Project Canterbury

Resources by and about Anglican Women


Gertrude Hollis, 1845-1943

Felicia Mary Frances Skene, 1821-1899

Lucy Helen Muriel Soulsby

Evelyn Underhill, 1875-1941

Cynthia Clark Wedel, 1908-1986


The Compleat Mother
By Henry Newcome.
London, 1695.

The Country Parson's Wife, Being Intended as a Continuation of and Companion for Herbert's Country Parson
By Louisa Lane Clarke
London: J. Hatchard and Son, 187, Piccadilly;
Sold Also by Henry Redstone, Guernsey, &c., 1842.

The Inheritance of Evil; Or, the Consequences of Marrying a Deceased Wife's Sister.
By Felicia Skene
London: Joseph Masters, 1849.

Sisters of Mercy in the Church of England.
London: Joseph Masters, 1850.

Abbeokuta; or Sunrise within the Tropics
An Outline of the Origin and Progress of the Yoruba Mission
By Sarah Tucker
New York: Robert Carter and Brothers, 1854.

Practical Thoughts on Sisterhooods. In Reply to a Letter of Inquiry.
With Extracts from the Principles of Association and Rules of the Sisterhood of the Holy Communion, Now at St. Luke's Hospital.
By Anne Ayres.
New York: T. Whittaker, 1864.

Seed-Time and Harvest
[Sermon "preached at Hursley, Sept. 15, 1864, at a Farewell Service to the Hawaiian sisters"]
By John Keble
From Mission Life, Vol. I (first series) (October 1, 1866), pages 311-317.

The Lives of the Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688
Enriched and Illustrated with Personal Letters, Now First Published, from the Bodleian Library.
By Agnes Strickland
London: Bell and Daldy, 1866.

Mother Harriet of the Sisterhood of St Mary: A Sketch
By the Rt. Rev. George F. Seymour, D.D., LL. D., Bishop of Springfield.

The Sisters of St. Mary at Memphis: with the Acts and Sufferings of the Priests and Others Who Were There with Them during the Yellow Fever Season of 1878. New York: Printed, but not Published, 1879.

A Sermon Preached upon the Occasion of a Eucharistic Commemoration of the Clergy and Sisters Who Fell Victims to the Fever in the South. By J. Jay Joyce. St. John's Church, Washington, D.C. All Saints Day, 1878.

Deaconesses in the Church of England: A Short Essay on the Order as Existing in the Primitive Church, and on Their Present Position and Work.
London: Griffith and Farran, 1880.

In Memoriam. Sister Louise, the Story of Her Life Work.
By M. van Rensselaer.
New York: E. & J. B. Young & Co., 1883.

Sisterhood Life and Woman's Work, in the Mission-Field of the Church
By the Right Rev. Allan Becher Webb, D.D., Bishop of Grahamstown.
London: Skeffington & Son, 1883.

Harriet Monsell: A Memoir
By Thomas Thellusson Carter
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1884.

Missions to the Oneidas
By Susan Fenimore Cooper
Serialized in The Living Church 1885-1886.

A Form for the Setting Apart of Deaconesses in the Diocese of New York.
New York: no publisher, 1890.

William West Skiles
A Sketch of Missionary Life at Valle Crucis in Western North Carolina 1842-1862
Edited by Susan Fenimore Cooper
New York: James Pott & Co., 1890.

Deacons, Deaconesses and a Proposed Adaptation, in Part, of the Third Order of S. Francis, or a Proposed Outer Order for Men and Women Living in the World.
By the Author of "A Suggestion for the Times."
London: Skeffington and Son, 1891.

Robert and Louisa Stewart: In Life and in Death
By Mary E. Watson
London: Marshall Brothers, 1895.

Extracts from the Sisters' Letters, August 11th to December 29th, 1895.
[Letters of Missionary Sisters of the Community of Saint Peter, Kilburn, working in Korea]
no place: no publisher, [c. 1895]

Harriet Starr Cannon: First Mother Superior of the Sisterhood of St. Mary. A brief memoir by Morgan Dix, Sometime Pastor of the Community.
New York: Longmans, Green, and Co. 1896.

Story of the Siege Hospital in Peking and Diary of Events from May to August, 1900
By Jessie Ransome, Deaconess, Church of England Mission, Peking
London: SPCK, 1901.
New York: E. & J.B. Young and Co., 1901.

The Deaconess and Church Training School: Paper Read at the Woman's Auxiliary Meeting of the Missionary Council at Washington.
By Deaconess Susan Trevor Knapp.
No place: no publisher, 1903.

The Deaconesses of the Church in Modern Times.
Compiled by Lawson Carter Rich.
Reprinted from The Churchman, May 4, 1907.

The Ministry of Deaconesses.
Edward L. Parsons.
Berkeley, California: no publisher, 1909.

School-days in Norfolk Island
By Florence Coombe
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1909.

The Place of a Training School in the Preparation of Women for Missionary Service. An Address Delivered before the Sixth International Convention of the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions, Held in Rochester, New York, December 29, 1909, to January 2, 1910.
By Susan T. Knapp.
No place: no publisher, 1910.

History of the Girls' Friendly Society.
Compiled by Agnes L. Money.
London: Welles, Gardner, Darton and Co., 1911.

Theological Preparation for Socal Service.
By Susan T. Knapp
New York: The Joint Commission on Social Service of the Protestant Episcopal Church, 1913.

Essays in Appreciation
By George William Douglas, D.D., S.T.D.
New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1913.

Sister Anne Ayres

Sister Henrietta, Community of St. Michael and All Angels
Edited by the Dowager Lady Loch and Miss Stockdale
London: Longmans, 1914.

The Archbishop's Test
By Emma Martha Green.
New York: Dutton, 1915.

A Manual for Altar Guilds with Suggestions for the Care of the Altar and Altar Linen.
Compiled by Josephine Smith Wood.
New York: Edwin S. Gorham, 1915.

On the Retention of the Word Obey in the Marriage Service of the Book of Common Prayer: A Liturgical Consultation, addressed to the Bishop of Oxford, and written before the first of August, 1914.
By J. Wickham Legg.
London: Wells Gardner, Darton and Co, 1915.

Mary Bird in Persia
By Clara C. Rice
London: Church Missionary Society, 1916.

Mary Amanda Bechtler: Deaconess of St. Mary's Chapel, St. John's Parish, Washington, D.C.
By Oscar Lieber Mitchell.
No place: no publisher, 1918.

Florence Buchanan: The Little Deaconess of the South Seas
By Emlyn Jones
New York: The Macmillan Co., 1921.
London: The Central Board of Missions, 1921.

Deaconess Gilmore: Memories Collected by Deaconess Elizabeth Robinson.
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1924.

On Our Island
By Etta Mason
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1926.

A Heroine of the North: Memoirs of Charlotte Selina Bompas (1830-1917) Wife of the First Bishop of Selkirk (Yukon) With Extracts from Her Journal and Letters Compiled by S.A. Archer.
London: SPCK, 1929.

Mother Eva Mary, C.T.: The Story of a Foundation
By Mrs. Harlan Cleveland
With Foreword by The Rt. Rev. Irving P. Johnson, D.D. Bishop of Colorado, Visitor of the Community of the Transfiguration
Afterword by The Rt. Rev. Paul Matthews, D.D. Bishop of New Jersey, Chaplain General of the Community of the Transfiguration
Milwaukee: Morehouse, 1929.

Transfigured Tales: Talks to Children in the Chapel of the Transfiguration Glendale, Ohio.
By Mother Eva Mary, C.T.
Boston The Stratford Publishers, 1930.

The Life of Marie Moulton Graves Hopkins, Beloved Wife of John Henry Hopkins and the Story of Their Life and Work Together
By the Reverend John Henry Hopkins, S.T.D., D.D.
Privately printed, 1934.

Forward in Western China
By Deaconess Emily Lily Stewart, C.M.S. Missionary in Szechwan
Foreword by the Archbishop of Sydney
London: Church Missionary Society, 1934.

"Ta'ina"
Some lines on a new movement in Melanesia.
[By Walter Hubert Baddeley]
Sydney, New South Wales: The Melanesian Mission, 1935.

Women and the Ministry
Some considerations on the Report of the Archbishops' Commission on The Ministry of Women, published on behalf of the Council of the Church Union.
London: The Church Literature Association, 1936.

Hannah Riddell: Known in Japan as "The Mother of Lepers"
By Jingo Tobimatsu
[Kumamoto: Kaishun Hospital], 1937.

Letters to Her Companions
By Emily Malbone Morgan.
Edited by Vida Dutton Scudder, with a biographical sketch by Emily Sophie Brown. Privately printed, 1944.

Deaconess for China Set Apart at Cathedral in New York.
By Elizabeth McCracken.
From The Living Church, February 3, 1946.

The Deaconess and Her Ministry in the Episcopal Church.
New York: Published by the Executive Committee of the National Conference of Deaconesses, 1949. [PDF, digitized by Wayne Kempton 2012]

Sanctification of Time: The Purpose, History, and Use of the Sunday Collects.
By Katharine S. Oliver
New York: Woman's Auxiliary of the Diocese of New York, 1950.

Elizabeth Colenso: Her Work for the Melanesian Mission.
By Francis Edith Swabey.
No place: no publisher, 1956.

Looking Back: Being Scenes from Her Life and Some Thoughts on the Nature of Prayer.
By Isabel Sanders, Deaconess in the Diocese of Waiapu.
Auckland, New Zealand: Printed by the Church Army Press, 1957.

Ten Decades of Praise: The Story of the Community of Saint Mary during Its First Century. By Sister Mary Hilary, CSM
Racine, WI: The DeKoven Foundation for Church Work, 1965.

A Linguistic Bridge to Orthodoxy: In Memoriam Isabel Florence Hapgood
By Marina Ledkovsky. A lecture delivered at the Twelfth Annual Russian Orthodox Musicians Conference, 7-11 October 1998, Washington, D.C.

Women's Work for Women: Women Missionaries in 19th Century China
A Paper presented to the Eighth Women in Asia Conference 2005 Women's Caucus of the Asian Studies Association of Australia.
University of Technology, Sydney, 26-28 September 2005.
By Ian Welch, Australian National University. [Adobe Acrobat format]

Amy Oxley: Letters from China
An Australian Missionary Nurse of the Church Missionary Association of New South Wales, Fujian Province, China 1895-c1920
A documentary narrative by Ian Welch, Australian National University, 2006. [Adobe Acrobat format]

Making Space, Taking Space: Spatial Discomfort, Gender, and Victorian Religion
By Susan Mumm, Mount Saint Vincent University (2006)

Does the Church Want Deaconesses?
No place: no publisher, no date.

What is a Deaconess?
By Royden Keith Yerkes.
Sycamore, Illinois: The Central house for Deaconesses, no date.