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Title
Group portrait of Sunday School students with teachers, Samoa, 1893
Creator
Unknown
Date Created and/or Issued
1893
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
Archives, Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, The Library, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG, United Kingdom
Council for World Missions
University of London. School of Oriental and African Studies. Library
docenquiry@soas.ac.uk
http://www.soas.ac.uk/library/archives/services/
Description
"Sunday Sch Class taken for a few Sundays by Robert Louis Stevenson. Central figure Mr. Chambers, the U.S.A. Commissionaer in Apia." "?A.E.L. 1892-1894" . Group portrait of Sunday School children with banner, Apia, Samoa, 1893.
A mission to Samoa or Navigators Islands was started after a visit by John Williams in 1830, and it became a successful mission, famous for its educational work. For example, the Malua Theological College was established in 1844 and the Leulumoega High School was established in 1890. A school for girls, called Papauta, was founded in 1892. By 1905 the indigenous Church was well organised and became effectively financially independent in the 1920s. A high percentage of the population was allied to LMS churches. The main LMS mission stations were on the islands of Upolu and Savaii in Western Samoa and Tutuila in Eastern Samoa.
Type
image
Format
cabinet cards, 9.2 x 12.7 cm.
photographs
Identifier
impa-m2601 [Legacy record ID]
IMP-SOA-CWM-02-10-005-006
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m2601
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-SOA-CWM-02-10-005-006.jpg
Subject
Education
London Missionary Society
Davis, J. d.1893
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894
Group portraits
Time Period
1893
Place
Samoa
Source
SOAS/CWM/LMS/PAC/PHOTO/02/005/006 [File]
Relation
Council for World Mission/London Missionary Society
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs of the Archives and Manuscripts Division, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, ca.1860-1950
School of Oriental and African Studies
impa-m971

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