Badger, Henry

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Journal of Henry Badger, dated 1840-1848
  • Pen and ink drawing of the interior of the Wesleyan Missionary Chapel at Bathurst, Gambia, dated ca. 1849.
  • Correspondence relating to the donation of these items in 1951

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Badger was born at Bilston in the West Midlands in October 1815. He became a local preacher in the Walsall Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Church and was eventually accepted as an ordained minister. He was appointed to serve in Sierra Leone, arriving there in 1837. He also carried out a period of service in Gambia and, for a time, served as Colonial Chaplain. He retired from missionary service in 1852 and died in 1877.

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted but only to be viewed on microfiche.

Acquisition Information

Deposited on permanent loan with the records of the Methodist Missionary Society in 1978.

Other Finding Aids

A handlist to the Biographical Series of the Methodist Missionary Society Archive is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room of SOAS Library.

Alternative Form Available

The MMS archive to 1945 is available in a microfiche edition published by IDC.

Archivist's Note

This description compiled by Rosemary Seton, Archivist, SOAS.

Conditions Governing Use

No publication without prior permission in writing. Apply to SOAS Archives in first instance

Custodial History

Donated to the Methodist Missionary Society in 1951

Related Material

The School of Oriental and African Studies holds the records of the Methodist Missionary Society (Ref: WMMS/MMS), including letters and reports from individual missionaries.