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Dorothea Frances Bleek, Photographs

  • ZA HPRA A1148
  • Fonds
  • 1911

The photographs originate from an album compiled by Dorothea Bleek entitled "The Bleek and Wilman expedition up the Molopo River". On this field trip she was joined by Maria Wilman, at the time Director of the McGregor Museum in Kimberley.

Dorothea Frances Bleek

John Gaspard Gubbins Papers

  • ZA HPRA A1150
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1977

Africana collector

Checklist and note-books of the Gubbins Collection of Africana; Bible Truth Depot tracts; copy of the Rehoboth Commission Report, 1927, to which is attached a letter 10 May 1929, from J. de Villiers, Commissioner, re., the Livingstone ruins; biographical notes on J.G. Gubbins by M. Farmer.

Struben family Papers

  • ZA HPRA A116
  • Fonds
  • 1884 - 1947

Certified copies of letters and documents supporting the claim of the Struben Brothers to be the first discoverers of gold; articles of association and minutes of shareholders meeting of the Sterkfontein Junction Mining Syndicate 4 Mar. 1884; mining maps including A new geological map of the Transvaal by F. Struben, London, 1889 and 'A geological section of the Witwatersrand' drawn by Fred Struben in 1885, reprinted from the Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa, vol. 50, 1947. 9 photographs (by H.F. Gros) of the Strubens' Confidence Reef 1886 and of Johannesburg 1887 and 1889, used as Christmas greetings cards; 2 postcards from water-colours in the Africana Museum, Johannesburg, one of the Struben Brothers Camp at Wilgespruit as sketched by Edith Struben in 1885 and the other of the Old Farmhouse before the discovery of gold by J.W. George.

Including diary kept by Edith Struben (daughter of H.W. Struben), 1885 and 2 diaries by Mary L. Struben (wife of H.W. Struben), 1884-1887; letters between members of the Struben and Lys families, including correspondence of Godfrey Lys (nephew of the Strubens), Fred, Harry, Edith and Mary Struben.

Struben Family

Thomas Morgan Thomas, Diary

  • ZA HPRA A117
  • Fonds
  • 20 September 1874 - 5 November 1883

Missionary at the London Missionary Society in Rhodesia

Describes his missionary work at Shiloh in Matabeleland and contains many references to Chief Lobengula. Includes copies of letter from Lobengula to the British Resident, Pretoria, 30 Mar. 1882 and to Commandant-General, Transvaal Republic, 21 Apr. 1882, together with a copy of the treaty between Lobengula and Hugh Dobbie, Daniel and William Francis and Samuel Dodds, ceding right to explore for gold, 2 Sep. 1881. Also copies of reviews of his Eleven years in Central South Africa, London, 1872.

Moroka Riot Records

  • ZA HPRA A1174
  • Fonds
  • 1947

Digest of report of the Commission of Enquiry into the Moroka Disturbances on the 30th of August 1947.

Memorandum by the District Commandant, South African Police, No.39 (Johannesburg) district.

Rev. Henry Tindall, Transcript

  • ZA HPRA A118
  • Fonds
  • 1857

Wesleyan missionary

'A grammar and vocabulary of the Namaqua-Hottentot language'

A transcript of the published work, Cape Town, 1857.

Henry Tracey, Diary

  • ZA HPRA A119
  • Fonds
  • March - December 1838

Assistant Surgeon on H.M.S. 'Melville'

Describes a stay in Cape Town when the 'Melville' went to St. Helena and Tracey remained behind to look after the Admiral's family, the dockyard officers and men left behind from the 'Melville'. He comments on the social customs of Cape Town and the Malay Khalifah ceremony. Included are sketches of Farmer Peck's Inn, Muizenberg, called 'The Gentle Shepherd', Newlands House, Wynberg Church, Cape Flats and a water-colour of Simon's Town Martello Tower and Battery.

Birch Reynardson

  • ZA HPRA A12
  • Fonds
  • 1823

'The tour of Europe, Asia, Africa, America, England' 1823. A geographic guide to these countries.

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