Mary McCornack Thompson Diary, vol. 20, 1904 Sept. 20 - Dec. 9

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    Volumes 8-35 detail Thompson's second trip to Africa (1901-1910), during which time the mission at Mount Silinda began to expand rapidly. Thompson often writes about elections at the mission, as well as prayer services and sermons. She occasionally mentions world events such as the explosion of Mt. Pelee in Martinique, the Russian Revolution, and the detention of Queen Wilhelmina of Holland. She also describes her experiences with local natives who teach her the Zulu language.
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