Genealogists are thrilled when they stumble onto a personal diary during their research, and so were we when we started dusting off personal documents that once belonged to Pierre Olivier Naudé (1895 – 1933).
We were cleaning out the Heemkring’s attic when we found a large box full of cards, letters, invoices, cancelled cheques and so forth. The papers were covered with dust, and the box had a few cobwebs lurking in its corners. Mindful of dangerous button spiders we carefully carried the box down and unpacked with all the anticipation of children opening presents on Christmas Eve. Continue reading