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Anne Barnard, Letter

  • ZA HPRA A557
  • Fonds
  • 23 May 1801

Lady Anne Barnard (1750-1825) was a Poet and letter-writer, wife of Andrew Barnard, Colonial Secretary at the Cape (1797-1802).

Letter from Cape of Good Hope, to Henry Dundas (Lord Melville, London. Gossips about Cape personalities, including the late Governor, Sir George Yonge.

Anthony Bobby Tsotsobe, Johannas Shabangu and David Moise vs The State

  • ZA HPRA AK2333
  • Fonds
  • 1981 - 1982

In the Supreme Court of South Africa (Transvaal Provincial Division), 1981 Appeal heard in September 1982.

The accused were found guilty under the Terrorism Act, convicted of high treason and sentenced to death 19 August 1981. Leave to appeal was granted but the appeal was dismissed.

Anthony Traill Khoisan Collection

  • ZA HPRA A3092
  • Fonds

Not all the records were numbered. Their covers have been marked with the number of the box in which they were found (Boxes A-D).

Collection of South African Khoisan Languages on shellac and vinyl records, tapes, CD and booklet, which were donated to Historical Papers by Professor Anthony Traill in 2004. Prof. Emeritus Anthony Traill was formerly head of the Department of Linguistics at Wits University.

The recordings were made of the last surviving fluent speakers of two major South African Khoisan linguistic families, the Khoekoe (Khoi) and the !Kwi (San). Many of the original recordings on the shellac records were made in the Phonetics Laboratory of the University in 1936, when a group of Bushmen visited Johannesburg for the Empire Exhibition. The recordings on the 33rpm record was made some 18 years later. The recordings were later archived on optical discs with manual enhancement. More description about the project, comments about the recordings and the Khoisan languages, can be found in the booklet which accompanied the CD, produced by Professor Anthony Traill and the Department of Linguistic, Wits University.

Traill, Anthony

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

  • ZA HPRA AB2378
  • Fonds
  • 1987 - 1991

Including tape recordings and a collection of transcripts of speeches, sermons, interviews and remarks entitled "The Rainbow People of God". Audio tapes of "The Rainbow People of God" and "An African Prayer Book". Miscellaneous information on Archbishop Tutu (curriculum vitae, biographical notes, press cuttings).

Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA)

Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane Papers

  • ZA HPRA AB3347
  • Fonds
  • 1930s-2011

The collection contains Archbishop Ndungane's personal papers which include speeches, addresses, articles, statements and press releases, sermons, correspondence, awards, newspaper clippings and his diaries.

Other records in this collection are relating to the various activities of the Bishop during his reign and his involvement with organizations, institutions and projects in South Africa and abroad. These documents include theological education including clergy and Anglican schools, various universities in South Africa, CPSA developments, SACC activities, missions and ministries, episcopal synod, bishops consensus, diocese of Cape Town and some others in South Africa, various churches and their communities, religion in public life, women's and youth issues, Apartheid debt and other issues, poverty and housing matters, HIV/AIDS, Global Fund, and USAID.

The inventory consists of 2 parts: the first part AA contains the Personal Papers of Archbishop Ndungane. The second part A-Z relates to Bishop Ndungane's Working Papers, and the filing system in alphabetical order has been retained as it was received from the office of the Archbishop.

Ndungane, Njongonkulu, Archbishop

Archbishops of Cape Town, Part 1 records

  • ZA HPRA AB867
  • Fonds
  • 1835 - 1968

The records of the Archbishops of Cape Town relate to the activities of the Church of the Province of South Africa (Anglican) in Southern Africa, comprising South Africa, Mozambique, the Rhodesias, the former protectorates of Basutoland, Bechuanaland and Swaziland and also St. Helena, which falls under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of Cape Town. These records cover the years 1835 to 1968 with the preponderance between 1848 and 1938.

The primary interest of the records is in the description they provide of the foundation and progress of the various dioceses, together with the development of a synodical form of government for the church. Also described is the work of the church in its missionary aspect. The researcher will also find material relating to the controversies between Bishop Gray of Cape Town and Bishop Colenso of Natal, which threatened to split the Anglican Church in Africa; issues relating to race relations; black nationalism; and the rivalry between Boer and Briton.

The Bishops and Archbishops of Cape Town accumulated these records in the course of their ecclesiastical duties. They are primarily concerned with the activities of the first two bishops, Robert Gray (1847-1872) and William West Jones (Bishop 1874-1897, Archbishop 1897-1908).

Archbishops of Cape Town, Part 2 records

  • ZA HPRA AB1363
  • Fonds
  • 1840 - 1982

The first part of the collection of the records of the Archbishop of Cape Town was transferred to the University of the Witwatersrand Library in 1974 to be added to the central Record Library of the C.P.S.A. which, since 1937, had been in the care of the University Library. It was described in 'Selected Records of the Archbishops of Cape Town', No. 6 in the Library's series of Historical and Literary Inventories of Collections,.

This present inventory, 'Selected Records of the Archbishops of Cape Town Part II', describes records transferred to the Library in instalments from 1980 to 1990 from Bishopscourt, the home of the Archbishop of Cape Town, by Mrs. A.R. 14o-tee. Provincial Archivist. The records in Part II relate, in general, to the years 1940 to 1982, later period then those in Part I but there is some overlap, there being several items from as far back as 1840.

It in a large collection in 288 pamphlet boxes and follows the alphabetical arrangement by subject used at Bishopscourt. A condensed description of each subject file is given in the inventory together with an index of personal names, churches, parishes and selected subject fields. For the benefit of researchers a list of the names of bishops in each diocese, from the origin of the diocese to date, has been provided together with a map showing the dioceses or the C.P.S.A. in existence in 1991.

The records relate to the whole of the C.P.S.A. but there is a heavy preponderance of Cape documentation because of the Archbishop's residing in Cape Town and his dual role as head of The Diocese of Cape Town as well as being Metropolitan, for the Province. They include the Archbishop's correspondence with bishops of the various dioceses and with individual members of the clergy. Not only do the records show the inspiration of the C.P.S.A. and its work, particularly in the fields education, health and social services, but they also reflect the Church's attitude to social and political problems in South Africa,.

There is much about the Church's confrontation with the State over the issue of apartheid, notably the effects of the Group Areas Act on black churches in white areas and the admission or all races to church schools. Other topics are conscientious objection and the refusal of young Anglicans, both lay and clerical, to serve in the South African Defence Force and the question of Namibia's independence and the expulsion of Bishops Mize and Winter for promoting it.

Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA)

Archbishops of Cape Town, Part 3 records

  • ZA HPRA AB2546
  • Fonds
  • 1872 - 1996

The first part of the collection of CPSA records deals with the foundation and progress of the various dioceses and activities of the church, and mainly covers the years 1848-1938.

It has been described in 'Selected Records of the Archbishops of Cape Town', No 6, in the library's series of Historical and Literary Papers: Inventories of Collections.

The second part, 'Selected Records of the Archbishops of Cape Town, Part II' describes records transferred to the Library from Bishopscourt, the home of the Archbishops of Cape Town, by Mrs Kotze, the Provincial Archivist. The records in Part II relate mainly to the years 1940-1982, and are described in No 16 of the Historical and Literary Papers: Inventories of Collections.

This present inventory consists mainly of additional records transferred from Bishopscourt between the years 1983 and 1996, and covering the episcopacies of Archbishops Russell and Tutu. (There are also some records from Church House, the Diocesan headquarters in Cape Town which cover an earlier period, - from 1855 - but for the sake of convenience these have been combined with the Bishopscourt records.) The files are arranged alphabetically by subject according to the Bishopscourt filing system. As in Part II, a condensed description of each subject file is given in the inventory together with an index of personal names, churches, parishes and selected subject fields, and a list of the names of bishops in each diocese, from the origin of the diocese to date, has been provided together with a map showing the dioceses of the CPSA in existence in 1998.

The records relate to the Church of the Province as a whole, but there is a preponderance of Cape records due to the Archbishop's dual role as head of the Cape Town Diocese and metropolitan for the province. They include the Archbishops' correspondence with bishops of the various dioceses and with clergy and lay people, and they reflect the administration of the CPSA and its work, as well as the Church's attitude to social and political problems in South Africa such as abortion, homosexuality and the church, conscientious objection, race, sanctions, violence and political negotiations.

A number of these files do not relate specifically to the CPSA but reveal the various interests of the Archbishops. Archbishop Tutu's files include correspondence from numbers of organisations within and outside South Africa that were dedicated to removing apartheid and restoring a just society. Examples are the Bishop Desmond Tutu Refugee Scholarship Fund, the Educational Opportunities Council, West European Parliamentarians for Action against Apartheid, etc. This collection therefore gives an indication of Bishop Tutu's influence, both in the Church and as a participant in many human rights and welfare organisations.

Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA)

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