Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC787
TitleAccession 787: Transcription of William Hall's diary
Extent2 volumes
DescriptionDraft and revised copies of a privately published transcription of the diary of William Hall who was a CMS missionary to New Zealand 1809-1827. The transcription was compiled by Malcolm and Rosemary McLennan and first published in 2001. Rosemary is William Hall's great-great-granddaughter.
ArrangementThis volume 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 HistoryWilliam Hall was a carpenter in Carlisle before before being accepted as a CMS missionary and setting sail for New South Wales, Australia in August 1809. He moved to New Zealand in December 1814 and continued to live there after his service with CMS ended in 1827.

Source: CMS printed 'Register of Missionaries (Clerical, Lay and Female) and Native Clergy, from 1804-1904'.
AcquisitionA copy of the transcript was deposited with the CMS in March 1999 by Malcolm and Rosemary McLennan and subsequently transferred to Cadbury Research Library at the same time as other records in the CMS Unofficial Papers sequence. The McLennans donated the revised edition of the transcript to Cadbury Research Library in April 2014.
Related MaterialThere are papers relating to the missionary work of William Hall in the Church Missionary Society Archive which is held by Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections at finding number 'CMS'.
Associated MaterialsWilliam Hall's diary was donated to the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Australia in 1968 by George Hall.
Publication NoteThe diary was microfilmed in the late 1960s; a later revised version has since been published ad is available in the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Australia. Source: appendix to the transcript, 2012 (v2).


    Some of our most significant collections