.

Ellen Hellmann

Papers of John Gaspard Gubbins

  • ZA HPRA A1479
  • Archief
  • 1877 - 1981

Africana book collector and antiquarian

Correspondence, personal documents, biographical notes, memoranda, photographs and a scrap-book relating primarily to the acquisition of his Africana library, its transfer to the University of the Witwatersrand and destruction by fire in 1931 and to his voyage round the world in 1932-1933 to try and make good his losses. Correspondence is mainly with H.R. Raikes, Principal of the University of the Witwatersrand, but other correspondents include Sir William Dalrymple, M.W. Gray, J.D. Rheinallt Jones, P.W. Laidler, J.H. Pim and General J.C. Smuts.

Also correspondence of Dr. P.H. Butterfield re., his biography of Dr. Gubbins.

Papers of Dr Mary McLarty

  • ZA HPRA A1935
  • Archief
  • 1926 - 1978

The collection almost entirely contains handwritten notes for speeches, talks and addresses. Dr Mary McLarty was a Transvaal Provincial Councillor and educationist, and the speeches are prepared in that capacity. Apart from politics, she was vastly interested in education, churches, Hospitals and nursing, girl guides, the role of women and adolescents, race relations and literary subjects, plus a range of notes on various places of the world.

Edward Bushnan Rose, Notebook

  • ZA HPRA A1203
  • Archief
  • 1899-1900

A keen observer, Edward Bushnan Rose in his notebook records everything of interest, including an interview with General Smuts when the Boer forces were about to surrender. He included a number of photographs, which he must have obtained from the Barnett's shop in Johannesburg, which was by then run by David Barnett after the death of his brother Joseph.
Rose gives an account of the exodus from Johannesburg prior to the outbreak of war on the 11 October 1899; the alarm in the town; the journey in coal and cattle trucks; the effect in Johannesburg of the declaration of war and under martial law; looting; formation of the Uitlander corps; manufacture of ammunition; commandeering of horses and gold; government proclamations affecting rents and foodstuffs; how the news of Stormberg, Scholtzuch and Colenso was received; Christmas at Johannesburg; cautioning of rumour mongers, relief and other funds; the ambulance corps; hospitals; President Kruger and the British; conduct of Uitlanders; behaviour of the Boers during the war; Boer withdrawals, and casualties up to the relief of Kimberley and Ladysmith; the great explosion at the Begbie's Foundry, which had been used for armaments production by Boer forces, on the 24 April 1900 ; restarting the mines; Smuts ultimatum; termination of the war; condition of British prison camps; surrender of Johannesburg; Dr. Krause's proclamation; hoisting the Union Jack and the surrender of Pretoria.

Edward Bushnan Rose

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