Diary of Doris Sandilands

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Diary of Doris Sandilands in two sections. The first section describes the initial journey of Alexander and Doris Sandilands from Serowe, Bechuanaland [Botswana] to their mission station at Maun, Bechuanaland in May-June 1927. A later section describes a journey by the Sandilands in January-May 1928 from Maun to Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia [Zambia], and then by train to Bulawayo and onward to "T.K." [Tiger Kloof], where Alexander Sandilands took an exam and attended a "D.C." [South Africa District Committee?] meeting. This is followed by an account (apparently incomplete) of the return journey.

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For transcripts of the diary, see MS380813/1/2. See also the journal of Alexander Sandilands (MS380813/1/3), which describes the initial (1927) journey. For photographs relating to the initial journey to Maun, see MS380813/4/1/1; for photographs relating to the second journey, see MS380813/3/3.