Skip to main content

Missionary, 1912-1918

 Record Group — Album: 40
Identifier: 40

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African photographs is comprised of about 6,500 photographs organized in 75 primary collections of separate albums, scrapbooks or loose collections. Primary collections range from a single photograph to a set of several photograph albums plus envelopes of loose photographs.


  • 1912-1918


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

To inquire about access to this collection, please contact the Herskovits Library at

Historic Notes

An unusual album recording mission life, schools and pupils; possibly compiled by a missionary with the Africa Inland Mission or A.I.M. Many of the photographs depict the Kijabe Mission Station in Kenya, including conference photographs from 1915-1917. Included are three interesting images of a train accident on the Uganda Railway.


1 album (1 album, 25 p., 24 x 32 cm.) : Oblong quarto (24 x 32 cm.), containing 134 silver prints snapshots, of various dimensions, together with a few postcards of East Africa, mostly captioned but some of the captions have faded; grey paper covers, a little worn at the spine.


Album of original photographs, postcards, and magazine clippings recording missionary work in East Africa. Unidentified photographer, 1912-1918.

Related Material

The Kijabe Mission Station, C.E. Hurlburt, and the Downing family, all depicted in this album, are mentioned in Chapter III of D.M. Miller's Central Africa revisited : a 16,000 mile tour throughout the fields of the Africa Inland Mission in Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, Congo, Sudan and Egypt. London : Africa Inland Mission, in association with Marshall, Morgan & Scott, 1938. In addition, some of the missionaries depicted in the photographs as children, and some children of the adults depicted, have oral histories on file at the Archives of the Billy Graham Center, Wheaton, Illinois

Library Details

Part of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies Repository

Main Library, 5th Floor, East Tower
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US