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 , on launching the John Williams (IV).
Letter from Roger Turpie to the London Missionary Society concerning his expenses while in Britain
- For more information, email the repository
- Advice on accessing these materials
- Cite this description
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 102 MS 380585
- Dates of Creation[1893-1894]
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 file
Scope and Content
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
Acquired in 1993.
Other Finding Aids
Collection description only
Conditions Governing Use
For permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance