• Contact Information

    • Name:

      Albany Museum
    • Postal Address:

      Somerset Street
      6139 Grahamstown
      South Africa
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    • Director:

      Dr. Lita Webley
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  • Collections

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    • Holdings:

      History: The Museum's archives collection has documents which relate to South African history, particularly Grahamstown and the Eastern Cape from 1812 to the present. Documents include Dr. D.L. Smit and parliamentary records, diaries of Dr. D.W. Atherstone, Dr. John Hewitt papers, a collection of maps, estate papers originating from E.P. Guardian Co., and settler diaries. <br> Anthropology holdings: Original notes of Schonland relating to Xhosa rituals. Large artifact collection of Eastern Cape material culture. Some items accessioned on an electronic catalogue and some digital photos.

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    • Languages:

      European, Xhosa, Khoisan
  • Access Conditions

    • Access conditions:

      The archives are available without charge to bona fide researchers. Please contact the Museum in advance for access.

    • Access restrictions:

      Commercial photography and filming of Museum buildings and collections is charged.

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