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Papers of John Gaspard Gubbins
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Australian Newspaper Cuttings

Photocopied newspaper cuttings of the overseas visitors aboard the liner Ulysses, on which John Gubbins and party conducted their extensive tour, collecting rare Africana to replace collection destroyed by fire.

Newspaper cuttings from:

The Sydney Morning Herald The Brisbane Courier.

The Advertiser, Adelaide The Argus, Melbourne.

Newcastle Morning Herald The West Australian.

Newspaper Cuttings (Photocopies)

Newspaper cuttings, articles and extracts from journals re Gubbins farm, Malmani Cog; farming in South Africa; the draining of the lakes at Malmani Valley, reclaiming peat soils; finding fluospar on his farm which enabled him to build up his library financially; mining reminiscences; market control; his extensive tour to replace documents lost in the disastrous fire in 1931 and the building up of rare Africana source material; the sale of the Gubbins Collection, securing for posterity and housing it at the library of the University of the Witwatersrand and an Africana Museum at the Johannesburg City Council's New Library; Africana notes and news; his death and funeral; obituaries; tributes to his life and work.

To Raikes

Will come to Johannesburg for meeting; information re various correspondence; Dutch East India Co-centenary 1702 silver medal acquired.

To Raikes

Support from Sir Fred Kenyon; best interests to get Municipality interested in South African collection and build up centre and museum scheme; to inspect series of 330 pictures and sketches by Daniels and C. Bird of African scenes up to 1825; King Manuel of Portugal will give his patronage to the Portuguese section; Mosenthal gives 100 guineas to use as necessary to library; secured MSS journal of Dr Robert Thomson 's 'Voyage to the Cape, 1832' in Worthing.

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