Abbreviations, Notes on Currency Values and Translation

In: The Dutch Rediscover the Dutch-Africans (1847–1900)
Andrew Burnett
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The spelling is that in general usage in the Netherlands during the second half of the nineteenth century.

Acronym Dutch English
ANV Algemeen Nederlandsch Verbond General Netherlands Union
ARP Anti-Revolutionaire Partij Anti-Revolutionary Party
CNBC Christelijk Nationaal Boeren Comité Christian National Boer Committee
GRA Genootschap van Regte Afrikaners Association of True Afrikaners
NA Nationaal Archief, Den Haag National Archives, The Hague
NGK Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk Dutch Reformed Church (S.A.)
NGK (NL) Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk (pre- 1816) Dutch Reformed Church (N.L.)
NHK Nederlandsche Hervormde Kerk (post- 1816) Dutch Reformed Church (N.L.)
NHK (Z-A) Nederduitsche Hervormde Kerk (Z-A) Dutch Reformed Church (S.A.)
NHM Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij Netherlands Trading Company
NZASM Nederlandsche Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorweg-Maatschappij Netherlands South Africa Railway Company
NZAV Nederlandsche Zuid-Afrikaansche Vereeniging Netherlands South Africa Association
VOC Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie United (Dutch) East Indies Company
ZAH Zuid-Afrikahuis, Amsterdam South Africa House, Amsterdam
ZAR Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek South African Republic

Dutch Currency Values

During the last quarter of the nineteenth century, the English pound, which was used throughout southern Africa, was worth approximately 12 Dutch guilders and the US dollar was worth about 2.50 Dutch guilders.1


Unless otherwise stated in the relevant footnote, translations and paraphrasing into English from primary or secondary sources in Dutch or Afrikaans are mine.


A. J. Veenendaal, Jr. Slow Train to Paradise: How Dutch Investment Helped Build American Railroads, Stanford, Stanford University Press, 1996, pp. 11–12.

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