The digital Bleek and Lloyd

The digital Bleek and Lloyd

This is a digital archive of 19th century !kun and |xam texts comprising the linguistic and ethnographic work of Lucy Lloyd and Wilhelm Bleek. The Bleek and Lloyd archive comprises material housed in a number of national and other collections, including the National Library of South Africa, Iziko South African Museum, the Western Cape Provincial Archives and Records Service, the University of Cape Town and the Univerisity of South Africa. While Bleek’s descendants have donated or sold the bulk of the collection, mainly to UCT, several items, particularly objects, still remain with family members. A cupboard once belonging to Lucy Lloyd is owned by Pippa Skotnes.

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Go the Centre for Curating the Archive for information on the Bleek and Lloyd conference, August 2011.