[Long, Una (Editor)]

The Journals of Elizabeth Lees Price

Written in Bechuanaland, Southern Africa 1854-1883

Published: Edward Arnold, London, 1956

Edition: First Edition

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Mrs. Price was the daughter of missionary Robert Moffat. In 1861, at the age of twenty-two, she married another missionary, the Reverend Roger Price, and lived and worked with him among the Bechuana tribes of southern Africa until his death in 1900. She died in Cape Town in 1919 at the age of 80. She had fourteen children, of whom ten survived childhood and amidst all the rigours of this very full life, often lived in primitive conditions, travelling by ox-wagon before the railways had found their way northward, she found time to write long and detailed letters (which she calls journals) to her friends and children in England, and to her sister, Jeanie.

Many of these original letters survived, and were presented to Rhodes University, Grahamstown, by her daughter, Christian. They have been edited and fully annotated, with an introductory essay, by Miss Una Long, who spent many months in South Africa on the work and visited all the places where Mrs Price lived.

Red cloth covers, 564 pages, with the dust jacket. A near fine, unmarked copy. Dust jacket not price clipped.

  • Jacket Condition: Near fine
  • Binding Condition: Near Fine
  • Overall Condition: Near Fine
  • Size: 21 x 13.5 cm
  • Sold By: Mantis Books
  • Contact Person: Charl Yates
  • Country: South Africa
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