Home
This page contains Gordon's manuscripts and drawings from the Brenthurst Library, Johannesburg, the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and the Nationaal Archief, the Hague.

Travel Journals

  • Second Journey (MS 107/1/1-2)

    From 5th October 1777
    To 8th March 1778
    Read Journal
  • Third Journey (MS 107/2)

    From 28th August 1778
    To 25th January 1779
    Read Journal
  • Fourth Journey (MS 107/3/1-2)

    From 27th June 1779
    To 13th January 1780
    Read Journal
  • Fifth Journey (MS 107/4)

    From 19th November 1785
    To 12th March 1786
    Read Journal

Letters

  • Letter to Hendrik Fagel, 10th April 1778

    10th April 1778 Read Letter
  • Letter to Hendrik Fagel, 24th April 1779

    24th April 1779 Read Letter
  • Precis of the letter to Hendrik Fagel, 24th April 1779

    24th April 1779 Read Letter
  • Letter to Hendrik Fagel, 13th May 1779

    13th May 1779 Read Letter
  • Letter to Hendrik Fagel, 2nd November 1779

    2nd November 1779 Read Letter
  • Letter to Hendrik Fagel, 23rd January 1780

    23rd January 1780 Read Letter
  • Letter to Hendrik Fagel, 10th March 1780

    10th March 1780 Read Letter
  • Letter to Hendrik Fagel, 14th April 1783

    14th April 1783 Read Letter
  • Letter to Hendrik Fagel, 1st July 1784

    1st July 1784 Read Letter
  • Letter to the Bailli de Suffren, c. 1786

    1786 Read Letter
  • Letter to De Saussure, 8th April 1789

    8th April 1789 Read Letter

Drawings

  • View all drawings

    Drawings with inscriptions, transcribed and translated To drawings

Other writings

Untranscribed manuscripts

  • MS 107/5 Meteorological notes

    (size 134 MB) Download
  • MS 107/7 Notes on Cape vegetation

    (size 22 MB) Download
  • MS 107/8 Notes on mineralogy

    (size 85 MB) Download
  • MS 107/9 Topographical and geographical notes

    (size 38 MB) Download
  • MS 107/10 Linguistic notes

    (size 71 MB) Download
  • MS 107/11 Notes on animals

    (size 241 MB) Download
  • MS 107/12 Miscellaneous notes

    (size 97 MB) Download
  • MS 107/13 Letters

    (size 190 MB) Download
  • MS 107/14 Miscellaneous notes relating to Gordon's journeys

    (size 82 MB) Download
  • MS 107/15 Miscellaneous notes relating to Gordon's journeys

    (size 196 MB) Download
  • MS 107/16 Miscellaneous notes relating to Gordon's journeys

    (size 129 MB) Download
  • MS 107/17 Miscellaneous notes relating to Gordon's journeys

    (size 135 MB) Download
  • MS 107/18 Meteorological journal from 22nd September 1789 to 21st June 1792 - part 1

    (size 123 MB) Download
  • MS 107/18 Meteorological journal from 22nd September 1789 to 21st June 1792 - part 2

    (size 125 MB) Download
  • MS 107/18 Meteorological journal from 22nd September 1789 to 21st June 1792 - part 3

    (size 119MB) Download