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From: "Sue Mackay" <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-IB] Extracts from the Grahamstown Journal 1840
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 09:22:17 +0100
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> I would appreciate it very much if you could tell me from which issue of
> the Grahamstown Journal you took this entry - the first concrete date I
> have for him. I would also appreciate it very much if you could send me
> the .JPG file of the entry.
> > Died at Graham's Town on Monday last, the 3rd inst. of Brain Fever,
> > Mr.E.J.TOWNSEND at the early age of 30 years.
Will send you to .jpg privately when I have extracted it from the laptop.
When I took the digital photos at Kew (over 300) I was concentrating so hard
on getting as many legible pictures as possible of interesting data that I
neglected to write down the exact issue number. However, all the photos are
in sequence and most have dates in them, so I have been able to narrow all
the entries down to a particular month, which I have posted in the e-mails
in the form of headings. The paper came out weekly on Thursdays so there
would be a maximum of four issues to search for the original entry. I put
all the shipping info into an Excel file sent me by Nolene, however, and I
took this with me to London when I was calling in briefly at the PRO after
visiting another record office. I looked up the exact issue numbers for the
shipping entries to complete the database, and can tell you that the
shipping entries two pictures further on from the Townsend entry were in the
issue of 13th August 1840, so the one you want was either the same issue or
the week before.
All the entries I have been sending have been narrowed down to a month and
year, so if the advert contains the word 'inst' it is the same month as the
heading most immediately above. 'Ult' refers to the previous month.
E.J..TOWNSEND thus died of brain fever on 3 August 1840 aged 30, and the
notice of his death either appeared on 6th or the 13th August.
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