The Diary of Henry Francis Fynn


The Diary of Henry Francis Fynn

Scope and Content

[Source - Henry Fagan for FHYA, 2021: A digitised copy of Henry Francis Fynn's Diary, which was subjected to extensive editing by James Stuart and then by Daniel McK. Malcolm. The book portrays itself as a first hand account of Fynn's experiences in the Zulu kingdom during the 1820s and 1830s.]



The Diary of Henry Francis Fynn

[ Source of title : FHYA using Henry Fynn's material ]

Material Designation

Textual record

Reproduction Conditions

Creative Commons License: CC BY-NC-ND

Descriptions and Notes

Number 816 out 1,700 in a limited edition print run

Archival History

[Source - Henry Fagan for FHYA, 2021: The Diary is composed of a complex mixture of texts. According to scholar Dan Wylie, the bulk of the Diary was written in around 1840 by H.F. Fynn. It was then subjected to substantial editing by James Stuart on and off between 1905 and 1942. Between 1946 and 1950, it was subjected to a further round of editing by Daniel McK. Malcolm. It was finally published in 1950 by Shuter and Shooter. A copy was acquired by A.T.B. Hoal at an unknown date. It was then gifted to UCT Libraries in 1965. Loaned and digitised by FHYA in 2021. Uploaded by Benathi Marufu for FHYA in 2021.]

Event Actor Event Type Event Date Event Description
Five Hundred Year Archive (FHYA) Online curation 2021 - Gifted to UCT Libraries by A.T.B. Hoal in 1965
UCT Libraries Custody 1965 - Digitised by the FHYA in 2021
Shuter and Shooter Publishers (Pty) Ltd Publication 1950
D. M. K. Malcolm Editing 1946-1950]
James Stuart Editing 1905-1942
Henry Fynn Writing c.1940
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