Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC448
TitleAccession 448
Extent1 box
DescriptionThis is a collection of glass slides taken of Samuel Heaslett and other CMS missionaries in Japan 1900-1943
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Miscellaneous 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 HistorySamuel 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 HistoryDeposited with the CMS in September 1980 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 Samuel Heaslett's missionary work


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