File 7.1 - Newspaper Cuttings (Photocopies)

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ZA HPRA A1479-7-7.1

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Newspaper Cuttings (Photocopies)

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  • 1915 - 1977 (Creation)

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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.

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