Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC839
TitleAccession 839: Papers of Robert Henry Walker
Extent1 file (35 pp)
DescriptionPhotocopies of Robert Walker's account, in the form of extracts from his letters home, of his journey to and work in the CMS mission station in Buganda, East Africa accompanied by fellow missionary Robert P. Ashe
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 HistoryRobert Henry Walker (1857-1939), Archdeacon of Uganda was educated at Dedham School, and St John's College, Cambridge where he obtained his BA (Theology) in 1879. He was ordained a deacon in 1880 and a priest in 1881 and became curate of All Souls, Langham Place, London until 1887 when he was accepted as a CMS missionary. He served largely at Mengo, Uganda. In 1892 he was appointed Archdeacon of Uganda by Bishop Tucker and he was also Secretary of the Uganda Mission. He married Eleanor Barbour in 1910 and retired from missionary service in 1913. He translated Oxford Helps to Study of the Bible into Luganda.
Reference: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905), and unpublished additions to this register in the CMS archives
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS August 1998
Related MaterialThe Special Collections Department holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society (GB 0150 CMS), which includes papers relating to Robert Walker's service as a CMS missionary. For further papers including Robert Walker's letter books and family correspondence see CMS/ACC88.


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