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Kikuyu Kirk Session, Kenya, 1920
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1920
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
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National Library of Scotland
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW, Scotland, UK
The National Library of Scotland license the use of this content under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 UK: Scotland License.
“Dr. Ogilvie & Kikuyu Kirk Session.” Group portrait showing a number of the members of the Kirk Session, Dr Ogilvie is seated in the centre with two European men on either side. The rest of the group consist of indigenous men, all smartly dressed in suits, and they are posed in front of a Kikuyu mission church. ❧ James Nicoll Ogilvie M.A., D.D. (1860-1926) was Moderator of the General Assembly and, in 1920, Commissioner of the Church of Scotland to Africa Mission Fields and in that role travelled throughout Africa. These travels are recounted in 'Afric's Sunny Fountains' (1921). At this time Dr Ogilvie inaugurated changes in the governance of the Presbyterian Church in Kenya. ❧ This image belongs to an album of photographs collected by Dr. Stevenson and includes images from India, China and Africa.
Photographic prints, 11 x 8.5 cm.
Ogilvie, Rev. James Nicoll, Missionary, India, 1860-1926
Group portraits
Mission churches
Time Period
circa 1920
Acc.7548/F/4 [Reference number]
NLS DOD ID: 75641174 [File]
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from Scottish Missions, the National Library of Scotland
Photographs from various mission fields collected by Dr. Stevenson

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