Charles Bousfield Huleatt
Charles Bousfield Huleatt (1863-1908) also known under the pseudonym
A pseudonym is a name that a person assumes for a particular purpose and that differs from his or her original orthonym...

 of Caulifield, was an Anglican priest
A priest is a person authorized to perform the sacred rites of a religion, especially as a mediatory agent between humans and deities. They also have the authority or power to administer religious rites; in particular, rites of sacrifice to, and propitiation of, a deity or deities...

 born in Folkestone
Folkestone is the principal town in the Shepway District of Kent, England. Its original site was in a valley in the sea cliffs and it developed through fishing and its closeness to the Continent as a landing place and trading port. The coming of the railways, the building of a ferry port, and its...

, England
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental...

. He is the man who discovered the Magdalen papyrus
Magdalen papyrus
The "Magdalen" papyrus was purchased in Luxor, Egypt in 1901 by Reverend Charles Bousfield Huleatt , who identified the Greek fragments as portions of the Gospel of Matthew and presented them to Magdalen College, Oxford, where they are cataloged as P. Magdalen Greek 17 and whence they have their...

 and was also an early football player-manager of Messina Football Club.

Discovery of the Magdalen Papyrus

Huleatt travelled as a missionary
A missionary is a member of a religious group sent into an area to do evangelism or ministries of service, such as education, literacy, social justice, health care and economic development. The word "mission" originates from 1598 when the Jesuits sent members abroad, derived from the Latin...

 and while in Luxor
Luxor is a city in Upper Egypt and the capital of Luxor Governorate. The population numbers 487,896 , with an area of approximately . As the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor has frequently been characterized as the "world's greatest open air museum", as the ruins of the temple...

, Egypt
Egypt , officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, Arabic: , is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Southwest Asia. Egypt is thus a transcontinental country, and a major power in Africa, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East and the Muslim world...

, discovered three scraps of papyrus
Papyrus is a thick paper-like material produced from the pith of the papyrus plant, Cyperus papyrus, a wetland sedge that was once abundant in the Nile Delta of Egypt....

 which he considered "very important". He gifted these to his old college Magdalen College, Oxford
Magdalen College, Oxford
Magdalen College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. As of 2006 the college had an estimated financial endowment of £153 million. Magdalen is currently top of the Norrington Table after over half of its 2010 finalists received first-class degrees, a record...

. The papyrus was dated by consensus as ca AD 200, however, some date it as early as AD 68; in either case making it the oldest copy of any part of the Gospel of Matthew
Gospel of Matthew
The Gospel According to Matthew is one of the four canonical gospels, one of the three synoptic gospels, and the first book of the New Testament. It tells of the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth...


When illustrated fragments were published by Colin H. Roberts in the 1950s, years after the Reverend's death, they were described as "an early predecessor of the so-called 'Biblical Uncial
Uncial is a majuscule script commonly used from the 3rd to 8th centuries AD by Latin and Greek scribes. Uncial letters are written in either Greek, Latin, or Gothic.-Development:...

". The papyrus is now the most widely discussed fragment of the New Testament
New Testament
The New Testament is the second major division of the Christian biblical canon, the first such division being the much longer Old Testament....

 in the world.

The papyrus is currently in print in the form of a book titled; The Jesus Papyrus
Commenting on the book, Richard N. Ostling in Time Magazine stated of it: "New Testament scholarship may be revolutionized by three old scraps of papyrus no bigger than postage stamps."

Messina Football Club

He left Egypt for Messina, Sicily, in 1901 and became involved with Messina Football Club, sometimes using the name "Caulfield" very early on. In 1902 he took over from F. L. Padgett to became only the second ever manager of Messina Football Club; he was also known to captain the team on the field, playing in matches. For his first three seasons with the club, Messina played only in local games; primarily in Sicilian derby
Sicilian derby
The Derby di Sicilia is a local derby between Italian football clubs Calcio Catania and U.S. Città di Palermo. Catania and Palermo are the two main cities on the island of Sicily, and the teams are fierce rivals...

 matches against Palermo
U.S. Città di Palermo
Unione Sportiva Città di Palermo is an Italian football club from Palermo, Sicily which currently plays in Serie A, the top level of Italian football. Formed in 1900 as Anglo Panormitan Athletic and Football Club, the club had various names before assuming its final form in 1987 and is currently...


Then in 1904, Huleatt along with Messina played in the Whitaker Challenge Cup
Joseph Whitaker (ornithologist)
Joseph Isaac Spadafora Whitaker was a Sicilan-English ornithologist, archaeologist and sportsman. He is mainly known for his work on the birds of Tunisia, and for being involved in the foundation of the Sicilian football club U.S. Città di Palermo.-Biography :Whitaker's family came from prominent...

. Messina beat Palermo 3-2, and in the process won their first ever trophy. They won it again the following year, this time 2-1. His last ever game was on 20 December 1908 against Palermo, Messina won this clash 3-0.


An earthquake
An earthquake is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. The seismicity, seismism or seismic activity of an area refers to the frequency, type and size of earthquakes experienced over a period of time...

 ravaged Messina in 1908 killing around 60,000 people; one of whom was Charles Bousfield Huleatt who was in his 40s at the time, along with his entire family under the ruins of their house. Messina was in chaos at that time, and it took the men of the Lancashire
Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England. It takes its name from the city of Lancaster, and is sometimes known as the County of Lancaster. Although Lancaster is still considered to be the county town, Lancashire County Council is based in Preston...

A cruiser is a type of warship. The term has been in use for several hundreds of years, and has had different meanings throughout this period...

(made up of English sailors) four days to find them from under the rubble.
The source of this article is wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.