Seager, Rev Cecil Edward


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0102 MS 380675
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies Library
Domain: archival
Title: Seager, Rev Cecil Edward
Date(s) of contents: Created 1930s-1990s
Level of description:
Extent and medium: 1 box

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Seager | Cecil Edward | b 1908 | missionary

Administrative/Biographical history: Cecil Edward Seager was born on 1 April 1908, in Leicester. He was educated at Leeds Modern School (Secondary) between 1913 and 1926. On leaving school, he was accepted as a missionary student at the United Independent College, Bradford. He took an arts course at Edinburgh University, graduating with an MA in October 1931. He went on to read for a theology course at the United Independent College, which he completed in June 1933. In the same year he was appointed as a missionary with the London Missionary Society. He was posted to Inyati, Southern Rhodesia, where he became Principal of the Institution (school), with additional charge of the Inyati District. From 1937, he and his wife were stationed at Tjimali and Dombodema, Matabeleland. In 1941, he resigned from the London Missionary Society and took up alternative ministerial work in southern Africa.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated in 1996 and 1997.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Material, 1930s-1990s, relating to southern Africa and the work of Cecil Edward Seager. Includes a video and transcript of early cine-film from the period in which Seager was stationed at Dombodema and Tjimali (1930s-1940s); correspondence (1933-1994); press cuttings; and typescripts of a play written by Seager entitled A Christian Cavalcade (1948).

System of arrangement:

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English

Conditions governing access: Unrestricted.

Conditions governing reproduction: No publication without written permission. Apply to 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Finding aids: Unpublished handlist.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).

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Date(s) of descriptions: 15 May 2000


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Ancient religions
Audiovisual materials
Christianity
Christians
Clergy
Congregationalism
Congregationalists
Drama
Educational missionaries
Educational missionary work
Literary forms and genres
Missionaries
Missionary work
Newspaper press
Ordained missionaries
Press
Press cuttings
Protestant nonconformists
Protestant nonconformity
Protestantism
Protestants
Recordings
Religions
Religious activities
Religious groups
Religious institutions
Religious movements
Video recordings

Personal names
Seager | Cecil Edward | b 1908 | missionary

Corporate names
Missionary Society x LMS | London Missionary Society x London Missionary Society

Places
Africa
Dombodema
Inyati
Matabeleland
Southern Africa
Southern Rhodesia
Tjimali
Zimbabwe