Fonds A1479 - Papers of John Gaspard Gubbins

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ZA HPRA A1479

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Papers of John Gaspard Gubbins

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  • 1877 - 1981 (Creation)

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Africana book collector and antiquarian

Correspondence, personal documents, biographical notes, memoranda, photographs and a scrap-book relating primarily to the acquisition of his Africana library, its transfer to the University of the Witwatersrand and destruction by fire in 1931 and to his voyage round the world in 1932-1933 to try and make good his losses. Correspondence is mainly with H.R. Raikes, Principal of the University of the Witwatersrand, but other correspondents include Sir William Dalrymple, M.W. Gray, J.D. Rheinallt Jones, P.W. Laidler, J.H. Pim and General J.C. Smuts.

Also correspondence of Dr. P.H. Butterfield re., his biography of Dr. Gubbins.

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Some of the letters are photocopies of originals in the archives of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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Alternate title: Gubbins, John Gaspard

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