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Church of Scotland (General, Malaysia, Southern Africa and Jerusalem) Collection

Identifier: CSWC 42
Scope and Contents The collection consists of: (1) General material: volume of accounts for stations in India, China, Africa, Saudi Arabia and Jamaica and showing other miscellaneous expenses (1944-1947); and letter registers recording letters received from missionaries in various stations (1950s-1960s). (2) Malaysia: draft history and notes on the Presbyterian Church in Perak between 1928 and 1963. (3) Southern Africa: papers and notes on the Church and sanctions (1986); press cuttings, papers and a letter...
Dates: 1917-1988

Church of Scotland Slide and Visual Collection

Identifier: CSWC 47
Scope and Contents The collection consists of: (1) Lantern slides and glass plate negatives of: China (Charles Somerville collection, Dugald Christie); Africa (Malawi, Zambia, Kenya, Nigeria); India; and Jamaica. Most sets come with indexes and commentaries and date from late 19th century to early-mid twentieth century. (2) Slides (35 mm) of: Africa (Malawi, Zambia, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan and Egypt); Far East (including Taiwan and Hong Kong); Holy Land; Middle East; India (including Western...
Dates: 19th century-20th century

Collection of Joseph Ross (1890-1969)

Identifier: CSWC 3
Scope and Contents The collection consists mainly of letters from and articles about missionaries who knew Ross, who were connected with the Boy Scout Association or who were associated with Aberdeen. Much of the material was collected by Ross for use in his Sunday school classes, but some is more personal, many of the articles are cutting from Life and Work or other missionary publications, and there are some photographs. There is only a small amount on each...
Dates: 1920-1962

Grammar of the Foolah language by Robert Maxwell MacBrair

Identifier: Coll-785
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript of MacBrair's 'sketch' of the grammar of the Foolah (or Foulah) language spoken by the pastoral Foulahs (or Fulani), the Teucorlars (or Tukulors) and the Laubies of the interior of Western Africa, bound together.

Dates: 1836-1843
Detail of page from the Compendium of Chronicles by Rashid al-Din. Shows text with central miniature depicting the Sultan Luhrasp seated on a throne, surrounded by attendants. [Please click twice to see the full manuscript]
Detail of page from the Compendium of Chro...

Manuscripts of the Islamicate World and South Asia

Identifier: Or Ms
Scope and Contents This collection consists of over 700 manuscripts pertaining to the Islamicate world and South Asia, dating from the 10th to 19th centuries C.E. (the majority being post-1500). Chiefly bound paper codices, it includes sacred texts of importance to the Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh faiths, Qur’anic commentaries, Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad and the Shi’i Imams, works treating Islamic law, world history, the history of India, medicine,...
Dates: 10th-19th centuries C.E. (bulk: post-1500 C.E.)

Material relating to Henry Wilson Ord

Identifier: Coll-1306
Scope and Contents The material relating mainly to Malawi from the 1960s and 1970s was drawn together in January 1978 and placed in a bulky file after the death of Ord. The unsorted and uncollated file contains largely typescript copies of papers, data sheets, and correspondence during his period as economic advisor (African matters). The collection includes material on the shadow price for foreign exchange and labour in Malawi, crop estimates, crop and agriculture policy, district maize projections, GDP and...
Dates: 1960-1985

Papers of A. W. S. Thompson M.B.

Identifier: Coll-1050
Scope and Contents Between 1943 and 1945, Thompson set about keeping a personal wartime journal hoping to register possible changes to his psychological make-up. The journal offers data on the effects of long-term overseas service amongst officers. The journal is in diary form with 9 volumes, covering the period 18 July 1943 to 15 October 1945, and written while in North Africa, Italy, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Greece, and Austria. Within the diaries are newspaper cuttings of the period, photographs, franked...
Dates: 1943-1945

Papers of Adrian Hastings (1929-2001)

Identifier: CSWC 36
Scope and Contents The collection consists of material relating to: Hastings' study of and book on Christian marriage in Africa (1951-1974); the use of catechists in Africa by the Catholic church (1967-1970); the Catholic Institute of International Relations, including publications, papers, minutes and reports (1971-1982); the diploma of religious studies at Makere University, Uganda (1968-1972); seminars in Africa including a seminar for young Catholic men at Lubushi, Zambia (1962), and seminars on the church...
Dates: 1935-1982

Papers of Arthur Ruffell Barlow

Identifier: Coll-208
Scope and Contents The collection consists of material about the Church of Scotland mission in Kenya, about Kikuyu language and culture, and about the interests and concerns of Africans and their relation to the government. In particular it includes: Barlow's comments on and additions to theKikuyu-English Dictionaryby L.J. Beecher and G.S.B. Beecher (including volumes of the 1935 dictionary with Barlow's handwritten amendments) with correspondence (1956-1962) about the publication of a revised version;...
Dates: 1903-1965

Papers of Colin Legum

Identifier: Coll-693
Scope and Contents This collection comprises the papers of Colin Legum, an Anti-Apartheid activist and political exile, and later newpaper political correspondent. It includes correspondence files, committee minutes, freelance articles, files in legal document wallets labelled alphabetically, office filing, published periodicals, journals, research files, press cuttings, notes, publications, and newspapers relating to the post-colonial history of many countries mostly in Africa, but also in the Middle East and...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1950s-1970s

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Arthur, John William, 1881-1952, Medical Missionary in Kenya 1
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Bell, Charles Davidson, 1813–1882 (Surveyor-General in the Cape Colony | Artist, Heraldist) 1
Darling, Sir Frank Fraser, 1903-1979 (human ecologist and senior lecturer in ecology and conservation, University of Edinburgh) 1
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Dewar, Alexander, fl. 1892-1904, Minister, Missionary 1
Freshwater, Nancy (Annie), 1874-1959 (Married to missionary Will Freshwater) 1
Freshwater, Will, 1872-1936 (Missionary) 1
Greene, Anthony Hamilton Millard Kirk-, 1925-2018 (British historian) 1
Hjort, Johan, 1869-1948 (fisheries scientist, marine zoologist, oceanographer) 1
Hutton, Elizabeth 1
Ibbott, Ralph, c 1925- (Former adviser to the Ruvuma Development Association in Tanzania) 1
Jackson, Ellen Julia, fl 1876-1919 (wife of Sir John Jackson) 1
Jackson, John, Sir, 1851-1919 (civil engineer; engineering contractor) 1
John Paul II, 1920-2005 (Pope) 1
Kennedy, Marjorie Jean Oswald, c1916-2003 (Edinburgh University Library member of staff) 1
Kenyan African National Union (founded 1960) 1
King, Kenneth, fl 1970-2010s (former Director of the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh) 1
King, Pravina, fl 1990s-2010s (administrator of the Centre for African Studies, University of Edinburgh, and organiser of Scotland Africa '97) 1
Kraft, Charles H, b 1932 (American anthropologist and linguist) 1
Laws, Robert, 1851-1934 (Scottish missionary) 1
Legum, Colin, 1919-2003 (South African journalist and writer on African politics) 1
London Missionary Society 1
MacBrair, Robert Maxwell, fl 1836-1843 1
Mackenzie, Kenneth, 1920-1971 1
Marwick, William Hutton, 1863-1940, Scottish Missionary 1
Millinga, Ntimbanjayo John, c 1939-2008 (founder of the Ruvuma Development Association) 1
Moffat, Robert, 1795-1883, Scottish Missionary 1
Nazaretha Church. Church of the Nazarites. Nazareth Baptist Church (Shembe Nazareth Baptist Church : 1910-) (Prophetic South African Christian church) 1
Nyerere, Julius Kambarage, 1922-1999 (President of Tanzania) 1
Oldham, Joseph Houldsworth, 1874-1969 (missionary and ecumenist) 1
Ord, Henry Wilson, d. 1977 (senior lecturer, Edinburgh University) 1
Ruvuma Development Association (early 1960s-1969) 1
Scott, David Clement Ruffell, 1853-1907, Scottish Missionary 1
St. George's Training College, Edinburgh 1
Tait, Peter Guthrie, 1831-1901 (mathematician and physicist) 1
Taylor, Helen M., fl.1933-1963 (Church of Scotland Missionary) 1
Thompson, A W S, fl 1933-1979 (WWII veteran) 1
Young, Janet Everitt Maclean, fl. 1931-1951, Teacher 1
Zaharoff, Basil, 1849-1936 (arms-dealer, industrialist) 1
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