"Itinerating in native villages round Bouthe, Sa. Leone Protectorate. Rev P.P. Hagley, Sup't of the Mission is seen in the photograph.". Group portrait of missionary superintendant with villagers, Sierra Leone. Published in the Foreign Filed with the caption "Proclaiming the good news in a West African village." Methodist Missionary work in West Africa had begun in 1811 with Coke's mission to Sierra Leone. A second station was opened on the River Gambia in 1821, and on the Gold Coast in 1834.