Journal of William Napier
Scope and Contents
A manuscript journal, a copy, and the script of a broadcast based upon it, with associated correspondence.
- 1838-07 - 1967
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Biographical / Historical
Captain (later Colonel) William Craig Emilius Napier (1818-1903) of the 25th Regiment, (later the King's Own Scottish Borderers), accompanied his father Sir George Napier (1784-1855) to the Cape on the latter's appointment as Governor in 1837. Sir George served until 1843.
1 volume(s) : paper
Language of Materials
Other Finding Aids
Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 123-124.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Existence and Location of Copies
Available on microfilm: Reel 10.
Professor Winifred Maxwell, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, was supplied with a microfilm and produced a typed transcript and also broadcast a talk on the journal on the South African Broadcasting Corporation, 1 October 1957. An amended version of this was issued as ‘The Napier Journal’, The Royal Commonwealth Society, Library Notes, New Series no. 11 (November 1957), p.1-3.
This collection level description was created by WS and MJC.
Napier, William Craig Emilius, 1818-1903, Major General
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