Mr Hamilton

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There appear to have been two people by this name active in the Cape in the 19th century.

Mr Hamilton of the Garrison Players

Mr Hamilton (17**-18**) was a British soldier and amateur performer. A member of the Officers of the Garrison (often referred to as the Garrison Players), a theatrical company which performed in the African Theatre at the Cape in 1807-8 in a range of plays, including The Rivals , The West Indian, Tom Thumb, The Beaux Stratagem, She Stoops to Conquer, etc.

Mr Hamilton of the Amateur Coloured Troupe

He was a local amateur in Cape Town, an occasional member of the private (i.e. non regimental) concert company known as Amateur Coloured Troupe in the Minstrelsy[1] style popularized by the Christy Minstrels. They were active in Cape Town between 1869 and 1871.


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928[2]: pp. 75;

Laidler, 1926

Jill Fletcher, 1994

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