Eersteling sketch , 11th Dec 1871
Baines, Thomas, 1820-1875
Pencil inscription on sketch: "Quartz digging on Natalia reef on Mr E. Button's farm Eersteling (or Firstling) - Maraba's Country S-African Republic. Mr Button choosing the first wagon load of quartz to be sent to the SAGF & Co in England." Diary entry (North Goldfields diaries. v. 3. p. 763), dated 11th Dec. reads: Brought up a hired wagon (Mr Dyason's) and loaded up about a ton of quartz ..." p. 764" ... He names his reef Natalia." There are faint pencil notes on the sketch indicating colours.
Signed: T. Baines decr 11-1871-. Pencil Sketch. 27 x 37.5 cm. There are faint pencil notes on the sketch indicating colours. Accession no. Hp 217
Gold mines, South Africa, Transvaal, drawings , Eersteling (Transvaal) , Button, Edward.