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Eric Anderson Walker, Drafts

  • ZA HPRA A130
  • Fonds
  • 192-1937

Historian

Proofsheets of History of South Africa (London, Longmans, 1927).

Also Hg draft of W.P. Schreiner, a South African, (London, O.U.P. 1937).

Leo Fouche

  • ZA HPRA A1071
  • Fonds
  • 1387 - 1791

The collection contains documents of the (French) Ministry of Water and Forest, principally pertaining to Albert François de Stappens, King's Councillor and Minister of Waters and Forests. In addition to the official documents on land disputes, surveying, road work and forestry, there are household accounts of Madame de Stappens for wine, dresses, jewellery, furniture, hats and meat. Also included are documents of the various estates, including the Seigneuries of Corbinaut and Herlies (Beaufremez family), the Marquisat of Roubaix (d'Essart family), as well as a 14th century document of the d'Ays family. Subjects are leases, sales of land, conditions of vassals and tenant farmers, estate expenses, land disputes and appointment of bailiffs.

Manoel de Sousa Sepulveda, Narrative

  • ZA HPRA A101
  • Fonds
  • 1552

Commander of the Portuguese galleon 'St. John'

'Narrative of the wreck of the great galleon Saint John on the land of Natal in the year 1552'.

Translation of Historia da muy notavel perda do galeam S. Joam, Lisbon, 1564.

Francisco de Livera, Report

  • ZA HPRA A70
  • Fonds
  • 1633

Report in Portuguese, 1633 Dec. 29.

Report, signed by Livera, concerning the supposed discovery of the gold mines of Monomotapa. Accompanied by an Ms on the same subject by Joao da Costa (7p.). Bears the book-plates of Annibal Fernandes Thomaz and Frazao de Vasconcellas.

Dutch East India Company, Letter

  • ZA HPRA A548
  • Fonds
  • 1633

Letter from J. Speck, Table Bay, to the Administrators of the Dutch East India Company, Rotterdam.

Supports the claim of passenger, Samuel Jan H. van Nimmegen, to be paid wages for acting as steersman on board the 'Prins Willem' from Batavia to Table Bay; van Nimmegen was an old employee of the Company, fallen from favour because his ship had been captured by the Portuguese and sunk.

Dutch East India Company

Nederduits Gereformeerrde Kerk, Letters

  • ZA HPRA A135
  • Fonds
  • 1668-1829

Mainly letters from the Governor's secretary (successively W. Helot, L. Meyer and M. Kervel) to the Synod and Council of the Synod at the Cape, concerning the nomination of deacons and the election of elders; also LS 1668, Amsterdam, from Jan Blaauw and
Salomon Sweers, executors of the estate of Zacharius Wagenaar, to the Deacons at the Cape, accompanying money from the estate to be used for the 'free poor' at the Cape; LS 1717 from Stellenbosch churchmen, asking financial help from the Cape Synod; 2 LS 1742 and 1769 from clergy in Amsterdam to their brethren at the Cape, on the state of religion; ALS 23 Mar. 1768, Meerendal, from H. Russouw to J. van der Spuey, book-keeper of the Dutch East India Company, on a debt owed by him; LS 30 May 1829, Cape Town, from S. Oliver to the Organ Committee, on the impending arrival of a new organ (in English). Many of the letters are sealed.

Diocese of St. Helena, Parish Registers and Indices

  • ZA HPRA AB2073
  • Fonds
  • 1680-1986

The Burial registers of St. James contain the burial record of Napoleon Bonaparte - 09/05/1821, see item 1.3.4.

Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA)

Dutch East India Company, Cash book

  • ZA HPRA A564
  • Fonds
  • 4 February 1698

Fragments of a Dutch East India Company cash book, 'Casteel de Goede Hoop'

Dutch East India Company

Willem Adriaan van der Stel, Deed

  • ZA HPRA A126
  • Fonds
  • 1706

Original deed in Dutch of the transfer of land to Floris Slabbert, dated 24 January 1706.

The document is signed and sealed by Willem, Adriaan van der Stel (1664-1733), Governor of the Cape (1699-1706) and son of Simon van der Stel, at the Castle of Good Hope.

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

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