Correspondence, mainly received by John H Bumby, from colleagues and friends including John Waterhouse, Mr & Mrs J Tomkinson and John Smedley. There a few letters by Bumby himself and the odd letter where he is just the subject matter. With some posters and printed notices advertising events, the odd membership list and brief notes on a sermon. 1827-1872.
File of 21 letters written by or relating to John H Bumby: 7 letters (1836-1838) written by Bumby whilst in Birmingham, Thirsk [Yorkshire] and aboard the 'James' to friends (principally Mrs Tomkinson of Snow Hill, Birmingham); 14 letters (1839-1857) mostly written in the aftermath of Bumby's death in 1840 by family (Bumby's father) and colleagues (principally W[illia]m Woon). A couple of Woon's letters are written on a printed circular announcing Bumby's death.
Manuscript entitled 'Extracts from the journal of John Hegwill Bumby', c1838. Extracts begins on 2 March 1829 with Bumby at Morton Hall [Lincolnshire] and his work as a local preacher. The subsequent extracts record his post ordination work in home circuits (principally Birmingham) and his preparations for missionary life. Concludes on 21 September 1838 having just left England bound for New Zealand.
Printed circular entitled 'Particulars of the Lamented Death of the Rev. John H Bumby, Wesleyan Minister, Missionary on the Island of New Zealand', c1840.
Print depicting the drowning of Rev John H Bumby and some of his colleagues whilst travelling by canoe in New Zealand, mid C19th. (This print is based on a sketch by James Garland, a survivor of the tragedy, and is attached to a letter dated 8 September 1840 by W[illia]m Woon which is with the MMS New Zealand correspondence).