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Papers of Bp. George Wolfe Robert Tobias

  • ZA HPRA AB934
  • Fonds
  • 1882 - 1970

The papers relate mostly to the life of George Wolfe Robert Tobias (1882-1974). This correspondence gives an excellent description of the Church's work in South West Africa and also of the conditions and customs of the tribes living there, both written and pictorially. The papers also touch on the Kwanyaaa language in which George became so successful. He translated the Prayer Book and produced a hymnal. Ho also translated Hermann Tones 'Kwanyama Ora Emar' from German into English.

Canon Charles Frederick Tobias (ca 1850-1939), George's father, and a converted Jew, in correspondence to his wife, Ethel, also gives an interesting account of life in the field, where he served as Chaplain in the Boer War 1900-1901.

The papers also consist of the skeletal draft of the biography of George Tobias by Rev. Basil I. C. Turvey which contains a vivid description of the life of George and his work on the mission station and the people connected with him and a brief description from the Encyclopaedia of Southern African South West Africa.

Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA)

Robert Gray, Journal of Visitation, Diocese of Natal

  • ZA HPRA CPSA0001
  • Fonds
  • 1864

Published book entitled "Journal of a Visitation of the Diocese of Natal in 1864 by the Right Rev. Robert Gray, Lord Bishop of Cape Town and Metropolitan."

Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA)

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