Robert Maxwell McBrair, Foolah Grammar, 1853.

Scope and Content

Robert Maxwell McBrair, Sketch of the Foolah Grammar.

An identification of the principal parts of speech of the Fulfulde or Fula language of West Africa.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Maxwell McBrair (1808-1874), son of Robert Maxwell McBrair of Govan, Glasgow, a shipping merchant, and Jean Johnstone of North Leith, Edinburgh. He was born in Glasgow, studied at Edinburgh University and became a Wesleyan minister. He worked as a missionary in Africa, during which time he became interested in native languages and compiled guides to the grammar of several including Fulah. He may have been the author of An Apology for Wesley & Methodism, in reply to the Misrepresentation of S Taylor and the North British Review, published in 1852.


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Acquisition Information

Presented to the library by the author, 1853


Call number used to be ms5151

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Binding: marbled paper.Paper: 18.5x23cm

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

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