1900s - 1947 ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF MANUSCRIPT LETTERS, ILLUSTRATIONS, PHOTOS AND EPHEMERA RELATING TO A RENOWNED REVEREND, LATER ARCHDEACON AND MISSIONARY BRINGING CHRISTIAN OUTREACH TO ONE OF THE EARTH'S MOST DIFFICULT REGIONS

By: to ARCHDEACON SIDNEY RICHARD SMITH, MABEL KATHERINE SMITH

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On offer is a super archive of original, manuscript autographed letters, hand drawn illustrations, photographs and ephemera dated early 1900s through 1947 related to the Niger Mission in Western Equatorial Africa of the Church Missionary Society and specifically the celebrated Archdeacon Sidney Richard Smith (1873-1946) and his wife Mabel who were Christian missionaries in one of the most difficult missions on earth. Here is the breakdown: a) Three manuscript diary leaves in Archdeacon S.R. Smith's hand, six pages, undated; b) 20 manuscript letters in Mabel K. Smith's hand, 123 pages, dated March 1911 to April 1922; c) Two pages, ALS from Alfred Smith to Mabel and Sidney Smith. C.M.S. Oshagbo 16th Aug. 1918; d) 17 manuscript letters to "Dr. Smith" from various, between May 1939 to June 1943, 22 pages; e) Typed ALS to Mrs Smith in sympathy on the death of Archdeacon S.R. Smith. 24th Jan. 1947; f) Two hand-drawn sketches of bedroom & dining room plans for the mission by Mrs Smith; g) Manuscript note 'sent in box mar. 20th 1912' 'Mabel K. Ridout' - list of nine items; h) News cutting announcement of marriage of Rev. Sidney R. Smith of Onitsha, southern Nigeria, Chaplain to the Bishop of Western Equatorial Africa & Secretary of the Church missionary society Niger mission and Mabel Katherine, youngest daughter of the late Rev. George Ridout, Rector of Sandhurst, Kent; i) News cutting - funeral of rev. S.R. Smith; j) Three typed leaves, from the Congregation of Christ Church, Mother Church of the Niger - congratulating S.R. Smith on his appointment of Archdeacon; k) Packet of nine colour negatives of missionary village scenes. BIO NOTES: FROM ONE ONLINE SOURCE: Sidney Richard Smith (1873-1946) CMS Register of Missionaries List I 1440; Western Equatorial Africa mission 1877-1925 (Onitsha 1897-1900, Iyi Enu 1902, Oka 1903-04, Onitsha 1905-25); married 1911 Mabel Katherine Ridout who died 1950; Mabel's sisters: Sophie, Emily, Edith, Evelyn; brothers: Arthur, Charlie, Leonard. Source: Information supplied by CMS Archivist. Overall G+.

Title: 1900s - 1947 ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF MANUSCRIPT LETTERS, ILLUSTRATIONS, PHOTOS AND EPHEMERA RELATING TO A RENOWNED REVEREND, LATER ARCHDEACON AND MISSIONARY BRINGING CHRISTIAN OUTREACH TO ONE OF THE EARTH'S MOST DIFFICULT REGIONS

Author Name: to ARCHDEACON SIDNEY RICHARD SMITH, MABEL KATHERINE SMITH

Categories: 20th Century Ephemera, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: WESTERN EQUATORIAL AFRICA NIGER, 1910

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 0002105

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