Autobiography of Amy Foster, Hankow

Scope and Content

Autobiographical account, covering the period of Amy Foster's life from childhood to retirement in 1936.

Administrative / Biographical History

Amy Foster (nee Jackson) was born on 26 May 1856. She was appointed as a missionary with the London Missionary Society to Hong Kong, and sailed in 1878. She was married to Rev Arnold Foster, also an LMS missionary (Wuchang, China), on 22 June 1882 at Union Church, Hong Kong. Rev Foster was appointed Honorary Missionary to Hankow in 1884. In 1889, they removed to Wuchang and took charge of that station. In February 1900, Mrs Foster opened a Girls' Boarding School. In 1910, Rev Foster was chosen as first member of the Advisory Council for Central China. In 1911, Mrs Foster became a member of the District Committee, continuing to live in Wuchang and taking part in that work until 1918. From 1915 to 1918, rev Foster was hon. Pastor of the Hankow Union Church. In 1918, they moved to Kuling, where Rev Foster died on 30 July 1919. Amy Foster died in 1938.

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Custodial History

Donated to Council for World Mission by Mrs J. H. L. Paterson, November 1964.