South Africa -- Description and travel
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: MS 1378
James Forbes archive: A voyage from England to Bombay with descriptions in Asia, Africa, and South America
Call Number: MSS 66
Scope and Contents: The collection comprises thirteen manuscript volumes, each of which contains numerous illustrations as well as transcriptions of letters originally composed while Forbes was in India, with a particular concentration on the natural history of India. The manuscript was finished in 1800, although most of the drawings are those done at the time of the voyage, circa 1765-1776. Volume 1 includes a presentation page, dated 11 April 1800, in which Forbes gives the set to his daughter, Elizabeth Rosée...
Dates: circa 1765-1800
Call Number: MS 232
Overview: Miscellaneous letters related to big game hunting, a photograph album of early contributors to Forest and Stream (with a letter from George Bird Grinnell identifying the photographs), diaries, miscellaneous writings and memorabilia all related to travel or hunting. The letters were removed from books in a library collected by Charles Sheldon and presented to Yale University by Francis P. Garvan in 1929.
Call Number: MS 496A
Overview: Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, drawings, legal and financial papers, published writings, unpublished manuscripts, and memorabilia of the Loomis and Wilder families of Massachusetts, New York, and Virginia. The papers relate principally to Eben Jenks Loomis, astronomer, poet, and nature writer, and to his immediate family, and to his wife, Mary Alden Wilder Loomis and her immediate family, including papers of John Augustus Wilder, Civil War officer and lawyer for the U.S. Army. The Eben...
Call Number: GEN MSS 482
Overview: Letters and diaries belonging to Robert Marsham-Townshend containing descriptions of his travels around the world. Many of the letters are written to him, though there is a group of 22 letters written by him to a relative named Harriet, dated 1856-1864. Correspondents include Henry Alabaster, interpreter to the King in Siam; scientists W. S. Atkinson and Robert Stirling; George Ferguson Bowen, first governor of Queensland, Australia; in addition to numerous family members and other...
Call Number: JWJ MSS 60
Overview: The collection consists of material documenting the entrepreneurial and performance activities of Orpheus M. McAdoo as a member of the Jubilee Singers and director of the Virginia Concert Company and Jubilee Singers, as well as material relating to Mattie Allen McAdoo and the McAdoo and Allen families. Highlights include scrapbooks containing announcements, clippings, and ephemera for the Fisk Jubilee Singers Tour of Australia in 1886-1888 and "McAdoo's Virginia Jubilee Singers and Concert...
Dates: circa 1850-1966, bulk 1886-1936
Call Number: MSS 11
Overview: The collection comprises personal diaries, watercolors, and drawings by Robert Provo Norris, most of which were created while he was a soldier stationed on the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa during the Frontier ("Kaffir") Wars of the 1840s and 1850s.
Call Number: MS 450
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, lectures, notebooks, diaries, journals, and other material documenting the personal lives and professional careers of the Silliman family, including Benjamin Silliman (1779-1864) and Benjamin Silliman, Jr. (1816-1885). Personal material details family life, relationships, social activities, and cultural pursuits. Professional material details the academic and literary interests of the Sillimans, particularly in chemistry, physics, and geology. The evolution...
Dates: 1717-1977, bulk 1717-1911
Call Number: MS 1556
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence; journals and diaries; government documents; reports and printed material of various organizations, political parties, and individuals; ephemera; and photographs which document various aspects of the history of South Africa and its political, economic, social, and cultural conditions from the colonial period of the 1800s to 1948, the year which marks the legalization of apartheid. The bulk of the collection focuses on the South African War, more...
Call Number: YCAL MSS 763
Overview: The George Van Santvoord collection was formed by Van Santvoord's relatives, friends and associates. Various early acquisitions include manuscript material by Van Santvoord and others, correspondence, and printed material. Sketchbooks contain original ink and pencil sketches and watercolors, with views of places visited by Van Santvoord in South Africa, the Far East, Panama Canal, Galapagos, Marquesas, Bora Bora, Tahiti, Fiji, Borneo, and elsewhere. The July 1985 Acquisition contains...