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2016-10-12

The collection of James Charles Napoleon Humphreys, a Consulting Engineer and Director of Companies, contains company reports, notices to shareholders, articles in mining journals, press clippings, correspondence and photographs relating to the mining of gold, coal, metals, minerals and precious jewels in South Africa, Bechuanaland, Nyasaland, Rhodesia and East Africa.

Subject matter includes metallurgy, geology, mineralogy, mining law and legislation, labour and the recruiting of Black labour, mining history, personalities and Rand Pioneers and mining groups, covering the years 1926-1967.

The Directors' Annual Reports include maps of underground workings, as well as some surface maps with demarcations for Municipal and Freehold boundaries, railways and others. The reports contain information relating to shareholdings, mining development, output and profits, working expenditures, White and Native wages, number of Native labour employed, and general accounts.

 

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