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Goodyer, Samuel

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0102 MMS/Special Series/Biographical/West Indies/FBN 3 (Box 590)
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies
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Full title: Goodyer, Samuel
Date(s): 1873-1890
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 4 volumes
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.


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.

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

Unrestricted, but only to be viewed on microfiche.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No publication without written permission. Apply to archivist in the first instance.

Finding aids:

Unpublished handlist.

Archival Information

Archival 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.

Allied Materials

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).

Publication note:

Description Notes

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.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2002

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