D-30.03.030
"Rev. and Mrs Reindorf, photographed on [his] 80th birthday,
June 1914, retired in Christiansborg."
Dewald, Heinrich (Mr)
date early : 1914-06-01.0., date late : 1914-06-30.0.


African Missionaries

Rev. C. C. Reindorf belonged to a class of mulatto families in the Ga capital of Accra that had played a significant role in Ga society and economy as merchant-princes. The decline of their economic position over the nineteenth century pushed several mulattoes into the employ of the Basel Mission as teachers and catechists. Reindorf, a missionary and a historian, was the author of the first rigorous study of Ghana entitled The History of the Gold Coast and Ashanti (Basel, 1895). An edited volume on a conference celebrating the centenary of Reindorf's book has been published under the auspices of the Basel Mission Society. Paul Jenkins, ed., The Recovery of the West African Past: African Pastors and African History in the Nineteenth Century (Basel, 1998).
D-30.03.030 shows the retired Rev. Reindorf (in suit and clerical collar) and his wife at his 80th birthday celebration.

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