The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access to historical print collections that now exist also in digital format. The Internet Archive contains a number of digitised books on a variety of topics to do with the Eastern Cape, and southern Africa in general. Search under "texts" here.


Project Canterbury

Project Canterbury is a free online archive of out-of-print Anglican texts and related modern documents. Reproduction for study or religious purposes is permitted under the terms of the Creative Commons Deed.

There are several items on South African Anglican history.

Pic: Bishop John Armstrong, first Bishop of the new See of Grahamstown, 1853. Frontispiece from: A Memoir of John Armstrong, D.D. Late Lord Bishop of Grahamstown, by the Rev. T.T. Carter. Oxford and London: John Henry and James Parker, 1857.


Olive Schreiner Letters Online

Olive Schreiner (1855-1920) is one of the most famous South Africans, an important writer (e.g. The Story of an African Farm), a powerful analyst (Woman and Labour), an insightful political commentator, and a major critic of imperialism and capitalism in Africa. She also wrote over 5500 exceptionally important letters, the earliest dating from 1871, the last written just before her death in December 1920.

Schreiner's letters are spread in archives across the world, so that reading what she actually wrote in them has been very difficult - until now.

Schreiner's letters - all of them, full and complete just as she wrote them are now freely available world-wide in a fully-searchable electronic edition. The Olive Schreiner Letters Online provides this unique electronic resource invaluable for South African research of many kinds.

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