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

Missionaries' Journals

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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 details of Bishop Steere's first attempts to make contact with the natives through gifts of corn and Reverend Proctor's claim that 'the English never beat anyone capriciously'. The first of these journals includes the names of the tribal chiefs Bishop MacKenzie met on route to Lake Nyassa and describes a deadly famine in the area.

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The letters, journals of and material relating to Bishop Mackenzie c.1861-62

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  • Reference: 72542cC1
  • Keyword:  african religion colonial missionaries
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Three volumes of Bishop Steere's diary 1863-68

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  • Reference: 72542cC2
  • Keyword:  african religion colonial missionaries
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Rev. Procter's Zambezi Journal 1861-64

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  • Reference: 72542cC3
  • Keyword:  african religion colonial missionaries
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Central African Mission Diary 1863-88

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  • Reference: 72542cC4
  • Keyword:  african religion colonial missionaries
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