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CLOETE, HENDRIK. - Hendrik Cloete, Groot Constantia and the VOC 1778-1799. Documents from the Swellengrebel Archive. Edited and introduced by G.J. Schutte. English translation by N.O. van Gylswyk and D. Sleigh.

Title: Hendrik Cloete, Groot Constantia and the VOC 1778-1799. Documents from the Swellengrebel Archive. Edited and introduced by G.J. Schutte. English translation by N.O. van Gylswyk and D. Sleigh.
Description: Cape Town, 2003. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. XV,336 pp.Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 34. - Hendrik Cloete, the owner of Groot Constantia from 1778, extended the manor house and improved and marketed the celebrated Constantia wines. This volume, the correspondence between Cloete and Hendrik Swellengrebel jr follows his attempt o obtain the concession from the Dutch East India Company to freely trade and market his famous wines. This material enables the reader to take a close look behind the scenes of Cape politics and economic history and to learn of the daily life and work of the winemakers of Groot and Klein Constantia in the late eighteenth century.

Keywords: Africa Riebeeck Society South Africa VOC Africa VOC Dutch East India Company

Price: EUR 26.50 = appr. US$ 28.80 Seller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (NVvA/ILAB)
- Book number: 34545

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