Samples of how the entries in the journals and letters will appear in the data

Much of what we know about the first decades of the VOC settlement at the Cape comes from the journals kept by the commanders and governors, and the correspondence between the Cape, the VOC headquarters and the other VOC settlements.  Historians and archivists have transcribed and published some of these, notably the series, Precis of the Archives of the Cape of Good Hope by the Keeper of the Archives, H.C.V. Leibbrandt, published in the late 19th and early 20th century.

  • Journal 1699-1732 Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Journal, 1699-1732, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W. A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, Castle Street, 1896).
  • Letters Despatched 1696-1708 Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Letters Despatched 1696-1708, H.C.V. Leibrandt; W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1896

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