Alexander Caseby's memoirs, written at the age of 76, recalling his childhood and early calling as a missionary, and describing in detail, the work of the Livingstonia Mission, Malawi, 1908 - 1929.
Papers of Reverend Alexander Caseby
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- ReferenceGB 231 MS 3289
- Dates of Creationc 1973
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- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description1 box (cubic capacity) No physical characteristics affecting use of collection
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Administrative / Biographical History
Alexander Caseby was inspired to become a missionary at the age of 11, by Rev. Thomas Crichton, minister of Logie and Gauldry, whom he heard speak passionately of Robert Laws' Livingstonia Mission in 1909. He enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery in 1915, but after the war resumed his education, studying courses in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and bible studies, before he was ordained, in 1922, as a minister of the United Free Church of Scotland, and shortly afterwards, accepted by Laws to work at Livingstonia Mission in Malawi. In 1929 he suffered from malarial fever, which rendered him seriously ill for several years, with recurrent illness throughout the rest of his life. Despite his illness, he returned to work after 3 years, resuming his career in a busy parish where he remained until retirement.
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Deposited in the University in Oct 1987, by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World, University of Aberdeen (later, New College, Edinburgh)
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The records were acquired by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World, under the directorship of Professor Andrew Walls, Department of Divinity, University of Aberdeen. They were transferred to Special Libraries and Archives when the Centre moved to Edinburgh c 1987, together with evidence heard at the World Missionary Conference, Edinburgh, 1910, (GB 231 MS 3291), and the papers of Robert Laws, missionary GB 231 MS 3290)
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