Catalogue of the memoir of Thomas Morgan Thomas, pioneer missionary, by his son, Charles Celt Thomas

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Lucy McCann
2018



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

1950

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

Extent: 1 box
Language(s) of Material: English

Shelfmark:

MS. 8203

Biographical History

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.

Scope and Content

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.

Acquisition

Donated by Douglas Kirton in 1954.

Bibliographical References

Thomas, Thomas Morgan Eleven Years in Central South Africa (London: Snow, 1872)

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 8203].

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Thomas | Charles Celt| 1871-1953 | land surveyor
Thomas | Thomas Morgan | 1828-1884 | missionary

Place name(s) (NCA Rules)

Africa, Southern -- History

Subject(s)

19th century
Missionaries


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