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W.K. Entre

  • ZA HPRA A32
  • Fonds
  • no date

Author of Natal en Nieuw gelderland, Arnhem, 1861

A free translation into Dutch, written in two copy books, of 'The early history of the Zulu-Kafir race of South Eastern Africa' by Sir Theophilus Shepstone, published in the Journal of the Society of Arts 29 Jan. 1875.

Wits School of Mining Engineering, mining photographs

  • ZA HPRA A3390
  • Fonds
  • late 1800s - beginning 1900s

The photographs are historical images of gold mining in South Africa, taken around the late 1800s to beginning 1900s. Many of the images provide a rare insight into the underground world of deep level mining on the Rand, showing miners at work, as well as mining structures and operations.

Wits School of Mining Engineering

Wits Performing Arts Administration

  • ZA HPRA AG3087
  • Fonds
  • 1981 - 1990

This collection is incomplete but gives an indication of some of the activities of the Music and Drama departments at Wits in the 1980s-1990s.

William West Jones

  • ZA HPRA AB868
  • Fonds
  • 1874 - 1913

Many of the letters received have been used in A Father in God the official life by M.H.W. Wood (Macmillan, 1913). The page reference is given.

William Matlala, Photographic Collection

  • ZA HPRA A3359
  • Fonds
  • (1947, 1974) 1980s-2000s

Collection of photographs by the photographer William Matlala and others.

His photographs focus on workers at their workplace, union activities and gatherings, community work and social issues. It covers political event during the time of transition from Apartheid to a democratic South Africa. The collection also includes a large section on personalities from various spheres ranging from trade unions, politics, art and business.

William Matlala

William Macdonald, Scrap books

  • ZA HPRA A73
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1925

Agriculturist, journalist and author

Press clippings on the South African farmers' agricultural tours to Europe in 1914 and 1925.

William John Burchell Papers

  • ZA HPRA A342
  • Fonds
  • 1795 - 1865

The collection contains the papers of William John Burchell (1781-1865), artist, naturalist and traveller. With the exception of few original manuscripts and notebooks, most items consist of transcriptions made by Mrs H.M. McKay.

Correspondence, some originals and some Ms transcripts by H.M. McKay, of early letters 1795-1805, letters from St. Helena 1806-1810, letters from South Africa 1811-1815 and letters between Burchell and his family, friends and scientific colleagues 1824-1865, Names of correspondents include H. Alexander, Earl Bathurst, Earl of Caledon, Sir W.J. Hooker, W. Goddard Jackson, H. Nourse, J. Phillips, Marquess of Salisbury, Lord C.H. Somerset, Sir A. Stockenstroom, W. Swainson, D. Turner and J.O. Westwood.

An Ms transcript of the St. Helena Journal, Ts transcript of unpublished journal May-Sep. 1812 and a Hg journal Jan.-Mar.21, 1863; transcript of annotations in Burchell's own copy of his Travels; Hg poem 'Address to "Lot", rock in the Island of St. Helena'; financial records and copies of family wills; catalogues of the books and pictures in the Burchell estate and other miscellaneous papers.

Also included is the sorted material of research and publications, collected and submitted by H.M. McKay. The material is relating to her extensive study of W.J. Burchell.

William Hosken

  • ZA HPRA AD1658
  • Fonds
  • 1867 - 1918

16 Scrapbooks and newspaper clippings.

Hosken, William

William Hosea Papers

  • ZA HPRA A136
  • Fonds
  • 1782-1784

Official of the East India Company, passenger on board the 'Grosvenor', wrecked off the Pondoland coast 4 August 1782

ALS, 9 Apr. 1782, from W. Hosea to Sir R. Chambers (Judge of the Supreme Court of Bengal), written on board the 'Grosvenor', off the coast of Ceylon, and probably posted in Trincomalee, describing the harrowing experiences of Mr. and Mrs. Hosea in their efforts to reach the 'Grosvenor' at Madras, which was besieged by the French, and the subsequent perilous voyage. This letter is quoted in The true story of the Grosvenor East Indiaman by P.R. Kirby, published Cape Town, Oxford University Press, 1960. Also Ts transcript and negative of letter and Ds, 7 Apr. 1784, Calcutta, proving Mr. Hosea's will.

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