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Book/Printed Material Uganda in Transformation: 1876--1926.

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  • Uganda in Transformation: 1876--1926.


  • Herbert Gresford Jones (1870--1958) was an Anglican cleric and missionary to Uganda. He studied at Cambridge University and was ordained in 1895. After serving as a vicar at churches in England and as a chaplain with the British forces in World War I, he went to Uganda in 1920, where he was bishop suffragan of Kampala until 1923. Uganda in Transformation: 1876--1926 is Jones's account of the development of the Anglican Church in Uganda since the arrival of the first British missionaries in 1877. In a series of "pen pictures" informed by his own observations, Jones sketches the early European encounters with Uganda, the founding of the church, and the importance of Kings Mutesa and Mwanga. Chapters are devoted to medical care; education; the regions of Busoga, Teso, and Lango; and the territory of Sudan to the north and its interactions with the people of Uganda. Also included are maps, illustrations, and four appendices: a chronology of notable dates in the history of Uganda; a list of the bishops and administrators of Uganda; a roll of clergy and laymen who had served with the Uganda Mission; and a list of recent books on Uganda. Jones served as bishop of Warrington in Lancashire, England, from 1927 until his retirement in 1945.


  • Jones, Herbert Gresford, 1870-1958 Author.

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  • Great Britain : The Camelot Press Limited, 1926.


  • -  Sudan
  • -  Uganda
  • -  1876 to 1926
  • -  Basoga (African people)
  • -  Church Missionary Society
  • -  Church of England--Uganda
  • -  Ganda (African people)
  • -  Lango (African people)
  • -  Missionaries
  • -  Teso (African people)


  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "From the Uganda Christian University. Digitized at the National Library of Uganda with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York."--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 268 pages : illustrations, maps, appendices.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of Uganda.
  • -  Content in English.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.


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  • 2021666781

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Chicago citation style:

Jones, Herbert Gresford, Author. Uganda in Transformation: --1926. Great Britain: The Camelot Press Limited, 1926. Pdf.

APA citation style:

Jones, H. G. (1926) Uganda in Transformation: --1926. Great Britain: The Camelot Press Limited. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Jones, Herbert Gresford, Author. Uganda in Transformation: --1926. Great Britain: The Camelot Press Limited, 1926. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.