Badger, Henry


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 102 WMMS/MMS Biographical Series, Box 593 (BAD)
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies Library
Domain: archival
Title: Badger, Henry
Date(s) of contents: ca. 1840-1849
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 1 volume, 1 folder

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s):

Administrative/Biographical history: Henry Badger was born at Bilston in the West Midlands in October 1815. He became a local preacher in the Walsall Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Church and was eventually accepted as an ordained minister. He was appointed to serve in Sierra Leone, arriving there in 1837. He also carried out a period of service in Gambia and, for a time, served as Colonial Chaplain. He retired from missionary service in 1852 and died in 1877.

Custodial history: Donated to the Methodist Missionary Society in 1951

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: Journal of Henry Badger, dated 1840-1848 BR Pen and ink drawing of the interior of the Wesleyan Missionary Chapel at Bathurst, Gambia, dated ca. 1849. BR Correspondence relating to the donation of these items in 1951

System of arrangement: *

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English

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 Methodist Missionary Society Archive is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room of SOAS Library.

ALLIED MATERIALS

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.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Date(s) of descriptions: 2005


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Diaries
Missionaries

Personal names
Badger | Henry | 1815-1877 | missionary

Corporate names
Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society

Places
Africa
Bathurst
Gambia
Sierra Leone
West Africa