Collection MS 964 - Diaries of Father, later Bishop, Alexandre Poncet

Journal from 1924 to 1926 Journal from 1927 to 25.7.1936 Journal from 26.7.1936 to 16.4.1938 Journal from 16.4.1938 to 16.3.1941 Typed Journals from 26.7.1936 to 16.3.1941 Journal from 16.3.1941 to 31.8.1943 Journal from Sep.1943 to 29.9.1945 Typed Journals from 16.3.1941 to 29.9.1945 Journal from 2.10.1945 to 24.3.1947
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Diaries of Father, later Bishop, Alexandre Poncet


  • 1924 - 1947 (Creation)

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2 reels; 35mm microfilm

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Bishop Poncet (1884-1973), a priest of the Society of Mary, arrived on Wallis Island in 1925. On his elevation to bishop in March 1936, he became the first Vicar Apostolic of Wallis and Futuna. He retired in 1962. His 'Histoire Succincte de l'Ile Wallis' has been microfilmed as PMB Doc.212. He was also the author of Histoire de l'Ile Wallis, the second volume of which was published by the Societe des Oceanistes, Paris, in 1972.

Diaries of Father (Bishop) Alexandre Poncet:<BR>Reel 1: 5 July 1924 - 3 February 1938<BR>Reel 2: February 1938 - March 1947.

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Bishop's Office, Lano, Wallis Island

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