|Administrative History||Samuel Heaslett (1875-1947 List I 1586) was accepted by the CMS as a missionary in 1900 and sent to Osaka in Japan where he was later ordained. In 1922 he was appointed bishop of South Tokyo. When the Second World War started he came under pressure to return to England but he was determined to stay on in Japan as long as he could having been there for 40 years in 1940. On the day that Japan declared war he was arrested and spent four months in prison most of it in solitary confinement in Yokahama where he wrote 'From a Japanese prison'. He was later repatriated to England and shortly afterwards retired. In 1904 he married Hilda Susan Jackson another CMS missionary (List II 294)|
References: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905); and manuscript additions to register
Gordon Hewitt, The problems of success: a history of the Church Missionary Society, 1910-1942 (in 2 vols) (London: published for the Church Missionary Society by SCM Press, 1971-1977).
|Custodial History||Deposited with the CMS in September 1980 and transferred to the Special Collections Department in July 2003|