Collection BC157 and BC158 - HM Buyskes Collection

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ZA UCT BC157 and BC158


HM Buyskes Collection


  • 1849-1928 (Creation)

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3 archive boxes

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Donated by Miss HM Buyskes.

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Travel journals kept by donor's sister, Mrs Margaret Johanna Moldenhauer (1871-1957), on journeys to North and South America (1927-1928), the Far East, New Zealand and Australia (1937), East Africa (1926), and some photographs and postcards.

Various items incl. a list, giving the names of 200 persons and firms, which subscribed to the so-called Indemnity Fund, with promises of money for the relief of those who suffered as a result of the Pledge during the Anti-Convict Agitation, 1849-1850 (see also BC225).

MSS and photographs of a trip to the Victoria Falls, (ca.1903), by the Misses A Buyskes (aunt of the donor) and M Marquard.


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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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Related units of description

Pfeiffer Family Papers (BC225) for a copy of the Pledge issued during the Anti-Convict Agitation, 1849-1850.
HM Buyskes Collection (BC570) for genealogical information on the Buyskes and Brand families.

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