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The Diary of the Rev. Francis Owen. (Missionary with Dingaan in 1837-1838) Together with extracts from the writings of the interpreters in Zulu.Messrs. Hulley and Kirkman.

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The Rev. Francis Owen (1802-1845) was approached by Capt. Allen Gardiner to set up a mission station in Zululand.He arrived at the Cape in 1837,on reaching Natal he obtained King Dingaan’s consent,and offered his services to Dingaan as secretary.The mission in Zululand failed as Owen and Gardiner refused to supply Dingaan with firarms and instruct him in there use.On the 6th Feb. 1838,Owen was the only white man to witness the massacre of Piet Retief and his followers at the hands of the Zulu’s.As a missionary he made little progress,he left the Church Missionary Society,returned to England in 1841,accepted a position in Sheffield.Died of fever on his return home from a tour of Syria.

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H/b in reasonably clean boards,coners slightly bumped and spine end bruised.no d/w.Size 9×6 pp VI+189,no plates text only.Hinges strong.Binding good to firm.heavily stained in the end papers.No foxing,slightly age-browned.Otherwise internally nice and clean.

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