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Gareth Atkins, Shinjini Das and Brian H. Murray

Missionary Society (1792) led the way, being followed by the London Missionary Society (1795), Church Missionary Society (1799), American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (1810) and, linked to these, the Basel Evangelische Missionsgesellschaft (1815). 18 One result was a change in the centre of gravity. Whereas in the eighteenth century globetrotting Danish or German Lutherans trained at the Halle Frankesche Stiftungen were employed even by Anglican societies to fill manpower shortages, by the mid

in Chosen peoples
Aiding Indians in need
A. Martin Wainwright

hearing disability. In the meantime, however, inspired perhaps by the Anglican sisters of St Mary the Virgin in Wantage, who hosted her stay, she was baptised into the faith under the guidance of one of their number, Sister Geraldine, who was also a member of the Church Missionary Society. Ramabai had already become interested in Christianity before her marriage, but had hitherto

in ‘The better class’ of Indians
Satadru Sen

administrators and educators who took an active interest in promoting athleticism among Indians were often the most direct in their criticisms of Indian masculinity. Harris liked to describe Indians as “effete,” “supine,” and “lazy.” 34 C. E. Tyndale-Biscoe, the principal of the Church Missionary Society’s school in Srinagar, described his efforts to get his students to take up football, cricket, boxing, swimming and boating as “putting backbone into jellyfish.” 35 Others – especially those who worked with the children of the

in Migrant races
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Africa, imperialism, and anthropology
Helen Tilley

anthropology see Penny 2003; Zimmerman 2001. 44 There are presumably a large number of examples from the interwar period and onwards; for a fascinating earlier example one might consider the relationship between Sir Apolo Kagwa (1864?–1927), Katikkiro [king] of the Baganda, and John Roscoe (1861–1932) of the Church Missionary Society and

in Ordering Africa
Chloe Campbell

, 1936–38), the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Church Missionary Society, the Church of Scotland Mission, the Society of Friends, the Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Society and the Negro Welfare Association. 79 Therefore the campaign by the Kenyan eugenicists in Britain occurred at a time when the settler treatment of Africans in Kenya was a live issue in the metropole. The Colonial Office had

in Race and empire
Joseph Hardwick

pass responsibility for finding future clergy on to others. The SPG remained an important institution, but as Hilary Carey and others have pointed out, the 1830s also saw the appearance of a number of new evangelical mission societies: the Colonial Church Society (CCS) (it was established in 1835 out of an earlier society, the Western Australian Church Missionary Society) was perhaps the most notable and successful

in An Anglican British World
Joseph Hardwick

, September 2011 . 139 Carey, God’s Empire , p. 161. 140 First Report of the Australian Church Missionary Society (London, 1835), p. 4. 141 LMA, Commonwealth and Continental Church Society

in An Anglican British World
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Tactics and networks
Zoë Laidlaw

the presence of Stoffels and Tshatshu drew crowds and donations. 154 The three major missionary societies also collaborated to publish the select committee testimony of William Ellis, and his counterparts at the Wesleyan and Church missionary societies, in pamphlet form in 1837. 155 The select committee report was drafted in January 1837 at Buxton’s Norfolk home. Along

in Colonial connections, 1815–45
Jago Morrison

correspondence between himself and the protagonist. When Odili attends a literary exhibition, for example, Achebe has him confide an ambition ‘to write a novel about the coming of the first white men to my district’ (MP, 58). While the author’s own father was a catechist for the Church Missionary Society, striving to convert the Igbo heathen to the white man’s religion, Odili’s father is a former District Interpreter, one of the more privileged native positions established by the British in their efforts to govern their restive colonial subjects. In an early scene recalling

in Chinua Achebe
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The veil as technology of illumination
Niharika Dinkar

Jones’ relying upon his authoritative scholarship adapting them into popular histories of India. His writings were in fact widely embraced, as evidenced by the fact that Samuel Taylor Coleridge Four acts of seeing copied a passage from Maurice’s accounts of the icy caves of Kashmir (probably Amarnath) from History of Hindostan for his definitive Romantic poem, Kubla Khan (1816).70 Bacon himself was a devout Christian and founding member of the Eclectic Society (later the Church Missionary Society) who likely sympathised with Maurice’s views about Orientalist

in Empires of light