History of the AbaMbo Generally Known as Fingos


History of the AbaMbo Generally Known as Fingos

Scope and Content

[Source - Henry Fagan for FHYA, 2021: A copy of J. Ayliff and J. Whiteside's book. This is a digitised second edition copy. The book details the history of the Mfengu groups who lived amongst the amaXhosa and the AbaThembu groups during the 1820s and 1830s.]



History of the AbaMbo Generally Known as Fingos

[ Source of title : FHYA using John Ayliff and Joseph Whiteside's material ]

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Creative Commons License: CC BY-NC-ND https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Descriptions and Notes

The physical copy used for this item was lost in the fire at UCT in April 2021.

Archival History

[Source - Henry Fagan for FHYA, 2021: Partially written by John Ayliff via dictation to his daughter S. A. Ayliff at an unknown date. Fifteen years later, she passed the manuscript on to Joseph Whiteside, who used it as the basis for three and a half chapters. The remaining eleven and a half chapters were written by Whiteside before 1912. The completed book was first published in 1912 by Gazette. A second edition was published in 1962 by C. Struik. A copy of the second edition book was acquired by UCT Libraries at an unknown date. It was acquired and scanned 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 - Digitised by FHYA
UCT Libraries Custody after 1962 - 2021
C. Struik Publication 1962
John Ayliff Writing before 1912
Joseph Whiteside Writing before 1912
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History of the AbaMbo Generally Known as Fingos


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