The Diary of the Rev. Francis Owen


The Diary of the Rev. Francis Owen

Scope and Content

[Source - Henry Fagan for FHYA, 2021: A copy of the book by George Cory. It predominantly comprises an edited account of Francis Owen's experiences in the Zulu kingdom between 1837 and 1838. It also includes writings by Joseph Kirkman and Richard Hulley written in 1837]



The Diary of the Rev. Francis Owen

[ Source of title : FHYA using George Cory's, Francis Owen's, Joseph Kirkman's and Richard Hulleys' material ]

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Textual record

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Creative Commons License: CC BY-NC-ND

Descriptions and Notes

A page from the front matter of the book appears to be missing.

Archival History

[Source - Henry Fagan for FHYA, 2021: Edited by G. Cory between 1922 and 1926 drawing on F. Owen's Diary written in 1837 and 1838, along with accounts written by interpreters Richard Hulley and Joseph Kirman in 1838. Cory had acquired Owen's Diary in 1922 and having recognised its historical significance, approached the Van Riebeeck Society to have it published. It was published by the Van Riebeeck Society in 1926. A physical copy entered the custody of University of Cape Town Libraries at an unknown date. Loaned and digitised by FHYA in 2020. Uploaded by Benathi Marufu for FHYA in 2020.]

Event Actor Event Type Event Date Event Description
Five Hundred Year Archive (FHYA) Online curation 2020 - Digital copy by the Five Hundred Year Archive (FHYA) in 2019
The Van Riebeeck Society Publication 1926
George Edward Cory Editing 1922-1926
Francis Owen Writing 1837-1838
Joseph Kirkman Writing 1837
Richard Brangan Hulley Writing 1837
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