Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC1
TitleAccession 1: Papers of William Brereton
Extent5 items
Date1875-c 1900
DescriptionWilliam Brereton's certificates of ordination and qualifications to practise and his own written account of his experiences of missionary work in China
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Mission Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into two series: Official Papers and Miscellaneous Papers.
Finding AidsA catalogue of this collection (forming part of the wider CMS/ACC unofficial papers catalogue) is available on the online archive catalogue. Click on the Finding Number to display the summary contents list of the catalogue and to view the full catalogue. A paper copy of this catalogue is also available for consultation at Special Collections.
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryWilliam Brereton, of Mullingar, Ireland, was a student at the Church Missionary College, Islington from 1872 and after ordination was located to Ningpo, China, from 1876-1880. He was later transferred to Pekin from 1880-1894. He left CMS in 1880, when they withdrew from North China and joined the Society for the Propogation of the Gospel.

References: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904, Church Missionary Society, 1905
Custodial HistoryPresented by R. C. F. Besch, June 1959


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