Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC749
TitleAccession 749: Papers of Rev Henry Mathers
Extent4 folders
DescriptionThe papers of Henry Mathers include circular letters to family and supporters, annual reports, correspondence on mission matters as well as his personal notes and memoranda. The collection of printed papers and articles written by Mathers relating to mission work in Uganda reflect his particular interests in the field of education and development of the cotton industry and in maintaining links with home supporters in Northern Ireland.
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 HistoryHenry Mathers (1877-1951) was born in Northern Ireland and worked in a linen factory in Belfast before his missionary training at the CMS College and Livingstone College. He was accepted as a CMS missionary for Uganda in 1903 and served there until 1947. In 1923 he was appointed Archdeacon of Eastern Uganda (Elgon).

Reference: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905)
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS January 1996
Related MaterialThe Special Collections Department also holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society which contains material relating to Henry Mather's missionary service; there are also further records relating to the Mathers in the sequence of CMS Unofficial Papers, including 'Papers relating to Henry and Winifred Mathers' (GB 0150 CMS/ACC1020).


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