Sefhare: Correspondence

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Scope and Content

Continuation (from file 5B) of correspondence of R. K. Orchard (Secretary for Africa, LMS, 1946-1955) relating to the management of Sefhare Hospital, Bechuanaland [Botswana]. Includes discussion of the future of the hospital, specifically the tri-partite negotiations held between the LMS, Chief Tshekedi Khama and the office of the Director of Medical Services, Bechuanaland Protectorate, over the possible transfer of ownership to the Tribe or the Government. Also discussion of future placement of LMS nurses, Miss Wenyon and Miss Bloomfield. Correspondents include Rev A. J. Haile (LMS missionary, Africa, 1914-1954), Chief [Tsjekedi] Tshekedi Khama, Rev John Kenneth Main (LMS missionary, Africa, 1935-1975), Miss Winifred Phyllis Wenyon (LMS missionary, Africa, 1947-1968), Miss Gwendoline Bloomfield (LMS missionary, Africa, 1947-1971), Alexander Sandilands (LMS missionary, Africa, 1926-1961), and Dr M. L. Freedman (Director of Medical Services, Bechuanaland Protectorate). Includes hospital accounts and minutes of the Africa Sub-Committee.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sefhare Hospital was opened by the London Missionary Society in 1937.

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