Robert Moffat [1795-1883] Scottish missionary to Africa, explorer and father-in-law of David Livingstone. From a Brixton address 5th January 1873 to a 'Mrs Passan'. 'By a letter from our mutual & very dear friend Mrs Wills I understand that you are continuing to suffer so much as to be almost continually confined to bed.' After commiserating with his correspondent on her illness in spiritual terms he goes on to write, 'After the new edition of the Sechuana Bible [Moffat translated the Bible into the Setswana language] was finished I took about a six months tour of the North of England and Scotland advocating the missionary cause wherever I came. Consignments of the scriptures have been sent out to most of the Bechuana mission stations where they are eagerly looked for. He complains of the British 'wet, cold and gloom' which does not agree with a 'constitution accustomed to a warm and cozy climate for more than half a century...' Top edge of first two pages with marginal abrasion/slight paper loss now carefully repaired with conservation tape with no loss of text.
Author Robert Moffat, Scottish missionary to Africa, father-in-law to David Livingstone
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