Young Mrs Murray goes to Bloemfontein

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Product Code: 978-1-920429-45-4

Young Mrs Murray goes to Bloemfontein (1856-1860)
Emma Murray néé Rutherfoord), the daughter of  a prosperous and influential Cape Town merchant, married Rev. Andrew Murray in 1856 and the couple settled in Bloemfontein. The letters in this book not only describe the lifestyle, hardships and family life in the Bloemfontein area between 1856 and 1860 but also expound on a variety of other subjects. These include education, travel, political troubles, the President, the border wars, the life of a preacher and the founding and management of what was to become Grey College. Differences and conflicts between church denominations are covered, as are the toils, troubles and pleasures of life in that period.

This book presents a tremendous insight into life in the Bloemfontein area in the mid 1850's.

Pages:   156

Format:  Downloadable PDF (±9Mb, zipped)


Young Mrs Murray goes to Bloemfontein (1856-1860)

Emma Murray (néé Rutherfoord), dogter van 'n prominente en welgestelde Kaapse handelaar, het in 1856 met Ds Andrew Murray in die huwelik getree en die egpaar het hul in Bloemfontein gevestig. 

Die briewe in hierdie boek beskryf nie net die wel en weë van hierdie sendeling-egpaar in die Bloemfontein area tussen 1856 en 1860 nie, maar gee ook aandag aan die milieu waarin hierdie gebeure afspeel. Onderwerpe sluit in algemene huishoudelike gebeure, die opvoeding van kinders, binnelandse reise, politieke probleme, die President, die grensoorloë, the lewe van 'n predikant en die stigting en bestuur van wat later Grey College sou word. Verskille in praktyke en uitkyke van, asook konflikte tussen denominasies word gedek, asook die wel en weë van lewe in daardie hoogs-interessante tydvak.

Hierdie boek gee 'n prag-insig in die lewe in die Bloemfontein area tussen 1856 en 1860.

Bladsye:   156

Formaat:  Aflaaibare PDF (±9Mb, ge-zip)