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Frederick Stanley Arnot

1858-1914. Pioneer Brethren missionary. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, and acquainted with the family of David Livingstone,* he wished to follow the latter's example and in 1881 set out for Africa, making his way alone from Durban to the Zambezi. In Barotseland (1882-84) he preached to Chief Lewanika and his people, but suffered severely from malaria and dysentery. He started work in Benguela, Angola (1884), then moved to Katanga where he gained the confidence of Chief Msidi, warning him against signing papers submitted by Europeans (1886). After a furlough in Britain (1888), where he married, he opened new work in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), and spent his remaining years establishing mission stations from Benguela to Katanga. He was the foremost architect of Brethren missionary work in central Africa.

See Southern Africa.