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Fifty Years in Western Africa
Being a Record of the Work of the West Indian Church on the Banks of the Rio Pongo

By A.H. Barrow, M.A.
Vicar of Billinghurst, Sussex

London: SPCK, 1900.

Chapter XVII.

Bishop Rawle's death--Death of the Rev. R. B. Morgan--Bishop Ingham's interest--The boarding of Mr. Farquhar.

THE year 1889 was marked by the death of Bishop Rawle, which took place on May 10th, at Codrington College, whither after resigning the See of Trinidad, he had returned, to his old home in Barbados, there to consecrate the last days of his life, in his old college, to the duties of the Professorship of Theology. He had, however, overrated his strength, and within a few months of his entering upon the work, this devoted servant of Christ was taken to his rest.

The long cherished scheme of a boarding-school was now pushed forward to a practical issue in the Island of Cassa (Isles de Los); a suitable site was obtained and made over to the Mission by the Government. Before the building was commenced, the post of headmaster was offered to and accepted by Mr. C. W. Farquhar, master of the Mico Model School at St. John's, Antigua, where he had already had fifteen years of scholastic experience, and where his work was highly appreciated. After being ordained deacon by Bishop Branch, he sailed with wife and family to England on his way to the Isles de Los, which he reached in October, 1890, and where he immediately threw himself activity into the work of preparation and organization.

The committee at home had now much to engage their anxious deliberations, and were glad to welcome the Earl of Stamford as a colleague.

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