Material relating to missionary work of Rev William Govan

Scope and Content

Papers relating to Rev William Govan Roberston, relating to his work with the London Missionary Society in Northern Rhodesia [Zambia], and his death in 1928.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Govan Robertson was born on 27 August 1869, at Whithorn, Scotland. He was connected with the Livingstonia Mission, Nyassaland, as a lay missionary, from February 1891, and later appointed to the London Missionary Society Central Africa Mission in 1897. He married Christian Gregorson Sim on 25 June 1897. He was ordained in Free St. George's Church, Glasgow. Mr and Mrs Robertson left England on 7 July 1897, and settled at Kawimbe. Mrs Robertson died there on 24 Aug 1898. He married Edith Moorhouse on 6 Jan 1904. In 1914, Mr Robertson was for 6 months 'locum tenens' at Mpolokoso. In 1916, he settled temporarily at Kambole, and afterwards at Mpolokoso. In 1923 he established a mission station at Luambazi (later called Senga). He died on 16 May 1928.

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