Henry Crisp’s journal of his voyage to India in 1827; letter from Henry Crisp, dated May 20th 1829 conveying the news of the death of his wife in childbirth and a letter, dated 29th October 1831 announcing the death of Henry Crisp and the arrangements made for his two young children.
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- ReferenceGB 102 CWM.India.Personal.Box 3
- Dates of Creation1827-1831
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 file
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Administrative / Biographical History
Henry Crisp was born in Hertford, England in 1803. He studied at the Missionary College at Hoxton and was ordained in in 1827. He was accepted for service in India by the London Missionary Society, married Eliza Steffe Crisp in the same year and arrived in Madras, India in October 1827. He was posted to Salem in what is now Tamil Nadu. Eliza Crisp died in May 1829 aged 24. Henry Crisp died in October 1831.
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Deposited on permanent loan with the records of the London Missionary Society by the Congregational Council for World Mission (later Council for World Mission) in 1973
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This description constitutes the only finding aid at present.
This description compiled by Rosemary Seton, Archivist, SOAS with reference to the LMS Register of Missionaries
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No publication without prior written permission
The papers were deposited with the London Missionary Society and form part of the special series of personal papers of individual LMS missionaries and officers