Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC1033
TitleAccession 1033: Papers of Archdeacon Herbert Maundrell 1863-1864
Extent1 file
DescriptionManuscript notes compiled by H. Maundrell, comprising extracts of his journal for 18 April 1863-15 November 1864. The entries begin on the day that he first set sail to join the CMS mission to Madagascar. They continue through his first year and a half of mission service during which time he was stationed at Vohimare.

The papers fill gaps in the journal extracts which are held in Rev Maundrell's file in the Mauritius Mission papers compiled by the CMS Committee of Correspondence at CMS Headquarters, London [work in Madagascar was administered by the Mauritius Mission].
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Family Papers
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered researchers
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 in Cadbury Research Library.
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionHandle with extreme care: some pages heavily torn; some stains
Administrative HistoryHerbert Maundrell (1840-1896), clergyman and missionary, was admitted to the Church Missionary College in 1860. He was ordained a deacon in 1863 and a priest in 1864. Departing 18 April 1863, he served in Madagascar based first at Vohimare and from 1866 Andovoranto. In August of 1873, he returned to England on furlough. In 1875 he returned to missionary service, transferring to the CMS Japan Mission where he was stationed at Nagasaki. In 1886, he became Archdeacon of Japan and in 1890, Archdeacon of Nagasaki and South Japan. He retired to England in 1893 on health grounds, three years before his death at Winchester, 3 November 1896.
Maundrell was involved in translation work and he translated the First Reading Book into Malagasy and Pinnock's Analysis of the Old Testament History into Japanese. He also revised the Occasional Services of the Malagasy Prayer Book.

He married Eliza Hobbs, daughter of the CMS missionary, Stephen Hobbs, in 1868. Eliza died in Nagasaki in 1887. He married his second wife, Alice Pointer, in 1891; Alice died at Winchester the following year, 20 February 1892.

References: 'Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904' Church Missionary Society, 1905 (annotated copy available online at, 22 May 2019)
Custodial HistoryGifted to Wiltshire and Swindon Archive Service by a member of the family in 2013 and subsequently presented to Cadbury Research Library for inclusion in the CMS Unofficial Papers, May 2019.
Archival NoteCatalogued by I. Frlan. Cataloguing completed May 2019. Prepared in accordance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000 and Church Missionary Society cataloguing guidelines.
Related MaterialCadbury Research Library holds the Church Mission Society archive, the official archive of the Society (GB 0150 CMS); this includes papers relating to the service of Archdeacon Herbert Maundrell in Japan and Mauritius. There is another collection in the CMS Unofficial Papers comprising a gift of family papers deposited with CMS by Captain A. G. Maundrell in 1965 and subsequently transferred on permanent loan to the University of Birmingham by CMS in the 1980s (GB 0150 CMS/ACC139). There are further miscellaneous records in the CMS Unofficial Papers relating to Archdeacon Maundrell including a photograph in an autograph album compiled by fellow CMS missionary Rev H. C. Binns (GB 0150 CMS/ACC314 Z1)


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