Lucknow, India: Methodist Publishing House, 1888. Paperback. Methodist pamphlet printed in Urdu, in a question and answer format. Owners' signatures at top of front wrapper, "Miss Niles" and Mr. "Wilson", and "Catechism, 2nd Book Urdu" in ink.
Brenton Hamline Badley (1849-1891) American missionary, was born in Monmouth, Indiana in 1849. He was first assigned to the North India Annual Conference. He preached his first sermon in the local dialect within a short period, and spent the next four years preaching throughout the countryside. He later returned to Lucknow and served there until the end of his life.
Badley helped with the development of the Centennial Boys School into Reid Christian College, now Lucknow Christian College. Mr. Badley authored books and articles on Indian Missions for American publications, and put together the 1876 Indian Missionary Directory.
12mo, 68pp, advertisements 8pp. Printed plum paper wrappers. Wrappers slightly marked; text clean and bright. Very good condition. Item #23582