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Cape homesteads. Fransch Hoek [Franschhoek], Burgundy 1791, 1925

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/23

Scope and Contents

203 x 151 mm. Showing the homestead 'Burgundy' built on land settled by Pierre de Villiers in 1694. The main gable, dated 1791 and one of the oldest in the area, is the only surviving one from a fire which also destroyed the thatch; the building as seen has a corrugated iron roof but it is unclear whether this photograph was taken before or after the fire.

Dates

  • 1925

Conditions Governing Access

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Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Bibliography

There is mention of the fire in: De Bosdari, C, (1953), 'Cape Dutch houses and farms', p.83, Cape Town: A.A. Balkema.

General

WS.

Finding aid date

2004-08-10 09:17:49+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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