Mary McCornack Thompson diary, vol. 22, 1905 Apr. 4 - July 26
Volumes 8-35 detail Thompson's second trip to Africa (1901-1910), during which time the mission at Mount Silinda began to expand rapidly. Thompson often writes about elections at the mission, as well as prayer services and sermons. She occasionally mentions world events such as the explosion of Mt. Pelee in Martinique, the Russian Revolution, and the detention of Queen Wilhelmina of Holland. She also describes her experiences with local natives who teach her the Zulu language.
The Mary McCornack Thompson Diaries were received by the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library as a gift in 2004. Originally, the papers of Mary McCornack Thompson were at Oberlin College, but were reacquired by the family at an unknown date.