52 pages: portraits (1 as frontispiece). Cloth. Front hinge weak. Order of Service laid down on front free endpaper. Signature of M.E. Rothmann on front endpaper.
Hobhouse (1860-1926) campaigned relentlessly on behalf of Boer women and children. She became an iconic figure in Afrikaner circles for her work on their behalf, and after her death in Kensington, London, her ashes were buried at the foot of the Women's Monument in Bloemfontein, in front of a huge gathering of supporters. Speakers at the service included Dr N.J. van der Merwe and General J.C. Smuts.
Van der Merwe (1888-1940) survived the concentration camp at Norvalspont. He married the daughter of President M.T. Steyn.
Rothmann (1875-1975), who wrote as "M.E.R.", was one of the first women in South Africa to obtain a university degree. A prolific author, active in the Voortrekker Movement and editor of Die Burger, she was also the recipient of two honorary doctorates and the Hertzog Prize.
- Jacket Condition: Very good
- Binding Condition: Good
- Overall Condition: Very good
- Size: 21 x 14cm