Letter presented to Rev Henry Theophilus Johnson and Kate Johnson by Antranobiriky Church and the District of Ilalangina on their retirement from the London Missionary Society

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Scope and Content

Letter (large, decorated) presented to Rev Henry Theophilus Johnson and Mrs Kate Johnson on their retirement from missionary work with the London Missionary Society in Fianarantsoa, Madagascar, 1881-1920. Presented by Antranobiriky Church and the District of Ilalangina as an expression of thanksgiving and remembrance. Includes a translation of the content of the certificate.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Theophilus Johnson was born 24 Nov 1855, at Plymouth; studied at Cheshunt College; appointed to the London Missionary Society's Betsileo Mission, Madagascar; ordained 4 May 1881; married Henrietta Kate Widger on 7 May 1881; sailed 27 May 1881; arrived in Natal, 23 Jun and at Tananarive, 4 Aug, where he proceeded to Fianarantsoa, arriving 21 Sep; for forty years, he was stationed at Fianarantsoa, had charge of one of the churches in that town, and of the extensive country district connected to it; in May 1890, he took temporary charge of the Theological Seminary; Mr and Mrs Johnson returned to England at the end of 1919, and in 1921, he retired from foreign service; Mr Johnson died on 18 Mar 1939, and Mrs Johnson died on 26 Feb 1941.

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Acquisition Information

Donated to SOAS in January 2006

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