Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC407
TitleAccession 407: Journals of Edith Mary Moule (nee Bernau)
Extent9 files
DescriptionThis collection of journals covers the period 1903-1909 and includes descriptions of missionary work and domestic life in Japan, specifically Kumamoto, March 1903-September 1905; Taketa, October 1905-April 1908; Fukuoka, May 1908-June 1909 as well as accounts of a sea voyage to Shanghai and the journey from Japan to Russia on the way back to England. There is also a catalogue of the journals which includes brief biographies of Edith Mary Moule and her husband Rev George H. Moule.
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Family 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 HistoryEdith May Moule (nee Bernau) was born in 1869 into a family with longstanding CMS missionary connections. She first went out to Japan as a CMS missionary in 1894 but resigned on her marriage to her cousin, George Herbert Moule in 1900. He was later accepted as a CMS missionary and she accompanied him on his posting to Japan in 1903, staying for the next 6 years. They returned to England on account of her health but after several year's service in English parishes her husband was recalled to work at the Ikebukuro Theological College, Tokyo. They retired to England in 1936 where her husband took a series of country livings in Dorset. She died in 1944.
Reference: References: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905)
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS in November 1971 and transferred to the Special Collections Department in July 2003
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 Edith Mary Moule and her husband's missionary work.


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