Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC429
TitleAccession 429: Papers of John Tucker
Extent3 bundles
DescriptionThese papers comprise correspondence and papers relating to the connection and the dissolution of the connection of the CMS and the Syrian Church, including papers relating to Cottayam College and copies of official correspondence with the Metropolitan of the Syrian Church in Travancore
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Official 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 HistoryRev. John Tucker (d 1873) was educated at Christ College Oxford where he was awarded a BA in 1813 and became a Fellow in 1817. He was ordained a deacon in 1818 and priest in 1819 and became minister of Southborough, Kent. In 1833 he went to South India as Secretary of the Madras Corresponding Committee 1833-1847. In 1847, on his return to England, he was appointed Secretary at CMS Headquarters, a post he held until 1852. Between 1852 and 1873 he was vicar of West Hendred, Berkshire. He died in 1873. His sister, Sarah Tucker, wrote a number of early missionary books and the Sarah Tucker Institution in Palamcotta was founded in her memory.
Reference: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905); and manuscript additions to register
Custodial HistoryThese papers were found during a move at headquarters in 1978/9 while the Madras mission papers were being catalogued. They formed part of the Tucker MSS (ACC 91) being John Tucker's private papers as secretary to the Madras Corresponding Committee, but had at some time in the past been placed with the official correspondence and papers of the CMS Madras Mission [C I 2].
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 John Tucker's missionary work.


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