Scope and Content

This class contains photographic material connected with the work of the Methodist Missionary Society in South Africa. Images are mainly for South Africa (particularly the Transvaal and Swaziland District) but do include some images from neighbouring regions. Most images are of individuals or groups (working, worshipping, at leisure, etc), buildings (including places of worship), modes of transport and the local landscape.

Where possible, place names are identified by a contemporary standard form (generally taken from the 1933 Annual Report) and also by a current modern standard form (generally taken from the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names) where this has been identified as different.


Material has either been sorted into manageable units or kept in existing units if these are appropriate, based on authorship, provenance, location or subject coverage. The files have been arranged chronologically as far as is possible, although individual files can cover large date ranges.

Conditions Governing Access


Archivist's Note