"Charles Thomas Price, whose diary is published herewith, was born in London in 1847. .... In March of 1875 they sailed for Madagascar where he was to stay under the auspices of the London Missionary Society until 1881. .... After his return to England he served as Congregational minister in various towns, last in Reigate (1916-1925), where he died in 1933. .... The diary tells us a great deal about British missionaries, and especially about CTP himself. In a way the strength of the diary is that CTP records his feelings and thoughts the best he can, providing us, so to speak, with a straightforward microcosm of the positive and negative aspects of the missionary effort." -- Preface.
"The diary is edited by his grandson Arnold H. Price, a historian ... who aftr a government career is on the staff of the American Historical Association". -- back cover.
Contents: Preface dated Washington, D.C. / January 22, 1989 -- Glossary -- From London to Antananarivo: March 25, 1875 to July 26, 1875 -- Excursion from Fianarantsoa: September 16, 1875 to September 22, 1875 -- Ankafina: Its Prospects and Pleasures: November 30, 1875 to December 10, 1875 -- Excursion from Ambositra to Antananarivo: February, 1876 to March 10, 1876 -- From Fianarantsoa to Ambohinome: July 5, 1877 to July 8, 1877.
Colophon: Printed by Weihert-Druck GmbH, Darmstadt, West Germany.
OTCH Note: OTCH copy donated by Terry Brown with his name on front flyleaf.
American university studies. Series IX, History. vol. 60