Date of creation: 1926 to 1929; 1960 to 1990
Extent: 7 boxes
CCCW Catalogue: PIR
Keywords: Uganda, Janani Luwum, African Greek Orthodox Church

Louise Pirouet (1928-2012) was a pioneering Africanist, founder of the African Studies Centre in Cambridge, and member of the Henry Martyn Library committee in the 1990s. Her publications include Black Evangelists: The Spread of Christianity in Uganda 1891-1914. Her doctoral thesis, The Expansion of the Church of Uganda (N.A.C.) from Buganda into Northern and Western Uganda between 1891 and 1914, with special reference to the work of African Teachers and Evangelists (University of East Africa 1968) is in the CCCW Library (Thesis 28).

This collection includes material related to her research and involvement in Uganda, including letters from Dora Skipper, a CMS missionary in the Bukedi region of Uganda from 1926 to 1929 at the mission stations of Nabumale and Ngora..

The collection also includes a biography of Archpriest Rueben Sparta, founder of the African Greek Orthodox Church in Uganda; papers related to the life and death of Archbishop Janani Luwum; and other books, journals, and newsletter related to aspects of Christianity in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, India, Japan, and mission studies in general. Also in the collection is Target, the newspaper of the Anglican Church of Kenya, ranging from 1969 to 1975.

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