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Advance, Newspaper

  • ZA HPRA CULL0001
  • Collectie
  • 6 November 1952-21 October 1954


Albert Lutuli letter

  • ZA HPRA A3408
  • Archief
  • 15 June 1953

The letter, written by Albert Lutuli, is addressed to Prof ZK Matthews, dated 15 June 1953

Albert Lutuli makes reference to a letter he received from ZK Matthews on 11 June 1953, and assures him that the letter has not been tempered with. He goes on explaining that he learned from the 'White Press' that Matthews had arrived from the U.S.A. He agrees with Matthews that the bans (Lutuli was a banned person at the time) 'have much nuisance value'. Lutuli then attends to suggestions made by Matthews for the commemoration of 'June 26' 1953, saying that he will be issuing a PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE AND CALL (written in capital letters) for the whole Union. He also promised that the Working Committee has approved the statement, and that it will be distributed to branches, as well as published in the newspapers 'Bantu World', 'Ilanga' and 'Imvo'. He finally passes greetings to all friends at Fort Hare and signs "Yours in the National Service Albert Lutuli President-General, A.N.C".

The 26 June was traditionally observed by the African National Congress and other organisations, because it was on the 26 June 1950 that the Suppression of Communism Act was passed by the South African government, sparking national protest actions. Following this letter, Albert Lutuli issued his public statement for the commemoration of the 26 June 1953. Furthermore, ZK Matthews proposed a national convention in 1953, calling for a Freedom Charter for a democratic South Africa.

Albert Lutuli

Maclear Family Papers

  • ZA HPRA A253
  • Archief
  • 1843-1890

Order in Dutch to the veld-cornets in the Clan William district, 9 Feb. 1843, signed by the Civil Commissioner, to give Sir Thomas Maclear (H.M. Astronomer) all assistance; Ms account of the early life of Sir Thomas and photograph; letter-book containing copies of letters 1878-1879 from Capt. Harry Maclear, Natal, to his brothers and sisters. At the other end of book is an extract from a sermon and copy of lines written by J.F.W. Herschel on his father's old sidereal clock. Also Ms meteorological notes at Kamies Berg, Swart Kop, Cape Point, 1843-1844.

Samuel Cronright-Schreiner, Letter

  • ZA HPRA A260
  • Archief
  • 22 October 1925

Husband and biographer of Olive Schreiner

Letter written to Dr. Bertram. Asks for information about W. Bertram re references to him in Cronwright-Schreiner's Life of Olive Schreiner, London, 1924.

Cecil John Rhodes, Agreement

  • ZA HPRA A261
  • Archief
  • 22 January 1887

Agreement between J.B. Robinson (on behalf of J.J.C. du Toit), C.J. Rhodes and Fergus Donovan, signed on 1887 Jan.22, Pretoria.

Cedes 10 claims in the Botha reef to Rhodes and 5 claims to Donovan in full settlement of claims against Du Toit. Signatories: J.B. Robinson, C.J. Rhodes, A.W. Francis for F. Donovan. Witness: C. Jeppe. A provision in Rhodes' handwriting reads 'Mr. Rhodes makes this settlement in order to avoid the worry and annoyance of legal controversies but he begs to place on record his opinion that Mr. du Toit has shewn a total disregard as to the obligations of our contract'.

General Charles George Gordon, Letters

  • ZA HPRA A268
  • Archief
  • 1881-1883

Chinese Gordon

3 letters written 1882, Aliwal North, to Mr. and Mrs. MacArthur; and 1 letter written 18 Jun. 1883, Jerusalem, to their young son, Freddy MacArthur. The latter letter reveals the deep religious convictions of the writer and his knowledge of the Bible. Also 1 letter written Oct. 1884, Khartoum, in Arabic written on extremely small piece of paper, to Governor of Dongolla, asking for information about the locality and number of enemy troops.

Joseph Johannes (Jopie) Fourie, Letter

  • ZA HPRA A271
  • Archief
  • 29 November 1914

Martyr of the 1914 Rebellion

Letter written from Enkeldoorn, to James A. Bacon granting the latter permission to pass to Scherparabie.

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