Fonds BC1561 - The Neville Alexander/Hildegard von Windheim Correspondence

Undated letter page 1 Undated letter page 2 Letter dated 10/8/61, Page 1 Letter dated 10/8/61 Page 2 Letter dated 3/2/62 Page  1 Letter dated 3/2/62 Page 2 Letter dated 10/11/62 Page  1 Letter dated 10/11/62 Page 2 Letter dated 25/6/70 Page 1 Letter dated 25/6/70 Page 2
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ZA UCT BC1561

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The Neville Alexander/Hildegard von Windheim Correspondence

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  • 1960-1970 (Creation)

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1 box

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(1893-1975)

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Nadia von Ancken dicovered severall letters written by Neville Alexander to her grandmother, as well as Alexander's name recurring in several diary entries. Recognising the value of the letters for South African struggle history, she presented the letters to the Rendsburg Rotary Club which supports a German student at UCT, Miss Anneke Eichstedt. Eichstedt contacted a local Rotary club to facilitate the hand-over of the letters to UCT Libraries, the custodian of a large collection of Neville Alexander records. A group of Germans from the Rendsburg club were to holiday in South Africa, and they brought the letters to SA. At a joint meeting of the Noon Gun Rotary Club and the Roggebaai Club, on 9 February 2016, the letters were handed over to UCT Libraries.

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Donation from Nadia von Ancken, Hildegard von Windheim's granddaughter living in Rendsburg Germany

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Correspondence between Neville Alexander and Mrs Hildegard von Ancken; 5 letters, 1 clipping, 1 Christmas card, ts diary excerpts; includes a covering letter from Rendsburg Rotary Club (Germany)

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AIP UUID: a59e5411-f538-4549-a3d3-94aaa9b171b3

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