Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC552
TitleAccession 552: Papers of John William Purser
Extent2 bundles, 4 items
DescriptionThis collection consists of letters from John William Purser, CMS missionary in Uganda, to his mother and includes photographs and a newspaper cutting. One of the photographs is of the party of missionaries and their families, possibly including George Harry Casson (List I 1521)and Henry Herbert Fathing (List I 1523) taken on board ship 1899.
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Family 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 HistoryJohn William Purser (List I 1525) was a CMS missionary in Uganda 1899-1905. He was ordained in 1900 by Bishop Tucker but in 1905 his resignation from CMS was accepted as a result of his views on ecclesiastical matters. He translated the Epistle of St James into Kisukuma.
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS in April 1985 and transferred to the Special Collections Department in 2005


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