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Silas Thelensho Molema and Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje Papers File
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South African War

Correspondents:

Baden-Powell, Robert.

Bathoen, Chief Leigh.

Bell, Charles C B.

Green, E Graham.

O Moseley.

Subjects:

Includes correspondence, statements, reports, notices and lists. An incomplete typescript letter, probably from Baden-Powell to Bell, commends the Barolong on successfully defending Fort Abrams against the Boer attack, c.1900 February; report of Boer movements in the Polfontein-Lichtenburg areas, as well as a report of the progress of the war and Lord Methuen's relief of Kimberley, and the flying column sent up to relieve Mafeking; complaints against the Black Watch at Mafeking which prevented nativos from bringing cattle looted from the Boers into the Stadt:

correspondence with Chief Bathoen about the complaint of the Mafeking district commissioner re the Bangwaketse in Mafeking -the Barolong do not want to force them to leave as they will be killed by the Boers, and as Bathoen is on good terms with Gen Snyman he should contact him about getting his people out of Mafeking safely; claims for war losses and detailed lists of losses suffered by Silas Molema, Joshua Molema and Molema Mashoela.

list of the occupants of various camps in particular those, of Josiah Motshegare, Tatinyana Motshegare and Joshua Molema; list of those employed as Stadt guard during the siege of Mafeking at Major Godley's camp; list of those accused of High Treason; list of those who supplied grain to the British Government. Some documonts are probably in the hand of Solomon T Plaatje.

Correspondence

Correspondents:

Green, E Graham.

Minchin, Spencer.

Moffat, J B.

Pringle, C S.

Snyman, Jacobus.

Subjects:

Letter to Jacobus Snyman in Dutch 1900 February 3 replying to his message that he (Wessels) should take his people out of Mafeking, but he does not trust the message which might be an English plot to put him in trouble; Lord Methuen requiring hire of 30 wagons to carry goods from Mafeking to Cowan's farm; looting of cattle by Barolong tribe members; eviction of illegal squatters on Setlagoli Reserve; loyalty of Barolong during South African War and losses sustained; inability of the government to relieve the Barolong from the balance of payments on farms in lieu of war losses.

Correspondence

Miscellaneous correspondence referring to general family mattora; the constitution of Healdtown Old Boys' Association legal claims; leases; permission to shoot game on the native reserve and sheep inspection and dipping. Correspondents include Chief Sebele of the Bakwena.

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