n Historia - Col. Robert Jacob Gordon's notes on the Khoikhoi 1779-1780 : Annals of the South African Cultural History Museum 5 (1), Andrew B. Smith, Roy H. Pheiffer (eds.) : book review

Volume 38 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0018-229X
  • Author Robert C. De Jong
  • Source : Historia, Volume 38 Number 1, May 1993, p. 96 - 97
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
    SciELO SA
    The International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS)



The history of man and his contact with his environment during the eighteenth century in South Africa is covered extensively by the journals of travellers, and the drawings of "Africana artists". Someone who fell into both categories, and who certainly was one of the most travelled of any of the early colonial people into the interior of South Africa, was Robert Jacob Gordon.

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