The collection comprises the letters, papers and photographs of John Baker Carpenter, relating to his service in China. They include letters written to Carpenter from Chinese students (c.1899-1921).
Carpenter, John Baker
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 102 MS 380334
- Dates of Creationc.1899-1926
- Language of MaterialEnglish and Chinese.
- Physical Description1 box
- Direct Link
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
John Baker Carpenter was born in 1874, Cheltenham. He was educated at Cheltenham and County School and later attended Christ Church College, Cambridge where he graduated with a second class Theology Tripos in 1896. He was appointed to the Church Missionary Society on 30 June 1896. From 1897 to 1899 he served as Curate of St. Thomas's, Birmingham. He was posted to Fukien Mission, Foochow on 6 October 1899. He served in Foochow from 1899 to 1901, and 1908 to 1911. Between 1901 and 1907, he was stationed at Futsing, and between 1911 and 1914 at Kutien. From 1915 to 1920 he taught at the Union Theological College at Foochow (later the Fukien Christian University), and from 1917 to 1920 he was Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Fukien. He returned from China in 1921. He married Edith Casson on 22 April 1901. Their son John was a missionary with the China Inland Mission.
Items have been arranged chronologically where possible.
Conditions Governing Access
Purchased in 1981
Chinese documents and letters are included. Some of the Chinese letters have English translations.
Other Finding Aids
Associated Material held elsewhere: Church Missionary Society Archive, University of Birmingham Library
Conditions Governing Use
No publication without written permission. Apply to archivist in the first instance