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Title Letters and journal of Reverend Samuel Adjai Crowther
Section Section I: Cultural Contacts, 1492-1969
Date 1844-1850
Document Type Missionary Papers, Manuscript, Correspondence
Library University of Birmingham Library
Reference CA2 031 (1-112)
Region Africa, Europe
Names Reverend Samuel Adjai Crowther, Reverend H. Venn (items 1, 3, 5-11, 13, 14, 17, 20, 27, 28, 30, 39, 41, 43-48, 50, 52-54, 56, 62, 64-73, 75, 77, 83), G. C. Greenway (2), Reverend N. Knight (12, 15, 16, 18), Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton (1, 91, 113), Lord Palmerstone (18), Commander Forbes (16, 18), Sir T. D. Acland (23), Chief of Ijaye (24), Major Straith (81), Governor of Elmina (34), King Pepple of Bonny (35, 62), Dr W. B. Baikie (38, 39), King Kosoko of Lagos (80), Henry G. Lawson (49), Reverend J. Chapman (55), John M. D. Skene of HMS Philomel (57, 59), J. M. Hall (74), King of Yoruba (78), Commodore of West African squadron (80), Dr. W. H. I. Bleck (88), Reverend H. Townsend (88), King of Dahoney (16-18, 70, 78, 89), King of Benin (90)
Places West Africa, Nigeria, Yoruba, Sierra Leone (item 1, 3, 5, 10, 15-20, 89, 90), Freetown, Abbeokuta, Abeokuta (2, 3, 5-14, 23-30, 32, 41, Lagos (16, 17, 22, 35, 42-48, 50, 52-54, 56, 62, 64-73, 75, 83), England, Plymouth (15), Fernando Po (33, 35, 38), Badagy (89, 90)
Topics missionary papers, letters, journal, Church Missionary Society, CMS, missionary work, missionary journals, education, Yoruba Mission, evangelism (item 3), Fourah Bay College (1, 4), relations with African Chiefs (2), gifts, superstition (2, 78), sacrifice (2), desire to educate children (4, 5), marriage customs, polygamy (5, 8, 87, 95), growth of CMS in Africa, New Zealand and America (6), tribal customs, worship of ancestors, religion (6), clash of traditional and Christian religions (6), beating of converts, restriction of Christian practices (13), language, tribal dialects (7, 16, 30), tribal conflict (16, 32, 89), slavery (6), slave trade (13, 20, 54, 78, 89, 90-93), kidnapping (89, 90), abolition (13, 17, 18, 19, 23), impact of Sierra Leone immigrants (8), missionary holiday pay (14), health and disease (44, 89), voyage between Plymouth and Sierra Leone (16), colonial war (17), colonial conflict and diplomacy (18, 23), trade (19), cotton (23, 26, 52, 67, 68), Niger expedition (28, 39, 90), list of goods supplied for Niger and Tahadda expeditions (36), old CMS currency (53, 73), description of areas and tribes around Lagos, law, Yoruba including religion and judicial system (78), Islam, Mohammedanism(78, 91), pawning relatives (78), Catholic missions (89), contact with tribes and presents of rum and gun powder to Chiefs (89-91, 94, 96), fetish, witchcraft (91)
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