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Collection Level Description: Papers of Henry Handley Norris

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. b. 38, c. 789-91; Eng. misc. b. 439, c. 942, d. 1367
Title: Papers of Henry Handley Norris
Dates of Creation: 1795-1864
Extent: 7 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Henry Handley Norris (1771-1850) was Rector of St. John of Jerusalem, Hackney and a theologian. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence to and from Norris, some of which relates to the church in India; notes by Norris, mainly for sermons; and a copy of the journal of William Ward, describing the work of Baptist missionaries among British troops in India, 1807-17.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought from Charles Higham (SPCK bookshop) in 1978.

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Missionaries | India


Norris | Henry Handley | 1771-1850 | Theologian

Church of England


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