Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC357
TitleAccession 357: Moule family papers
Extent21 vols., 5 items and 10 books
DescriptionThis collection comprises diaries and notebook of and copies of articles written by George Evans Moule relating to his missionary service in China; books and maps, largely collected by his son, Henry W. Moule relating to his misisonary service in China, and other miscellaneous items
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Family Papers
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryGeorge Evans Moule (1828-1912) was educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, obtaining a B.A. in 1850. He was curate of Fordington, Dorset, 1851-1855 and chaplain of Dorset County Hospital, 1855-1857. He was accepted as a CMS missionary in 1857 and served in China initially in Ningpo and then in Hangchow where he was the first permanent missionary. In 1876 he returned to England and was consecrated in St Paul's Cathedral in 1880 as the first Bishop of Mid-China. He resigned as Bishop in 1907 and returned to England in 1911 and died 1912. He married Adelaide Sarah Griffiths in 1858. She died in 1909. George Evans Moule had three children: Adelaide Mary (in Hangchow 1894-1901: died at Hangchow 1901); Frances (in Hangchow 1894-1932: died at Shanghai 1943); Henry William (in Hangchow 1896-1922: died 1953).
Reference: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church
Missionary Society, 1905), and unpublished additions to this register in the CMS archives
Custodial HistoryPresented by Rev. Canon C. F. D. Moule, Cambridge, December 1976
Related MaterialThe Special Collections Department holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society (GB 0150 CMS), which includes papers relating to the service of the Moule family members as a CMS missionaries. Other papers of George Evans Moule can be found in two other collections in the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers (CMS/ACC98: Papers of G. E. Moule and CMS/ACC285: Moule MSS)


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