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Article concerning diary of Mrs. Bousfield

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MSS. Afr. s. 2268

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Typescript copy or draft of an article by Eve Palmer, Journey to Pretoria in 1878: Diary of Mrs. Bousfield, wife of the City's first bishop.


  • Creation: c1975


14 ff.

Language of Materials

  • English

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MSS. Afr. s. 2268

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 858

Biographical / Historical

Mrs. Bousfield was wife of Henry Brougham Bousfield, first Bishop of Pretoria. Henry Bousfield (1832-1902) graduated M.A. at Caius College, Cambridge, held the living at Foxcott, near Andover, and the position of Rural Dean, 1872-1878. In 1878 he sailed to Cape Colony, where he established the Anglican See of Pretoria.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The letter was purchased from Argyll Etkin Ltd. on 19th August 1999.

Related Materials

Lambeth Palace Library holds Henry Bousfield correspondence mainly concerning the Transvaal mission, 1876-1882. The William Cullen Library, Church of the Province of South Africa Central Record Library holds 50 volumes of related papers.

Article concerning diary of Mrs. Bousfield
Paul Davidson
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom