Seager, Rev. Cecil Edward

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection comprises material relating to southern Africa and the work of Cecil Edward Seager. Includes a video and transcript of early cine-film from the period in which Seager was stationed at Dombodema and Tjimali (1930s- 1940s); correspondence (1933-1994); press cuttings and typescripts of a play written by Seager entitled A Christian Cavalcade (1948).

Administrative / Biographical History

Cecil Edward Seager was born on 1 April 1908, in Leicester. He was educated at Leeds Modern School (Secondary) between 1913 and 1926. On leaving school, he was accepted as a missionary student at the United Independent College, Bradford. He took an arts course at Edinburgh University, graduating with an MA in arts in October 1931. He went on to read for a theology course at the United Independent College, which he completed in June 1933. In the same year he was appointed as a missionary with the London Missionary Society. He was posted to Inyati, Southern Rhodesia, where he became Principal of the Institution (school), with additional charge of the Inyati District. From 1937, he and his wife were stationed at Tjimali and Dombodema, Matabeleland. In 1941, he resigned from the London Missionary Society and took up alternative ministerial work in southern Africa.

Conditions Governing Access


Acquisition Information

Donated in 1996 and 1997

Other Finding Aids

Unpublished handlist

Conditions Governing Use

No publication without written permission. Apply to archivist in the first instance

Related Material

Related Collections at SOAS: Council for World Mission [ref. CWM]