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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
FARMER, Reverend George (1851-1925)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
9 boxes


Name of creator(s)

Farmer, George, 1851-1925, Reverend, Anglican clergyman

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1851; student of King's College London (Jelf Prize, 1880, Wordsworth Prize, 1881; Associate of King's College, 1881); ordained deacon, 1881, and priest, 1882; Curate of St Michael and All Angels, Sydenham, 1881-1886; Curate of St Margaret's next Rochester, 1886-1891; Vicar of Hartlip, 1891-1904; licentiate preacher, Archdiocese of Canterbury, 1904; Fellow of King's College, 1921; died 1925.

Publications: A Comparison of the Authorised and Revised Versions of the first chapter of the Revelation (Privately printed, 1910).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred via the Department of Theology, King's College London, by the family of the Rev Farmer.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers, mainly notebooks of Farmer, 1881-1923, mainly comprising notes by Farmer on books of the Bible, including notebooks entitled 'Conjectural emendation in the New Testament', 'Parallels between the Revelation and other Johannine books'; notes for sermons by Farmer, 1891-1908, including sermons by Farmer entitled 'The Patriarchate and Exarchate', 'The Psalter as a Christian manual', and outlines for sermons and papers on the Christian priesthood, ecclesiastical advertising, Christian unity, and missionary problems; other notes and papers , including A manual of confirmation for educated adults by Farmer, and printed sermons by the Very Reverend John Plumptre, Dean of Gloucester, and the Reverend George Croly, 1844-1874.

System of arrangement


Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Boxlist available in hard copy in the College Archives reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Crockford's Clerical Dictionary; British Library OPAC. Compiled by Robert Baxter.

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Aug 2000

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  • Ancient religions
  • Bibles
  • Christianity
  • Religions
  • Religious doctrines
  • Religious texts
  • Sermons
  • Theology

Personal names

  • Croly, George, fl. 1844-1874, Reverend, Anglican clergyman
  • Farmer, George, 1851-1925, Anglican clergyman
  • Plumptre, John, fl 1844-1874, Dean of Gloucester

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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