Images of Robert Moffat and his family

Scope and Content

Engravings and photographs of Robert Moffat, showing him as a younger and older man. Also includes photograph of painting of Sarah Roby ('a Bechuana girl buried in infancy, rescued and reared by Mr & Mrs Moffat', painted by Mrs Jemima Luke); Mary Moffat as a young woman; Mrs Robert Moffat in old age; black and white photograph of Dr Moffat's house at Kuruman [Bechuanaland]; illustration of the mission premises at the Kuruman Station printed in oil colours by George Baxter [1842]. Some of these images appear in the publication by Cecil Northcott, 'Robert Moffat: pioneer in Africa, 1817-1870' (London: Lutterworth Press, 1961).

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Related Material

A copy of the publication 'Robrt Moffat: pioneer in Africa, 1817-1870', by Cecil Northcott, is held in the Council for World Mission Library (refL CWML Q346). This publication was based on his original PhD thesis, 'Life and Work of Robert Moffat: with particular reference to the expansion of missions and white settlement north of the Orange River, 1817-1870' (SOAS, 1961), a copy of which is also available in the library (ref: CWML Q258).