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300 years of Quakers in Tottenham

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Hannah Kilham: visit to the Gambia

In Autumn 1823 Hannah, Sandanee and Mahmadee sailed for the Gambia. With some teething troubles, the party settled in Bathurst, Gambia. Mahmadee and Sandanee were unsettled by their return to Africa and there were some initial difficulties; Hannah had done much work on Walof while the local language was Mandingo.

Hannah was back in London within a year. She learnt some more languages and sailed for Sierra Leone, where although she was often sick, she set up many schools. She died on a sea voyage to Sierra Leone after a visit to Liberia in March 1832, aged 58.

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