Disturbances in Griqualand West - 1878 - Letters &c by Revds. Brown, Wookey, Mackenzie, and Special Cort.[Correspondent] and article in the "Argus". Letter by Mankaroane, 24th May 1882

Scope and Content

Vellum bound volume. Originally an account book, the volume contains published articles and letters on the troubles in Griqualand West [South Africa]. Pasted inside are articles by Rev John Mackenzie [LMS missionary who served at Kuruman and Shoshung among the Tswana peoples], letters by Rev John Brown [LMS missionary at Kuruman], letters by a Special Correspondent and a printed copy of a letter from Mankuruane Mo'chobangoe, the Paramount Chief of the Batlapins, all of which were published in the Cape Argus newspaper. Also printed copy of a letter from Rev A. J. Wookey [LMS missionary in Central and South Africa and scholar on the Secwana scriptures] to Dr Mullens [Foreign Secretary of the LMS], 27 August 1878.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Mackenzie (1835-1899) served with the London Missionary Society in Southern Africa between 1858 and 1884. John Tom Brown (1860-1925) served in Southern Africa between 1885 and 1925. Alfred John Wookey (1847-1917) served in Southern Africa between 1870 and 1917 (with some time in Central Africa, 1880-1882).

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Related Material

Correspondence of Revs. Brown, Mackenzie and Wookey during their time in South Africa can be found in the archives of the Council for World Mission.