Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC881
TitleAccession 881: Papers of Rev John (Jack) Wheller Lloyd
Extent5 boxes
Datec 1839-1939
DescriptionThe papers of John Wheller Lloyd, known as Jack Lloyd comprise his personal and family correspondence, diaries recording his life in Africa, parts of which were published as a series, sketches, photographs as well as a collection of missionary publications. They also include papers of Jack Lloyd's father, William Lloyd, who was a supporter of the work of the CMS and of the Cambridge University Mission Party (CUMP). He maintained regular contact with CMS Headquarters and corresponded with his son's fellow missionaries in Nigeria and their families at home, sharing news of their sons in Nigeria. These papers include th letters to William Lloyd, notably from H.E. Fox, CMS Hon Secretary and father of Jack's fellow CUMP missionaries George Townshend Fox and John C. Fox. There are also letters to Jack's mother from Jack's African students, some in the local language, possibly Angas. The collection also includes material relating to Jack's death in Nigeria in 1916 and material which post dates his death reflecting his parents' continued support for the work of the CMS. PART OF THIS COLLECTION HAS BEEN RETAINED BY THE CMS AND SO IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION AT THE CADBURY RESEARCH LIBRARY. IT IS CURRENTLY HELD AT THE CROWTHER CENTRE FOR MISSION EDUCATION AT CMS IN OXFORD AND ENQUIRIES ABOUT ACCESS SHOULD BE MADE TO THE CMS ARCHIVIST, KEN OSBORNE (; Tel: 01865787553).
ArrangementThis collection 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 HistoryJohn (Jack) Wheller Lloyd (1869-1916) of Newport, Monmouthshire, son of solicitor, William Lloyd, spent five years as an articled solicitor to his father before being accepted as a CMS missionary in 1900. His acceptance was subject to his undergoing a course of training for ordination which he undertook at Clare College, Cambridge and Ridley Hall, graduating in 1904. He was ordained the following year by the Bishop of Ely and after serving as a curate for a year in Cambridge he was located to the Northern Provinces Mission, Nigeria, the first member of the Cambridge University Mission Party (CUMP) to be deployed in the mission field. In Nigeria he was stationed at Bauchi (1906-1908), Panyam (1909-1912), Kabwir (1913) and opened the station at Per (1914-1916). He died, at Kabwir, of blackwater fever in 1916.

Reference: Register of missionaries: Men 1905-1907 (unpublished)
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS via Birmingham University
Related MaterialThe Special Collections Department also holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society which contains material relating to John Wheller Lloyd's missionary service.


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