Helmore, Holloway


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0102 CWM/LMS Africa Personal Box 1
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies Library
Domain: archival
Title: Helmore, Holloway
Date(s) of contents: 1850-1861
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.5 box of archival material

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s):

Holloway Helmore (1815-1860)

Administrative/Biographical history:

Born at Kidderminster, England, 1815; studied at Homerton College; appointed London Missionary Society (LMS) missionary to Africa; ordained at Leamington, 1838; married Anne Garden; sailed to South Africa, 1839; arrived at Cape Town; proceeded to Griqua Town; moved to Lekatlong and took charge of that station, 1840; moved to Borigelong, between Lekatlong and Taung, connected with the Kuruman mission, 1842; returned to work in Lekatlong, 1843; returned to England, his health having failed, 1856; appointed to open a mission among the Makololo, north of the Zambesi, 1858; arrived at Cape Town with his wife and four children and proceeded to Lekatlong; left Kuruman, 1859; arranged to travel with Roger Price and family to meet David Livingstone at Linyanti; after a difficult journey, arrived at Linyanti, where he, his wife and two children died of fever, 1860; the mission to the Makololo was abandoned.

Custodial history:

The papers were deposited with the London Missionary Society and form part of the special series of personal papers of individual LMS missionaries and officers.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited on permanent loan with the records of the London Missionary Society by the Congregational Council for World Mission (later Council for World Mission) in 1973.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, 1850-1861, of Holloway Helmore, comprising correspondence, largely between the Helmore family and Robert Moffat and his family, also including letters from Roger Price; and Helmore’s journal of the journey from Kuruman to the Zambezi River for the purpose of establishing a mission among the Makololo, 1859, with typescript copies. With a typescript biography on Helmore, including photographs.

System of arrangement: *

ACCESS AND USE

Language:

English.

Conditions governing access:

Unrestricted.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No publication without written permission. Apply to the Archivist in the first instance.

Finding aids:

Unpublished handlist.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material:

The School of Oriental and African Studies holds the records of the London Missionary Society (Ref: CWM/LMS), including letters from individual missionaries, among them Helmore (Ref: CWM/LMS South Africa Incoming Correspondence); Helmore’s candidate’s papers (Ref: CWM/LMS Candidates’ Papers Box 7 No 23); and a portrait of him (Ref: CWM/LMS Miniature Portraits Box 1 Bundle 3 Miniature 10).

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note:

Compiled using:
A Register of Missionaries, Deputations etc from 1796-1923, ed. by James Sibree (London: London Missionary Society, 1923).

Date(s) of descriptions: 27th February 2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Ancient religions
Christianity
Christians
Clergy
Diaries
Evangelistic missionaries
Evangelistic missionary work
Literary forms and genres
Missionaries
Missionary work
Nonfiction
Ordained missionaries
Photographs
Prose
Protestantism
Protestants
Religions
Religious activities
Religious groups
Religious institutions
Religious movements
Travel
Travel abroad
Visual materials

Personal names
Helmore | Holloway | 1815-1860 | missionary
Helmore | family | missionaries in southern Africa
Moffat | Robert | 1795-1883 | missionary
Moffat | family | missionaries in southern Africa
Price | Roger | 1834-1900 | missionary

Corporate names
LMS | London Missionary Society xx London Missionary Society xx Missionary Society
London Missionary Society xx LMS | London Missionary Society xx Missionary Society
Missionary Society xx LMS | London Missionary Society xx London Missionary Society

Places
Africa
Kuruman
Province of the Northern Cape
South Africa
Southern Africa
Zambezi, (river)