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Collection Level Description: Microfilms of Letters from Lady Maud Selborne to Sir Patrick Duncan

Reference: MSS. Film 1324-7
Title: Microfilms of Letters from Lady Maud Selborne to Sir Patrick Duncan
Dates of Creation: 20th cent.
Extent: 4 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Lady Beatrix Maud Palmer (d 1950), née Gascoyne-Cecil, was wife of the 2nd Earl of Selborne. Sir Patrick Duncan (1870-1943) was a South African Statesman and Governor General. Details for Sir Patrick Duncan are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Microfilms of letters from Lady Maud Selborne to Sir Patrick Duncan, 1907-43.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The microfilms were given to the Library by the University of Cape Town Libraries, 1975 and 1976.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Existence/Location of Originals

The originals are located in University of Cape Town Libraries (Patrick Duncan papers BC294 D.4.1.1.-D5.31.8 and G-J).

Further Information

Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library.

The Sir Patrick Duncan papers presented to the University of Cape Town Libraries by the Duncan family : a revised list ([Cape Town] : University of Cape Town Libraries, 1975).

Related Units of Description

The Library also holds a microfilm of letters from Duncan to Lady Selborne (MS. Film 1396).

Access Points

Duncan | Patrick | 1870-1943 | Sir | Knight, South African Statesman, and Governor General

Palmer | Beatrix Maud | d 1950 | Lady | wife of 2nd Earl of Selborne

Great Britain | Colonies | South Africa | Administration | 20th century

South Africa | Politics and government | 1909-1948

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