Charles John Abraham to Frederick Chesson, 2 April 1880

Charles John Abraham to Frederick Chesson, 2 April 1880

Archive location: Bodleian Libraries, MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C123 – 23

Author(s): Charles John Abraham

Recipient(s): Frederick Chesson

Sent from: England

Date: 2 April 1880

2 April 1880

The Close



My dear Sir,


I am sorry that I am not able to do more in the way of helping the Aborigines Prot. Society, but I was very seldom in London.


What I wish to say on the present occasion is that I desire to recognize in some way Bishop Colenso’s brave and unselfish support of the Zulus throughout the late unjust war. I am the more anxious to do this, because I have protected (& mean to protect again, if necessary) against his doctrinal statements. But this makes me still more anxious to do him justice when I consider it due to him, & to express my unfeigned thanks to him for risking his own popularity (if any) with his fellow countrymen, & boldly speaking out what he believes to be the truth about an unjust war, & an illused native people.


If you can in any way make this known to him, I should be much obliged to you.


Believe me

My dear Sir

Yours very truly

C.J. Abraham


Member of Committee

Of A.P.S.

F.W. Chesson, Esq