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Administrative/Biographical history: Two sons of Rev. Henry Moule of Fordingbridge were CMS missionaries in the Mid-China Chekiang mission: George Evans Moule and Arthur Evans Moule. Six of their children followed them to work in Chekiang and one worked in Japan.
Custodial history: Deposited with the CMS by Dr. R. J. M. Gurney, November 1972; transferred on permanent loan to the Special Collections Department by the CMS in the 1980s
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CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and content/abstract: This collection comprises the personal papers of members of the Moule family as CMS missionaries in China and Japan. It includes a substantial amount of detailed correspondence of different generations about family life and life as a missionary. This correspondence includes letters of Mrs Adelaide Moule, written to her mother-in-law, Mrs Henry Moule, from Ningpo and Hangchow, 1858-1875; and the journals, circular and other letters of George Herbert Moule and his wife Edith written from the Central Theological College, Tokyo in Japan, 1922-1936. The collection also includes photograph albums, including a presentation album to Archdeacon Walter Stephen Moule and his wife, Agnes on their leaving China in 1925. Other papers include the writings of some of the Moule family including books in Chinese by Arthur Evans Moule
System of arrangement: This collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into three series: Correspondence, Family Papers and Miscellaneous Papers
ACCESS AND USE
Conditions governing access: Open Access to all registered readers
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Finding aids: A catalogue of this collection to file and item level is available in electronic format on the University of Birmingham Information Services Online Archive Catalogue. A paper copy of this catalogue is also available for consultation in the Special Collections Department reading room.
Related material: The Special Collections Department holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society (GB 0150 CMS), which includes papers relating to the service of the Moule family members as a CMS missionaries. Other papers of George Evans Moule can be found in another collection in the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers (CMS/ACC98)
Date(s) of descriptions: Created 6/02/2002, modified 17/09/2002