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Dr Samuel Evans, Papers

  • ZA HPRA A619
  • Fonds
  • 1777

The papers of Samuel Evans consist of 3 boxes of correspondence, notes, memoranda and printed items illustrating his activities in Egypt and in South Africa, particularly with reference to mining, banking and communications.

Including printed items, memoranda, notes, press clippings and correspondence relating primarily to mining and economic development, the "Stands" scandal of 1892, the Dynamite Monopoly and the National Bank of South Africa. The 2 vols contain printed items and reports on petroleum deposits in Egypt. Correspondents: T.W. Beckett, F.C. Bourne, H. Eckstein, J. Eloff, Sir J.P. Fitzpatrick, H. Jennings, C.H.B. Leonard, W. Leyds, E. Lippert, Sir E. Vincent and Wernher, Beit & Co.

Evans, Dr Samuel

Edward Roux Papers

  • ZA HPRA A2667
  • Fonds
  • 1927 - 1930

A collection of records, mainly relating to the policies of the Communist Party of South African (CPSA) in the late 1920s. Includes papers from the 6th Communist Party Congress in Moscow, with contributions by members of the CPSA, correspondence of E. Roux and Brian Bunting, Communist Party leaflets and the constitution and records of the 'League of African Rights.'.

Roux, Edward

Mafeking Mail

  • ZA HPRA A2706
  • Fonds
  • 1 November 1899 - 31 May 1900

Originals of a newspaper brought out during the Siege of Mafeking, numbers 1-152, from the 1 November 1899 to the 31 May 1900.

Also included is a preface page, issued by the publisher after the siege, relating the events in the publishing house during the siege whilst having to produce the Special Siege Slip.

See also Sol Plaatje's diary of the Siege of Mafeking, collection no. A2550.

Townshend & Son Publishers

History Workshop, Collection of photographs

  • ZA HPRA A2794
  • Fonds
  • 1880 - 1970

This collection records social history in South Africa from circa 1880-1970. The photographs were collected by Luli Callinicos for the History Workshop, in the Department of History at Wits. They were donated to Historical Papers by Prof. P Bonner in 1999. A few of the photos are duplicates of those in the Pearson collection of early Johannesburg, but have been retained in the History Workshop collection as it provides a very extensive portrayal of the social history of South Africa over a long period.

Donald Rolfe Hunt Papers

  • ZA HPRA A1655
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1946

This collection comprises the memoirs and some of the official and personal papers of Donald Rolfes Hunt, a Sub-Native Commissioner who worked amongst the Bapedi people in the Lydenburg district of the Transvaal in the early Twentieth Century.

Reference is made to Hunt's experiences in the 2nd Anglo-Boer war and the first world war, but the collection focuses on the history, culture and administration of the people with whom he worked: the Bapedi; the Bakgatla, the Barolong, the Batlokwa & the Batlov. Much of the material relates to directives of The Native Affairs Department of The Transvaal; also included are government and other publications, annotated by Hunt, as well as maps and a photograph album compiled by Hunt. He died on 3 May 1949.

Hunt, Donald Rolfe

Michael Thekiso, Sharpeville 1960

  • ZA HPRA A3338
  • Fonds
  • 1960

Copy of an account of the Sharpeville massacre on the 21 March 1960, as remembered by Michael Thekiso. Included newspaper clips covering the 50th anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre in 2010.

Papers of Madinda Tshabalala

  • ZA HPRA A3346
  • Fonds

Notebook of Madinda Tshabalala containing his thoughts about African Nationalism, Pass Laws, Black Consciousness and Native Service Contracts. He was an ordinary and probably one of the founding member of the Pan Africanist Congress, arrested, detained, jailed and under house arrest for his political activities between 1960 and 1983.

With brief biographical notes provided by Nonkululeko Tshabalala.

The Bavenda

  • ZA HPRA A3350
  • Fonds
  • 1928

The softcover publication was part of the series "The Bantu tribes of South Africa: Reproductions of photographic studies" entitled "The Bavenda", by A.M. Duggan-Cronin, with an introductory article on the Bavenda and descriptive notes on the grayscale plates by G.P. Lestrade, Ethnologist from the Native Affairs Department of the Union of South Africa.

Printed at the Cambridge University Press for Cambridge Deighton, Bell & Co., Ltd. and Kimberley Alexander McGregor Memorial Museum, 1928.

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