Letter to William Salter Price
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Recd July 4/76
(not to be copied)
May 2nd 1876
My dear Papa
I have given a month's
notice to Mr Handford to leave
the work of the school entirely.
It must by no means lead you
to think that I dislike it al[-]
to-gether; but I am delighted in this
great work I have been working
as you know here and in Rabai
without showing any sign of disa[-]
tisfaction and what makes me to have
some dislike of it? It is not the
work itself but freedom in teaching
I wish that it were given to me
to undertake another brach of
the same work; that is to make
an infant school in another
place, (it may be sure that there
are more slaves to come), it should
be under my own guidance.
I know at present there is
danger for me in getting no
work, as there are plenty to
I remain yours
Author(s) & contributor(s): Jacob Wainwright
Date(s): 2 May 1876
Place(s) of creation: [Mombasa, East Africa]
Form & transmission history: Manuscript letter in author’s hand.
Object description: Photocopy; two-page two-sided letter in one hand, with received and read receipts in many hands.
Repository: University of Birmingham. Cadbury Research Library (Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Shelfmark / Identifier: CMS/B/OMS/C A5 O23/54c
Digital edition & date: One More Voice, 2021
Critical editing & encoding: Mary Borgo Ton, Adrian S. Wisnicki, Anne M. Martin
Cite this digital edition (MLA): Wainwright, Jacob. “Letter to William Salter Price” (2 May 1876). Mary Borgo Ton, Adrian S. Wisnicki, Anne M. Martin, eds. One More Voice, new dawn edition, 2021, https://onemorevoice.org/html/transcriptions/liv_020052_TEI.html.
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