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Cloete (Henry)

FIVE LECTURES ON THE EMIGRATION OF THE DUTCH FARMERS FROM THE COLONY OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE

Published: Saul Solomon & Co., Cape Town, 1856

Edition: First Edition

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And Their Settlement in the District of Natal,

Until Their Formal Submission to Her Majesty's Authority, in the Year 1843.

Delivered to the Natal Society at Pietermaritzburg, by the Honourable Henry Cloete

First edition: 168 pages, rebound in half calf with matching cloth boards, titled gilt on the spine, the original front paper wrapper bound in at the back of the volume, all edges gilt, a very good copy.

Mendelssohn (Sidney) A South African Bibliography vol. 1 page 347 -348: The author states in the Preface that about the time that the address was delivered " a considerable influx of British immigrants had taken place into the district, under a scheme of colonisation devised by Mr. J. C. Byrne." The scheme proved a great disappointment, and ill- will appears to have sprung up between the new colonists and the older inhabitants. One of the objects of Mr. Cloete's address was to give the new-comers some knowledge of the hardships suffered by the first settlers, with a view to bringing about more friendly intercourse between the two sections of the community. Mr. Theal (" History of South Africa, 1695-1834") states that the lectures "are. not always reliable in details," but the author vouches for the correctness of the information afforded.

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (230 x 140 mm)
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