Samuel Morris. A Spirit Filled Life.

Liberian prince, educated in America, returns to Africa becoming an influential missionary

Religious biography of Liberian prince and evangelical preacher, Samuel Kaboo Morris (1873–1893). Morris emigrated to the United States and, because of his gift of preaching, was sponsored as a student at Taylor University in Indiana, an evangelical Christian college.

Morris returned to Africa as a missionary, but died soon after of pneumonia. This biographical pamphlet relates his life story according to memoirs by two American evangelists, Stephen Merritt and T.C. Reade. Though dying at the age of 20, Morris had a profound effect as a preacher and missionary; his life story inspired novels, films, and numerous biographies.

Originally copyrighted in 1908, this edition contains an additional chapter by missionary Arthur Jordan. Datelined 1921, Jordan’s chapter discusses his missionary work among Samuel Morris’ Kru tribe people in Liberia and relates an anecdote about Morris’ preaching there. An ad on the inside back cover for Jorge O. Masa’s biography of Morris, The Angel In Ebony, dates this edition to circa 1928, the year of that book’s publication.

Description: Samuel Morris. A Spirit Filled Life.

Likely Albion, Mich.: The Golden Rule Publishing Co., (1908), but c.1928. 32pp. Pamphlet. 6¾ x 5 inches. Buff-colored, glossy wrappers with half-tone portrait; stapled. Illustrated with photos, drawings. Ownership inscription on upper cover: “Bobby Swayne Frazer Mennonite Sunday School Christmas 1936.” Small crease to lower cover; else, very good.