Mackenzie, Jean Kenyon. Black Sheep: Adventures in West Africa (1916)
Mackenzie, Jean Kenyon. Black Sheep: Adventures in West Africa (1916)
Mackenzie, Jean Kenyon. Black Sheep: Adventures in West Africa (1916)

Mackenzie, Jean Kenyon. Black Sheep: Adventures in West Africa (1916)

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Mackenzie, Jean Kenyon. Black Sheep: Adventures in West Africa; With Illustrations. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1916. [7758]

Gray publisher's cloth with brown titles, old stains to binding, binding is secure and tight. 5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches, former owner's name stamp on the ffep, x., 414 pp. with infrequent pencil marks, some finger smudges. The spine looks like it had library labels at one point (faint outlines) but there are no internal library markings. Illustrated with frontispiece and 14 additional plates, from photographs. Good. Hardcover.

This remarkable book is a collection of letters mailed by the author to her father while she was stationed in Africa.

Jean Kenyon Mackenzie (1874-1936), b. Elgin, Illinois; d. New York City. Her father was a Presbyterian minister. She was educated at Van Ness Seminary in San Francisco, the Sorbonne, and the University of California at Berkeley. She was a missionary under the auspices of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., in West Africa from 1904 to 1913, until illness demanded that she return to the United States. "She lived in German Kamerun at Lolodorf and Efulan stations, except for a brief interlude (1908-1909) when se was given a special assignment in the French Gabon at Baraka station on the Ogowe River. She worked primarily with the rapidly growing mission schools and with African women, doing extensive itineration throughout the villages of the rainforest." - Anderson, Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions (1998).