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Johann Gotfried Engst - Diary

documentary heritage
  • Description

    Photocopy of a small diary, written in both English and German, belonging to the Reverend Johann G. Engst. (paged 1-67 plus 8 additional pages)

  • Other Id

    1855 (Presto content ID)

    MS-749 (Reference Number)

    20970 (DBTextworks system ID)

    74/26 (Registration number)

  • Department

Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Johann Gotfried Engst - Diary
  • Primary Maker
  • Physical Description

    1 hardcover volume

  • Language
  • Level of Current Record
    Single Item
  • Subject Notes
    Johann Gotfried Engst was born 25 February 1819. He was the son of J. Christoph Engst, a farmer on a property in Oberludwigsdorf near Gorlitz, and also a shoemaker by profession, and Marie Rosine. Engst joined Gossner's mission and got a working passage on a whaling ship with four others, Franz Schirmeister, David Muller, Oskar Beyer and Heinrich Baucke. The missionaries left Berlin on 13 June 1842 and landed at Wakaroa Bay in the Chatham Islands on 20 February 1843. (Weiss, Bruno. More than fifty years on the Chatham Islands).
  • Credit Line
    Loaned for photocopying by the Reverend Bernard Sheffield Cox in 1974.
  • Last Update
    19 Mar 2024
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