George Cullen Harvey Reed Papers

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Scope and Content

Correspondence, journal of journey to Lake Ngani 1916, account of death by fever on expedition on Zambesi 1917; typescript biography; 'The Blood Brother: the story of Cullen Read', AM Chirgwin.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 24 Sep 1867 at St Leonards-on-Sea; studied at New College, London; appointed to Inyati, Matabeleland, South Africa; ordained 12 Jul 1894; left England 1 Sep 1894; Sep 1895 settled at Buldima, a new centre; during the Matabeleland war in 1898 he retired to Buluwayo; 1898, removed temporarily to Hankey; resumed charge of Buldima district in 1899; Apr 1911-Jun 1912 he was Acting Principal of Tiger Kloof Institution; Dec 1914 transferred to Serowe to superintend work in Lake Ngami region; died from fever 21 Nov 1917 at Seseki on the Zambesi.

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Acquisition Information

Deposited on permanent loan with the records of the London Missionary Society by the Congregational Council for World Mission (later Council for World Mission) in 1973.

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