Letter from Jane Williams to Catherine Heathcote, November 2, 1838
MS-1991-75-720 (Reference Number)
Box 3 - Folder 99
Thanking Mrs Heathcote [Kate] for her letters, particularly those containing news of Janes mother and gifts for the children. She goes on to write of Marianne Williams family, specifically of her children Marianne Junior, Edward, Samuel and Thomas. Jane briefly mentions and of William Williams progress with the boys school and goes on to write of Henry Williams travels southward, to visit various mission stations such as East Cape, Turanga (Gisborne), and Kapiti, accompanied by "Christian natives of established character, to be fixed as teachers at the East Cape." She writes that as the population of the East Cape required growing attention, it was likely her family would relocate to the area, especially following the arrival of Mr Taylor who was to take charge of the boys school.
4pp on 1 leaf ; 250mm x 405mm Folded to 250mm x 203mm.
Williams, Algar Temple. Williams family papers, 1783 - 1963. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-1991-75-720.
- [Further reading: Faith and Farming: The legacy of Henry Williams and William Williams. pg. 275]
- Jane Williams (nee Nelson 1801-1896) was the wife of William Williams, and a force for Missionary work in her own right. Trained as a school teacher, she taught Maori women and girls the art of domestic 'English' life. During her husbands frequent absences, Jane managed the day to day running of their mission. She is remembered as a bright, intelligent, courageous and cheerful soul.
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