'Customs and Superstitions of the Efik People' by Rev T J Mckenzie

Scope and Content

Typescript, in four sections, compiled for the 'Secretary for Southern Nigeria, W. Africa'. Includes information on child birth; role and education of children, circumcision, marriage and divorce, burial customs, daily and family life, play and games, law and punishment, health and medicine, clothing, exterior and interior of buildings, natural resources, weapons, trade, land and wealth, Ju-ju, hunting, human sacrifice, witchcraft, sacred places, parables and sayings.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rev Thomas John Mckenzie (1890-1927) served as a Primitive Methodist Misionary Society missionary in Nigeria from 1920 to 1926 (for further details see his entry in MMS/Special Series/Biographical/West Africa)

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Related Material

Also within the records of the (Wesleyan) Methodist Missionary Society is the official correspondence of the Primitive Methodist Missionary Society. Extant correspondence for Rev & Mrs Mckenzie from Nigeria can be found within MMS/PMMS/Correspondence/Nigeria/FBN 10. Reports may also be extant (MMS/PMMS/Reports/Foreign/FBN 1-2). Personal papers of Mckenzie and his wife are available as well (MMS/Special Series/Biographical/West Africa/FBN 7-8).

Further material written by Rev Mckenzie includes his three volume manuscript work 'A few words of interest relating to Missionary Life in Southern Nigeria', 1919-1927 (MMS/Special Series/Notes and Transcripts/FBN 18). A copy of volume one of this work (1919-1921) is also available in MMS Box 1204.