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Collection Index:WILMOT, Robert Edward Eardley, Diary, 1856
Collection Name:WILMOT, Robert Edward Eardley, Diary, 1856
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A1537 WILMOT, Robert Edward Eardley, Diary, 1856 
  
 Copyright 2011, Historical Papers Research Archive, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 
  
  
 Manuscript volume with his own illustrations and sketches, bound , 373 pages, index, 33 illustrations 
  
  
Diary of Robert Edward Eardley Wilmot (1830-1861), Captain of the 15th Company of rifle Volunteers and Magistrate of the County of Derby. 
  
 Written between 30 January 1856 - 22 July 1856, the diary describes a journey from Port Elizabeth through the Eastern Province of the Cape of Good Hope, during which he visited mission stations and military forts. Wilmot comments on the tribes, frontier politics, the importance of missions, natural history and on individuals such as Bishop J. Armstrong, C. Brownlee, A. de Smidt, J.B. Ebden, Bishop R. Gray, Sir G. Grey, T.J. Lucas, Chief Sandile, Sir R. Southey and Bishop T.E. Welby. 
  
 The diary "A Cape traveller's diary, 1856" was published by the Friends of the Library, University of the Witwatersrand, and Ad. Donker Publisher as a limited edition of 26 copies in 1984. 
  
 The manuscript volume has been removed from its original binding and restored, and is placed in a custom made box. 
  
A1 Front Cover & Pages 2-8        
  
A2 Pages 9-18        
  
A3 Pages 19-32        
  
A4 Pages 33-44        
  
A5 Pages 45-52        
  
A6 Pages 53-60        
  
A7 Pages 61-69        
  
A8 Pages 70-78        
  
A9 Pages 79-87        
  
A10 Pages 88-97        
  
A11 Pages 98-106        
  
A12 Pages 107-116        
  
A13 Pages 117-125        
  
A14 Pages 126-135        
  
A15 Pages 136-144        
  
A16 Pages 145-153        
  
A17 Pages 154-162        
  
A18 Pages 163-172        
  
A19 Pages 173-182        
  
A20 Pages 183-192        
  
A21 Pages 193-202        
  
A22 Pages 203-211        
  
A23 Pages 212-221        
  
A24 Pages 222-231        
  
A25 Pages 232-240        
  
A26 Pages 241-249        
  
A27 Pages 250-258        
  
A28 Pages 259-267        
  
A29 Pages 268-276        
  
A30 Pages 277-286        
  
A31 Pages 287-295        
  
A32 Pages 296-304        
  
A33 Pages 305-313        
  
A34 Pages 314-322        
  
A35 Pages 323-331        
  
A36 Pages 332-340        
  
A37 Pages 341-350        
  
A38 Pages 351-360        
  
A39 Pages 361-365        
  
A40 Pages 366-373        
  
A41 Pages 374-382        
  
A42 Pages 383-391        
  
A43 Pages 392-400        
  
A44 Pages 401-412        
  
A45 Pages 413-422        
  
A46 Pages 423-430        
  
A47 Pages 431-Back Cover