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Papers of John Gaspard Gubbins
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Surveys

Survey diagrams and plan of Gubbins farm, Malmani Oog, Marico District. And other documents relating to property (deeds of transferred).

Also: Rainfall recordsof Malmani Oog 1910-1955.

Photographs

Collection of photographs Album, loose photographs and portraits. See photograph inventory.

John Gaspard Gubbins- Aged 2.

Bertha Tufnell (ne'e Gubbins).

Baobab- Victoria Falls.

Scrapbook

Photographs, notes, maps, newspaper cuttings forming voyage account of T.S.S. Ulysses World Tour on which John G. Gubbins collected material for his collection. Compiled by Miss Phyllis Gubbins.

Papers of John Gaspard Gubbins

  • ZA HPRA A1479
  • Archief
  • 1877 - 1981

Africana book collector and antiquarian

Correspondence, personal documents, biographical notes, memoranda, photographs and a scrap-book relating primarily to the acquisition of his Africana library, its transfer to the University of the Witwatersrand and destruction by fire in 1931 and to his voyage round the world in 1932-1933 to try and make good his losses. Correspondence is mainly with H.R. Raikes, Principal of the University of the Witwatersrand, but other correspondents include Sir William Dalrymple, M.W. Gray, J.D. Rheinallt Jones, P.W. Laidler, J.H. Pim and General J.C. Smuts.

Also correspondence of Dr. P.H. Butterfield re., his biography of Dr. Gubbins.

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