Two letters from Jane Williams to Catherine Heathcote, 
10pp on 2 leaves ; 247mm x 398mm Folded to 247mm x 398mm ; 134 x 112mm.
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[Keywords: Correspondence, Colonialism, Missionary Women, Missionary Wives, Missionary Schools, Papists, Maunsell, Indigenous Buildings, Whare-stnle houses]
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.
[Further reading: Faith and Farming: The legacy of Henry Williams and William Williams. pg. 275]
07 Jul 2023
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