Fonds BC360 - Charles Etienne Boniface Manuscript

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Charles Etienne Boniface Manuscript


  • 1835 (Creation)

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Charles Etienne Boniface (2 February 1787 – 10 December 1853) was an early nineteenth century music teacher, playwright, journalist and polyglot who was born in France, but who spent his adult life in Southern Africa. His writings and compositions are amongst the earliest publications of what was then the Cape Colony.

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Purchased at Dorothea Fairbridge sale, 1930s.

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Boniface, Charles Etienne (1787-1853): Methode de la guitarre; composée par Monsieur Carmelo pour l’usage de Monsieur J de Wet. Original manuscript, [70p].
[Dr Johannes de Wet, 1794-1875, was the father of Mrs Koopmans de Wet. Probably written between 1828 and 1833 when de Wet may have taken guitar lessons from Boniface].


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  • English

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  • English



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