Photocopy of a typescript transcript of the diary, 1839-1842, 1845, 1855-1859 (some gaps), of the Rev Robert Brooking, describing his missionary work, experiences, and local customs in west Africa and Canada, including transcript of a letter from T B Freeman, Cape Coast (west Africa), to Robert Brooking, 1855, describing the work of the mission there. With an article [1980s] by Helen Allen on the life of Robert Brooking.
Photocopy of diary of Rev Robert Brooking
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 102 MS 380587
- Dates of Creation1839-1980s
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 file
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Revd. Robert Brooking was a Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society missionary in the Gold Coast in West Africa, from 1839 to 1845. Brooking then worked in Canada/North America near Lake Winnipeg and Hudson By c.1855 to 1859. By the time he arrived in Canada, Brooking had married his wife Elizabeth and they had had a daughter. He was appointed to Norway House Mission on 4 April 1857
Conditions Governing Access
Presented in 1990.
Location of Originals
The original journal of Robert Brooking is thought to be held in the archives of Victoria University, Canada.