Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC800
TitleAccession 800: Papers of John King
Extent1 file
DescriptionA collection of photocopied letters and a journal of John King, CMS missionary to New Zealand. The original held in the Hocken Library in New Zealand.
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 HistoryJohn King of Swerford, Oxfordshire, was one of the earliest CMS missionaries, leaving for New South Wales, Australia in August 1809. In 1814 he landed at Bay of Islands, New Zealand with Rev S. Marsden, William Hall and Thomas Kendall where he was to be employed as a Catechist. In 1829 he married Hannah Hanson. After service of forty-five years he died in New Zealand in 1854.

References: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905)
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS by Bishop John Vernon Taylor January 2000
Related MaterialFor further papers relating to John King see CMS/ACC822


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