West Africa

Scope and Content

Comprises the personal papers of missionaries who worked for the MMS (or its predecessors) in their districts in West Africa. Papers relating to missionary work in Dahomey, Fernando Po [Bioko, Equatorial Guinea], Gambia, Gold Coast [Ghana], Nigeria and Sierra Leone are available. Includes the papers of, or material relating to, Henry Badger (WMMS), William Turnbull Balmer (WMMS), Robert Fairley (PMMS), William Hare Findlay (WMMS), Thomas Birch Freeman (WMMS), John Henry Hirst (PMMS), William Broadbent Luddington (PMMS), Thomas & Nella Mckenzie (PMMS), Benjamin Tregaskis (WMMS), George & Harriet Wrigley (WMMS), Christopher & Margaret Eddy (WMMS) and William Garfield Waterworth (WMMS).

Access Information

The majority of this material is only available for consultation on microfiche.



Brief biographical information on Methodist missionaries who worked in the West African districts along with references to where further information appears in printed sources is available from the Methodist Missionary Register. Please contact us for details.

Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance

Geographical Names