Charles Andrew Gollmer, Missionary to Yorubaland

Today’s free book is a biography of Charles Andrew Gollmer, who worked with the Church Missionary Society in Yorubaland (modern-day Nigeria, Togo and Benin). My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain book available for digitisation.

[C.H.V. Gollmer], Charles Andrew Gollmer: His Life and Missionary Labours in West Africa. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1889. Hbk. pp.220. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]


  • Preface
  1. Early Days and Call to Missionary Work
  2. Commencement of the Yoruba Mission
  3. Special Difficulties
  4. Brighter Days
  5. More Troubles
  6. Occupation of Lagos
  7. Progress
  8. In Perils Oft
  9. Funeral Obsequies of the King
  10. Firstfruits
  11. Stories at Sea and on Land
  12. Reinforcements
  13. Branching Out
  14. Abeokuta, A Centre for Work
  15. Missionary Journeys
  16. Heathen Opposition
  17. Further Progress
  18. Last Days in africa
  19. Conclusion
  • Appendix A: Paper on African Symbolic Messages, by C.A.G.
  • Appendix B: Memorial to the Arhcbishop of Canterbury on the Subject of Polygamy
  • Appendix C: Memorial to the Bishop on the Divisions of the Diocese

Main Image: The First Church at Lagos, p.101.


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