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Wyn Rees(Arranged with Comments)

Colenso Letters from Natal

Published: Shuter & Shooter, Pietermaritzburg, 1958

Edition: First Edition

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From the Colenso MSS in the Campbell Library, Durban, Wyn Rees has prepared for publication some three hundred letters written between 1865 and 1893 by Frances Colenso, wife of the well-known Bishop of Natal, Dr John Colenso.

After the Bishop's excommunication in 1865, and the attempts at social, as well as ecclesiastical, ostracism which followed, this correspondence with the Lyell sisters of London became, for his wife, a means of personal intercourse for which few facilities existed within the colony.

Those who are attracted to history by its portraits,whether of individuals or of communities, will enjoy these reflections on life in colonial Natal, and mid-Victorian England, written with a refreshing candour, for there was never any thought of publication.

Hardcover with unclipped dustcover. 440 pages text with several illustrations. Owners name to front endpaper/feint tape marks to endpapers.Very clean copy.

  • Jacket Condition: Good
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 15 X 22cm
  • Sold By: Quathlamba Winds Books
  • Contact Person: Ian & Yvonne Halford
  • Country: United Kingdom
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  • Telephone: 01743 361772
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