Carpenter, John Baker


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0102 MS 380334
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies Library
Domain: archival
Title: Carpenter, John Baker
Date(s) of contents: Created c1899-1926
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium: 1 box

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Carpenter | John Baker | b 1874 | missionary

Administrative/Biographical history: John Baker Carpenter was born in Cheltenham in 1874. He was educated at Cheltenham and County School and later attended Corpus Christi College, Cambridge where he graduated with a second class Theology Tripos in 1896. He was appointed to the Church Missionary Society on 30 June 1896. From 1897 to1899 he served as Curate of St. Thomas's, Birmingham. He was posted to Fukien Mission, Foochow on 6 October 1899. He served in Foochow from 1899 to 1901, and 1908 to 1911. Between 1901 and 1907, he was stationed at Futsing, and between 1911 and 1914 at Kutien. From 1915 to 1920 he taught at the Union Theological College at Foochow (later the Fukien Christian University), and from 1917 to 1920 he was Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Fukien. He returned from China in 1921. He married Edith Casson on 22 April 1901. Their son John was a missionary with the China Inland Mission.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased in 1981.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Letters, papers and photographs, c1899-1926, of John Baker Carpenter, relating to his service in China. They include letters written to Carpenter from Chinese students (c1899-1921).

System of arrangement: Items have been arranged chronologically where possible.

ACCESS AND USE

Language: Chinese documents and letters are included. Some of the Chinese letters have English translations.

Conditions governing access: Unrestricted.

Conditions governing reproduction: No publication without written permission. Apply to archivist in the first instance.

Finding aids: Unpublished handlist.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Date(s) of descriptions: 15 May 2000


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Ancient religions
Anglicanism
Christianity
Christians
Clergy
Educational missionaries
Educational missionary work
Missionaries
Missionary work
Ordained missionaries
Photographs
Protestantism
Protestants
Religions
Religious activities
Religious groups
Religious institutions
Religious movements
Visual materials

Personal names
Carpenter | John Baker | b 1874 | missionary

Corporate names
Church Missionary Society
Fukien Christian University | China x Union Theological College | Foochow, China

Places
China
East Asia
Foochow
Fu-chau
Fu-chien
Fujian
Fukien
Fuzhou