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Autobiography drafts of Thomas Westgate

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 179

Scope and Contents

Typescript drafts of chapters from 'A son of the Canadian Church' covering Westgate's time in German East Africa, 1902, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1909-1912 and 1913-1914 (3 sets). There are manuscript annotations and a few pages of notes.


  • Creation: 1982


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Biographical / Historical

Thomas Buchanan Reginald Westgate was a Canadian missionary who joined the Church Missionary Society in German East Africa in 1902. He was imprisoned by the Germans during World War I, and returned to Canada after his release. He revisited East Africa in the 1930s.


1 archive box(es) (1 box) : paper

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Former / Other Reference

MSS 469c99

Other Finding Aids

The collection is described at Y30469F in Photograph catalogue no. 24.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by the Westgate family, April 1982.

Related Materials

The R.C.S. Photograph Collection includes material relating to Westgate's time in Africa, Y30469F.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Westgate, Thomas Buchanan Reginald, fl 1899-1936, missionary

Includes index.
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