Medallion commemorating the Missionary Ship "John Williams".
Medallion commemorating the Missionary Ship "John Williams".
Medallion commemorating the Missionary Ship "John Williams".

Medallion commemorating the Missionary Ship "John Williams".

London: J. Davis, 1844.

White metal medal, 41 mm., pierced at top with suspension loop.

Medallion celebrating the Pacific Missions

John Williams was a missionary working in the Pacific from 1817 until his death in 1839, killed by islanders in the New Hebrides. The London Missionary Society sent out a new ship to continue his work. She was purchased from a fund raised by the juvenile friends of the society and at her dedication it was announced that she be entirely devoted to the service of Christ among the heathen. The London Missionary Society would launch a series of seven vessels named after Williams and the three masted barque commemorated on this medal was the first of these and launched at Harwich in 1844.

John Williams was a missionary working in the Pacific from 1817 until his death in 1839, killed by islanders in the New Hebrides. The London Missionary Society sent out a new ship to continue his work. She was purchased from a fund raised by the juvenile friends of the society and at her dedication it was announced that she be entirely devoted to the service of Christ among the heathen. The London Missionary Society would launch a series of seven vessels named after Williams and the three masted barque commemorated on this medal was the first of these and launched at Harwich in 1844.

British Historical Medals, 2201.

Price (AUD): $850.00  other currencies     Ref: #3808826

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