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Kolbe, F.C.

Two F.C. Kolbe Autograph Letters - Anti Racist Content etc.

Published: 1916, 1929

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Two autograph letters signed by the remarkable Roman Catholic priest. There were many aspects to Kolbe's varied life and distinguished, multifaceted career as a dedicated churchman, indefatigable educator, eclectic philosopher, endlessly curious botanist, inspired poet, penetrating literary critic, and intrepid journalist. He was also an outspoken critic of the British in the Boer war and of the war in general. The first of these letters, 1pp. headed St.Mary's, Cape Town and dated July 3, 1916. would seem to be of minor import. However the second letter,2pp. dated Apr 8, '29 from St. Mary's is of much interest. He discusses the plight of the Bantu and 'Catholic culture being the one way out' for them. Also ' The threat to take away such franchise as they have is grossly unjust......'. An important letter. The letters have some slitht spotting and a little edge wear but are in quite nice state. See photos for full text.
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: Small 4to.
  • Sold By: Ronald Levine - Modern First Editions
  • Contact Person: Ronald Levine
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 011643 8437
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT for S.African customers and Internation Bank Tranfer for customers abroad. I am unable to accept payment by credit card.
  • Trade Associations: SABDA

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