Charles John Abraham to Frederick Chesson, 7 April 1880
Archive location: Bodleian Libraries, MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C123 – 24
Author(s): Charles John Abraham
Recipient(s): Frederick Chesson
Sent from: England
Date: 7 April 1880
7 April 1880
The Close Lichfeld
My dear Sir
You are perfectly free to make public use of my letter to you about Bishop Colenso, but I should like to add a P.S.
‘Some 5 or 6 months ago, when some clergyman (I forget who) asked me to support a mission to Zululand, I said I would do so on condition he stated publicly that I honoured Bishop Colenso for his brave words in defence of the natives, however much I disapproved of his heresies (as I think them).’
I should like this to be added, in order to show that my letter to you is not a new thought with me. Whether the clergyman ever did publish my views or not, I do not know.
F.W. Chesson, Esq