Eersteling sketch , 11th Dec 1871
Baines, Thomas, 1820-1875
Pencil inscription on sketch: "Long Tom in the rivulet on Mr Buttons farm Eersterling (or Firstling) about 300 yards from the Natalia Reef. The diary entry for 11th Dec. (Northern Goldfields diaries. v. 3 p. 764 ) reads: " He names reef Natalia, and has been most of the day levelling ground and plaiting sluice boxes ... There is a 'long tom' at work in the rivulet ... " There are faint notes in pencil on the sketch indicating colours.
Signed in pencil: T.Baines Decr 11 1871 -". Pencil sketch. 27 x 37.5 cm. Accession no Hp.218
Gold mines, South Africa, Transvaal, drawings , Eersteling (Transvaal) , Button, Edward.