Collection BC256-BC261 - Kathleen Vos Papers

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ZA UCT BC256-BC261


Kathleen Vos Papers


  • 1657-1972 (Creation)

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2 archive boxes and oversize material

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Donated by Miss Kathleen Vos.

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Early Cape land grants and property transfers (1657-1820), and a few later ones; original Dutch East India Company land grants along the Liesbeeck River to free burghers, and later transfers with the signatures of Commanders and Governors from Van Riebeeck to Lord Charles Somerset, dealing with the farms ""Zorgvliet"" and ""Brandenburg"" and some smaller farms in Rosebank, Mowbray and Rondebosch, now largely a part of the University of Cape Town. The earliest documents, dated 1657, contain three signatures of Jan van Riebeeck. These transfers trace the history of one property over a period of nearly 250 years, for a large part of which it belonged to the Eksteen family, from whom it was bought by Rhodes in the 1890s.

TSS and photocopies of original manuscript of History of St John’s Parish, Wynberg [published as The church on the hill, 1972]. (Incl. notes i.a. on the Revs. EW Lasbrey and G Nuttall-Smith, BC258.)

Notes for a biographical sketch on the late Miss HM White of Claremont, Cape, by Frank Reid.

Notes on the Wynberg Home Reading Union (1907-1920), compiled by the Misses HM White and K Vos


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  • English

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