n Historia - Dr Xuma comes home : reminiscences




For the last dozen years the Van Riebeeck Society for the Publication of Southern African Historical Documents (the VRS) has tried to launch its annual volume of edited historical documents at a venue connected in some way with the volume's subject. Thus, its 2005 volume, , was launched at The Castle in Cape Town, alongside the very room in which the slave trials it records were held in the 18th Century, while its 2008 volume, was launched in a building overlooking the memorial in Rosebank, Cape Town to the , aboard which Wauchope was drowned in 1917. In 2011 its edited collection of the letters of Thomas Pringle was launched in the first home of the South African Public Library in central Cape Town (the building now houses the Slave Lodge Museum) where Pringle had worked as sub-librarian from 1822-24.


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