Photocopy of letter from Robert Moffat whilst at Kuruman to Thomas Sturge, Northfleet, England

Scope and Content

Moffat's children stayed with the Sturges in England. Includes description of hardship of life in South Africa; failure of Makololo Mission, and the future of Robert Price, one of the survivors; quotes comment by David Livingstone; and work on Sechuana New Testament.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Moffat was a missionary appointed to South Africa by the London Missionary Society in 1816, retiring in 1870. He was also the father-in-law of David Livingstone.

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Acquisition Information

Presented by Kathleen Cann, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Cambridge University. Original at Cambridge University Library [Add.Ms.8330 3/2/10]

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