The Missionary Register for the Year 1815: containing an Abstract of the proceedings of the Principal Missionary and Bible Societies throughout the World



Publisher: London, L. B. Seeley, 1815
Description: ppxii; 708, folding chart `exhibiting the rise and progress of Christianity and Mahometanism throughout the world'; 8vo, full modern leather, morocco titling labels, occasional spotting and soiling, else a very good copy of a very scarce book

The Church Missionary Society published The Missionary Register from 1813-1855. Its first missionaries were sent to New Zealand, (through the auspices of Samuel Marsden) in 1814. The register consists of 12 monthly parts, and there are frequent references to Australian and New Zealand, with letters from Marsden, a notice of the arrival of the first missionary, Mr Kendall, the visit to Port Jackson of Maori chiefs, mentions of the patronage and approval of Governor Macquarie, who appointed Kendall Registrar of the Bay of Islands. Unfortunately, Kendall sold weapons to the Maoris, fuelling the Musket Wars. The 1815 publication is not in Ferguson, who cites only that of 1813 (F. 560)

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