Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC523
TitleAccession 523: Papers of Handley Douglas Hooper
Extent1 portfolio, 99 items, 29 volumes, 24 bundles, 5 file, 5 small boxes in 1 box
DescriptionThis 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.
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into three series: Family Papers, Miscellaneous Papers and 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 HistoryHandley 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Reference: CMS Register of missionaries Men 1915-1918 (manuscript, unpublished)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 HistoryDeposited with the CMS in September 1983, with additional papers deposited November 1983 and May 1985 and transferred to the Special Collections Department in 2005
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 Handley Douglas Hooper's service with the CMS.


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