Reflections of Bishop Willis
Scope and Contents
Reflections on Christian work in Africa based on experiences in Uganda, undated.
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Biographical / Historical
John Jamieson Willis (1872-1954) was born on 8 November 1872, and educated at Haileybury College and at Pembroke College and Ridley Hall, Cambridge. He was curate of Great Yarmouth, 1895-1900, and worked as a missionary of the Church Missionary Society at Ankole, 1900-1902; Entebbe, 1902-1905; and Kavirondo, 1905-1911. Willis was Archdeacon of Kavirondo and chaplain to the Bishop of Uganda, 1909-1911; Bishop of Uganda, 1912-1934; and Assistant Bishop to the Bishop of Leicester, 1935-1949. He retired in 1949, and died on 12 November 1954.
1 volume(s) (1 volume) : paper
Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
MSS 45 V
Other Finding Aids
Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 106.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Presented by H.B. Thomas, 1964.
Existence and Location of Originals
The typescript is one of only several copies made from the original in the possession of the Church Missionary Society.
This collection level description was created by RAS. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on John Willis in 'Who was who', vol. V, 1951-1960 (London, 1967), p. 1176.
Willis, John Jamieson, 1872-1954, Bishop of Uganda
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