Fonds BC1471 - Arderne Family Miscellany

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Arderne Family Miscellany


  • 1873-1945 (Creation)

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2 boxes

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Photocopied from the original documents lent to the University of Cape Town Libraries by a descendant of RH Arderne (1802-1885), through Lorna Ross-Thompson. Westlake, Cape Town.

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A. Newsclippings and articles about the Arderne Gardens, Claremont (originally called The Hill Gardens), 1898 -1927

B. Beard, Herbert R: Ralph Henry Arderne, 1945. Ts,
Genealogical table
Family tree of the Arderne family

C. On my travels. Abstracts from letters written by HM Arderne, published as a newspaper column. Includes travels through Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, North America, Russia, 1883 – 1884

D. Album of 19th century Cape Town, with text by Kathleen Wiles, and pictures selected from a family album compiled by HM Arderne in 1873.

E. Copy of letter from HM Arderne to his sister-in-law, Mrs Helen Moodie, 1901. Tells of activities related to visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York,

F. Letter from Polhemus Lyon to “Dear Friend”, Cape Town, 1904, regarding a proposed rail trip from Cape Town to the Victoria Falls.


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