International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

Database

Cape Town Archives Repository

Location

Category Institutional Archive
Organization National Archives of South Africa
Country South Africa
Address Postal: Private Bag X9025, Cape Town 8000, S Africa. Street: 72 Roeland Street, Cape Town, S Africa
Telephone (021) 466 8100
Fax (021) 465 2960
Email Archives@pgwc.gov.za
URL http://www.national.archives.gov.za

Notes

The Cape Town Repository of The National Archives of South Africa have 2 534 entries on leprosy dating from 1892. There are individual patient files, warrants for removal, discharge and reports of escape. There are documents related to Leprosy Commission Reports from 1909, including evidence gathered by the Commission. Leprosy Administration Correspondence, newspaper cuttings from 1909, administrative documents related the bacteriological institute (Dr T L Sandes), and reports of various leprosy treatments are also included. Legislative material concerning the control of leprosy, Leprosy Board reports for Cape Colony, Port Alfred, the Umzimkulu and the Vryburg district, the Emjanyana leprosy asylum, Old Somerset Hospital, and material associated with the work of Dr Impey is held in this repository of the National Archives of South Africa.

There are also two plans of Hemel en Aarde Leper Colony in Swellendam district. The first is of the accommodation of leprosy patients (M1/3939) and the second is of the habitation of the Medical Officer (M1/3940)

Entry made November 2001; updated January 2016

Contact

Name Archivist
Organization Cape Town Archives Repository
Address Postal address:, Private Bag X9025, Cape Town 8000, S Africa. Street address: , 72 Roeland Street, Cape Town, S Africa.
Telephone (021) 466 8100
Fax (021) 465 2960
Email Archives@pgwc.gov.za

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