Name of creator(s): Goodyer | Samuel | 1846-1927 | missionary
Administrative/Biographical history: Born in Bulkington, near Coventry, 1846; his parents were devout Calvinists, but he became connected with the Wesleyan Methodist Warwick Lane Church, Coventry; became a candidate for ordination, 1870; trained at Richmond, 1870-1873; married Elizabeth; Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society missionary to Jamaica, 1873-1886; returned to England for his wife's health, 1886; minister at Salisbury, 1886-1889; Torrington, 1889-1892; Cadishead, 1892-1895; Padiham, 1895-1898; Northallerton, 1898-1899; Bradwell, 1899-1902; Withernsea, 1902-1904; supernumerary at Longsight, Manchester, 1904-1905; supernumerary missionary to France, 1905-1907; supernumerary minister at Brunswick, Sheffield, 1907-1915; City Road, Manchester, 1915-1916; minister at Earlsdon, Coventry, 1916; died, 1927.
Custodial history: The papers were deposited with the Methodist Missionary Society and form part of the special series of biographical papers of individual missionaries. The journals are numbered from number IV and there were presumably once earlier volumes dating from before 1873.
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited on permanent loan with the records of the Methodist Missionary Society from 1978.
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and content/abstract: Journals, 1873-1890, of Samuel Goodyer, describing his training, preparations for missionary work in Jamaica, religious practices including preaching and praying, his reading, the journey to Jamaica, missionary work and impressions of Jamaica, and his return to England.
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ACCESS AND USE
Conditions governing access: Unrestricted, but only to be viewed on microfiche. Originals to be consulted only with written agreement from the Methodist Church.
Conditions governing reproduction: No publication without written permission. Apply to archivist in the first instance.
Physical characteristics: The early pages of the first journal have been removed.
Finding aids: Unpublished handlist.
Related material: The School of Oriental and African Studies holds the records of the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society (Ref: MMS/WMMS), including letters from individual missionaries, among them Goodyer (Ref: MMS/WMMS West Indies Correspondence).
Copies: Published on microfiche by IDC Publishers (SOAS ref: Fiche Box Number Special Series 3).
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Sources: Alphabetical Arrangement of Wesleyan Methodist Ministers (1922); Wesleyan Methodist Church Minutes of Conference (1928), p 98.
Date(s) of descriptions: Feb 2002