Fidler, William


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS 380725
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies Library
Domain: archival
Title: Fidler, William
Date(s) of contents: 1825-1827
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium: 1 volume

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Fidler | William | 1795-1866 | missionary

Administrative/Biographical history: Born, 1795; married Anna Wale (d 1859); appointed by the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society to St Vincent, West Indies, 1824; stationed in the West Indies, 1825-1838; minister at Retford, 1838-1840; minister at Belper, 1840-1842; returned to missionary work, serving in Demerara and the West Indies, 1842-1851; returned to England, serving as minister at Launceston, Kingsbridge, Ashburton and Bridgewater, 1851-1857; returned as missionary to Demerara, 1857-1861; missionary to Antigua, 1862-1866; returned to England and died at Weston-super-Mare, 1866.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Presented in 2000.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Diary, 1825-1827, of the Rev William Fidler, describing his voyage from Bristol to St Vincent accompanied by his wife Anna and other Methodist missionaries, and containing detailed descriptions of events and places during his first two years in the West Indies, and religious reflections.

System of arrangement:

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English

Conditions governing access: Unrestricted.

Conditions governing reproduction: No publication without written permission. Apply to archivist in the first instance.

Finding aids: Database.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: The School of Oriental and African Studies holds the records of the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society (Ref: MMS/WMMS), including letters from William Fidler (Ref: MMS/WMMS West Indies Correspondence).

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Sources: Alphabetical Arrangement of Wesleyan Methodist Ministers (1862); Wesleyan Methodist Church Minutes of Conference (1867), pp 36-7.

Date(s) of descriptions: Aug 2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Christianity
Christians
Clergy
Diaries
Evangelistic missionaries
Literary forms and genres
Maritime transport
Methodism
Methodists
Missionaries
Missionary work
Nonfiction
Ordained missionaries
Prose
Protestant nonconformists
Protestant nonconformity
Protestantism
Protestants
Religious activities
Religious belief
Religious groups
Theology
Transport
Travel
Travel abroad

Personal names
Fidler | Anna | d 1859 | née Wale x Wale | Anna
Fidler | William | 1795-1866 | missionary

Corporate names
Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society

Places
Avon
Bristol
Caribbean
England
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
St Vincent
UK
West Indies