Papers of G. E. Moule

Reference code(s): GB 0150 CMS/ACC98
Held at: Birmingham - University of, Information Services, Special Collections Department
Title: Papers of G. E. Moule
Date(s) of contents: 1864-1896
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent and medium: 2 vols.


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Administrative/Biographical history: George Evans Moule (1828-1912) was educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, obtaining a B.A. in 1850. He was curate of Fordington, Dorset, 1851-1855 and chaplain of Dorset County Hospital, 1855-1857. He was accepted as a CMS missionary in 1857 and served in China initially in Ningpo and then in Hangchow where he was the first permanent missionary. In 1876 he returned to England and was consecrated in St Paul's Cathedral in 1880 as the first Bishop of Mid-China. He resigned as Bishop in 1907 and returned to England in 1911.
Reference: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905), and unpublished additions to this register in the CMS archives.

Custodial history: Presented to the CMS April 1959; transferred on permanent loan to the Special Collections Department by the CMS in the 1980s.

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Scope and content/abstract: This collection comprises two memoranda books of George Evans Moule relating to his service as a CMS misionary in Hangchow, China. These volumes include notes and memoranda relating to his missionary work, lists of baptised Christians, notes on baptism and confirmation candidates, and other reports.

System of arrangement: This collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Official Papers.


Language: English

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 Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers also include a collection, known as the Moule MSS, which comprises personal papers of several members of the Moule family as CMS missionaries in China and Japan. This collection includes other papers of G. E. Moule (GB 0150 CMS/ACC285). The Special Collections Department holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society (GB 0150 CMS), which includes papers relating to George Moule's service as a CMS missionary.


Date(s) of descriptions: Created 24/08/2001, modified 16/09/2002


Personal names
Moule | George Evans | 1828-1912 | Anglican clergyman and missionary

Corporate names
Church Missionary Society

East Asia