Akiga tells us there that he completed his History in manuscript in 1935, the date that recurs alongside his contemporary observations: he acknowledges the encouragement of the DRCM missionaries, notably 'Ortese Uhe' (Reverend Dr William A.
Brink, (20) by then Chairman of the DRCM in South Africa, about which Hanns Vischer, unable to contact Westermann after the outbreak of war, wrote to East on 21 November 1939.
In 1923, permission was granted to extend their work west of the Katsina Ala, and Mkar was established (since 2005, the site of a private university under the auspices of the Nongu u Kristu u Sudan hen Tiv or NKST, the successor to the SUM and DRCM).
(6) Succeeded after 1916 by the Dutch Reformed Church (Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk) Mission, or DRCM, when it was determined that the SUM would concentrate on evangelization among Hausa (Akiga Sai 2015: 275).
(16) Another copy of the typescript at the Mkar DRCM station in 1952 was typed with help from a Tiv typist by Paul Bohannan.