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Tim Allender

the Virgin, an Anglican order based in Wantage, England, established a mission house school in Poona, Maharashtra in 1866. By 1879, the Sister Superior was describing her main in-compound, fee-paying class to her London-based SPG brethren in these terms: They are mostly what is called the 2nd class – they correspond to English Middle Class but have much

in Learning femininity in colonial India, 1820–1932
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The Neuendettelsau missionaries’ encounter with language and myth in New Guinea
Daniel Midena

about religious practices. 23 Moreover, New Guineans – whether out of sympathy, politeness or perhaps just exasperation – chose on occasion to adopt the missionaries’ grammatical mistakes rather than correct them. 24 Finally, the New Guineans sometimes grew tired at having to explain every new word and thus self-limited their vocabulary. In a letter to the mission house in 1897, Flierl described how documenting stories proved a means to circumvent these

in Savage worlds
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Michael D. Leigh

/Dr Sheldon–Dr Wingfield, January 1925. Sheldon suggested that ‘a pukka tennis-court’ should be laid at the mission house; the missionaries refused to play tennis at 105° in the shade. 6 George Orwell, Burmese Days , London, Victor Gollancz, 1935. Lackersteen, Ellis and Flory were fictitious members of the Kyauktada Club. See Emma Larkin, Secret Histories: Finding George Orwell in a Burmese Teashop , London, John Murray, 2004, pp. 6–52. SOAS/WMMS/Correspondence/FBN1-2/Letter to Burma

in Conflict, politics and proselytism
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A new professional learning space, 1865–90
Tim Allender

dispensaries were organised within safe striking distance of the local zenana ‘mission house’ in the town of Ahmedabad, yet they were still hair-raising forays for a genteel apprentice like Saunders. What she witnessed was, again, more skilful melding of conversion work with industrial-scale triage medical treatment that only the hardiest of European women could have endured for any length of time

in Learning femininity in colonial India, 1820–1932
Tim Allender

used to come to the Zenana Mission House to beg. The lepers got wind of this and came too. After a while we thought it unwise to let the lepers stream through the town every Sunday, and so we tried going to them, and in the courtyard of a heathen temple a little service used to be held, no one objecting … Then came the famine of 1897, when we got

in Learning femininity in colonial India, 1820–1932
Jennifer Lloyd

with him to Chao Tung. Samuel Pollard, later the Bible Christian mission’s superintendent, described her dedication to the cause, indicating women’s value in attracting potential converts: Mrs. Thorne was the pioneer of our womens [sic] work in this city. Her tall figure and the unusual sight of her ‘big’ feet contrasting so startlingly with the tiny mutilated lilly [sic] feet of the Chaotung women drew crowds of the latter to the mission house … She cared little for the luxuries of home life. Her whoul [sic] soul was bent on her business. She spoke Chinese as

in Women and the shaping of British Methodism
John McAleer

land, indigenous Africans and missionary settlers. The missionary station was seen as a potential inspiration to indigenous Africans. It could guide them in the paths of religion and industry. John Mackenzie thought that the lifestyle and deportment of a missionary ought to be something to which his ‘flock’ aspired because ‘in the mission-house they can see a home like their

in Representing Africa
Indrani Sen

education and westernisation (‘Ah! if she could only learn to read for herself’), taking the help of a female missionary from the Mission House, and asking her to hold zenana classes in her home: 99 If she could not go to school, the mems would come and teach her at home. They did such work

in Gendered transactions
Laura Kelly

17.90% Medicine Doctor Chemist Dentist Pharmacist Vet Indian Medical Service 61 46 5 3 3 3 1 11.25% Religious life Presbyterian clergyman Church of Ireland clergyman Undefined clergyman Wesleyan clergyman Methodist clergyman Missionary General secretary to mission house Chaplain at orphan house 48 17 13 11 2 2 1 1 1 8.85% Education Teacher Inspector of national schools Headmaster Professor of mathematics Art master University president Secretary, Education Board 44 31 5 3 2 1 1 1 8.12% 7/12/2012 11:27:20 AM 67 Becoming a medical student New

in Irish women in medicine, c.1880s–1920s
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John Marriott

there stretches on either hand a hummocked wilderness of mysterious murk.… In the by-streets the lamps are so few and dim the feeble flickering light they cast upon the house fronts is only less dark than the pitchy blackness that broods above the lonely-looking roofs.’ 21 The Rev. Rice-Jones visited the vicinity of St Giles Mission House: ‘The walls are stained black with dirt; the passage

in The other empire