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Dunbar (Sir Drummond Miles)

THE TRANSVAAL IN 1876. (Presentation copy)

Notes made by a resident in the Republic previous to the annexation with extracts from the diary of the late Hon'ble William Napier while travelling between the Lydenberg gold fields and Delagoa Bay. D.M.D.

Published: Richard Slater and Co/, Grahamstown, 1881

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74 pages, dark orange paper wrappers worn along the edges of the covers, a good copy.

On the front free end paper: To Capt. Ed. Dunbar. Sent to me by the widow of the re. Sir William Dunbar of Durm Bart, Her son the present Baronet, the writer of the pamphlet is now at Queenstown, Cape Colony, C Dunbar 15th December 1884.

Sir Drummond Miles Dunbar 1845 -1903 was a Scottish writer who lived in South Africa.

Mendelssohn (Sidney)South African Bibliography volume 1 page 493: The author visited Mac Mac, Pilgrim's Rest, and other diggings with the Hon. Mr Napier, who died of fever at Mac Mac, and the latter, who had been granted 2000 acres of land in Portuguese South-East Africa, gives an account of Delagoa Bay and the surrounding country, which delighted him on account of " its beauty, fertility, and resources." The writer of the pamphlet frequently quotes from Aylward's "Transvaal of To-day," and dedicates his brochure "to those friends of freedom who have advocated the rights of the Transvaal Boers in the House of Commons."

  • Overall Condition: A Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (210 x 130 mm)
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