RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 145
Extent1 volume
TitlePapers of Henry Frank Fulford Williams relating to the history of India
DescriptionOne hardback volume containing typescript entitled 'Notes on the History of India', 1914-1934. It contains the following chapters: I. The British Empire in India; II. The Early Ecclesiastical History of Bengal; III. Caste in India; IV. The Jesuits and the Great Moghul; V. The Portuguese Churches of Eastern Bengal; VI. The Chaplaincy of Sabathu, Simla Hills, India; VII. The Chaplaincy of St. Peter's, Sibpur; VIII. A Sonepur Pilgramage. The individual chapters consist of typescripts either of various lectures given or articles published by HFW during the period 1914-1939, although two chapters are entirely unpublished. Williams' bookplate is pasted into the front fly-leaf, with the addition 'Rua da Estrala 4, Lisboa, 1.7.45'.
Admin HistoryHenry Frank Fulford Williams (1885-1966) was an Anglican clergyman and antiquary. He was the son of Henry Chisold Williams, and married Violet, daughter of Henry Mallet Veale of Passaford, Devon, in 1913. He was educated at Clare College, Cambridge, reading history and later theology. He was Lady Kay scholar at Jesus College, Cambridge, in 1907, and became a deacon in 1909 and priest in 1910. He was then ex-curate of Dawlish, Devon, 1909-1911 and Horsleydown, Southwark 1911-1913. He was awarded his MA in 1912. He then embarked on a varied career as a clergyman, mainly abroad. He was temporary chaplain to the Forces between 1917 and 1918. He served as chaplain all over India during the period 1913-1934, rarely staying in a post for more than a year at a time, before returning to England as curate of Northam with Westward Ho!, North Devon, 1935-1936, and Canon Frome with Munsley, Herefordshire, 1936-1937. He became chaplain in Lisbon between 1937-1945, when he was also honorary chaplain at the British Embassy. He then became rector of Ideford parish, Devon between 1945 and 1956, during which period he was also Perpetual Curate of neighbouring Luton parish, Devon. He achieved a Bachelor in Divinity in 1951. In 1956 he presumably retired, and is listed in the 1966 edition of 'Crockford's Clerical Directory' as living in Exeter, Devon. He had two sons and one daughter, and died in 1966.

He was also the author of numerous unpublished notes on the history of Devon parishes (held at the Westcountry Studies Library, Exeter), and was editor of the 'Indian Church Directory' in 1920.
Access StatusOpen
Related MaterialOther papers of Williams are held at: Devon Record Office, Exeter; Westcountry Studies Library, Exeter; Canterbury Cathedral Archives, British Library: India Office Records.
Access ConditionsUsual EUL arrangements apply.
Finding_AidsSingle item only.
Creator_NameWilliams; Henry Frank Fulford (1885-1966); clergyman and writer
Mgt_GroupHistorical papers
South East Asian and Far Eastern papers
Theological papers
DS/UK/119Williams; Henry Frank Fulford (1885-1966); clergyman and writer1885-1966
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