Name of creator(s):
Holloway Helmore (1815-1860)
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.
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
Conditions governing access:
Conditions governing reproduction:
No publication without written permission. Apply to the Archivist in the first instance.
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).
Date(s) of descriptions: 27th February 2002