Welcome to the Cory Library for Historical Research
Although Cory Library is maintained by Rhodes University primarily for its faculty and students, it is also open to visiting researchers, staff and students from other universities, as well as the general public. Contact us by telephone, fax, or letter.
Please send all email inquiries to Cory Library Reading Room staff: email here
Please note that Rhodes University research requests are prioritised ahead of other queries.
Second trial access to African Newspapers, 1800 - 1922
Representing the largest fully searchable collection of historical newspapers from around the globe, the World Newspaper Archive was created in partnership between Readex, a division of NewsBank, and the Center for Research Libraries
African Newspapers, 1800-1922 includes such key publications as the Cape Town Gazette and African Advertiser (Cape Town), Indian Opinion (Durban), Graham's Town Journal (Grahamstown), Imvo zabantsundu (King William’s Town), Umteteli wa Bantu (Johannesburg), Natal Witness (Pietermaritzburg) and many others.
Rhodes faculty and students only can access the Rhodes University Library tr...read more
When Eve Mazery of Howick asked to see MP 1815 in connection with her research into the missionary James Archbell, she was amazed to be confronted by a map 2.4 x 1.2 m in size! It took two Cory staff members, Louisa Verwey and Victor Gacula, to hold it up for her.
The 1895 "Map of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope and neighbouring territories" is signed by J. Templar Horne, Surveyor General. It contains details of Mission Stations, Military Posts, Post Offices, Schools and Trigonometr...read more
Ibali lamaMfengu and Kunganjani kusiyiwa eKapa? / Richard Tainton Kawa: with a new introduction by Vathiswa Nhanha and Jeff Peires. (Eastern Cape Reprints). Grahamstown: Rhodes University, Cory Library, 2011.
Available from Cory Library @ R130.00 plus postage and packing. Please email us here.
"Eli li Bali kuqala lezizwe ezintsundu, I Bali kwindawo yesibini laba Mbo, le mikw...read more
A contribution to South African materia medica, chiefly from plants in use among the Natives / by Andrew Smith of St Cyrus, M.A.; with a new introduction by Tony Dold and Michelle Cocks. (Eastern Cape Reprints). Grahamstown: Rhodes University, Cory Library, 2011.
Available from Cory Library @ R180.00 plus postage and packing....read more