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
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.
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.
Date(s) of descriptions: 2005