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Memoir of Thomas Morgan Thomas, pioneer missionary, by his son, Charles Celt Thomas

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MS. 8203

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Typescript memoir written by Charles Celt Thomas in 1950 of the life of his father, Thomas Morgan Thomas, who was a pioneer missionary in Southern Africa working with Robert Moffat. The memoir includes detailed information on Thomas' parents, siblings and children and has some manuscript amendments and additions. 84 pages.

Dates

  • 1950

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MS. 8203

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 8203

Overview

Memoir of Thomas Morgan Thomas, pioneer missionary, by his son, Charles Celt Thomas

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Morgan Thomas was born in South Wales in 1828 and ordained in May 1858. In June 1858 he sailed for Cape Town under the auspcices of the London Missionary Society to join the Matabele Mission where he served until his death from typhoid in 1884.

In May 1858 Thomas married Annie Morgan and they had three children born in Africa. Annie died at Inyati in June 1862. In 1864 Thomas married Caroline Hutchinson Elliott and they had eleven children. Their third son, Charles Celt Thomas, was born in 1871 and practised as a land surveyor in the Free State and Transvaal for over fifty years until his death in 1953.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Douglas Kirton in 1954.

Bibliography

  • Thomas, Thomas Morgan Eleven Years in Central South Africa (London: Snow, 1872)
Title
Catalogue of the memoir of Thomas Morgan Thomas, pioneer missionary, by his son, Charles Celt Thomas
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Lucy McCann
Date
2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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