This collection comprises two memoranda books of George Evans Moule relating to his service as a CMS missionary in Hangchow, China. These volumes include notes and memoranda relating to his missionary work, lists of baptised Christians, notes on baptism and confirmation candidates and other reports.
Papers of G. E. Moule
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 150 CMS/ACC098
- Dates of Creation1864-1896
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 volumes
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
George Evans Moule (1828-1912) was educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, obtaining a B.A. in 1850. He was curate of Fordington, Dorset, 1851-1855 and chaplain of Dorset County Hospital, 1855-1857. He was accepted as a CMS missionary in 1857 and served in China initially in Ningpo and then in Hangchow where he was the first permanent missionary. In 1876 he returned to England and was consecrated in St Paul's Cathedral in 1880 as the first Bishop of Mid-China. He resigned as Bishop in 1907 and returned to England in 1911.
Reference: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905). ; and unpublished additions to this register in the CMS archives.
This collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Official Papers.
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Presented to the CMS April 1959; transferred on permanent loan to the Special Collections Department by the CMS in the 1980s.
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