MOFFAT, Robert. 18886



Two Autograph souvenirs, both signed “Robert Moffat”, probably for distribution at missionary meetings, one being a Biblical inscription in Bechuana [John 5:39], the other giving his date of birth (21 December 1795) followed by “54 Years Missionary among the tribes in the interior of South Africa”. 2 small pages, clean, but in purple ink now severely faded, though legible. Buxton, 6 May 1872. Robert Moffat (1795-1883), Scottish missionary, father-in-law to David Livingstone, and author of Labours and Scenes in South Africa (1842). It was sometimes his custom to sign photographs, album specimens, and missionary meeting souvenirs with his birth year, as in “Robert Moffat 1795”.