Tanzania and Malawi in records from colonial missionaries, 1857-1965

Volumes

5 volumes in Tanzania and Malawi in records from colonial missionaries, 1857-1965

Central Africa : a monthly record of the work of the Universities' Mission

Vol. 1-82 (1883-1964). This illustrated monthly magazine was the prime organ of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa (UMCA) until its merger with the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. It was written by and for educated, articulate and tolerant representatives of the British middle and...

  • Contributor:  Rhodes House Library
  • Reference:  72542ca
  • Keyword:  african religion colonial missionaries

Missionaries' Correspondence

This correspondence reveals a history of the mission's relationship with the native people they sought to convert which is at times tumultuous. Alongside the preaching and lessons that might be expected from missionaries, are guidelines regarding appropriate punishments and incidents where individuals condone wife beating. However, a missionary bishop did...

  • Contributor:  Rhodes House Library
  • Reference:  72542cB
  • Keyword:  african religion colonial missionaries

Missionaries' Journals

These items mainly consist of narratives of Africa as it was experienced by the first missionary settlers. Within such accounts are commentary on local beliefs and a detailed description of the first 'small pox village' designed to isolate those with the disease from those without. The more descriptive content includes...

  • Contributor:  Rhodes House Library
  • Reference:  72542cC
  • Keyword:  african religion colonial missionaries

Miscellaneous Correspondence

These assorted narrative accounts provide a detailed insight as to the changing nature of missionary work once Christian missionaries started having to compete with Muslim missionaries. These items also describe how the missionaries dealt with a native belief in Shambala. This grouping combines these missionary narratives with a genealogical history...

  • Contributor:  Rhodes House Library
  • Reference:  72542cD
  • Keyword:  african religion colonial missionaries
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