First British occupation 1795-1803

The Cape Diaries of Lady Anne Barnard 1799-1800; Vol. II

2022-02-17T14:49:28+00:00December 5th, 1999|

This second volume of the Cape diaries, dealing with 1800, further develop this rich and entertaining account of life at the Cape in the early years of British rule. Politically the Diaries lay bare the dynamics of the conflicts among senior office-holders, not only in the civil administration, but also in and between the army and navy. Lady Anne's independence of thought is reflected in her ideas on such diverse matters as animal rights or interior decoration or landscaping. She offers valuable insights into the social constraints upon women at the time

The Cape Diaries of Lady Anne Barnard 1799-1800; Vol. I

2021-02-24T14:52:37+00:00July 24th, 1998|

The Cape Diaries are the private and unrevised records on which Lady Anne based her Journals. Consequently they express Lady Anne's uncensored views on a wide variety of topics, social and political. The diaries are not only illuminating but also vastly entertaining because of her brilliant command of language and the pleasure she took in the act of writing itself. They greatly enlarge our historical awareness of the transition in her day from the aristocratic, hierarchical world of the 18th to the fast-emerging bourgeois culture of the 19th century.

The Cape Journals of Lady Anne Barnard 1797-1798

2021-02-24T13:57:52+00:00July 24th, 1993|

Lady Anne's journals were revised from her original diaries and produced for the interest of her immediate family and friends. They were never intended for publication. However, they are invaluable in the light which they cast on 'the interesting domestic particulars of life in Cape Town', dealing with matters which male writers ignored. In addition, her place in society, as wife to the secretary of the first British governor of the Cape and the latter's official hostess, gave her access to a wide range of classes and people. Although carefully censored, her journals, enhanced by the quality of her writing, give a unique of view of life at the Cape at the end of the 18th century

William Somerville’s narrative of his journeys to the Eastern Cape frontier and to Lattakoe 1799-1802

2022-08-26T15:56:39+00:00July 24th, 1979|

William Somerville, an Edinburgh doctor, accompanied the invading forces of Major-General Craig when the British took the Cape in 1795. He remained at the Cape for some years, accompanying Major-General Dundas to the eastern districts during the height of conflict on the frontier. Subsequently he accompanied an expedition to the Orange River. On both occasions he recorded the cultures of the indigenous people whom he met, and the flora and fauna.

Reize in de Binnen-Landen van Zuid-Africa. Gedaan in den Jaare 1803 door W.B.E. Paravicini di Capelli, Kapitein Aide de Camp, by den Gouverneur van de Caap de Goede Hoop

2023-08-30T20:15:29+00:00July 25th, 1965|

Paravicini di Capelli was an artillery-captain at the time of the Batavian Republic and aide-de-camp of the Cape governor, General Jan Willem Janssens. He travelled with the governor into the interior, keeping an official journal as well as his own, and was active in preparations of the Cape against attack by the British, travelling widely during this period. In 1804 he returned to Holland.

Die Joernaal van Dirk Gysbert van Reenen, 1803

2020-10-05T05:23:56+00:00July 25th, 1937|

This is an account of a journey in to the Eastern Cape undertaken by the Governor of the Cape, J.W. Janssens and Capt Paravicini de Capelli, recorded by D.G. van Reenen. Van Reenen was a prominent burger at the Cape, a winemaker, reputed to make the best wine in the Cape, and he held the wine and meat contracts for the VOC on a number of occasions. The purpose of the journey was to inspect the land now ruled by the Batavian Government, and to settle the conflicts occurring between the Dutch burgers and the indigenous residents of the area. This is an official report with much factual information.

De Mist, J.A. – Memorandum containing recommendations for the form and administration of government at the Cape of Good Hope, 1802

2021-02-23T20:37:49+00:00July 25th, 1920|

This report by De Mist, prepared and completed in January 1802 in Amsterdam, recommends changes to be made to the government of the Cape during the critical years between the two British occupations. It also ranges widely over social, economic and political conditions of the Cape at the end of the 18th century.

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