Scarce 1905 Book: From the Cape to the Zambesi by GT Hutchinson
Date Listed 01/03/2017
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Scarce 1905 Book: From the Cape to the Zambesi by George Thomas Hutchinson
John Murray, 1905. First Edition.
14 + 205pp, index; frontis, 23 b/w photos, all listed photos present.
Introduction by Colonel F. Rhodes, the older brother of Cecil John Rhodes. Rhodes also contributed an introduction and photographs to From the Cape to the Zambesi (1905) by G. T. Hutchinson, whom he accompanied in that year to the Zambezi. The strain of this journey is said to have brought on the illness of which he died, unmarried, at his brother's residence, Groote Schuur, Rondebosch, near Cape Town, on 21 September 1905. .
Includes: South Africa, Cape Colony, Kimberley, Rhodesia, Gold-Mining in Rhodesia, Victoria Falls, The Veld, The Future Prospects of Rhodesia, Land settlement in the Orange River Colony, Johannesburg.
Mendelssohn 1, p.750: "An interesting series of articles.a large portion of the work is devoted to Rhodesia. Interesting notes on Kimberley and Johannesburg with some remarks on the state of politics in the Cape Colony.and the land settlement in the Orange River Colony".