Eugene Casalis to Frederick Chesson, 13 February 1882

Eugene Casalis to Frederick Chesson, 13 February 1882

Archive location: Bodleian Libraries, MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C128 – 69

Author(s): Eugene Casalis

Recipient(s): Frederick Chesson

Sent from: France

Date: 13 February 1882

Societe des Missions Evangeliques

Chez les Peuples non Chretiens

Etablie a Paris


Paris, le 13 Feby 1882


My dear Sir,


In spite of their great grief, Rev Mr Mabille, left here two days after the death of their daughter, and on the 3 of this month, a telegram has brought us the news of their safe arrival at the Cape on the 2nd. Our friend must be now very near Basutoland and he will have seen all the principal members of the Cape government, as well as Sir Hercules Robinson. If any thing can effect a favourable turn of affairs among the natives it will be surely his arrival, for he enjoys universal respect and love. He is very quick and alert in correspondence, as you well know, and if we can do anything with some chance of success, he will soon give us notice of it.


Believe me always

Yours truly

E. Casalis