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University of Cape Town Libraries: Special Collections (Manuscripts and Archives) Fonds
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  • ZA UCT BC1520
  • Fonds
  • 1821 - 2011

The bulk of the material in this collection concerns the history of the University College of Fort Hare during the troubled period of the late 1950s, when the university was absorbed into the apartheid regime’s increasingly polarised and prejudici...

Williams, Donovan


  • ZA UCT BC662
  • Fonds
  • 1832-1989

Smuts family tree and various other Smuts family items.


Thomas Maclear

Copy of a MS document appointing Maclear as an astronomer. Signed by three commissioners of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Dundas, Berkely [?] and Basson [?].Envelope addressed to Sir Thomas Maclear, Royal Observatory, Cape Town,...

Sir Benjamin D'Urban

Letter from Sir Benjamin D'Urban (1777-1849), Governor of Cape Colony, to the Council of the South African College and Sir John Truter, the president.

Liberated Africans: Letterbook

A letterbook maintained in the office of William Field, Collector of Customs at the Cape. It brings together all correspondence relating to Liberated Africans at the Cape for the period 1839 to 1842.

George Duff Album

Leather-bound album of 25 watercolour sketches of South African figures of the mid-19th century, including an aquarelle of Siyolo, leader of the amaNdlambe. The album also contains a few early photographs of Cape Muslims by Arthur Green.

Duff, George

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