Fonds BC330 - Murray-Parker Collection

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Murray-Parker Collection


  • circa 1800-1950 (Creation)

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173 boxes

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Donated to UCT Libraries by Mrs May Murray-Parker

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This collection comprises 25 items of Emily Hobhouse material. Betty Molteno's correspondence, incl. letters from Mahatma Gandhi, Sol Plaatje (16 letters), John X Merriman (six letters), Mrs Lulu Bolus, Mrs GM Solomon and 200 letters to Alice Greene. Correspondence between Dr CFK and Mrs Caroline Murray and other members of the Molteno family, descendants of Sir John C Molteno. Papers of Dr Manuel Joubert comprising nearly 200 items.


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Contact University of Cape Town Libraries: Special Collections for information about accessing this collection.

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  • English

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Only a high-level description is maintained in AtoM. For a list of contents, go to

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BC16, BC112


NOTE ON PHOTOGRAPHS: All the photographs that form part of this collection have been relocated to the Manuscripts and Archives Photograph Collection. This has been done to improve access to them, as well as to facilitate the longevity and preservation of the photographs. Item level descriptions are available at

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