Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC765
TitleAccession 765: Papers of Eugene van Cooten
Extent1 folder
DescriptionJournal of Eugene van Cooten of the Yoruba Mission for 8 March -21 June and 1 October 31 December 1850
ArrangementThis item 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 HistoryEugene van Cooten was a Dutch surgeon who trained for missionary service at the CMS College from 1847. In 1850 he was located to the Yoruba Mission and sailed with his wife for Badagry. After only one year in West Africa he died on 13 March 1851. His wife, Emily had already predeceased him, dying in Badagry 14 May 1850.

Reference: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905)
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS March 1997
Related MaterialThe Special Collections Department also holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society which contains material relating to Eugene van Cooten's missionary service.


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