Life and Missionary Travels of the Rev. J. Furniss Ogle M.A., from his Letters

Life and Missionary Travels of the Rev. J. Furniss Ogle M.A., from his Letters

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The Reverend John Furniss Ogle (1823-65) was an academic, a Church of England clergyman and a committed missionary. Born into a wealthy religious family and educated at Cambridge, he worked as a tutor and minister before undertaking missions in the Falkland Islands, Europe and Africa. First published in 1873, this collection of Ogle's letters was compiled shortly after his death at sea during a mission to Algeria. Interspersed with detailed commentary by the book's editor, the Reverend James Aitken Wylie (1808-90), the letters trace Ogle's early childhood, his studies at Cambridge, his embarking on a religious life, and his determined missionary enterprises. They offer a revealing insight into life in nineteenth-century Europe and Africa, and portray Ogle as humble man, dedicated to his pursuits and to the welfare of more

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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
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Table of contents

Prefatory note; 1. Introduction; 2. The Ogles, AD 1066-1823; 3. Childhood and early youth, AD 1823-42; 4. Life at Cambridge; 5. Life as a tutor; 6. Life at Flamborough; 7. Visit to Orkney and Shetland; 8. Church reform; 9. Resolves on becoming a missionary; 10. The voyage out; 11. Patagonia, Falkland Islands; 12. Visit to Patagonia and ascent of the Rio Negro; 13. Return voyage to Stanley; 13.* Algeria; 14. Algeria; 15. The Atlas Mountains; 16. Arabs and their encampment; 17. Visit to Gibraltar; 18. A farm rented, and a book depot opened; 19. The shepherd; 20. The farm, 1861; 21. Trials and encouragements; 22. Visit to France, Switzerland, and Italy; 23. Church of England; 24. Resumes work in Algeria; 25. Work in Spain; 26. 1864; 27. Death of his sister; 28. Visit to England; 29. Character of Rev. J. F. Ogle; Appendix. *This chapter should have been numbered more