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Letters from Agnes Loxton in Zimbabwe

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 230

Scope and Contents

Letters written by Agnes Loxton to her cousin Michael Warren in England, 1970-1987, giving an insight into the political situation for whites in Bulawayo. There is also an abstract of the letters prepared by Professor Michael Warren, biographical details about Agnes Loxton and her family and three newspaper cuttings on Zimbabwe of 15-21 November 2001. The papers are accompanied by two letters from Professor Warren to the R.C.S., 31 December 2001 and 12 October 2002.


  • Creation: 1970 - 2001


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Biographical / Historical

Agnes Hester Loxton (1909-2002) was born on 31 August 1909, the daughter of Stanley and Una Warren. After attending an Africaans Medium High School, she began to train as a nurse, but left in 1930 to marry William Loxton (1888-1962). The Loxtons lived on Damara Farm, Bulawayo, until the death of William Loxton in 1962, when their son, Charles Warren Loxton (1931-1983), took over the farm. Agnes remained and ran a local store until 1982, when she joined her sister Maud in Odendaalsrus, Orange Free State, South Africa. In 1977 she toured Europe with Maud and visited her cousins in England. She entered an Old Persons' Home in Welkom, Orange Free State, in 1993, and later transferred to another in Odendaalsrus. She died near Welkom on 9 September 2002.


1 envelope(s) (1 envelope) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 541

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. III.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Professor Michael D. Warren, March 2002.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Loxton, Agnes Hester, 1909-2002

Includes index.
2003-12-15 14:59:53+00:00
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