Parsons. A Life for Africa: Rev. Adolphus Clemens Good, Ph.D., American Missionary in Equatorial Africa
Parsons. A Life for Africa: Rev. Adolphus Clemens Good, Ph.D., American Missionary in Equatorial Africa
Parsons. A Life for Africa: Rev. Adolphus Clemens Good, Ph.D., American Missionary in Equatorial Africa
Parsons. A Life for Africa: Rev. Adolphus Clemens Good, Ph.D., American Missionary in Equatorial Africa
Parsons. A Life for Africa: Rev. Adolphus Clemens Good, Ph.D., American Missionary in Equatorial Africa

Parsons. A Life for Africa: Rev. Adolphus Clemens Good, Ph.D., American Missionary in Equatorial Africa

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Parsons, Ellen C. A Life for Africa: Rev. Adolphus Clemens Good, Ph.D., American Missionary in Equatorial Africa; Appendices: (A) Scientific Labors of A. C. Good, by W. J. Holland, LL.D., F.Z.S.; (B) Superstitions of Equatorial Africa, by A. C. Good. New York &c. : Fleming H. Revell Company, 1897. [7426]

Red cloth with gilt titles, 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches, private name stamp on ffep, portrait of Good as frontispiece, 316 clean pp., folding map, many b/w illustrations.  Very good. Hardcover.

Adolphus Clemens Good (1856-1894), b. West Mahoning, Pennsylvania; d. Efulan, Kamerun. Good was educated at Washington & Jefferson College and at Western Theological Seminary, graduating at the latter in 1882. He "was appointed in 1882 by the Board of Foreign Missions to the West Africa Mission of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Initially assigned to the Baraka Station, he was transferred to the Ogowe River area in 1884 and spent the bulk of his career there. In addition to his work as a teacher and evangelist, Dr. Good studied bird and animal life in the Ogowe Valley and in the Cameroon, as well as the ethnology and religious beliefs of various West African tribes. He also prepared a text on Bulu grammar which was published posthumously." - Presbyterian Historical Society online.

"After service in Gabon, he explored the hinterland of southern Kamerun; his pioneering work later led to founding of several mission stations. He reduced the Bulu language to writing and made a rough translation of the four Gospels." - pchmontreat online.

"Good is known as Presbyterian missionary to Africa. In addition to his unusually effective missionary work, he prepared a Bulu primer, revised the translation of the New Testament and hymn-book into Mpongwe, and translated the Gospels into Bulu. He was also an indefatigable naturalist and probably added more to our knowledge of the insect forms of Africa than any other single collector. His collections of Lepidoptera, embracing forty-seven species and seventy-two genera new to science, have been described in twenty-nine papers by various authors, and his Coleoptera probably embrace over 1,000 species previously unknown. He also collected some valuable birds and mammals." - prabook online.