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Interserve Scotland

Identifier: CSWC 50

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises the archives of Interserve Scotland. Minute books of the Indian Female Normal Schools and Instruction Society, Edinburgh Auxiliary , the Zenana Bible and Medical Mision, subsequently the Bible and Medical Missionary Fellowship and now Interserve from 1880-1975. Correspondence, papers and 73 lantern slides. The society was principally concerned with medical and educational work in Asia. The collection also includes society publications: Annual Reports of the Bible and Medical Missionary Fellowship 1956-1959, Annual Reports of the Zenana Bible and Medical Mission 1930-1947, and Bible and Medical Missionary Fellowship prayer calendar 1978-1983, 1985- 1988.

Comprises 2 boxes of minute books and 2 boxes of correspondence


  • Creation: 1880- 1988

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Biographical / Historical

Interserve Scotland, also known as the Bible and Missionary Fellowship (Scotland), was founded in 1965. It is a registered trust domiciled in Scotland and is one of 17 National Councils of Interserve.

Interserve is an evangelical, interdenominational and multi-cultural mission agency which with over 500 partners from more than 17 countries including 30 from Scotland. It serves in 23 countries across Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, and among Asian ethnic groups in Britain.

Interserve states that it 'serves Christ in word and action. Partners use their professional skills to share the love of Christ' and that Interserve 'recognizes that God's concern is for every aspect of His creation'. Its aims are to 'preach the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to the peoples of Asia and the Middle East. To assist national churches in their growth and training. To prepare Scotland for cross-cultural Christian service'.

Its registered address in Scotland is 12 Elm Avenue, Lenzie, Glasgow G66 4HJ.


4 boxes


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was deposited at the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World by the mission in 2001.


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Related Materials

Records of Interserve England and Wales are held at the Interserve England and Wales headquarters. Records of Interserve Ireland are held at 14 Glencregagh Court, Belfast BT6 0PA. The National Library of Scotland holds copies of the society's journal publications such as The Indian Female Evangelist.

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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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