Incoming correspondence from missionaries in Matabeleland to the London Missionary Society headquarters to 1899.
Early letters from the Matabeleland field illustrate the beginnings of the mission, which was pioneered by Robert Moffat who travelled North from his station established at Kuruman. He was soon joined at Inyati [Nyathi] by William Sykes and Thomas Morgan Thomas. The mission had the approval of the Matabele leader Mzilikazi [referred to in the letters as Moselekatse] whom Moffat had first visited in 1830. The mission extended to Hope Fountain. Principal correspondents other than those already mentioned were Charles Helm, William Allan Elliott, David Carnegie, Bowen Rees and Cullen Reed.