FEATURING - South African Memories by Sir Percy Fitzpatrick

Posted on October 19, 2020

The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:

South African Memories by Sir Percy Fitzpatrick.

Published posthumously, South African Memories comprises the recollections, or “Scraps of History” as Fitzpatrick called them, which he had been writing about his rich and varied experience in South Africa. The volume includes anecdotes on Rhodes, Kruger, de la Rey, the Jameson Raid and the Boer War, as well as detail on gold and diamond prospecting and mining, and early days of travel and transport in the Transvaal Lowveld and the then Rhodesia.

UPSpace Access: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/12641

This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our African (ZA) 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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