Johan William Colenbrander collection
Scope and Contents
The Johan William Colenbrander Collection consists of photocopies of documents and photographs, assembled by Johan Cornelis Alphons Lawrence Colenbrander, which relate to the personal life and professional activities of his father, Johan W. Colenbrander. Copied documents include letters written to J. C. A. L. Colenbrander by other family members and acquaintances of J. W. Colenbrander, papers held by archives in Zimbabwe and South Africa, and clippings and other printed material.
J. C. A. L. Colenbrander collected much biographical and genealogical data. Photocopies are bound together according to his arrangement and are extensively annotated with his comments.
J. C. A. L. Colenbrander donated his collection to the Yale Library from 1985 to 1990. He also donated similar materials to Rhodes House at Oxford University, the National Archives of Zimbabwe, and the Kille Campbell Archives in Durban, Natal.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of J. C. A. L. Colenbrander, 1985-1995, 1998.
2 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
The collection consists primarily of photocopies of documents and photographs, assembled by Johan Cornelis Alphons Lawrence Colenbrander, which relate to the personal life and professional activities of his father, Johan W. Colenbrander.
Biographical / Historical
Johan Colenbrander was born in Pinetown, Natal, in 1857. He enlisted with the Natal Mounted Rifles in 1870 and participated in the Zulu War in 1879. Colenbrander was active as a soldier, businessman, interpreter, agent, and hunter in Natal, Swaziland, Bulawayo, and Matabeleland until 1900 when he moved to South Africa to command Kitchener's Fighting Scouts. After the Boer War, Colenbrander was engaged in several unsuccessful business ventures in South Africa, Rhodesia, and Mexico. He died in 1918.
- Guide to the Johan William Colenbrander Collection
- Under Revision
- compiled by Diane E. Kaplan
- May 1987
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository
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