Fonds BC205 - Early Cape Documents

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Early Cape Documents


  • 1800-1906 (Creation)

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Letter from Gustave Henri Chabaud (French Consul at Port Elizabeth) re Rev Arbousset. Autograph letter signed (in French), undated, to the French Consul at Cape Town, concerning the naturalization as French citizens of the six children of the Rev Arbousset, a French missionary in the Orange Free State. 1p.

Permit for William Crews to remain in the Cape Colony, printed in English and Dutch, signed by Col C Bird and dated 27 Jul 1818, 2. folio.

Permit for John Halbert to remain in the Cape Colony, printed in English and Dutch, signed by Col C Bird and dated 1 Nov 1822, 2. folio.

Signed document permitting John Halbert to leave “this Settlement”. 22 Jan 1824.

Permit for Attai, a Native of China, to leave the Cape Colony, signed by [?]. 30 Dec 1820.

Document binding John Lewis, Johannes Wildt and Paul Daniels to a commitment to pay a certain sum, 26 Nov 1827.

Document binding the signatories as security for the good conduct of Jan ten Ham [den Ham?]. undated.

Licence issued to Christiaan [Germans?] to retail various items. Signed 1 Jan 1825.

Licence issued to the Widow Klynsmith to keep a retail shop. Signed Jan 1800.

Licence issued to shoot and kill game “during the Season”, commencing the 2nd December 1816 and ending the 30th of June [1817?]

Licence issued to David [Eaton?] to keep a Public Billiard Table during the year 1825. Signed 1 Jan 1825.

Letter from J H Hofmeyr to a Mr Masey, concerning a gift to the Museum in the Old Town Hall. Signed. Dated 14 Apr 1906. 11/2p.

Hutchons & Ross, Sail-makers and Dealers in Ships’ Stores, Rogge Bay, Cape Town. A letterhead on a folio sheet, with manuscript account of goods supplied with prices, to Mr C F De Lett, Agent to the French Barque La Jeune Hortense, Captain Moreau, dated Cape of Good Hope, 12 March 1840.

Land grant to J G Stadler, signed by Sir George Napier as Governor and Commander in Chief in the District of Beaufort, with manuscript diagrams, dated 15 Apr 1841. 2p. folio.

Land grant, signed by Lord Charles Somerset, as Governor and Commander in Chief, of land in Stellenbosch, dated 1 Jul 1817, in English with duplicate in Dutch, with wax seal and manuscript diagram on p.3. 4p. folio.

Land grant, signed by Sir George Napier as Governor and Commander in Chief, of land in Stellenbosch, with manuscript diagram of the survey, dated 1 Aug 1841, with embossed seal, 2p, folio.

Land transfer, signed by Sir Henry Smith as Commander in Chief, for a piece of land at Kalk Bay sold to the Cape of Good Hope Fishing Company, date 31 Oct 1848, with manuscript diagram of the survey. 2p. folio. This document is also signed by Charles Bell, as Acting Surveyor General.

Land transfer. In Dutch. Manuscript with “Goede Hoop” wax seal and embossed V.O.C. stamp, signed by J V Echten, Gerhardus Nicolaes Jacobs and others, dated Jun 1797. 3p. folio.

Letter from Dr W J Leyds, signed Den Haag, 6 Juli 1912, to Dr Gunning, in Dutch, concerning a portrait of the Voortrekker leader Pretorius. Ts. 1p.

Mortgage bond (cancelled) entered into by William Macdonald Mackay, dated 28 May 1830, bearing two wax impressions of the Seal of the Registrar of Slaves and Deeds, Cape Town.

Medical report by three Cape Town doctors (Abercrombie, Biccard and Roux) on the Captain of the French ship Le Belair. Folio sheet in manuscript, March 1865.

Letter signed by Civil Commissioner C Haw, Caledon District to the French Consul at Cape Town, Nov 1852, concerning a French sailor washed ashore from the French ship L’Aurixot. Ms. 2p. folio.

Autograph letter signed from V Boisier, Cape Town to French Consul in Cape Town, Jan 1860. 1p.

Autograph letter from T W Reitz to Major Jardine, written on “Senaat” notepaper, Kaapstad, 25 Nov 1919, concerning some documents given to him by Henry de Schmidt. Signed. 1p.

Printed letter headed “Cape of Good Hope” from the Rev H P Hallbeck to the Rev C I Latrobe, describing the return of the Mission to Witte Revier from Uitenhagen, dated 5 Nov 1819, with a covering printed letter to Latrobe, dated 3 Feb 1820. 3p. folio. The letter mentions the kindness shewn to the missionaries and their flock at Uitenhagen by Colonel Cuyler and his wife, a reconnoitering visit to the Witte Revier by the missionaries and some forty burghers and Hottentots, the rebuilding of the mission, etc.


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