Read about the people of the Cape

Letters From The Cape 1861 - 1862
Lady Duff Gordon 1821-1869 a very free spirited Englishwoman who sailed to the Cape in an
attempt to regain her health.
This is not a reference to Felix Florez although she mentions being afraid of walking the plank
of a yankee privateer, the Alabama will be in South Africa a year later. And this is the world
Felix Florez and Maria Hendrina Chapman lived in.
In her letters she paints a vivid picture of the people of the Cape
Slavery had recently been abolished and Lady Duff often comes across poignant examples
of the tragic legacy it had left.
There is her observation of a Muslim funeral, her deliberate socialising with Muslims
(who were wildly held to be poisoning the Christians),
the visit to the missionary-school, are all seen through her sharp eyes and social charm.
Reviewed and transcribed by David Price

Reference articles and books where they mention Felix Florez

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Ref 2a.Cape Times -Weekend Magazine October 5, 1946 article page 2
Ref 2b.Cape Times -Weekend Magazine October 5, 1946 article page 3
Ref 2 plain text file : CapeTimes weekend article

Ref 3. Alan Kirkaldy - MA Thesis - University of Cape Town Nov 1988
" The sea is in our Blood"-community and craft in Kalk Bay c 1889 -1993 pg 31

Ref 4. plain text file : Green - Tavern of the seas pg 90

Ref1. Tommy Carse -1959 Die Bloudam is hul Oesland pg 11 & 12

Ref 5. Georg Stibbe and Ian Moss - A Traditional Life pg 29 The Kalk Bay Regattas

quite a big PDF File 894 Kb.

Ref 6. Brian Howard article "Out To Catch A Snoek"
Big PDF File 377 Kb.

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