|Description||Author's digital copy of 'The Journals and Letters of Dr J. P. Gardiner 1857-1872' by Penney Thompson, great-granddaughter of Rev Dr Joseph Phelps Gardiner and Jane Gardiner who were based with the CMS 'North-West America Mission' [Canada], 1857-1872.|
The author's supplementary and explanatory notes, illustrated with additional source material and links to online sources, give details about the lives of Joseph and Jane before and after their time with the CMS, as well as the years they were overseas. They provide a wider historical context for the events and experiences documented in the transcribed journals and letters. There are notes on places and people, including fellow CMS missionaries. This paper is likely to be of interest to anyone researching 19th century mission to 'North-West America'.
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|Administrative History||Joseph Phelps Gardiner, D. D., missionary and clergyman, was born in Gloucestershire in 1828. He first departed England as a CMS missionary, 19 June 1857, heading for York [Factory], part of the CMS ‘North-West America Mission’ [in what is now Canada]. |
In 1858, he was ordained by the Bishop of Rupert’s Land, as deacon (1 August) and as priest (8 August). He moved to [Fort] Churchill in 1862. After returning to England 19 September 1863-30 June 1865, he was based at St Andrew’s, Red River. He set sail for England for the second and final time, 19 September 1872 and retired as a CMS missionary in February, 1873. He continued his link with CMS, being appointed Association Secretary for Lancashire 10 March 1873. In 1875, he was appointed Vicar of Bishop Ryder’s Church, Birmingham. In 1879, he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity by the Archbishop of Canterbury. He died 7 July 1913.
Rev Dr Gardiner was survived by his wife, Jane, nee Watson, who died 30 November 1917.
Source: annotated ‘Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904’, Church Missionary Society, 1905.
Further biographical details for Joseph and Jane are given as part of the author’s text.