Hendrik Swellengrebel, b1c5

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About Hendrik Swellengrebel, b1c5

Hendrik Swellengrebel Jr (1734-1803) was the son of Hendrik Swellengrebel who served as governor for a number of years and retained extensive properties there. The younger Swellengrebel lived a comfortable life in the Netherlands, but visited the Cape between 1776–1777. Thereafter he retained an interest in Cape affairs. He became associated with the rebel Cape Patriot movement and did much to promote its economy. His letters contain much information on the social history of the colony in the last quarter of the 18th century.


His letters: http://www.dbnl.org/tekst/swel004brie01_01/swel004brie01_01_0026.php

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November 28, 1734
Cape, South Africa
Age 69