Wonderful little 2pp ALS by pioneer London Missionary Society missionary to Tahiti, George Pritchard.
He writes to his daughter,
"Surrey Chapel House
Nov 17, 1841
My Dear Eliza,
I hereiwth send you a Bible which I hope God will bless to your soul. I have just returned from Windsor & am going this afternoon to Birmingham. I hope to be in London again in about a fortnight, or a little more. I think you had better not write to Mr. Ford at present, as I wish you to apply very closely to your studies, that you may return with me next midsummer.
You must not consider it settled that you will return with me. When I come to London again I will talk with Mrs. Fay on the subject. I hope you will be very diligent in applying to your studies.
Your Affectionate Father,
p.s. Had about 3000 children at Surrey Chapel on Sabbath afternoon, & in the evening the chapel was crowded to excess; up the pulpit stairs &c. &c."
George Pritchard (1 August 1796 – 6 May 1883) was a British Christian missionary and diplomatist.
Pritchard was born in Birmingham and studied at the mission seminary at Gosport. In 1824 he travelled to the Society Islands to undertake work for the London Missionary Society. In 1837 he was appointed British consul at Tahiti, advising Queen Pōmare IV. He was compelled to leave the islands in 1844 and returned to England when the Islands were annexed to France.
In 1844 he published his memoir The Missionary's Reward: Or, the Success of the Gospel in the Pacific, with a second printing in the year of publication.
Removed from album. Complete and clean. Rather rare.