Letter from Roger Turpie to the London Missionary Society concerning his expenses while in Britain

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Letter, 1894, from Roger Turpie to the London Missionary Society concerning his expenses while in Britain, with printed Young People's Missionary Letter, 'Our New Steamer', by Capt Turpie and others [1893], on launching the John Williams (IV).

Administrative / Biographical History

Roger Turpie was Captain of the London Missionary Society (LMS) ship the John Williams.

Several mission ships served LMS mission stations in the South Seas, itinerating among the islands. A succession of these ships was named John Williams (after the famous missionary), the first of them launched in 1844, and the fourth, a steamship, in 1893. The John Williams became a feature of the LMS's educational service, and an annual New Year offering for the ship became an important part of the Society's income, including gifts from children.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 1993.

Other Finding Aids

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For permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance

Related Material

The School of Oriental and African Studies holds the records of the London Missionary Society (Ref: CWM/LMS), including a photograph of the grave of Roger Turpie (Ref: CWM/LMS South Seas Photographs Box 5), and material relating to mission ships.