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Papers of Rev. Alexander Dewar

Identifier: Coll-887

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of 8 volumes of notebooks containing diaries or journals covering the period 1892-1901. One of the small notebooks is headed on the inside cover, Hospital Hill, King Williams Town, and contains official stamps and franked postage stamps over the year 1904. Another is headed, Free Church of Scotland, Livingstonia Mission, 1895. Archival envelopes contain photographs and cards of people and places in Africa, and a collection of drawings and sketches of local subjects.


  • Creation: 1892-1904

Language of Materials

French English

Conditions Governing Access

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance

Biographical / Historical

The Rev. Alexander Dewar served in the missionary community of the Eastern Cape, South Africa, and with the Free Church of Scotland at Livingstonia, Malawi.


1 box holding 8 volumes and 3 envelopes.

Physical Location


Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Material purchased, accessioned 13 May 2004, Accession no. E2004.5


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.

Processing Information

Compiled by Graeme D. Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Papers of Rev. Alexander Dewar (fl. 1892-1904)
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
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Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
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