|Description||This is a large collection of varied materials collected and acquired by Handley Douglas Hooper as a missionary in British East Africa, 1915-26 and as Secretary to CMS Africa Committee, 1926-49. Some of the acquired previously belonged to Henry Boulton Ladbury, a CMS missionary in Uganda, 1903-04 These materials include glass slides and photographs, printed papers, books, serials and magazines, pamphlets and journals.|
The collection also includes official papers relating to Hooper's work as a missionary in East Africa, 1916-1926, and as CMS Africa Secretary, 1926-1949.
|Administrative History||Handley Douglas Hooper (1891-1966) was born in East Africa, the son of a serving CMS missionary. After education in England he was ordained and in 1915 accepted by CMS as a missionary in Kahuhia, British East Africa. Between 1917 and 1918, he served with the African Carrier Corps. In 1926 he returned to England and was appointed Secretary to CMS Africa Committee, a post he held until his retirement in 1949. In his official capacity he undertook visits to East and Central Africa and Sudan missions. In 1956 he was appointed Canon Emeritus of the Diocese of Mombasa. He was married in 1915 to Margaret Cicely Winterbotham.|
Reference: CMS Register of missionaries Men 1915-1918 (manuscript, unpublished)
|Custodial History||Deposited with the CMS in September 1983, with additional papers deposited November 1983 and May 1985 and transferred to the Special Collections Department in 2005|