Henry Francis Fynn
Henry Francis Fynn (29 March 1803 in Grosvenor Square, London, England – 20 September 1861 in Durban, Natal, South Africa) was an English traveler and trader. His diary covers the period from 1824 to 1836 and is the story of the first white settler in Natal who had reached an agreement with the Zulu by befriending Shaka Zulu, who gave him the strip of land in which the town of Durban was situated. No prior settlements in the area have ever been documented or known by the Zulu or Xhosa. His diary provides a contemporary account of Shaka and the kingdom of the Zulu in South Africa.
- Laurie 1914, p. 104.
- Fynn, Henry Francis (1950). D. McK. Malcolm, ed. The Diary of Henry Francis Fynn. Compiled from Original Sources. James Stuart. Pietermaritzburg: Shuter & Shooter.
- Laurie, K. W. J. (1914). Register of S. Andrew's College, Grahamstown, from 1855 to 1914. Grahamstown: Slater & Co.
- Wylie, Dan (January 1995). ""Proprietor of Natal:" Henry Francis Fynn and the Mythography of Shaka". History in Africa. African Studies Association. 22: 409–437. doi:10.2307/3171924.
This article draws heavily on the de:Henry Francis Fynn article in the German-language Wikipedia, which was accessed in the version of 19 July 2011.