This is one of the standard biographies of Isabella Lilias Trotter (1853-1928), who was recently featured as part of the SOAS Archives and Special Collections Women’s History Month. The SOAS now holds the archive of the Algiers Mission Team and Lilias Trotter’s works. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing a copy of the book for digitisation. This title is in the public domain.
Blanche Anne Frances Pigott [1849-1930], I. Lilias Trotter, Founder of the Algiers Mission Band. London: Marshall, Morgan & Scott, . Hbk. pp.245. [Click to visit the download page]
- Early Years
- Coniston, 1879
- Algiers, 1888-1890
- Second Journey to Africa, 1890
- Rue du Croissant, 1893 and 1894
- Itinerating, 1895
- Tolga, 1900-1901
- Tract-Writing and Translating, 1902-1904
- Da Naama, El-Biar, 1905 and 1906
- Blida and Bousaada, 1907
- Translating – Sweden, 1908, 1909, and 1910.
- Opening Slum Post, Shushan Palace, and Egypt, 1911, 1912, and 1913
- South Lands and the Great War, 1914-1916
- South Lands, 1917
- The Home Call of Blanche Haworth, 1918 and 1919
- Itinerating in Tunisia, 1920-1922
- Among the Mystics of the South, 1923
- The Conference on the Mount of Olives,1924
- The Close of Rue du Croisaant – Opening of Bousada – The Nile Mission Press at Dar Naama, 1925
- Narrowing of the Pathway, 1926
- Home, 1927 and 1928
Chapter 1: Early Years
Lilias was the seventh in the family of nine, her father having four sons and two daughters by his first wife Jaqueline, daughter of Bishop Otter.
Coutts, the eldest, took Orders and became Senior Fellow, and, later, Vice-Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. William, like his father, became a partner of Capel & Co. Henry, afterwards Lt.-Colonel Sir Henry Trotter, K.C.M.G., C.B., R.E., went out to India in I 860 in the Royal Engineers, and, after a varied and distinguished career, became Consul-General at Beyrout for Palestine and Syria. Later he was on the Danube Commission with a house at Galatz, in Roumania, where he lived with his wife and daughters until he retired. Edward started early in life as Vicar of Alnwick and Chaplain to the Duke of Northumberland. Later he devoted himself to work in the Colonies. He belonged to the pioneer type of Churchman, preferring the outposts of civilization to a settled parish….