MRS. REVEREND EDGAR STANNARD [?]
Title: 1906 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER FROM THE WIFE OF A PERSECUTED BELGIAN CONGO MISSIONARY INVOLVED IN THE NOTORIOUS INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL CONTROVERSY OF CRUELTY AND CANNABILISM: THE COMMANDANT HAGSTROM AFFAIR
Book Condition: Very Good
Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
Publisher: BELGIAN CONGO ALBERTVILLE  1906
Seller ID: 0001393
On offer is an original letter, written in English, dated Haut (Upper) Congo, Nov 14th 1906, by an unknown female writer who appears to be the wife of a missionary who was being prosecuted by the Congo Police, (casual research suggest this is possibly the British Reverend Edgar Stannard). The letter specifically refers to implication in the "Commandant Hagström affair..." The tremendous political controversy surrounded a charge of libelling Congo police officer Hagström, made by the Governor General of the Congo Free State and King Leopold, against the Reverend who accused Hagström of practicing brutality and cannibalism. Arthur Conan Doyle also described exploitation and atrocities in his book "The Crime of the Congo."
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