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Maclear Family Papers

  • ZA HPRA A253
  • Fonds
  • 1843-1890

Order in Dutch to the veld-cornets in the Clan William district, 9 Feb. 1843, signed by the Civil Commissioner, to give Sir Thomas Maclear (H.M. Astronomer) all assistance; Ms account of the early life of Sir Thomas and photograph; letter-book containing copies of letters 1878-1879 from Capt. Harry Maclear, Natal, to his brothers and sisters. At the other end of book is an extract from a sermon and copy of lines written by J.F.W. Herschel on his father's old sidereal clock. Also Ms meteorological notes at Kamies Berg, Swart Kop, Cape Point, 1843-1844.

Samuel Cronright-Schreiner, Letter

  • ZA HPRA A260
  • Fonds
  • 22 October 1925

Husband and biographer of Olive Schreiner

Letter written to Dr. Bertram. Asks for information about W. Bertram re references to him in Cronwright-Schreiner's Life of Olive Schreiner, London, 1924.

Cecil John Rhodes, Agreement

  • ZA HPRA A261
  • Fonds
  • 22 January 1887

Agreement between J.B. Robinson (on behalf of J.J.C. du Toit), C.J. Rhodes and Fergus Donovan, signed on 1887 Jan.22, Pretoria.

Cedes 10 claims in the Botha reef to Rhodes and 5 claims to Donovan in full settlement of claims against Du Toit. Signatories: J.B. Robinson, C.J. Rhodes, A.W. Francis for F. Donovan. Witness: C. Jeppe. A provision in Rhodes' handwriting reads 'Mr. Rhodes makes this settlement in order to avoid the worry and annoyance of legal controversies but he begs to place on record his opinion that Mr. du Toit has shewn a total disregard as to the obligations of our contract'.

General Charles George Gordon, Letters

  • ZA HPRA A268
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1883

Chinese Gordon

3 letters written 1882, Aliwal North, to Mr. and Mrs. MacArthur; and 1 letter written 18 Jun. 1883, Jerusalem, to their young son, Freddy MacArthur. The latter letter reveals the deep religious convictions of the writer and his knowledge of the Bible. Also 1 letter written Oct. 1884, Khartoum, in Arabic written on extremely small piece of paper, to Governor of Dongolla, asking for information about the locality and number of enemy troops.

Joseph Johannes (Jopie) Fourie, Letter

  • ZA HPRA A271
  • Fonds
  • 29 November 1914

Martyr of the 1914 Rebellion

Letter written from Enkeldoorn, to James A. Bacon granting the latter permission to pass to Scherparabie.

Jameson Raid, Collection of papers

  • ZA HPRA A274
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1897

Collection of papers relating to the Jameson Raid

Correspondence between A.D.H. Cooper, Sir W. Conyngham Greene, J.W. Leonard, N. Leviseur re the pleas for mercy for the Jameson Raid signatories and the Boer determination to see them hanged. Includes undated (?1897) letter from W.D. Karri-Davies, of a secret nature, explaining that Chamberlain will support the Reformers.

Also statements on the Raid by Sir G. Farrar, S. Klagsburn, L. Phillips and F. Rhodes, together with a press clipping 'Mr. Farrar on the situation'.

George William Pilkington, Writings

  • ZA HPRA A292
  • Fonds
  • undated

Manuscript and typescript drafts of 'Some episodes from South African history for tiny tots'.

Damaraland, Documents

  • ZA HPRA A295
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1889

Papers regarding the Trek-Boers in Damaraland, including: transcripts of a letter to A.M. van Zyl from Sir Bartle Frere, 31 May 1878, re the position of the Boers in that part of Damaraland ceded to the Cape, and of a statement by Moreme 'Kapetein van die Bamangwato', written in Dutch, 26 Sep. 1889

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