Brief diary and journal of visit by W H Findlay, as an MMS Secretary, to the Lagos district of Nigeria, Oct 1900 to Jan 1901. More detailed account of the above. Informal journal of Secretarial Visit by W H Findlay to Gambia and Sierra Leone, Nov 1901 to Feb 1902. Official account of Secretarial Visit by W H Findlay to Gambia and Sierra Leone, Nov 1901 to Feb 1902.
Rev William Hare Findlay
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- Dates of Creation1900-1902
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William Hare Findlay was born at Malton in Yorkshire on 17th May 1857. He was educated at Woodhouse Grove and New College, Eastbourne and at Merton College, Oxford. In 1879 he was accepted as a candidate for the Methodist Ministry. Following a year at Richmond College he was appointed to the Madras District of India as an educational missionary. He married Alice Hellier in 1884. He served as Principal of the Negapatam High School for twenty years and founded what was later known as Findlay College, Mannargudi. In 1900 he was appointed one of the Secretaries of the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society and attended the World Missionary Conference at Edinburgh in 1910. In 1915 he returned to India where he had been appointed Director of a Survey of Missions for the National Christian Council of India. He died on 28th November 1919 before this work was completed.
Findlay, W H, The Wesleyan Methodist Church, India and Ceylon. Reorganization of the District Synods (1899);
Findlay, W H, Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society: Report of a Visit to the Sierra Leone and Gambia District (c1900);
Findlay, W H, On the threshold. The challenge of the coming century (1913);
Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society, Report of Visitation of India and Ceylon missions ... 1904-5 - deputation Rev W H Findlay ... Mr J Vanner Early
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