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Note on Sources

Until a complete edition of the letters and journals of William Carey exists, time lines for Carey's life and work remain tentative because they must rely upon a variety of secondary and primary sources.  The following sources have been used in the compilation of this chronology:


Beck, James R. Dorothy Carey: The Tragic and Untold Story of Mrs. William Carey. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1992.


Carey, Eustace. Memoir of William Carey, D. D. Boston: Gould, Kendal and Lincoln, 1836.


Carey, S. Pearce. William Carey, D. D., Fellow of the Linnean Society. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1923.


Drewery, Mary. William Carey: A Biography. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1979.


George, Timothy. Faithful Witness: The Life and Mission of William Carey. New Hope, 1991; Christian History Institute, 1998. 


Myers, John Brown. William Carey-The Shoemaker Who Became "The Father and Founder of Modern Missions". London: S. W. Partridge, [1887].


Periodical Accounts Relative to the Baptist Missionary Society. Vol. IV. London: Sold by W. Button, 24, and J. Burditt, 60 Paternost-Row, 1810.


Stanley, Brian. The History of the Baptist Missionary Society, 1792-1992. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1992.


Smith, George. The Life of William Carey Shoemaker and Missionary. Everyman's Library edition, London: J. M. Dent and Co., n. d.

            Created: January 8, 2001  Updated: September 12, 2002


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