Source: CMS Missionaries (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: RICHARD COLLINS was born in England in 1829. He graduated B. A. from St. John's College, Cambridge, in 1851 , in Mathematical Honours. He was ordained deacon in 1851, and priest in 1853, by the Bishop of Ripon. In 1854 he went to Travancore as Principal of Cottayam College, and retained that appointment for thirteen years, afterwhich he returned home. He became Vicar of Hunslet in 1879, and of Kirkburton in 1882.