Luddington, William Broadbent
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Administrative/Biographical history: William Broadbent Luddington was born at Brampton in Lincolnshire in March 1843, the son of a Primitive Methodist Minister. He himself became a minister of that church at Malton in Yorkshire in 1864. From 1873 until his death in 1888 Luddington divided his life between missionary work in Fernando Po [Bioko], particularly among the Bubi people, missionary deputation work and ministerial work in England. He and his wife returned from their third term in Fernando Po in a very poor state of health. Mrs Luddington died in August 1888 and her husband in the following November.
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited on permanent loan with the records of the Methodist Missionary Society in 1978.
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and content/abstract: Luddington's Diary in two volumes, dated April 1873 to March 1875, entitled "Journal of our Mission at George's Bay, Fernando Po". Both volumes are indexed.
System of arrangement: *
ACCESS AND USE
Conditions governing access: Unrestricted but only to be viewed on microfiche.
Conditions governing reproduction: No publication without prior permission in writing. Apply to SOAS Archives in first instance
Finding aids: A Handlist to the Biographical Series of the MMS Archive is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room in SOAS Library.
Related material: The School of Oriental and African Studies holds the records of the Methodist Missionary Society (Ref: WMMS/MMS), including letters and reports from individual missionaries.
Two copies of Bubi na English primer compiled by William B. Luddington & William N. Barleycorn, 1875 are available for consultation in SOAS Library.
Copies of letters, dated 1887-1888, from Mr and Mrs Luddington to their daughter have recently been received in the Library but are not yet available for consultation. Apply to SOAS Archives for further information.
Copies: The MMS archive to 1945 is available in a microfiche edition published by IDC.
Date(s) of descriptions: 2005