Supplement to the Samoan Grammar & Dictionary, by George Pratt

Scope and Content

Copy of original manuscript by George Pratt.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Pratt was born on 18 Dec 1817. He was appointed to Samoa with the London Missionary Society, sailing on 8 Nov 1838, arriving at Apia in October 1839, from whence he proceeded to Savaii, and settled at Matautu. In connection with other brethren, he undertook the revision of the Samoan Scriptures, which was completed in Aug 1859. He subsequently took a large share in later revisions of the Samoan version, and rendered valuable aid in the Savage Island (Niue) version of the Scriptures. He retired from active foreign service in in Apr 1879. In 1885 he revisited Samoa and actively engaged in preaching and attending meetings, afterwards returning to Sydney, where he devoted much time to the increase of Samoan literature. He died at Sydney on 25 Nov 1874. Publications included 'A Grammar and Dictionary of the Samoan Language' (London: Truber & Co., 1878).

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