Letter from Jane Williams to Catherine Heathcote, June 27, 1846
7pp on 1 leaf ; 227mm x 375mm Folded to 227mm x 188mm.
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[Keywords: Correspondence, Colonialism, Missionary Wives, Missionary Women, Missionary Families, Busby, New Zealand Wars]
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 Dec 2023
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