Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC362
TitleAccession 362: Papers of Rev John Fearby Haslam
Extent20 docs.
DescriptionCopies of correspondence and other papers of Rev. John Fearby Haslam, a CMS missionary, relating to his service in Ceylon, 1838-1850
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Family Papers
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryJohn Fearby Haslam (1811-1850) of Halifax, Yorkshire was educated at St John's College, Cambridge, gaining his BA in 1836. He was ordained a deacon in 1836 and a priest in 1837 and became curate of Chesterfield. In 1838 he was accepted as a CMS missionary and went to Ceylon as Principal of the Cotta Institution. He died at Colpetty in 1850 after nearly 12 years service. He was married twice: to Elizabeth Denton in 1837 (d 1839) and to Sophia Elizabeth Bailey, a CMS missionary, in 1842 (d 1873).

He translated Dr Mill's 'Life of Christ' from Sanskrit into Singhalese, compiled an Arithmetic in Singhalese and a Vocabulary in Singhalese and English, and assisted in the revision of the Singhalese Bible.
Custodial HistoryPresented to the CMS by the Haslam family in February 1977
OriginalsThe original letters and papers are still in the possession of the Haslam family


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