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Miscellaneous correspondence referring to general family mattora; the constitution of Healdtown Old Boys' Association legal claims; leases; permission to shoot game on the native reserve and sheep inspection and dipping. Correspondents include Chief Sebele of the Bakwena.

General correspondence


Ada [Anna Moshoela Molema].

Gaseitsiwe, M K.

Klipin, W.

Makgobi, Kaitsalio K.

Moshoela, Rev M J.

Naidoo, M.

Rowland, R.

Willoughby, Rev W C.


Application for a teaching pout at Tiger Kloof in 1912; life insurance policy; business affairs; patients; correspondence with publishers re The Bantu, past and present; death of Silas Molemo in 1927 September and telegrams of condolence in his bereavement.


Evidence of David Ncupelsang that he had been assaulted by a Boer, Jacob Siljie (Cilliers) in a dispute over ownership of land at Makohosi (Bultfontein), 1878 Jan 21; petition to Her Majesty's Government by the Barolong of Thaba Nchu because of dispute over the successor to Chief Moroka who died on 1888 April 8, one Samuel disputing the claim of Sepinare (Tshipinare) to the chieftainship; contracts of service to construct houses; will of Bathobatho Motshegare; petition of Barolong to Union Government referrring to the Native Administration Bill of 1927 which will cause hardship to the tribe in times of drought.

Tribal affairs


Frost, H J.

May, B.

Montsioa, Chief Lekoko.

Montsioa, Chief Lotlamoreng.

Nicholson, C H.

Seme, P Ka I.

Wessels, Daniel Hendrik Willem.


Correspondence addressed to Silas Molema in his capacity as tribal chief as well as secretary to the Paramount Chief of the Barolong. The correspondence is chiefly with government officials dealing with all aspects of administration, taxation, losses of cattle during the South African War, visit of Joseph Chamberlain in 1903, meetings between chiefs and government officials, water supply in Stadt, orders to protect land, prevention of the spread of diseases to livesteck, report of deaths among natives caused by epidemics and the tracing of missing tribal members. Also includes tribal debts due to law suits and Chief John Montsioa's debts and lunacy. There are papers concerning Daniel Hendrik Willem Wessels, representative for Bechuanaland in the House of Assembly, about political matters and election campaigning during World War I.



Minchin and Kelly, attorneys.

Montsioa, Paul.

Nicholson, C H.

Rosenberg, W A.


Fencing of the boundary of the Molopo Native Reserve and the adjoining white farms; claims against the estate of the late John Bakolopang Montsioa; unsigned copy of a petition 1926 March 31, requesting the right of the tribe to dispose of their mineral rights and objecting to independent mining companies pegging out claims on the assumption that the land belongs to the Crown; Paul Montsioa while acting chief seeking the wife of one of the members of the tribe who has run away to the Lichtenburg Diggings; account.

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