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John Hanning Speke, Journal

  • ZA HPRA A113
  • Fonds
  • 1859


'Journal of a cruise on the Tanganyika lake, Central Africa' and 'Captain J.H. Speke's discovery of the victoria Nyanza Lake, the supposed source of the Nile from his journal' 1859. Printer's proof copy interleaved with extensive Ms noted by the author.

Patrick Robert Brian Lewis Papers

  • ZA HPRA A1132
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1987

Please note: The listing of items often contains the racial language and terms used at the time.

Patrick Robert Brian Lewis (1910-1992)

Education Administration Commission records

  • ZA HPRA A1133
  • Fonds
  • 1923 - 1924

Names of major correspondents:

Other members of the Commission, F. Clarke, J.H. Hofmeyr, G.Lowe, Secretary to the Commission.

H.C. Green, Organiser v Inspector of Continuation Classes Govt departments.

P. Duncan, Minister of Education.



Technical Training.


Commission Sir Ernest Chappell.

J.H. Hofmeyr.


Clifford Meyer van Coller.

Hofmeyr, Jan Hendrik

John Gaspard Gubbins Papers

  • ZA HPRA A1134
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1939

Africana collector

Letters from J.G. Gubbins, mainly to his sister Bertha Tufnell (née Gubbins), 1900-1935, with a gap between 1924 and 1931; wills and testaments, genealogical notes and photographs of the Gubbins Family; letters of Mona Gubbins (wife) and Bertha Tufnell; articles by John Gubbins and Bertha Tufnell; diary kept by Richard Rolls; Gubbins in the South African War 1899-1902; daily diary kept by Bertha Tufnell on a world cruise with Gubbins in 1932, trying to replace the Africana collection destroyed by fire at the University of the Witwatersrand.

The papers relate to Gubbins' experiences in Johannesburg 1902-1903, farming at Ottoshoop in the Western Transvaal, discovery and mining of fluorspar and the building up of a great Africana collection. Other subjects are theosophy, diamond and gold mining, Chinese labour on the mines, description of Bechuanaland and Rhodesia in 1906 and the 1914 Rebellion.

Correspondents include Gen. Louis Botha, Flinders Petrie and Gen J.C. Smuts.

James Charles Napoleon Humphreys

  • ZA HPRA A1138
  • Fonds
  • 1926 - 1967

The collection of James Charles Napoleon Humphreys, a Consulting Engineer and Director of Companies, contains company reports, notices to shareholders, articles in mining journals, press clippings, correspondence and photographs relating to the mining of gold, coal, metals, minerals and precious jewels in South Africa, Bechuanaland, Nyasaland, Rhodesia and East Africa.

Subject matter includes metallurgy, geology, mineralogy, mining law and legislation, labour and the recruiting of Black labour, mining history, personalities and Rand Pioneers and mining groups, covering the years 1926-1967.

This content list can be cross-referenced with an Alphabetical list of headings and an Alphabetical list of file names, as well as an Index to plans, which are available as hardcopy inventories at Historical Papers.

James Charles Humphreys

Joannes van Steelant, Journal

  • ZA HPRA A114
  • Fonds
  • 1712-1713

'Dagelijckse aantekening van mij Joannes van Steelant vertreckende van Batavia uijt India ...'

Journal in Dutch kept by J. van Steelant on the voyage from Batavia via the Cape of Good Hope to the Netherlands on the ship 'Sandenburg'. Van Steelant was returning with his family after a stay in Batavia of over 30 years during which he served as Governor and Director and Member of the Extraordinary Council of the Dutch East Indies.

Steelant, Joannes van

Dorothea Frances Bleek, Photographs

  • ZA HPRA A1148
  • Fonds
  • 1911

The photographs originate from an album compiled by Dorothea Bleek entitled "The Bleek and Wilman expedition up the Molopo River". On this field trip she was joined by Maria Wilman, at the time Director of the McGregor Museum in Kimberley.

Dorothea Frances Bleek

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