FEATURING - A Lady Trader in the Transvaal by Sarah Heckford.

Posted on June 08, 2020

The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:

A Lady Trader in the Transvaal by Sarah Heckford.

Sarah Heckford (1839 – 1903) was an Anglo-Irish philanthropist, writer, and traveller, who moved to South Africa in 1878. After trekking to the Transvaal, this intrepid woman served as governess, doctor, builder, nurse, and farmer. When her farm failed, she broke through the barriers of gender and class to make her fortune as a trader, travelling the remote bushveld. A Lady Trader in the Transvaal is her account of her adventures.

UPSpace Access: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/12649 

This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our Du Plessis (ZPA) Collection.

The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.

- Author Nikki Haw

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