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BC 151 THE BLEEK COLLECTION

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BIOGRAPHICAL  INTRODUCTION

W H I BLEEK

Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel Bleek, Ph.D, b. Berlin 8.3.1827 - d. Mowbray, Cape, 17.8.1875.   He was the eldest son of Professor Friedrich Bleek, professor of theology at Berlin University, and later at Bonn University, and his wife Augusta Charlotte Marianne Sethe.

Bleek graduated from the University of Bonn in 1851 and achieved his ambition of going to Africa when he was appointed official linguist to Dr W D Baikie's Niger Tshadda Expedition in 1854.   Unfortunately ill-health forced Bleek to leave the Expedition when they reached Fernando Po.   He returned to England where he met J W Colenso, Bishop of Natal, who invited Bleek to accompany him to Natal in 1855 in order to help him compile a Zulu grammar.

When this project had been completed Bleek accepted an invitation, in 1856, from the Governor, Sir George Grey, to become his official interpreter in Cape Town.   When Sir George was appointed Governor of New Zealand, he presented his very valuable library to the South African Public Library.   A condition of this gift was that Bleek should be appointed curator of the Grey Collection, a post he held from 1862 until his death.

Bleek continued with his philological research and published his findings from time to time.   He also wrote leading articles for the English edition of "Het Volksblad" for a number of years.   From 1870 Bleek had access to Bushmen prisoners at the Breakwater Prison.   Later some of the Bushmen were released into his custody and lived at his home in Mowbray where their language and folklore was recorded with the assistance of his sister-in-law Lucy Lloyd.

Bleek published a number of articles, reports and books during his lifetime, mainly concerning his philological studies and Bushman folklore.   Many years after his death his sister-in-law published "Specimens of Bushman Folklore" in London (1911), based on their joint research.

He married Jemima Lloyd in 1862 and they had seven children, one son and six daughters.   Their son and one daughter died in infancy.   Bleek is buried in the Wynberg cemetery.

L C LLOYD

Lucy Catherine Lloyd, b. Norberry, Staffordshire, England, 7.11.1834 - d. Mowbray, Cape, 31.8.1914, second eldest daughter of the Rev William Henry Cynric Lloyd and his first wife Lucy Anne Jeffreys.   After her mother's death she and her three sisters went to live with her maternal aunt, Caroline Dundas, and was privately educated.   When her father was appointed Colonial Chaplain for Natal in 1849 she accompanied him and his second wife and family to Durban.

After her sister Jemima married Wilhelm Bleek in 1862, Lucy Lloyd lived with them in Cape Town and was trained by her brother-in-law to help him with his work, particularly with his Bushman studies, and she proved to be a very able pupil.   When Bleek died she was asked to take over some of his duties in the Grey Collection while she also continued her work with the Bushmen for a number of years.

Lucy Lloyd played a leading part in founding the "South African Folklore Society" and also in the establishment of the "Folk-lore Journal" in 1879.   During the 1880's she went to England and lived there and on the continent for about 20 years but returned to Cape Town some years after the Anglo-Boer War.   Her major publication was "Specimens of Bushman Folklore".   In 1912 she was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Literature by the University of the Cape of Good Hope; the first woman in South Africa to be honoured in this way.   She is buried in the Wynberg cemetery.

D F BLEEK

Dorothea Frances Bleek, b. Mowbray, Cape 26.3.1873 - d. Plumstead, Cape, 27.6.1948.   She was the sixth child of Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel Bleek and his wife Jemima Lloyd.   During the 1880's Mrs Bleek took her children to live in Europe where Dorothea attended schools in Germany and Switzerland and studied at Berlin University, where she trained as a teacher and took a course in African Languages.

She returned to South Africa in 1904 and taught at the Rocklands Girls High School in Cradock until 1907.   She accompanied one of her colleagues, Helen Tongue, on expeditions to copy rock paintings, and to London when the paintings were exhibited there in 1908.   Some of these paintings were published the following year with notes on the Bushmen by Dorothea and her sister Edith.   When she returned from London she devoted all her time to studying Bushman life and languages.   She assisted her aunt in the preparation of "Specimens of Bushman Folklore" for publication, and edited and published much of the research left by her father and her aunt.

She went on many expeditions to study Bushman dialects and rock art, her travels taking her to the Kalahari, Botswana, Angola and Tanzania.   Not only did she record vocabularies, genealogies and rock art in those areas but also took many photographs which illustrated their dress, shelters and weapons.

From 1923-1948 Dorothea Bleek was Honorary Reader in Bushman Languages at the University of Cape Town.   Her major achievement was the publication of the "Bushman Dictionary" in 1956, eight years after her death, which incorporated the lexicon started by her father almost a century earlier and which was added to by Lucy Lloyd.   In 1936 the University of the Witwatersrand wished to confer an honorary doctorate on Dorothea Bleek which she is reputed to have declined on the grounds that there could only be one Dr Bleek.

She died in Plumstead in 1948.

THE COLLECTION

The Bleek Collection includes notebooks, lexicons, Bleek family records, diaries, certificates and other personal documents, a travel document, Wilhelm and Jemima Bleek's last Will and Testament, various published biographical notes about W H I Bleek, and obituaries, photographs and copies of articles.

The most important part of this collection is section A, the notebooks and lexicon, which reflects the work done by Dr Bleek, his sister-in-law Lucy Lloyd, and later that of his daughter Dorothea, in recording the language and folklore of the Bushman.   These also show how closely he and Lucy Lloyd collaborated in this work.

The letters and correspondence reflect Bleek's relationship with his family and colleagues in many parts of the world and show his wide interest in philology.   They also contain important biographical information about him and reflect the progress he was making on various projects he had in hand.   The letters and correspondence of Lucy Lloyd and Dorothea Bleek also reflect their progress, particularly with their various publications.

There are interesting photographs of Bushmen, some portraits and some which show their shelters, implements and way of life, mainly collected by Dorothea Bleek.

There are also 75 leaders written by Bleek for the English edition of "Het Volksblad", 1862-1866, which give an interesting insight into the issues of the day in mid-Victorian Cape Town.

The Collection covers a period of roughly a century, c1848-c1956, with the main emphasis on Bushman language, life and folklore.

The papers of Dr Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel Bleek, his sister-in-law Dr Lucy Catherine Lloyd, and his daughter Dorothea Frances Bleek, were presented to the U.C.T. Libraries by Miss D Bleek and her niece Dr K M F Scott, between 1936 and 1988.

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

 

Biographical Note

 

 

The Collection

 

A

NOTEBOOKS AND LEXICON

 

B

PERSONAL

 

C

CORRESPONDENCE

 

D

PUBLICATIONS, REPORTS ETC

 

E

UNPUBLISHED NOTES

 

F

WRITINGS BY OTHERS

 

G

ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, SKETCHES & DRAWINGS

 

H

NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

 

J

PHOTOGRAPHS AND PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS

 

K

MISCELLANEOUS

 

A

NOTEBOOKS AND LEXICON

NO. OF ITEMS

A1

W.H.1 Bleek's notebooks and lexicon

 

A1.1

Bushman MS vocabularies. Vol. I, 1861-1867.Bd. Includes Bleek's translation of Revd.G Kronlein's MSS on the language spoken by the Bushmen of the Kaligari.

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A1.2.1

Bushman MS vocabularies. Vol. II, 1870. Bd.

1

A1.2.2

Lexicon. Notes on slips of paper in 60 boxes and drawers.

60

A1.3.1

Bushman MS dictionary, Vol. I, A-W, p.1-150,1871

1

A1.3.2

Bushman MS dictionary, Vol. II Y- , p.151-300,1871

1

A1.3.3

Bushman MS dictionary, Vol. III, !, p.301-450,1871

1

A1.3.4

Bushman MS dictionary, Vol. IV - O, p.451-553,1871

1

A1.4.1

Bushman notebook, Vol. I, p.1-333, 1866-1871. Includes 6 unnumbered pages of translation exercises from German into English, and also between p.45-46. On page facing p.13 is the genealogy of Bleek's informant Adam Kleinhardt.

1

A1.4.2

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, p.334-428, 1871. Includes genealogies of //kabo, p.359 rev.and Jantje p.360-362, 364-5,368-373 and 376.

1

A1.4.3

Bushman notebook, Vol. III, p.429-514, 1871

1

A1.4.4

Bushman notebook, Vol. IV, p.515-584, 1871

1

A1.4.5

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, p.585-679, 1871 and 1872.Informant Stoffel.

1

A1.4.6

Bushman notebook, Vol. VI, p.680-750, 1872 

1

A1.4.7

Bushman notebook, Vol. VII, p.751-822, 1872

1

A1.4.8

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, p.823-894, 1872

1

A1.4.9

Bushman notebook, Vol. IX, p.895-964, 1872

1

A1.4.10

Bushman notebook, Vol. X, p.965-1026, 1872

1

A1.4.11

Bushman notebook, Vol. XI, p.1027-1120, 1872

1

A1.4.12

Bushman notebook, Vol. XII, p.1121-1213, 1872. (Stoffel)

1

A1.4.13

Bushman notebook, Vol. XIII, p.1214-1306, 1872

1

A1.4.14

Bushman notebook, Vol. XIV, p.1307-1401, 1872(?). (Stoffel)

1

A1.4.15

Bushman notebook, Vol. XV, p.1402-1495, 1873.  (Stoffel)

1 

A1.4.16

Bushman notebook, Vol. XVI, p.1496-1590, 1873

1

A1.4.17

Bushman notebook, Vol. XVII, p.1591-1683, 1873

1

A1.4.18

Bushman notebook, Vol. XVIII, p.1684-1777, 1873

1

A1.4.19

Bushman notebook, Vol. XIX, p.1778-1871, 1873. (Stoffel)

1 

A1.4.20

Bushman notebook, Vol. XX, p.1872-1964, 1873. (David Hoesar)

1

A1.4.21

Bushman notebook, Vol. XXI, p.1965-2058, 1873

1

A1.4.22

Bushman notebook, Vol. XXII, p.2059-2152, 1873

1

A1.4.23

Bushman notebook, Vol. XXIII, p.2153- 2247,1873 Contains notes on songs, etc., by Lucy Lloyd.  (Jantje)

1

A1.4.24

Bushman notebook, Vol. XXIV, p.2248-2339, 1873. Includes notes on Jantje and others.

1

A1.4.25

Bushman notebook, Vol. XXV, p.2341-2434, 1873-4. (Klaas Katkop, Jantje and Stoffel)

1

A1.4.26

Bushman notebook, Vol. XXVI, p.2435-2529, 1874. (David Hoesar)

1

A1.4.27

Bushman notebook, Vol. XXVII, p.2530-2621, 1874. (David Hoesar)

1 

A1.4.28

Small notebook labelled "Stars", interleaved with blotting paper. A few pages only have been used, not consecutively. Unnumbered

1

A2

Lucy Lloyd's notebooks

 

A2.1.1

Lloyd's first Bushman notebook, used at the Breakwater prison, c. Aug.1870 - Oct. 1870, p.1-19. Gives some information about  the narrators on the inside of the front cover

1

A2.1.2

Bushman notebook, p.20-39, Oct.-Dec. 1870

1

A2.1.3

Bushman notebook, p.40-60 (Sept. 1870?) -Jan. 1871

1

A2.1.4

Bushman notebook, p.61-118, Sept. 1870 - Nov. 1870. (Stoffel)

1

A2.1.5

Bushman notebook, Vol. I, no. 1, p.1-77 only. Contains copies of the first three notebooks, i.e. A2.1.1 - A2.1.3, p.1-60, and p.61-77  of A2.1.4. The translations were done from Jan. 1871 and differ from those in the original notebooks. There are genealogies at the end of the vol. (Stoffel)

 1

A2.1.6

Bushman notebook, Vol. I, no. 2, p.119-188, 1871+.(Stoffel)

1

A2.1.7

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 1, p.189-287, 1871. (Jantje, i.e. Kabbo)

1

A2.1.8

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 2, p.288-382, 1871 Jantje at the Museum)

1

A2.1.9

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 3, p.383-475, 1871(Jantje Toorm)

1

A2.1.10

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 4, p.476-529, 1871.(Jantje)

1

A2.1.11

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 5, p.530-624, 1871.(Jantje)

1

A2.1.12

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 6, p.625-715, 1871 (Jantje)

1

A2.1.13

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 7, p.716-810, 1871.(Jantje)

1

A2.1.14

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 8, p.811-907, 1871.(Jantje)

1

A2.1.15 

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 9, p.908-1002, 1871. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.16

Bushman notebook,Vol. II, no. 10, p.1003-1099,1871-72.(Jantje)

1

A2.1.17

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 11, p.1100-1170,1872. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.18

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 12, p.1171-1243,1872. (Jantje)

 1

A2.1.19

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 13, p.1244-1314,1872. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.20

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 14, p.1315-1431,1872. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.21

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 15, p.1432-1499,1872. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.22

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 16, p.1500-1553,1872. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.23

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 17, p.1554-1622,1872. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.24

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 18, p.1623-1691,1872. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.25

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 19, p.1692-1759,1872. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.26

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 20, p.1760-1855,1872. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.27

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 21, p.1856-1948,1872. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.28

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 22, p.1949-2042,1872. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.29

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 23, p.2043-2134,1872. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.30

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 24, p.2135-2226,1872. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.31

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 25, p.2227-2319,1872-1873.

1

A2.1.32

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 26, p.2320-2412,1873. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.33

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 27, p.2413-2504,1873. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.34

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 28, p.2505-2596,1873. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.35

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 29, p.2597-2687,1873. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.36

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 30, p.2688-2779,1873. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.37

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 31, p.2780-2873,1873. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.38

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 32, p.2874-2965,1873. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.39

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 33, p.2966-3057,1873. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.40

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 34, p.3058-3149,1873. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.41

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 35, p.3150-3241,1873. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.42

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 36, p.3242-3332,1873. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.43

Bushman notebook, Vol. II, no. 37, p.3333-34241873. (Jantje)

1

A2.1.44

Bushman notebook, Vol. IV, no. 1, p.3425-3515,1873, (Klaas Katkop)

1

A2.1.45

Bushman notebook, Vol. IV, no. 2, p.3516-3607,1873-1874.(Klaas Katkop)

1

A2.1.46

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no. 1, p.3608-3700,1873-1874. (David Hoesar, i.e. Dia Kwain)

1

A2.1.47

Bushman notebook, Vol. IV, no. 3, p.3701-3792,1873. (Klaas Katkop)

1

A2.1.48

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no. 2, p.3793-3881,1874-1875.(David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.49

Bushman notebook, Vol. IV, no. 4, p.3882-3968,1874. (Klaas Katkop and David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.50

Bushman notebook, Vol. VI, no. 1, p.3882-3974,1874.(Rachel, wife of Klaas Katkop)

1

A2.1.51

Bushman notebook, Vol. VI, no. 2, p.3975-4070,1874-1875. (Rachel)

1

A2.1.52

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no. 3, p.4071-4161,1875. (David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.53

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no. 4, p.4162-4252,1875. (David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.54

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no. 5, p.4253-4344,1875. (David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.55

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no. 6, p.4345-4435,1875. (David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.56

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no. 7, p.4436-4526,1875. (David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.57

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no. 8, p.4527-4617,1875. (David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.58

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no. 9, p.4618-4706,1875. (David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.59

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no. 10, p.4707-4796,1875. (David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.60

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no. 11, p.4797-4889,1875. (David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.61

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no. 12, p.4890-4980,1875. (David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.62

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no. 13, p.4981-5039,1875. (David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.63

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no. 14, p.5040-5078,1875. (David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.64

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no.15, p.5079-5168,1875. (David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.65 

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no. 16, p.5169-5260,1875. (David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.66

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no. 17, p.5261-5353,1875. (David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.67

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no. 18, p.5354-5444,1875. (David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.68

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no. 19, p.5445-5536,1875. (David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.69

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no. 20, p.5537-5628,1875. (David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.70

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no. 21, p.5629-5719,1875. (David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.71

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no. 22, p.5720-5810,1875-1876. (David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.72

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no. 23, p.5811-5901,1876. (David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.73

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no. 24, p.5902-5992,1876. (David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.74

Bushman notebook, Vol. V, no. 25, p.5993-6030,1876. (David Hoesar)

1

A2.1.75

Bushman notebook, Vol. VII, no. 1, p.6031-6046,1875.(Jan Rondebout)

1

A2.1.76

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 1, p.6047-6140,1878. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.77

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 2, p.6141-6231,1878. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.78

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 3, p.6232-6322,1878. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.79

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 4, p.6323-6413,1878. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.80

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 5, p.6414-6504,1878. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.81

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 6, p.6505-6595,1878. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.82

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 7, p.6596-6686,1878. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.83

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 8, p.6687-6769,1878. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.84

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 9, p.6770-6857,1878. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.85

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 10, p.6858-6944,1878. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.86

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 11, p.6945-7031,1878. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.87

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 12, p.7032-7118,1878. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.88

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 13, p.7119-7205,1878. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.89        

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 14, p.7206-7288,1878. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.90

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 15, p.7289-7375,1878. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.91

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 16, p.7376-7462,1878. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.92

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 17, p.7463-7549,1878. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.93

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 18, p.7550-7638,1878. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.94

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 19, p.7639-7727,1878. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.95

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 20, p.7728-7816,1878. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.96

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 21, p.7817-7905,1878. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.97

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 22, p.7906-7994,1878. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.98

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 23, p.7995-8083,1878. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.99

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 24, p.8084-8172,1879. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.100

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 25, p.8173-8261,1879. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.101

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 26, p.8262-8350,1879. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.102

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 27, p.8351-8437,1879. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.103

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 28, p.8438-8525,1879. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.104

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 29, p.8526-8614,1879. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.105

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 30, p.8615-8702,1879. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.106

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 31, p.8703-8791,1879. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.107

Bushman notebook, Vol. VIII, no. 32, p.8792-8878,1879. (Klein Jantje)

1

A2.1.108

Bushman, Hottentot and Namaqua notebook, Vol. IX,no. 1, p.8879-8948, 1877.(Hottentot named Philip who was in the service of Mr C (?) Conrath of CapeTown).Also contains lists of Bushman words, withsome Hottentot and Namaqua equivalents and Englishtranslations and refer to plates in Andrew Smith's"Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa", London, 1849, which are indicated in the text by Roman numerals.

1

A2.1.109

Bushman notebook, Vol. XI and XII, no. 1, p.8968-9050, 1879. Words in the dialect of the !Kun or so-called "Ongwa Bushmen", of Hereroland (!Nanni and Tamme)

1

A2.1.110

Bushman notebook, Vol. XI and XII, no. 2, p.9051-9140, 1879.(Tamme at Mowbray)

1

A2.1.111

Bushman notebook, Vol. XI and XII, no. 3, p.9141-9227, 1879-1880.(Tamme?). Includes some Damara,Ovambo and Ovaherero words.

1

A2.1.112

Bushman notebook, Vol. XI and XII, no. 4, p.9228-9315,1880.(Tamme?). Includes some Damara,Ovambo and Ovaherero words.

1

A2.1.113

Bushman notebook, Vol. XI and XII, no. 5, p.9316-9403, 1880.(Tamme?). Includes some Damara,Ovambo and Ovaherero words.

1

A2.1.114

Bushman notebook, Vol. XI and XII, no. 6, p.9404-9491, 1880. (!Nanni). Includes Ovaherero, etc.

1

A2.1.115

Bushman notebook, Vol. XI and XII, no. 7, p.9492-9580, 1880.(!Nanni). Includes Ovaherero, etc.

1

A2.1.116

Bushman notebook, Vol. XI and XII, no. 8, p.9581-9670, 1880. (Tamme). Includes section on Poisons,(p.9581-9598).

1

A2.1.117

Bushman notebook, Vol. XI and XII, no. 9, p.9671-9757, 1880. (Tamme).  Mainly word lists of animalsand birds, etc.

1

A2.1.118

Bushman notebook, Vol. XI and XII, no. 10, p.9758-9847, 1880-1881. (Tamme?).

1

A2.1.119

Bushman notebook, Vol. XI and XII, no. 11, p.9848-9937, 1881. (!Nanni, Tamme)

1

A2.1.120

Bushman notebook, Vol. XI and XII, no. 12, p.9938-10,026,1881.(Tamme,!Nanni).

1

A2.1.121

Bushman notebook, Vol. XI, no. 1, p.10,027-10,117,1880. (!Nanni)

1

A2.1.122

Bushman notebook, Vol. XIII and XIV, no. 1,p.10,207-10,292, 1880-1881. (Tuma and Da).

1

A2.1.12

Bushman notebook, Vol. XV, no. 1, 10,293-10,317,1880.Notes taken from prisoners at theBreakwater, 1880.(Informant probably Mkuan).Includes a list of Bushman prisoners who had all come from Aliwal North, 1880 (note  on a loose leaf).

 1

A2.1.124

Bushman notebook, Vol. XVI, no. 1, p.10,318-10,332,1880. (Petros Willems, a Colonial Hottentot, and Willem, a Grass Bushman)

1

A2.1.125

Bushman genealogies, Vol. III, no. 1, p.476-570,1871.

1

A2.2.1

Hottentot notebook, Vols. I, II and III, no. 1,p.1-30, Jan.-July,1879. Collected by J C Bleek.In the same volume, from the back of the book, Vols.XI and XII, no. 1, p.1-30, Sept. to Nov. 1879.

1

A2.2.2

Bushman notebook, Vols. XI, XII, XIII and XIV,no. 1, p.1-26, 1880.Word lists collected by Miss Schunke. Sources not given.

 1

A2.2.3

Notebook containing stories collected in 1881 forLucy Lloyd. Includes Pondomisi, Baca and Fingo stories. Not numbered or identified in any way.p.1-67.

1

A2.2.4

Small red covered notebook, dated 1878, containing notes by Lucy Lloyd on the Bushman language.

1

A2.2.5

Small blue notebook, dated June 1913, in which Lucy Lloyd made notes on words and phrases found in A2.1.29.

1

A3

Dorothea Bleek's notebooks

 

A3.1

Notebook on the Langeberg Bushmen, mostly met on the Mount Temple farm, Sept. 1910, p.1-52. Includes a record of visitors kept in London, 1908, starting from the other end of the book.Includes the names of P A Molteno, M P and W Anders Petrie, etc.

1

A3.2

Bushman notebook, p.54-85 (pages loose), 1910

1

A3.3

Bushman notebook, p.86-163, 1910-1911. Various narrators. Preliminary pages, unnumbered, in German script.

1

A3.4

Bushman notebook, p.164-296, 1911.

1

A3.5

Bushman notebook, p.297-421, 1911.

1

A3.6

Diary, Journey to Kakia, Bechuanaland, 23.6.1913-1.8.1913, plus notes. Not paginated.

1

A3.7

Bechuanaland. Word lists and notes, p.1-143, 5.7.1913-16.7.1913. (Makoloy, a woman).

1

A3.8

Bechuanaland. Notes, p.144-257, 17.7.1913-3.8.1913. (Masarwa)

1

A3.9

[Bechuanaland?] Notes, p.301-334, June 1918. (Kaiki)

1

A3.10

Tsaxas - Sandfontein, includes Vichenas language. p.01-094, 1920-21.

1

A3.11

Notebook, p.001-0052. c.1920-1921.

1

A3.12

Naron and !Kun notebook, Vol. I, p.1-53, 1920.

1

A3.13

Naron and !Kun notebook, [Vol. II?] p.54-125, c.1920-1921.

1

A3.14

Naron and Auen notebook, Vol. III, p.126-196, c.1921.

1

A3.15

Naron and Auen notebook, Vol. IV, p.197-266, c.1921.

1

A3.16

Naron and Auen notebook, Vol. V, p.267-339, 1921.

1

A3.17

Naron notebook, Vol. VI?, p.340-410, 1921.

1

A3.18

Naron notebook, Vol. VII, p.411-481, 1921-1922.

1

A3.19

Auen notebook, Vol. VIII, p.482-552, 1921-22.

1

A3.20

Naron notebook, Vol. IX?, p.553-596, 1921.

1

A3.21

Notes made in Angola(?), p.1-77, 1925.This notebook was originally used as a visitors book, undated but pre 1918,and includes the signatures of some well-known people, e.g. John Fairbairn,Thomas Muir,W S Logeman, Geo McC. Theal, J H de Villiers, Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson, etc.

1

A3.22

Notes made in Angola, p.78-204, 1925. Includes 5 loose items, i.e. maps, etc.

1

A3.23

Notes made in Angola, p.205-213, 1925.

1

A3.24

Notes on rock paintings in caves in the O.F.S., as well as some words. c.1928.

1

A3.25

Notes on rock paintings in the O.F.S., no pagination, no date, c.1928.

1

A3.26

Notes on rock paintings copied by Stow,and revisited by Dorothea Bleek, mainly in the Eastern Cape, near Queenstown, etc.No pagination,no date, c.1928.

1

A3.27

Record of Dorothea Bleek's visit to Tanganyika to the Hadza tribe, 1930. p.1-313. Includes some word lists and loose sketch maps, etc.

1

A3.28

 Record of a visit to Tanganyika to the Hadza tribe, 1930. p.314-713.

1

A3.29

Notes on auni, Vol. I, p.422-467. Notes made at Frankenwald Research Station, Witwatersrand University, October 1936.

1

A3.30

Notes on /auni, Vol. II, p.468-540. Oct. 1936.

1

A3.31

Dictionary A-Z, language? Mbunela?

1

A3.32

Bushman genealogies, no date.

1

B

PERSONAL

 

 

W.H.I. Bleek

 

B1.1

Diary kept by Bleek while living in Natal, c.1855-1856. Written in English and German.

1

B1.2

Diary in German, c.June - Oct. 1856.

1

B2.1-B2.4

Certificates and other records concerning Bleek's studies at the Koniglich Preussische Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat at Bonn, Germany, 1845-1851. Phots.

4

B2.5-B2.10.2

Certificates of Bleek's affiliation and membership of various scholarly associations c.1852-1872, and one envelope addressed to Dr Bleek,Curator of the Sir George Grey Library,Cape Town.Mainly phots.

9

B3.1

Joint last Will and Testament of Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel Bleek and his wife Jemima Charlotte Bleek, 29th January 1866. Phot. from Master's Office.

1

B3.2

Death notice, 24 August 1875. Phot. from the Master's Office.

1

B3.3

Last Will and Testament of Jemima Charlotte Bleek, lodged on 3rd November 1909. Phot.

1

B3.4

List of documents concerning Jemima Bleek. Phot. from the Master's Office records.

1

B3.5

Extract from the Master's Office concerning the deaths of Dr and Mrs Bleek.

1

B3.6-B3.6.1

TSS headed "Appendix to Dr Bleek's Will" which is a copy of an appendix written by Dr Bleek and lodged with his Will in the Master's Office, 1871.

2

B4.1-B4.2

Travel document issued to W.H.1 Bleek, 14th August 1846. MSS and phot.

2

B5.1-B5.2

Titlepage of W H I Bleek's thesis presented for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, 1851. Phots.

2

B6.1.1-B6.2

Biographical notes about W H I Bleek from "Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, Leipzig 1902, plus a phot. of a note in the "Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung"  , 6 Aug., 1963.

3

B6.3-B6.4

Biographical notes about W H I Bleek, in German. TSS

2

B7.1.1-B7.1.6 

Obituary of W H I Bleek in "Het Volksblad", 19th August, 1875. 6  copies

6

B7.2.1

Obituary and biographical article about W H I Bleek B7.2.3 in "South African Mail", Cape Town 25th August 1875, Also photocopies.

3

B7.3

Obituary from the "Cape Argus", 19th August 1875. Phot.

1

B7.4

Obituary from the "Standard and Mail", 19th Aug. 1875. TSS

1

B7.5

Obituary from the "Bonner Zeitung", 23.9.1875.

1

B8.1-B8.3.1

Genealogies of the Sack family, which includes the Sethe and Bleek families. 4 vols.

4

B8.4-B8.42

"Die Taube", a genealogical journal concerning the Sack family, No 1, 1886- No. 4, 1888; No. 7, 1889- no.13, 1893; no. 16, 1894 - no.24, 1898;no. 26,1899; no. 28, 1900- no. 40, 1906; no. 44, 1908 - no.45, 1909.

42

B8.43

"Militar-Wochenblatt", no. 107, 1897

1

B8.44-B8.48

Sethe family, additional items, c.1837-c.1855 , (Bleek's maternal ancestors). Some phots.

5

B9

Family tree of the Bleek family and photographs of many of them, annotated by Dr K M F Scott, granddaughter of W H I Bleek, who owns the original album. Photocopies of extracts from the album.

1

B10-10.1 

Plan of Charlton House,Mowbray,where the family was living when W H I Bleek died in 1875. Phot. Oversize.

2

B11.1-B11.12

Miscellaneous family items.

12

B12.1-B12.40

Bleek family portraits and groups including portraits of Lucy [see also G1.14] and the Rev. Lloyd as well as photographs of Charlton  House, grave stone, etc. See also oversize material.

57

C

CORRESPONDENCE

 

C1 - C14

W H I Bleek

 

C1.1-C1.16

Bleek's letters to his parents, written mainly from Berlin and Frankfurt, c.1848-1850. Fragile. MSS

16

C1.1.1-C1.16.1

Transcriptions into modern German script of the above letters (C1.1 - C1.16) made by Franz Potyka's Mother, 1991. Phots.

16

C1.17-C1.31

Bleek's letters to his parents, mainly from Berlin, c.1852-1853.Includes 2 fragments. Fragile. MSS

14

C1.17.1-C1.29.1

Transcriptions of the above letters (C1.17-C1.28) into modern German script by Franz Potyka's mother. Phots.

 13

C1.32-C1.45

Letters to his mother from Paris and Pau, c.1859-1860. MSS. VERY  FRAGILE

 14

C1.46-C1.57

Letters to his brother Philipp and sister Marie, from Bonn, Kapstadt,  Bordeaux and Pau, etc., 1852, and c.1858-1860. MSS

12

C2.1-C2.55

Phots. of the letters in C1.1-C1.57, except C1.30 and C1.32 which are  fragments.

55

C3.1-C3.24

TSS of some of the letters in C1.32-C1.46 and in C1.47-C1.56.

24

C4.1-C4.44

Letters to Jemima Lloyd, later Mrs W H I Bleek, 1861-1862. MSS. Includes 3 TSS of C4.11.

47

C5.1-C5.42

Phots. of the letters (C4.1-C4.44) from Bleek to Jemima Lloyd.

42

C6.1-C6.8

Letters to Rev. Lloyd, 18.7.1862 and 18.8.1862 which contain important biographical details about Bleek, and letters to Fanny, Jemima's eldest sister, 1862, 1863? and 1865.

8

C7.1-C7.8

Phots. of C6.1-C6.8

8

C8.1-C8.55

Jemima Lloyd's letters and notes to W H I Bleek, April 1861- November 1862 and March 1871. Includes 2 letters, one to each of her sisters, Lucy and Fanny. MSS.

55

C9.1-C9.49

Phots. of some items in C8.1 - C8.55

49

C10.1-C10.18.1

Bleek's letters to Sir George Grey, 1861-1875 and two letters from Mrs Bleek, 1875. Phots. from the Free Public Library, Auckland, New Zealand.Includes TSS. of C10.18, and duplicate of C10.8.

20

C10.19.1-C10.19.26

Notes by Dr O H Spohr on W H I Bleek's  letters to Sir George Grey

26

C11.1-C11.18

Drafts of letters by W H I Bleek, and some replies. Includes letters to Messrs Macmillan, publishers, about his book "The Origin of Language";to the Governor asking for permission to have Bushman prisoners stay at his home, 23.8.1870; drafts of letters to Sir Henry Barkly and replies,including a statement of expenditure to 31.12.1871 and the estimated expenditure for 1872, incurred in housing, feeding, etc, of the Bushmen living at his house. MSS

18

C12.1-C12.88 

Letters to Prof Ernst Haeckel from W H I Bleek, Jemima Bleek, Lucy Lloyd, Sophie Bleek, Herman Bleek, Th. Bleek, Auguste Bleek, 1867-1918. Phots. from the Ernst Haeckel Archives at Jena, includes TSS and translations of some letters. C12.59 is a TSS but the Phot. of this letter has not been found.

 88

C13.1-C13.161

Letters from John William Colenso, Bishop of Natal, to W H I Bleek, 1854-1872.Phots of originals in the Killie Campbell Library,Durban.

161

C14.1

Extract in English from a letter from Dr Philip Bleek, from Argentina, 28.12.1859. MS

1

C14.2-C14.14 

Correspondence between Dr Felice Finzi, an Italian anthropologist,and W H I Bleek, with translations into English by Lucy Lloyd, and some draft replies. MSS.

13

C14.15

Printed form issued by the General Post Office, Cape Town, to Dr Bleek for a registered letter addressed to Dr Finzi, to Florence, Italy,dated 4.10.1872.

1

C14.16

Frederick James Furnivall, English Philologist, to Edwin Norris of the Foreign Office, London, about one of Bleek's MS, 28.10.1857. MS

1

C14.17-C14.

21Letters from H Griesburg, K"ln, 21.6.1868; C L Grotefend, Hannover, 28.7.1869; Theophilus Hahn, Halle a/Saale, 28.7.1867, plus 2 copies in TSS; F W Kolbe, father of Monsignor Kolbe, from Paarl, 28.7.1870; W Lewis, Wrexham, 15.7.1869. MSS.

 7

C14.22-C14.26.1

Letters from Donald Moodie from Pietermaritzburg, 5.11.1855, 12.11.1855, and an undated draft, a letter from Doornkop, Natal, 5.11.1856, plus a TSS copy, and a draft letter by Bleek, about his  concern for the preservation of the Government Archives at the Cape, plus TSS copy, no date. MSS.

 7

C14.27-C14.38

Letters from Edwin Norris, mainly from the Foreign Office, 1856-1866, and parts of draft replies from Bleek, 1868. MSS

12

C14.39-C14.40

Mrs C Roesch to W H I Bleek, c.19.3.1861, concerning arrangements for accepting him as a boarder. The letter was preserved in an envelope addressed to Jemima Lloyd, on the back of which is a pencilled note explaining the significance of the letter. Includes phot. MSS.

3

C14.41

J Tredoux, letter from Motito, 16.2.1866.

1

C14.42

H Weber, letter from London, 3.5.1854.

1

C15

Letters written and received by Lucy Lloyd.

 

C15.1-C15.4

Drafts of a letter dictated by DĄ„ !Kwain to Lucy Lloyd,addressed to his sister "Rachel". One copy in Bushman, the others in English, 20.8.1875. MSS

4

C15.5

Printed letter circulated by Lucy Lloyd, with copies of Bleek's second  report, appealing for funds for printing the material collected by him and for him to do further research on Bushman language and folklore. MSS notes on the letter by Lucy Lloyd. 

1

C15.6-C15.32

Letters from Rev. George H R Fisk from the Breakwater Prison, about Bushmen, also from Chrissie Hermann, A Coates Palgrave, R Trimin of the S A Museum, Harry Bolus. Also permits to visit prisoners from the offices of the Secretary of Native Affairs and the Commissioner of Crown Lands and Public Works, the Colonial Secretary's Office and Prof Ernst Haeckel,1875-1905.Includes drafts of letters to Mr Elliott, Miss Frere, Lady Verney, "Anna", Stephen Austin, Charles S Orpen,etc. c.1876-1904. MSS. Filed chronologically.

27

C15.33-C15.34

Two items of philatelic interest, i.e. an envelope addressed to Rev G H R Fisk, 18.8.1879, at the Breakwater Prison, with a registered letter postal strike, and a Prospectus for the "Journal for Native Folklore and Ethnology", edited by H C Schunke, M S A Philosophical Society, with clear "Down" postal strike, 16.2.1892, addressed to Lucy Lloyd.

2

C15.35-C15.36

Obituaries of Lucy Lloyd from the "Cape Times", plus phot., and "Folk-lore", vol. XXVI, no. 1, 31 March 1915 

 3

C16 - C19

Dorothea Bleek's Correspondence

 

C16.1-C16.63

Correspondence and letters received by Dorothea Bleek from various people including C M Doke, Percival Kirby, Prof L F Maingard, Prof C Meinhof, Joyce and Molly van der Riet and Prof D  Westerman, c.1929-1950. MS and TS.

75

C17.1-C17.76

Correspondence with Methuen and Co. Ltd. and the National Research Council and Board, 1938 - 1948, concerning the publication of "More   Rock Paintings in South Africa". Signed TSS.

76

C18.1-C18.86

Royalty statements concerning "Rock Paintings in South Africa" and "More Rock Paintings in South Africa", 1931-1948.

 86

C19.1-C19.48

Correspondence about the publication of the Bushman Dictionary, 1944-1956. TSS.

48

D

PUBLICATIONS, REPORTS, ETC.

 

D1

W H I Bleek

 

D1.1

List of articles, etc., written by W H I Bleek from c.1851-1872, randomly arranged, not in Bleek's handwriting. Probably listed after his death as paper is watermarked 1874 and 1876. MS.

1

D1.2-D1.3

Notes referring to Sir George Grey's library. Possibly drafts for a      titlepage to the catalogue. MS.

2

D1.4

Page proofs of "The Library of his Excellency Sir George Grey, K C B., presented by him to the South African Public Library. Manuscripts and incunables. Vol. III - Part 1. (Preface). Trbner and Co., Paternoster Row, London, 1862". Includes Bleek's preface and 8 pages of the list, all unnumbered. Inscription on the titlepage reads "Frances (?) Anne Lloyd from her brother".

1

D1.5

"Vergleichende Grammatik des Ba'-ntu' Sprachstamms. Erster Theil. Bildung der Nomina, Pronomina, und Adjectiva". Von Wm H I Bleek, Bonn, 1853. [Kapstadt, 1858-1859]. 366p. Text in German with 3p.in English, entitled "Notice" and signed by Bleek, 31 Jan. 1859. MS.

1

D1.5.1

Map of Africa on which Dr Bleek had marked the areas in which various language families are found. O/S

1

D1.6.1-D1.6.3

Some page proofs of "A comparative Grammar of South African Languages", no date c.1862. Incomplete, may include some pages of part 2 and some duplicate pages.

3

D1.6.4

Review of "A comparative grammar of South African languages", by W H J (sic!) Bleek, Ph.D. Part I. Phonology. London, Trubner, et. Co., 1862. In: Gott. gel. Arz. 1866. Stuk 24, p.956-959.

1

D1.7

Draft of a treatise on language on paper water-marked 1869.30p.    MSS.

1

D1.8.1

Rough list of titles of some of the leading articles written by W H I Bleek for the English edition of "Het Volksblad". n.d. MS.

1

D1.8.2

Checklist of Dr Bleek's leaders in "Het Volksblad", 1862-1866, compiled   by Dr O H Spohr. TS.

1

D1.8.3-D1.8.75

Leading articles written by W H I Bleek for the English edition of "Het Volksblad", 1862-1866. Clipped from the paper and mounted.

72

D1.9

Galley proof of a review by John Sanderson, in the "Natal Witness", 18.4.1865, of "Reynard the Fox in South Africa; or Hottentot Fables and Tales", by W H I Bleek.

1

D1.10.1-C1.10.2

"Uber den Ursprung der Sprache", by W H I Bleek, Kapstadt, 1867. One bound copy with emendations in Bleek's handwriting, as well as an unbound copy without the foreword.

2

D1.10.3

Foreword, in German to "Uber den Ursprung der Sprache"      Herausgegeben, Weimar 1868, von Ernst Haeckel. (Copied by W H I Bleek). MS.

1

D1.10.4

Bleek, W H I "On the Origin of Language", with a preface by Dr Ernst Haeckel,translated by Thomas Davidson. New York, L W Schmidt, 1869.

1

D1.11

Galley proofs of "Recollections of E M Arndt, the poet patriot of Germany", an article by W H I Bleek, c.1970.

1

D1.12.1

Printed circular letter signed "Granville", from Downing Street     [London], 30.11.1869,addressed to the Cape Government,concerning Prof Huxley's request for photographs in order to illustrate the races living in the various British possessions.

 1

D1.12.2-D1.12.3

Drafts concerning the photographs requested by Prof Huxley. c.1870. MSS.

2

D1.12.4

Draft of a letter from Kalkbay, 5.2.1871 concerning the photographs,which were made to Prof Huxley's specifications. MS

1

D1.12.5

Draft of notes to accompany the photographs. Incomplete. Includes lists of the photographs with comments. c.1871. MS

1

D1.12.6

More drafts of reports about the photographs. MS.

1

D1.12.7

Drafts concerning the cost of the photographs. MS.

1

D1.12.8

Draft of Dr Bleek's "Report, etc., regarding Photographs sent to England by Government, 23.12.1871". Note on the cover reads "(Copy from Draught Report)". Probably copied by Lucy Lloyd. Incomplete. MS.

1

D1.12.9

List of photographs taken by Messrs Lawrence and Selkirk for H M Government. c.1871. MS.

1

D1.12.10-D1.12.13

Group photographs with the following captions: Bushmen;Colonial Hottentots; Koranna Hottentots, and Kafirs.

5

D1.13.1-D1.13.2

Draft report concerning the progress of recent inquiries into the Bushman language, 1873. 1st report. MS.

2

D1.13.3

A halftitle and titlepage in MS., with a copy of a printed "Report of Dr Bleek concerning his Researches into the Bushman Language and Customs, presented to ....the House of Assembly by Command of His Excellency the Governor".April 1873.Includes a printed covering letter. 1st Report.

1

D1.13.4

Copy of the above report, lacking the covering letter, with additional notes in red and black ink and blue pencil. 1873. 1st Report.

 1

D1.13.5

Another copy of the 1st report including the covering letter. 1873.

1

D1.13.6

Photocopy of part of p.3 of the 1st report.

1

D1.14.1

Galley proof of the covering letter to his second report,by W H I Bleek, addressed to C L Brownlee,Secretary for Native Affairs,February 1875. Corrected in ink.

1

D1.14.2

Part of the printed report, 1875, corrected in ink.

1

D1.14.3

"A brief account of Bushman Folk-lore and other Texts", by W H I Bleek, Cape Town, Juta, 1875. Second report. Paper cover loose. Has an inscription addressed to Theodor Bleek on the cover,dated 11.10.1875.

1

D1.14.4

Another copy of the 1875 report. Has marginal notes in ink.

1

D2

Lucy Lloyd : Report and Books

 

D2.1

"A short account of further Bushman material collected", by L C Lloyd. London, David Nutt, 1889. Lucy Lloyd's signature on the front cover.

1

D2.2

Another copy of the 1889 report, annotated, but lacking p.25-28.

1

D2.3-D2.4

Two more copies of the 1889 report, one inscribed "Edith Charlotte Bleek 26th November, 1889", and the other "Mrs H E Richard Bright, 22.V.89".

2

D2.5.1-D2.5.3

Page proofs, with corrections, of the text and illustrations used in "Specimens of Bushman Folklore", by W H I Bleek and Lucy Lloyd,and  the MS of Lloyd's preface.

3

D2.6.1-D2.6.6

Original drawings used in "Specimens of Bushman 0 Folklore", which were identified by Mr R Trimen, Curator of the SA Museum, 1878-9. MSS

60

D2.6.61

Notes on some Bushmen by Dorothea Bleek,filed with the above.MS.

1

D2.7.1-D2.7.18

Photographs used in "Specimens ..." Original photographs plus printed proofs.

18

D2.8

"African Folk-lore II. Contributions in Zulu", by "L", published in the "Cape Monthly Magazine", June 1878.

1

D3

Dorothea Bleek : Books, Articles and Lectures

 

D3.1

"The Mantis and his Friends", edited by Dorothea Bleek from the research done by Dr W H I Bleek and Lucy Lloyd.

1

D3.2.1-D3.2.12

Lists of photographs published in "Rock Paintings in South Africa", 1930 and "More Rock Paintings in South Africa", 1940. Includes flyers for "Rock Paintings...", 1930. MSS & TSS.

16

D3.3-D3.3.1

"The Bushman Tribes of South Africa", lecture given by D F Bleek in the Museum Hall, Bloemfontein, 24.9.1920. TSS.

2

D3.4.3-D3.4.1

Newspaper clippings from "The Friend", Bloemfontein, 28.9.1920 and 29.9.1920, reporting on the lecture given by Dorothea Bleek on 24.9.1920.

3

D3.5-D3.5.1

Lecture on the Bushmen, by Dorothea F Bleek, at the Vacation Course of the School of African Life and Languages, U.C.T., January 1924. TS and Phot.

2

D3.6

"The Native Nations of South Africa", a letter to the "Cape Times", 16.1.1926, by D F Bleek.

1

D3.7

Clipping from the "Cape Times", 16.1.1926, of an article, "The Native  Nations of South Africa", by Prof E L Schwarz.

1

D3.8

"The Fate of the Bushmen" by D F Bleek, for the "Cape Times", Christmas number, 21.12.1928. P.38-9. TSS

1

D3.9-D3.9.1

Reprint of "Bushman Grammar", an article by Dorothea F Bleek, published in "Zeitschrift fur Eingeborenensprachen", vol. XIX (2), 1929. p.81-98. 2 copies.

2

D3.10

Reprint of "Bushman Grammar ... the verb", by D F Bleek, published in "Zeitschrift fur Eingeborenensprachen", vol. XX, 1929-30. p.161-174.

1

D3.11

Draft of a section of "The Hadzapi or Watindega of Tanganyika territory", published in "Africa", vol.4(3), July 1931, p.273-86. MS

1

D3.12

"Customs and beliefs of the /Xam Bushmen", from material collected by Dr W H I Bleek and Lucy C Lloyd, between 1870 and 1880,edited by D F  Bleek. Reprinted from "Bantu Studies", December 1932.

1

D3.13-D3.13.2

 Reprint of "!Kung Mythology", edited by D F Bleek, published in "Zeitschrift fur Eingeborenensprachen", vol. XXV (4), 1935. p.261-283. 3 copies.

3

3 D3.14

"Vorwort", by D F Bleek, June 1935. TS.

1

D3.15

"Special speech of animals and moon used by the /Xam Bushmen" from material collected by Dr W H I Bleek and L C Lloyd between 1870 and 1880. Edited by D F Bleek. Reprinted from "Bantu Studies", June 1936, p.163-203

1

D3.16

"Beliefs and Customs of the /Xam Bushmen". From material collected  by Dr W H I Bleek and L C Lloyd between 1870 and 1880. Edited by D F Bleek. Part VIII. More about sorcerors and charms. Reprinted from "Bantu Studies", June 1936, p.131-162.

1

D3.17

"Grammatical notes and texts in the /Auni Language", by D F Bleek. Reprinted from "Bantu Studies", Sept. 1937, p.253-278.

1

D3.18-D3.18.1

"References to Manuscript of Custom and Beliefs of /Xam Bushmen"  published in various numbers of "Bantu Studies". c.1932-1937. 2 copies. TS.

2

D3.19

"The probable age of Bushman Paintings in the Union of S Africa",by D F Bleek. Read 30 June, c.1921, 1927 or 1938? TSS. Phot.

1

D3.20

"Bushman Languages", by D F Bleek. Part of "A Short Survey of Bushman Languages". Published in "Zeitschrift fur  Eingeboren- ensprachen" , Vol.30, Nov. 1939. p.54-72. TS.

1

D3.21

Draft for a broadcast interview by D F Bleek, 28.9.1946. TS.

 1

D3.22

Radio script for the programme "Call back the Past", broadcast on  28.9.1946, in which D F Bleek was interviewed. TS.

1

D3.23

Part of an article (?) by D F Bleek (?) on African Languages. n.d. p.2-4. TS.

1

D3.24.1-D3.24.5

"A Comparative Dictionary of Bushman Languages", introduction by D F Bleek as well as a biographical note, c.1946?,and "Introduction to  the Dictionary" by J A Engelbrecht, c.1956. MS & TSS.

5

D3.24.6

Early draft of the "Bushman Dictionary". MS and TS.

1

D3.24.7

D F Bleek: "A Comparative Dictionary of Bushman Languages". TS. p.1-1125. TS.

1

D3.24.8

D F Bleek, Notes. Bushman pronunciation A-Z.TS. pagination random.

1

D3.24.9

D F Bleek's draft of notes on Bushman pronunciation A-Z. TS.      pagination not consecutive.

1

D3.24.10

D F Bleek, English-Bushman Dictionary. p.1-120. TS

1

D3.24.11

D F Bleek. Bushman-English Dictionary p.1-157 /A - /Y TS.

1

D3.24.12-D3.24.12.1

D F Bleek. Bushman-English Dictionary p.1-227 and p.1-6,!A - !Y and !!A - !!X TSS.

2

D3.24.13-D3.24.13.1

Carbon copy of D3.24.12 and D3.24.12.1 2

 

D3.24.14-D3.24.14.1 

D F Bleek, Bushman - English Dictionary //A - //Y, p.1-208. TSS and carbon copy.

2

D3.24.15

D F Bleek, Bushman - English Dictionary, 'A - 'X, p.1-3. TSS

1

D3.24.16 

D F Bleek, Bushman - English Dictionary, A - X, p.1-68. TSS

1

D3.24.17

D F Bleek, Bushman - English Dictionary. A - X, p.1-8 and p.1-16. MS  and TS

2

E

UNPUBLISHED NOTES

 

E1 - E3

W H I Bleek's unpublished notes

 

E1.1.1-E1.1.8

Hottentot dialects, a vocabulary of the dialects of Hottentot and Bushman languages and comparative word lists, for the use ofSir George Grey. 1857. MS

8

E1.2

Genealogies

 

E1.2.1

Explanation of genealogical principle. MS

1

E1.2.2

List of the Dutch and Bushman names of some of the prisoners at the Breakwater Prison. MS

1

E1.2.3

Genealogical information about Bushman informants and their ancestors. Use together with the genealogical tables in O/S. [E1.2.4.1-E1.2.4.35] MS

1

E1.2.4.1-E1.2.4.35

Genealogical tables for Bushman informants and their ancestors. All oversize. MSS.

35

E1.2.5

Sketch map drawn by W H I Bleek, c.1871, indicating the places from where the various Bushman informants came. MS O/S

1

E1.2.6

Deacon, Janette. "My Place is the Bitterpits": The home territory of Bleek and Lloyd's /Xam San informants. Reprint from "African Studies Journal" Witwatersrand University Press, 1986.

1

E1.3.1

Bushman language notes, some dated 1866. MS.

1

E1.3.2

Miscellaneous notes, some German and some Bushman. MS. 

1

E1.3.3

Photocopies of lists of contents and other notes found in BC151 A1.2. MS. Phot.

1

E2.1.1-E2.1.16

Miscellaneous notes on Cape Hottentot, Nama, Koranna (?) and Zulu, etc. Paper watermarked variously 1854, 1856, 1865, 1866, etc. MSS. 

16

E2.2.1-E2.2.2

Drafts of articles mainly reviewing Rev J L Dohne's Zulu Dictionary and Rev H Tindall's Hottentot Grammar and Dictionary,and comparing the latter  with Rev J C Wallmann's Hottentot Grammar, published in Berlin at the same time. c.1857. MS

2

E2.3.1

Notes on the Yebu dialect. MS

1

E2.3.2-E2.3.3

Notes on the Betoi language in French and Italian. Paper watermarked 1871. MSS

 

E2.3.4

Notes on Tarure language in French and Italian. Paper watermarked 1872.

1

E2.3.5.1-E2.3.5.13

Notes taken from Dr Bleek's copy of "A Kaffir reading-book",1850, made by various people including Bleek. MSS

13

E2.3.6

Notes made by Dr Bleek from his copy of "Grammaire et dictionnaire abreges de la langue Berbere", par P Amedee Joubert. Paris, 1844. MS.

1

E2.3.7

Appendix II. On the structure of the Berber language, by F W Newman,  Esq.MS. copy by Dr Bleek?

1

E2.3.8

Notes on the Galla language spoken to the west, south and east of Abyssinia. MS.

1

E2.3.9.1-E2.3.9.4

Notes and drafts of letters, etc.,about a visit to Kingwilliamstown by the Governor.Some English and some Xhosa(?).Written from Fort Cox. MSS.

4

E2.3.9.5-E2.3.9.14

Anecdotes, etc., mainly about a man with a drinking problem who lived on the proceeds of odd jobs. c.1850. MSS.

 10

E2.3.9.15

A small blue book cover with loose leaves with Dr Bleek's name on the inside cover.

1

E2.3.10

Kihian word list written on paper dated 1856. MS.

1

E2.3.11-E2.3.12

General comparative notes on the languages of Africa, excluding Bushman, and the Bornu language which is related to the language of the ancient Persians. c.1851-2.

2

E3.1.1-E3.1.8

Notes on Australian dialects made by Dr Bleek, taken from his copy of "Australian Grammars and Vocabularies", 1834-1846. MS.

8

E3.1.9-E3.1.22

Letters to Dr Bleek and Lucy Lloyd giving information about Australian Aborigines, dialects, customs, folklore, etc., from George Gordon McCrae, c.1875-1877. Illus. MSS

14

E3.1.23-E3.1.24

Example of a printed official document in the Maori language, dated 1855,in the name of G Grey.Includes a handdrawn map of New Zealand.

2

E3.1.25

Notes on publications about New Zealand.Paper watermarked 1858.MS.

1

E3.1.26

Notes on Tasmanian, c.1856-1859. MS.

1

E3.2.1-E3.2.124

Notes on Persian made by Dr Bleek, taken from his copy of  "Grammatica linguae Pericae ..." MSS

124

E3.3.1

Translation by Revd W E Cousins of Malagasy fables, Cape Town, 1865.MS

1

E3.3.2

Lists of the languages of South America, i.e. Tierra del Fuego, etc. MS.

1

E3.3.3

Notes on grammars, dictionaries, elementary books, etc on Greenlandish, Labrador, etc. MS.

1

E3.3.4

Notes by C Hopf on the language of Guatamala, n.d. MS.

1

E3.3.5

Notes by Dr Bleek on the language of Guatamala. n.d. MS.

1

E3.3.6

Dr Bleek's notes found in "Das allgemeine linguistische Alphabet", by R Lepsius. Berlin, 1855. MS.

1

E3.3.7

Miscellaneous notes by Dr Bleek, dated Cape Town 14.5.1857. MS. 1

 

E3.3.8-E3.3.26

Notes on South American languages including Moxa, Arawack, Yarwra(?) as well as many unidentified fragments. MSS.

19

E3.3.27-E3.3.31

Some notes on Zoology in English, and notes on geology in German, as well as some unidentified notes in schrift, one of which is an extract from a book published in 1807. MSS.

5

E4

Lucy Catherine Lloyd's unpublished notes

 

E4.1.1-E4.1.17

Bushman folklore. Stories gathered by Lucy Lloyd and W H I Bleek. c.1870-1882? TSS

17

E4.2.1-E4.2.4

Bushman names of stars and stories connected with them, collected by W H I Bleek and Lucy Lloyd, Jan.-Feb. 1873. MSS.

4

E4.3.1-E4.3.2

Notes on Bushman medicines and poisons listed by W H I Bleek and Lucy  Lloyd in 1873. Klaas Katkop was one of the informants. MS and TS.

2

E4.4.1-E4.4.1

Bushman songs, including words and notation and 4 a note on some  musical instruments, which was included in draughts of a "List of Native made Objects", 1878. MSS and TSS.

14

E4.4.15-E4.4.22

Loose leaved printed hymns and songs by John Knox Bokwe, and one by Wm Anderson Soga, all with Lucy Lloyd's signature and numbered by her,with a note on the first leaf "Given to me by Mr G Mc.Theal.Jan.79".

8

E4.5.1-E4.5.12

Notes on Bushman names for moths and butterflies as well as lists of Bushman words and miscellaneous notes. c.1873, 1879+ MSS.

12

E4.6.1-E4.6.26

Notes on Bushman who were apparently photographed for Dr G McC.Theal,1905, and Prof von Luschen, 1906.Includes three photographs. Also included are descriptions of prisoners supplied by Rev G H R Fisk of the Breakwater Prison, c.1875-1876. A printed circular letter from the Ethnological Museum, Leipzig, Germany, asking for information about the  words used to distinguish colour by uncivilised tribes. MSS.

26

E5

Dorothea Frances Bleek's unpublished notes, etc.

 

E5.1.1 

"Bushmen" an unpublished(?) article by D F Bleek. c1920's-1930's. TS

1

E5.1.2

Lecture or article by D F Bleek: "Wuras. An Outline of the Bushman Language". Unpublished(?) n.d. MS.

1

E5.1.3-E5.1.4

Map showing the distribution of Bushman languages, and notes relating to the map. c.1930's? MS.

2

E5.1.5

Part of a MS, possibly a section of a chapter written in 1938 for Lestrade and Doke, "Handbook of S. African Bantu Languages",and then not included. See BC 255 B3.99 - B3.114. TS.

1

E5.1.6

Four pages listing Bushman dialects and notes on the location and the names of the people who first recorded them. n.d. MS.

1

E5.1.7

List entitled "Bushman Spelling", which is really a guide to the     pronunciation of some letters and symbols.TS

1

E5.1.8-E5.1.9

Notes on Bushman words, giving detailed explanations from D F Bleek's informants. Includes some comparisons. MSS.

2

E5.1.10-E5.1.11

Notes on the language of the //n !ke, or Bushmen of Griqualand West. c.1911-1915. TSS.

2

E5.1.12-E5.1.13

Notes on the Bushmen of Angola, their physical appearance, implements, weapons and language, and their relationship and trade with  local Bantu tribes, MSS.

2

E5.1.14

"Bushman Finds in Angola", by D F Bleek. n.d. TSS

1

E5.1.15-E5.1.15.1

Map of South West Africa [Namibia], printed by the  Surveyor                 -General's Office,Windhoek, 1925, as well as a German map of the Nossop rivers.

2

E5.1.16

"Specimens of Hadza Speech", by D F Bleek, with note "Copy of texts sent to Maingard". c.1930's. TS

1

E5.1.17-E5.1.21

Written texts made from Gramophone recordings made by D F Bleek.  Includes some songs. c.1930's. MSS and TSS, [The gramophone records were never part of this collection].

5

E5.1.22-E5.1.25

Notes on rock art copied by various people, as well as one example of a painting of eland. MS.

4

E5.1.26

Article by D F Bleek "The record of the Rocks in South Africa", n.d. unpublished? TS.

1

E5.1.27-E5.1.46

Miscellaneous Bushman language notes, etc., and some notes regarding D F Bleek's expeditions. MSS and TSS.

20

E5.1.47-E5.1.49

Miscellaneous non Bushman language notes. MSS.

3

E5.2.1

Miscellaneous biographical notes about Dr W H I Bleek, possibly by D F Bleek? TSS

1

E5.2.2-E5.2.2.1

Two copies of part of a biographical narrative about W H I Bleek and his family and childhood. Incomplete. Author unknown. Photocopy of MSS.

2

E5.2.3

"Scotty Smith", an article by D F Bleek, c.1930's. TSS

1

F

WRITINGS BY OTHERS

 

F1.1

Bain, Donald."The Bushman of the Kalahari".Empire Exhibition,Johannesburg, 1936

1

F1.2

Barnard, K H. A description of the Codex Witsenii in the South African  Museum. "Journal of S A Botany", vol. XIII, part 1, Jan. 1947. Reprint.

1

F1.3

Callaway, Rev. Henry. Some points of correspondence between the    Folk-lore of Central Africa and that of the Kafirs, and Chaldea. "Cape  Monthly Magazine", March, 1879. Reprint.

1

F1.4

Goodwin, A J H. Some historical Bushman arrows. "S A Journal of Science",Vol. XLI, p.429-443, February 1945. Reprint.

1

F1.5

Hahn, Theophilus. Bushman notes A-G October 1868. German. MS

1

F1.6

Kolbe, Rev. F W. From: The Ba-ntu prefixes. "Cape Monthly Magazine", n.s. vol. 1, no. 6, Dec. 1870, p.344-355. MS

1

F1.7

Maingard, L F. Notes on Colesberg and Burgersdorp dialects. Unpublished? TS

1

F1.8

Rosenthal, Eric. Eerste Boesman-Woordeboek ter wereld; Mej. Dorothea  Bleek nou klaar met a taak wat 100 jaar geduur het.In:"Fleur",Des.1947 

1

F1.9

Salisbury, Edward E. Memoir on the history of Buddhism. Read before the American Oriental Society at their Annual Meeting in Boston 28 May 1844. Inscription on the cover to Prof Bleek, presumably Dr Bleek's father

1

F1.10

Schapera, I. Notes on South African rock engravings and cave paintings. U C T Department of Social Anthropology, 1925. TSS

1

F1.11      

Steere, Bishop Edward. Bantu orthography c.1880

 1

F1.12.1-F1.12.18

Thomas, Charles. History of Bishop Mackenzie's Mission to Central Africa. c.1872-3. MS. The portfolio also contains 4 letters from Charles Thomas, a Negro Makua interpreter to Bishop Mackenzie,to Dr Bleek,some dated 1873, about his MS. Also included is a letter from C Herman about photographing him,1876,part of a draft letter to Mr Marsh,Charles Thomas' employer, 1876;and a receipt written by Lucy Lloyd and signed by Charles Thomas, 1876.There are some pre- liminary pages to the MS by Dr Bleek and Lucy Lloyd and a letter from Henry Solomon to J C Juta, 1873.The MS has  been partly corrected by Dr Bleek. MSS

18

F1.13.1-F1.13.3

"Bushman" notes, possibly by M Wilman? Consists of a series of anecdotes by white farmers from the Calvinia, Murraysburg, Victoria  West and Vosburg districts. MS and TSS copies

3

F1.14

ZelĄzko, J V. Ethnologische Forschungen des Dr Emil Holub in Sudafrika in den Jahren 1872-1879 und 1883-1887. Wien, 1932. Reprint from  "Mitteilungen der Geographischen Gesellschaft."

1

F1.15

ZelĄzko, J V. Reprint of an article about Bushman drawings which had been previously published by G W Stow, Emil Holub and Dorothea Bleek. In Chechoslavakian? 1953

1

F1.16      

A story told by an old Bushman of about 70 or 80 years old. Recorder not named, n.d. c.1930's

1 

F1.17

Notes in German taken from "Customs and Beliefs of the /Xam Bushmen". Recorder not named.

1

F1.18

Word and Phrase list of Kilhausi and /auni and homani languages, drawing on work done in this field by Miss D F Bleek. No author given. n.d.c.1930's? Roneod.

 1

F2.1

Colloqial (Sic!) sentences in the Gaboon language with translations into   English. Press of A B C F Mission, Cape Palmas, W Africa, 1843

1

F2.2

Child's Book. Press of the A B C F Mission Gaboon, West Africa, 1844

1

F2.3

Poetae Graeci. Gnomici. Lipsiae, 1815

1

F2.4

Chinese text

1

G

ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, SKETCHES AND DRAWINGS

 

G1.1

Portrait of a young Bushman. Oil on paper, unsigned, possibly by W H  Schroder?, c1873. O/S

1

G1.2

Portrait of /han Kass'o, water colour, signed W Schroder. c1873. O/S

1

G1.3

Portrait of an unknown child.Charcoal and chalk signed by E Haeckel,1845. O/S

1

G1.4

Water colour painting of a Koker Boom, O'okiep, Namaqualand, August 1875. Unsigned but possibly by W H Schroder. O/S

1

G1.5

Pencil drawing of a landscape with trees and rocks and a figure at a gate, Not dated but appears to have been signed by Pierneef

1

G1.6

Pencil sketch of some boats on a choppy sea, by C Lloyd.

1

G1.7

A coloured portrait of //Kabo by W H Schroder, printed in Berlin This portrait was used as the frontispiece to "Specimens of Bushman Folklore", London, George Allen & Co., 1911

1

G1.8

Portrait of DĄ„!kwain, print of the photograph which appeared in "Specimens ..." between p.41 and p.44

1

G1.9

Portrait of Prof Carl Ritter (1779-1859), the celebrated geographer. Lithograph by Fr. Jentzen.

1

G1.10

Portrait of Friedrich Christoph Dahlmann (1785-1860) German historian and politician, by A Hohneck, 1844. Lithograph.

1

G1.11

Portrait of Friedrich Wilhelm Ritschl, German philologist and professor of philology successively at Breslau, Bonn and Leipzig Universities, by A Hohneck, Bonn 1844. Lithograph.

1

G1.12

Portrait of Batthy ny Lichy Antonia, possibly the widow of Count Louis  Battyani, an Hungarian patriot (1809-1849) who was sentenced to death by the Austrian Government for treason.

1

G1.13

Portrait of W H I Bleek, by W H Schroder, Oct. 1875. Phot.

1

G1.14

Portrait of Lucy Lloyd. Phot.

1

G2

G W Stow's original drawings published in "Native races of S A", 1905. (Incomplete)

 

G2.1.1

Showing the development of stringed instruments from the Bushman Bow. Ink and wash drawing

1

G2.1.2

Carved stone bowl of an ancient Bushman hookah. Pencil and wash drawing.

1

G2.1.3

Bushman pipes. Ink and wash drawing.

1

G2.1.4

Stone implements used for making ostrich egg-shell beads and shell beads in different stages of  manufacture. Ink and wash drawing.

1

G2.1.5

Bushman quiver and poisoned arrows, showing different types of  arrowheads.Ink and wash drawing.

1

G2.1.6

Weapons used at the Battle of Sithako, includes a battle axe, knife,  assegais, arrows, etc. Pencil drawing

1

G2.1.7

A Bakalahari ostrich egg water bottle, copied from Dr E Holub's collection.  Pencil drawing.

1

G2.1.8

A Cekautu, or grass spoon for eating boiled Kaffir corn (Bakuena). Copied  from Dr E Holub's collection of Native Implements. Pencil drawing.

1

G2.1.9

A copper-casting by the Magaliesberg Bakuena, of a Madula or phallic  charm. Ink and wash drawing.

1

G2.1.10

A copper-casting made by the Bakuena, similar to the charm described in G2.1.9. Ink and wash drawing.

1

G2.1.11

Three carved wooden vessels. Pencil drawing.

1

G2.1.12

Wooden vessels and spoons carved by the Bamangwato people, and a dish carved by the Makalaka. Pencil sketches from Dr E Holub's collection of native implements.

1

G2.1.13

Wooden vessels made by the Bakuena. Pencil sketches.

1

G2.1.14

Large carved wooden ladles made by the Bakuena tribes.Pencil sketches.

1

G2.1.15

Large carved wooden ladles made by the Bakuena. Pencil and wash  drawings.

1

G2.1.16

Baachoand(?) and Basutu spoons seen by early missionaries.Pencil drawings.

1

G2.1.17

Battle axes, broad-bladed stabbing assegais and a broad-bladed elephant spear, all made by the Bamangwato people. Pencil sketches made from items in the collection of Chevalier T(?) Lynch.

1

G2.1.18

Mashona weapons harpoon and barbed assegais. Pencil sketches from items in Dr E Holub's collection of native weapons, etc.

1

G2.1.19

Barbed arrows of the Bamangwato, showing also the ornamentation on the reed shafts.Pencil drawings from G W S[tow's] collection of native weapons.

1

G2.1.20

Bamangwato Dagger or knife and the ornamented sheath. Pencil sketches from Dr E Holub's collection of native weapons.

1

G2.1.21

Makalaka calabash milk or beer bowl and Bamangwato calabash spoon both showing zigzag or vandyke ornamentation. Pencil sketches from items in  Dr E Holub's collection of native weapons, implements, etc.

1

G2.1.22

 Mashona ornamented battle-axe and a Bamangwato battle axe. Pencil  sketch from items in Dr E Holub's collection of native weapons and implements.

1

G2.1.23

Stools carved from solid wood blocks by the Bamangwato. Pencil sketches from Dr E Holub's collection of native weapons and implements.

1

G2.1.24

Musical instruments including a Bamangwato earthen- ware drum and flute(?) as well as an ornamented flute(?) made by the Mashona.Pencil sketches from Dr E Holub's collection of native weapons and implements.

1

G2.1.25

Two Bakuena musical instruments including a marimba. Original instruments copied in pencil

1

G2.1.26

Shields used by the Batlapin, showing an ancient shield and a later shield used c1813-1820. Pencil sketches

1

G2.2.1-G2.2.9

Basutu external wall decorations copied in colour mainly at Rama-roke's kraal, Basutoland, 10.10.1877. Also some interior wall decorations, mainly Bakuena, copied at Re-bok Fontein. Water colour

9

G2.3.1-G2.3.53

Proofs of plates published in G W Stow's "Rock Paintings in South  Africa", London, 1905. O/S

 55

G2.3.54-G2.3.55

Plate of an engraving with the caption "Regel, a Female Hottentot" and a note by G W Stow "of Last Century according to Le Vaillant".MS plus a  proof copy

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G2.4.1-G2.4.15

Receipts from Mrs F L R Stow, widow of G W Stow, for her  husband's drawings and manuscript of "The Races of South Africa", bought from her by Miss Lucy Lloyd, 1882-1883 and 1885

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G3

Rock art

 

G3.1.1-G3.1.8

Sketchbooks containing loose tracings of rock art, etc., c.1920's and 1930's. One sketchbook dated May-June 1938 and one Sept. 1939

8

G3.2.1-G3.2.11

Copies of Bushman paintings done from tracings. Painted on grey  mottled board.

15

G3.3.1-G3.3.2

Copies of Bushman paintings in the Sauer district, by N M Rowley and M F Hart. A I - A II c.1941 O/S

2

G3.3.3-G3.3.17

Copies of Bushman paintings in the Piquetberg district by James Eddie,N M Rowley and M F Hart.B I - B II;C I - C VII and D I - D IV c.1941 O/S

15

G3.3.18-G3.3.27

Copies of Bushman paintings in the Swellendam district, by James Eddie, M F Hart and N M Rowley. E I - E X. c.1941 O/S

10

G3.3.28-G3.3.61

Copies of Bushman paintings in the Oudtshoorn district, by N M  Rowley, James Eddie and M F Hart. F I - F III; G I - G XI; H I - H III; I I; JI; K I - K XIV; L I c.1941 O/S

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G3.3.62-G3.3.90

Copies of Bushman paintings in the George district by James Eddie;N M Rowley and M F Hart.M I-M VII;N I-N IV;O I - O XVIII.c.1941 O/S

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G3.3.91-G3.3.126

Copies of Bushman paintings in the Uniondale district, by N M Rowley, James Eddie and M F Hart. P I - P XVII; Q I - Q VI; R I - R X;S I - S IV. c.1941. O/S

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G3.3.127-G3.3.136

Copies of Bushman paintings, locations not identified, possibly by M Wilman(?) c.1938 and A J H Goodwin(?) c.1941. O/S

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G3.3.137 

Folder of notes about the location of the Bushman paintings copied by James Eddie, N M Rowley and M F Hart. O/S

1

G3.4.1-G3.4.12

Cards with descriptions of G W Stow's drawings. MSS. O/S

12

G3.4.13-G3.4.77

Descriptions on cards of the water colour copies of Bushman    paintings made by N M Rowley,Mary F Hart and James Eddie,commissioned   by D F Bleek, c.1941. TSS. O/S

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G3.4.78-G3.4.120

Descriptions on cards of water colour copies of Bushman paintings made by N M Rowley, Mary F Hart and James Eddie, commissioned by D F  Bleek, c.1941. MSS of the above TSS. Set incomplete. O/S

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G3.5

Handdrawn map showing the road from Zastron to Theunissen, and from  Theunissen to Bultfontein marking sites of Bushman paintings in that  district.O/S

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H

NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

 

H1.1

 "Berlinischen Zeitung", 17 May 1854, p4-5 : Dr Bleek's Reise nach Afrika

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H1.2

"The Athenaeum", no. 1387, 27 May 1854, p.651-654 : Article on the  "Expedition to Central Afrika", by Augustus Petermann, in which Dr Bleek is   described as ethnographer and author of several memoirs on  African Languages

1

H1.3-H1.5

Cape of Good Hope Votes and Proceedings of the House of Assembly, Wednesday, 5th August 1868, no. 45-1868. Item 14 refers to a grant of œ100 to Dr Bleek for completing the publication of his "Comparative grammar of South African Languages. (Message no. 49). Includes two newspaper clippings.

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H1.6

"The Atheneum", no. 2516, 15 January 1876, p.83-4:Review of "A Brief  account of Bushman Folk-lore, and other texts", by W H I Bleek, PhD Cape Town, J C Juta; London Trubner & Co.

1

H1.7

"The Standard and Mail", 15th February 1876; p.2. col. 6: Article about Bleek's works and the possibility of publication.

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H1.8

"The Empire", 5th April 1876, p.4 : Article concerning Bushman Folk-lore,  including a letter from Lucy Lloyd.

1

H1.9

Galley proof of a petition to Sir Bartle Frere, for the continuance of Dr  Bleek's post and the appointment of a well-qualified successor to him, sent under the auspices of Prof Max Muller, c.1875-1876

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H2.1

First Supplement to papers relating to Bushmen, from Notices furnished  by the Clerk of the Peace,Stellenbosch,1785-1797.p.i-iv; Fourth Period 1806-1812, p.43-44, 47-48; Bushmen 1819-1834, p.73-78, p.83-86, p.103-106

1

H2.2

"Cape Mercantile Advertiser", 28.10.1886. Report of the killing of 29 Bushmen, including their wives and children, by a group of Basters. 

 

H2.3

Klinck, John, "Bushman Paintings". In "Cape Times", 17.2.1891

1

H2.4

"Cape Times Weekly Edition", 15.1.1890 : Report of an address to the S A Philosophical Society by Mr F C Selous, about his travels and experiences.

1

H2.5

"Cape Times" 20.7.1912.Article by Miss L Currie:"Bushmen's Traits and Stories".

1

H2.6-H2.8

Clippings about Bushmen from the "Mercantile Advertiser"? c.1870 

3

H3.1-H3.43

 Newspaper clippings about the diamond fields at Kimberley,18.12.1809  -Dec. 1870, mounted as well as loose clippings. Clipped from "Cape  Mercantile Advertiser", "The Standard and Mail", "The Cape Chronicle", "Het Volksblad", and "Cape Argus".

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J

PHOTOGRAPHS AND PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUMS

 

 

For photos and portraits of the Bleek family see Section B8 - B12 and G1.13 - .14

 

 

For photos of Bushmen at the Breakwater Prison, see the following  sections :-

 

D1.12.10 - D1.12.13

Groups of Bushmen,`Colonial Hottentots',`Koranna Hottentots' & `Kafirs', 1871

 

D2.7.1 - D2.7.18

Various Bushmen groups at the Breakwater Prison & Salt River; also //kabbo.Used in "Specimens of Bushman Folklore".

 

E4.6.2

Group of 3 Bushmen: xu gwai or Jantje George,Jacob Schiefer & Koelman

 

E4.6.3

Group of `Colonial Hottentots', 1905-6

 

E4.6.4

Group of `Kafirs', 1905-6

 

J1.1.1-J1.13.46

Photographs of G W Stow's Bushman paintings not included in "Rock  Paintings of South Africa". Includes 12 sets of 50 photographs and one incomplete set of 46 photographs.

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J2.1

Album containing photographs of Bushmen dancing, as well as their shelters and implements. Taken by D F Bleek at Van Wyksvlei, Prieska, Gordonia, Nossop, Lake Chrissie, Bechuanaland and Angola. n.d. c.1920's  - 30's. Descriptions on the backs of the photographs.

1

J2.2

Photographs taken by D F Bleek during a research trek in Bechuanaland, Christmas 1919. Includes list of photos.

 1

J3.1-J3.4

Photographs of Bushmen probably taken for scientific study by S B Barnard. n.d. c.1870's

4

J4.1-J4.8

Photographs of Bushmen, some of Bushmen dancing

10

J4.9

Photograph of an artifact, possibly made of wood.

1

J4.10-J4.19

Photographs of Kalahari Bushmen, n.d. c.1936?10

 

J4.20

Negatives of Kalahari Bushmen.

12

J4.21-J4.23

Lists of photographs taken of Bushmen,listed by Dorothea Bleek.MSS 

3

J5.1-J5.60

Photographs of the Hadza people of Tanzania, taken by D F Bleek during an expedition in the 1930's

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J6.1-J6.2

Two photographs of tracings of rock art found in Rhodesia by R N Hall in  1912

2

J6.3-J6.7

Photographs of a rock painting of two giraffe.Several different views of the same painting. Source unknown.

7

J6.8

Negatives of the paintings of two giraffe, etc.

4

J6.9-J6.12

Photographs of Australian rock art, sent by Dr Elmone, n.d. c.1870's - 1880's.

4

J7.1-J7.2

Two photographs of Cape Town, one c.1860 - 1870, the other probably c.1890's

2

J7.3-J7.23

Miscellaneous portraits including those of Sandilli; Langalibalele while in exile; Sir George Grey; Bishop J W Colenso, amongst other. Includes 5 political cartoons

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J8.1

Album containing 41 photographs, mainly portraits of Bushmen from Damaraland and Namaqualand.

1

J8.2

Album containing 36 photographs mainly portraits of African people in the Eastern Cape and Natal. c.1850's

1

J8.3

Album of portraits of various people from Natal and Germany, including those of Professor Lepsius and Edwin Norris.

1

J8.4

Album containing portraits of various well-known people, including Shakespeare; Frederick the Great; Martin Luther; Schiller; Hegel; Dahlmann; Stonewall Jackson, etc.

1

J8.5

Small album containing portraits of various German royalty and other leaders of the Victorian era.

1

J8.6

Album of photographs of paintings by various old masters as well as of sculpture. Also included are portraits of Queen Victoria and her family and other world leaders, painters, poets, etc.

1

J8.7

Album of photographs of mainly religious paintings; sculpture and some views of German(?) cities. Has a wooden cover.

1

J8.8

Small photographic album of views of buildings and cities in Germany. c.1860's - 1890's.

1

J8.9-J8.10

Two large albums containing photographs of Egypt, Palestine and Syria

2

J9.1-J9.3

Group photographs including Mr H H Bright, son-in- law of Mrs Jemima Bleek. O/S

3

J10.1-J10.26

Printing proofs of photographs of Bushmen taken D F Bleek during her various expeditions. O/S

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K

MISCELLANEOUS

 

K1.1

Dr O H Spohr's abstracts of the letters by W H I Bleek in this collection and in the Grey Collection in the S A Library, used by him in compiling "Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel Bleek; A bio-bibliographical sketch", U C T Libraries, Cape Town, 1962

1

K1.2

Dr O H Spohr's notes and lists compiled for "Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel  Bleek..."

1

K1.3

Cards made for Dr Spohr's research for the above publication.

1

K2

Listing of information from some of the Bushman notebooks, by Dr E Kotlyar, Oct. 1991

1

K3

Microfilms of Bleek material from various places, made for Dr Spohr.

1

K4

Part of a ledger containing a record of household expenditure possibly for the Bleek family, dated only "July", c.1870's or 1880's

1

K5

Letter addressed to Aunt Fanny, from Jena, 20.5.1905, the signature has been cut off

1

K6.1-K6.5

List from the Government Printing and Stationery Office, 1927, giving details of the maps available; an article on The Zimbabwe Ruins in German; a notice of the birth of a baby in Munich, 1910; "Die Kleinspan", Deel IV, no 24, 9 Nov. 1928 and a pamphlet about the Underwood  typewriter, c.1935.

5

K7

Information about the research done by Dr Franz Potyka, on the Bleek Bushman Collection. 1991-1992. TSS

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