Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC98
TitleAccession 98: Papers of G. E. Moule
Extent2 vols.
DescriptionThis collection comprises two memoranda books of George Evans Moule relating to his service as a CMS missionary in Hangchow, China. These volumes include notes and memoranda relating to his missionary work, lists of baptised Christians, notes on baptism and confirmation candidates and other reports
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Official Papers
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered readers
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 HistoryGeorge Evans Moule (1828-1912) was educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, obtaining a B.A. in 1850. He was curate of Fordington, Dorset, 1851-1855 and chaplain of Dorset County Hospital, 1855-1857. He was accepted as a CMS missionary in 1857 and served in China initially in Ningpo and then in Hangchow where he was the first permanent missionary. In 1876 he returned to England and was consecrated in St Paul's Cathedral in 1880 as the first Bishop of Mid-China. He resigned as Bishop in 1907 and returned to England in 1911.
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Missionary Society, 1905), and unpublished additions to this register in the CMS archives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 HistoryPresented to the CMS April 1959; transferred on permanent loan to the Special Collections Department by the CMS in the 1980s
Related MaterialThe Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers also include a collection, known as the Moule MSS, which comprises personal papers of several members of the Moule family as CMS missionaries in China and Japan. This collection includes other papers of G. E. Moule (GB 0150 CMS/ACC285). The Special Collections Department holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society (GB 0150 CMS), which includes papers relating to George Moule's service as a CMS missionary.


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