238pp., illus., map, paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2021
First published in France in 2021.
Thomas Muir was born in Lanarkshire and worked as a schoolmaster in Glasgow. As Superintendent-General of Education of the Cape Colony from 1892-1915 he introduced wide-ranging reforms and built several new schools. He is the author of the five-volume The Theory of Determinants.
Includes Muir's diaries of his travels into the Cape interior.
Peter Elliot, Thomas Muir's great-grandson, is the author of Nita Spilhaus and Her Artist Friends in the Cape and Constance: one road to take, the life and photography of Constance Stuart Larrabee.