Item 009 - Missions

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  • 1911 -1927 (Creation)

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Reel 2 [cf. also PMB1381/013]. (a) Anonymous book review of Clifford W. Collinson, Life and laughter ‘midst the cannibals, The Yorkshire Post, 19 Jan 1927, in which reviewer comments at length on Collinson’s low opinion of missionaries; (b) letter from Rev. A. E. Corner, Melanesian Mission, to Woodford, dated 25 Jan 1927, in which he complains about Collinson’s attitude to missionaries. (Collinson was supposedly “an adventurer of rather low type”). Corner asks Woodford to write in defence of missionaries; (c) Letter, dated 5 Feb 1927, from the “rather low type” to Woodford, (who had invited him to come and see him), saying he was sorry if he had hurt W’s feelings by his views on missions; and (d) clipping from The Field, dated 10 Feb 1912, commenting on report by one Burnett on trip through South Pacific in 1909-10. Burnett hated everything about the Scots, but he hated missionaries even more. [See elsewhere on Rev. Ernest E. Shackle, e.g. SMH, 9 Jan 1911, PMB 1290 bundle 8, 9/21/1; Sydney Daily Telegraph, 9 Jan 1911, 9/21/1; Evening Sun, 10 Jan 1911 strictly private letter from Walter H Lucas to W dated 14 Jan 1911, 2/23; letter to W from Sarfert, Leipzig of 26 Sep 1911, PMB1290, bundle 24, 2/57; PMB1290. Bundle 24, 8/20, interview with Shackell; and 7/55, The Missionary Review] on missions, see also PMB1290 Bundle 15,7/13 (‘Lord Selbourne on foreign missions’) and PMB1290 bundle 18 2/50 re Collinson’s claim that Melanesian Mission in Solomons involved in trading]

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