Alexander Henderson, A moskito grammar, 1846.

Scope and Content

Alexander Henderson of Nether Carnbee, Fife, Baptist Missionary: autograph copy of A Grammar of the Moskito Language.

Later published in New York, with the preface to the published edition [ff.I-III].Belize, Honduras, 17 March 1846.

Administrative / Biographical History

An Alexander Henderson from Nether Carnbee studied at the United College of St Andrews University from 1785 to 1789, and then spent a further 4 years studying divinity at St Mary's College. This may be the same man who became a Baptist missionary in Belize.


Single item

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Presented to the library by the author, 1846


Call number used to be ms4375

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Binding: half morocco with marbled boards.Paper: 18.5x23cm

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

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