Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC424
TitleAccession 424: Papers of W F Connor
Extent1 bundle, 1 item
DescriptionThese papers consist of a manuscript of W F Connor's translation into Arabic of the first two gospels and a related letter from him.
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 HistoryWilliam Frederick Connor began his missionary career as an agent of the Bedouin Mission in Palestine and was taken in local connection by CMS in 1883. He was later ordained and was placed in charge of the East Jordan district until 1888. In 1889 he was transferred to the Egypt Mission where his knowledge of Vernacular Arabic was needed. He was reappointed to the Palestine Mission in 1895 but retired from the CMS and returned to England the following year. He died in 1921.
References: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905) and Register of missionaries additional List I 1804-1892
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS in November 1979 in memory of Mrs F J Coates, daughter of Rev. W F Connor 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 Rev. Connor's missionary work.


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