Papers of Jack Hoadley and Alice Hoadley

Scope and Content

Papers of Rev Jack Herbert and Alice Rose Hoadley, relating to their service as missionaries with the London Missionary Society in Samoa, 1946-1956. Includes copies of journal kept by Jack Hoadley, May 1946-May 1957; copies of letters sent by Alice Hoadley from Samoa to the Sunday School at the Claremont Central Mission, London, Jun 1946-Aug 1948; copies of circular letters sent by Rev Jack Hoadley from Samoa, Jul 1946-Apr 1947; copy of a report sent by Alice Hoadley about a trip to Savai'i, Western Samoa, Aug 1946; copy of the Bible and hymn book in Samoan; copy of publication relating to the missionary ship, John Williams VII; copy of extracts from publication entitled 'Samoan Material Culture'. Also includes copy of the autobiography of Alice R Hoadley, 'My Life Story'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Jack Herbert Hoadley was born 11 Dec 1916 at Tunbridge Wells; member of Claremont Central Mission, London; trained at New College, London; Dedication Service, 5 Apr 1945, at Claremont Central Mission; married 4 Jun 1941 to Alice Rose Dale (born 21 Mar 1909 at Ide Hill, Kent); appointed to Samoa, 1945; sailed 19 Feb 1946; stationed at Tutuila; transferred to Malua, 1953. Most of Mr Hoadley's service was given in Tutuila, American Samoa, where he had charge of the Fagalele School as well as responsibility for the general work of the district; from 1954, he was in Western Samoa at the Malua Theological College, and also missionary secretary of the Samoan Church Assembly; he retired 31 Jan 1957 and entered the home ministry; he died on 23 Feb 1985.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Mr David Hoadley (son of Rev Jack Hoadley) on 23 Aug 2006.

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