Philip Family Letters, 1841-1882

Scope and Content

Copies of family letters, including letters from Dr John Philip, Jane Philip (wife of John Philip), William Enowy Philip and Thomas Durant Philip (sons of John and Jane Philip), John Lethem Philip (son of William Enowy Philip and Alison Blair Philip), and letters to Dr John Philip, William Enowy Philip and Alison Blair Philip. Also includes a 'Biographical Sketch of the Reverend William Enowy Philip, Believed to be by His Brother, the Reverend Thomas Durant Philip'. Includes index.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Philip (1775-1851) was a missionary with the London Missionary Society in South Africa from 1818, and Superintendent of the Society's South Africa Missions. For a full biographical history see Sibree's 'London Missionary Society Register of Missionaries, 1796-1923'.

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Custodial History

The originals of these letters are in the possession of William Enowy Philip's great grandson, Peter Philip, a civil servant in the South African government. Copy was given to Miss Joan H. Davies, Archivist in London, seconded from Praetoria, who gave a set of the copies she had made to the London Missionary Society in October 1964.