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Title
Mary Slessor and infants, Nigeria, ca. 1910
Creator
Unknown
Date Created and/or Issued
1905/1915
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
Centre for the Study of World Christianity
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The University of Edinburgh School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX, United Kingdom
divinity-CSWC@ed.ac.uk
http://www.cswc.div.ed.ac.uk/collections/
Description
Black and white photograph printed on a postcard showing the Calabar missionary, Mary Slessor (1848-1915) with two of her infant charges, dressed in smocks. The group stands in front of iron railings. Mary Slessor - a heroine of missionary work in Africa - worked for the Calabar Mission of the United Presbyterian Church from 1876 to her death in 1915. Slessor was famed for her work in rescuing twins from abandonment and fighting against inter-tribal warfare and customs such as human sacrifice and poison ordeals. This image comes from a photograph collection kept by Emily Godfrey, Matron of the Methodist Hospital run by the Methodist Missionary Society at Ama Achara, southeast Nigeria, from 1921 to 1944. Photographic material on Mary Slessor was sent to Emily Godfrey by a Mrs McCullough.
Format
black-and-white photographs
Identifier
IMP-CSCNWW20-1-7-3-3.tif
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-c123-77997
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-CSCNWW20-1-7-3-3.jpg
Subject
Children
Missionary work
Slessor, Mary Mitchell (1848-1915)
United Presbyterian Church of Scotland
Women missionaries
Infants
Group portraits
Time Period
1905/1915
Place
Africa
Calabar
Cross River
Nigeria
populated places
Source
CSCNWW20/1/7/3/3 [File]
Relation
Emily Godfrey collection; Box 1; Loose photographs (CSCNWW20-1-7)
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from the Centre for the Study of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh, U.K., ca.1900-ca.1940s

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