West African papers, mainly relating to the Niger expeditions

Scope and Content

Material relating to the 1841 and 1857 Niger expeditions. Only a few printed papers for the 1841 expedition but for the 1857 expedition there are journals, notes, financial and general papers, albeit mainly from a Wesleyan Methodist missionary persepective.

General papers include information on the WMMS Foulah mission and in particular a volume entitled 'West African Translations', relating to the work of Rev Robert MacBrair, as well as a few printed papers of the Society for the Extinction of the Slave Trade and for the Civilization of Africa.

Access Information

Only to be viewed on microfiche.


Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

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Copyright mostly held by Methodist Missionary Society.