Copies of papers of Richard and Mary Sabin, 1938-1939, comprising photocopy of typescript account by Mary Sabin of a journey from Nairobi to Mbereshi following her marriage to Richard Sabin, 1938, describing the landscape and visits en route, including other mission stations, with a manuscript map of the route; prints of various photographs of scenes in Africa from Richard Sabin's notebook, 1938-1939. With photocopy of a manuscript account of the family history by their daughter Pauline Moore, c1991.
Photocopies of notes and photographs relating to Richard Henry Sabin and Mary Gladstone Sabin
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- Dates of Creationc 1991
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Richard Henry Sabin: born at New Barnet (Hertfordshire), 1904; studied theology at Cheshunt College, Cambridge; BA (Cantab); appointed London Missionary Society (LMS) missionary to Mbereshi, Northern Rhodesia (Zambia); ordained at New Barnet Congregational Church, 1932; married Lucy Mary Hawkins (d 1933), 1932; sailed to Africa, 1932; his service included work at the Bible School for the training of African ministers; married, secondly, Mary Gladstone Hayward (d 1989), 1938; two children, Pauline Mary (b 1939) and Christopher Hubert Henry (b 1940); resigned his connection with the LMS and accepted the pastorate of Claremont Congregational Church, Cape Town, 1941; returned to England, 1944; subsequently Africa Secretary to the United Society for Christian Literature, and minister of churches in Ilkley (Yorkshire), Great Yarmouth (Norfolk), and Wolverhampton (Staffordshire); died in Middesex Hospital, 1969. Richard Sabin's aunt, Margaret Sabin (1887-1978), also served the London Missionary Society at Mbereshi.
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