South Africa in records from colonial missionaries, 1819-1900

Volumes

5 volumes in South Africa in records from colonial missionaries, 1819-1900

Capetown

Containing both bound correspondence and loose papers, these items are chiefly concerned with the movements of people and money. Correspondence discusses the comings, goings, and characters of missionaries in general and preachers in particular. Reports include records of which missionaries were based where and how effectively the various missions were...

  • Contributor:  Bodleian Library
  • Reference:  Ca
  • Keyword:  african politics government history religion colonial missionaries

Grahamstown

These items contain more narrative accounts than the Capetown records; however, the concern over obtaining required funds is very similar. The narrative portions of these documents provide context for why priests are coming or going and where from.

  • Contributor:  Bodleian Library
  • Reference:  Gr
  • Keyword:  african politics government history religion colonial missionaries

Natal

Combines narrative accounts and correspondence with official paperwork. Requests for funds are a key feature, as are statistical returns. These records also include commentary upon the English Church Lands Bill of 1871.

  • Contributor:  Bodleian Library
  • Reference:  Na
  • Keyword:  african politics government history religion colonial missionaries

St Johns - Kaffraria

These records cover the expansion of the dioceses and some implications such as boundary adjustment; the statistical component also provides details of the different races resident in the diocese of St Johns. This information is accompanied by requests for funds to build schools and churches.

  • Contributor:  Bodleian Library
  • Reference:  SJ
  • Keyword:  african politics government history religion colonial missionaries
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