LADY TRADER, a biography of Mrs Sarah Heckford

: Allen (V.)

R 245.00
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307 pp., paperback, Reprint, Pretoria, (1979) 2010.


A reprint of Vivien Allen's biography of Sarah Heckford (1839 - 1903), who sailed from England to Durban in 1878, trekked to the Transvaal and worked as a governess, doctor, builder, nurse and farmer. When her farm failed she made her fortune as a "smous", trading goods with hunters and miners in the Lowveld. In 1882 she published an account of her life and adventures entitled "A Lady Trader in the Transvaal".