Record

LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)DA44/1/6
TitleCorrespondence relating to the Gierko mission in Hausaland
Extent34 items
Date1899-1901
DescriptionCorrespondence, and typescript copy/transcripts, and extracts of the correspondence of Herbert and Caroline Tugwell, who is addressed by her husband as 'Duppit', diary transcripts, and other papers of Herbert Tugwell relating to his journey into Hausaland, most specifically his stay with a mission party in Gierko, from May 1900, and his removal to Lokoja in Northern Nigeria in response to pressure from Colonial officials and local chiefs, and due to the necessity to pursue his diocesan obligations;
the correspondents include CMS and Colonial Office officials, and individuals associated with Nigerian affairs;
Includes /1-16 Correspondence from Herbert Tugwell to his wife, from Liverpool prior to his departure to West Africa, from various locations whilst travelling to Gierko, from Gierko, and from various locations passed through whilst travelling to Loko, providing accounts of his journeys, descriptions of villages visited and the climate, meetings with local chiefs and the King of Zaria, relations with Colonial officials, the nature and supply of provisions, affairs of his fellow missionaries Dr Walker R. Miller and John R. Burgin, request by King of Zaria for Tugwell and his party to leave Gierko, attacks on the mission party's property, and attitudes of local inhabitants and 'slave raiders' to the mission's departure from Gierko in Jan 1901, with letter from John R. Burgin, Dec 1899-Jan 1901; /17 Letter from H. Conway Elliott, the Royal Niger Company, relating to supply of mail and provisions to Tugwell's party, Jun 1900; /18 Letter from Col. Kemball, from Kachia, relating to general affairs including the progress of the Boer War, Jul 1900; /19-20 Transcripts of correspondence and copy correspondence with Rev Frederick Baylis, Sec, CMS, 1892-1922, relating to visit of Col. Kemball to Zaria, and the ill-health of Tugwell and Dr Walker R. Miller, Jun 1900; /21 Carbon copy of a letter from Major N. H. O'Neill, from the Colonial Office/High Commissioner's Office, relating to the provision of supplies, Sep 1900; /22 Transcript of entry from mission station diary by Dr Walker R. Miller, 'From Lagos to Oyo', nd [early 20th century]; /25 Transcript from an entry in a personal diary of Herbert Tugwell relating to Gierko, 'Dec 5', nd [early 20th century]; /27 Notes by Herbert Tugwell entitled 'Review of the year 1900 in Hausaland'; /28-29 Typescript copy letter from Herbert Tugwell, with typescript notes relating to Rimou and its inhabitants, Nov 1900
ArrangementCorrespondence is arranged approximately according to surname of correspondent, and thereafter in approximate chronological order, as found; typescript copy, and transcripts of correspondence, and diary transcripts are at the rear of the file, as found
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionThe correspondence was originally stored in an envelope bearing the title 'Gierko'