Mojola Agbebi (1860–1917)

Mojola Agbebi (1860–1917) Mojola Agbebi (1860–1917) ‘… was a Nigerian Yoruba Baptist minister, the president of the independent Baptist Church in Lagos, and of the Yoruba Baptist Association…’

Mojola Agbebi was a friend of James John Garth Wilkinson and is listed in his 1895 address book at the Congo Training Institute, Colwyn Bay, N Wales, and in Lagos (Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson dated 1895). Agbebi is entered under his birth name as ‘… Rev. David Brown Vincent  (now Mojola)…’ in the ‘Where is it?’ address book at The Parsonage, African Church, Lagos, West Africa (Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson ‘Where is it’ dated 1.10.1892). Continue reading Mojola Agbebi (1860–1917)

Prince Massaquoi Momolu (1870-1938)

Prince Massaquoi Momolu (1870-1938) Prince Massaquoi Momolu (1870-1938) ‘… Africa’s first indigenous diplomat serving for a decade in Hamburg, Germany… ‘

Massaquoi was a friend of James John Garth Wilkinson, is listed in both James John Garth Wilkinson‘s address books at Vai Territory, Grande Cape Mount, Manoh, Salijah, W. Africa, and at 2 Montague Street, Russell Square (dated 23.8.1894 in both address books (Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson dated 1895. See also Swedenborg Archive A183r Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson ‘Where is it’ dated 1.10.1892).
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Edward Wilmott Blyden (1832-1912)

Edward Wilmott Blydon (1832-1912) Edward Wilmott Blyden (1832-1912) ‘… was an Americo-Liberian educator, writer, diplomat, and politician primarily in Liberia. He also taught for five years in Sierra Leone, and his writings were influential in both countries…’

James John Garth Wilkinson was the first person (Hollis R. Lynch, Edward Wilmot Blyden: Pan-Negro Patriot, 1832-1912, (Oxford University Press, 15 Sep 1970). Page 82) to dedicate a book to Edward Wilmott Blyden, the Liberian Minister to England, as a sequel to Edward Wilmott Blyden’s Christianity, Islam and the Negro Race (Edward Wilmot Blyden, Christianity, Islam and the Negro Race, (Black Classic Press, 1888)).

As a result, Edward Wilmott Blyden gave a ‘… very remarkable speech…’ to the Annual General Meeting of the Swedenborg Society (Richard Lines, A History of the Swedenborg Society 1810-2010, (www.lulu.com, 2012). Page 75) in 1892, and ‘… spoke eloquently about the campaign for the abolition of the slave trade and the part played in that campaign by early Swedenborgians, and then about Islam in Africa and the role Swedenborg’s writings could play in furthering relations between Christians and Muslims…’

Edward Wilmott Blyden subsequently wrote (Edward Wilmot Blyden, Letter to J J G Wilkinson, (On the publication of The African and the true Christian religion, his “magna charta”, a study in the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg, 1892)) to James John Garth Wilkinson upon the publication of his The African and the true Christian religion, his magna charta. A study in the writings of Emanuel Swendenborg.

Edward Wilmott Blyden is in both of James John Garth Wilkinson‘s address books at Sierra Leone, West Africa (Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson dated 1895. See also Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson ‘Where is it’ dated 1.10.1892). Continue reading Edward Wilmott Blyden (1832-1912)

Kate and Nina Moti Hosali and Homeopathy

Kate Hosali 1877 – 1944 and her daughter Nina Moti Hosali 1898 – 1987, MBE, MSc, FRSA founded the Society for the Protection of Animals in North Africa, and Nina founded The Nature Cure Clinic, which was the basis for the Institute for Complementary Medicine.

Nina Hosali was also an artist and author. The Nina Hosali Award for art is still offered.

Nina Hosali was a colleague of Bertrand Allinson, Henry Valentine Knaggs, Continue reading Kate and Nina Moti Hosali and Homeopathy