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FFOLLIOTT, PAMELA, AND E. L. H. CROFT - One Titan at a Time

(Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1960). . 8vo; original red boards; pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. (xviii) + 222, incl. index; plates; folding genealogical table. Dustwrapper a bit rubbed and edgeworn; damp-stain to bottom edges of boards, with dye bleed to reverse of dustwrapper; bump to top fore-corner of upper board; a little foxing; light damp-stain and rippling to bottom edge of final leaves. Good. This book provides both the history of the growth of Port Elizabeth, and the story of John Patterson and his influence on the town. 'The Story of John Patterson and his Times (1822-1880) has been written for three main reasons. Firstly, in all humility, we have tried to follow in the steps of the late John Bond by bringing to the notice of South Africans some more British pioneers of the Nineteenth Century who helped to shape the historical map of the Colony, while acknowledging the brave part played by the stoical Dutch farmers in the development of Algoa Bay. Secondly, we have recreated the life of John Paterson and others connected with him for the interest of their descendants. Finally, in the year 1960, when, on July 17th, Port Elizabeth celebrates the hundredth year of its Municipality we wished to honour Joshua Williamson Kemp, Father of the first Board of Town Commissioners in 1847, and John Paterson - "Whose Monument is Port Elizabeth" - who, already a great statesman in 1880, had his life been spared, might conceivably have overshadowed Cecil Rhodes; not only in the highest parliamentary honours, but as the visionary who first dreamt of extending the boundaries of European influence in Southern Africa.'.
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 US$ 12.88 | JPą 1403] Book number 9710

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