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

 Fonds
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 from...
Dates: 1917-1988

Church of Scotland Slide and Visual Collection

 Fonds
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 (d. 1967)

 Fonds
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

Material relating to Henry Wilson Ord

 Fonds
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 GDP...
Dates: 1960-1985

Papers of Adrian Hastings (1929-2001)

 Fonds
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 in...
Dates: 1935-1982

Papers of Arthur Ruffell Barlow

 Fonds
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; Barlow's...
Dates: 1903-1965

Papers of David Clement Ruffell Scott

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-223
Scope and Contents The collection consists of nineteen letters from Scott to his close friend the Reverend James Robertson written mainly from Blantyre, Nyasaland (Malawi) from the time of his arrival in 1881 to 1895, the year in which his wife and brother died. They describe in some detail the work of the mission and his experiences in Africa.
Dates: 1881-1895

Papers of Everitt Young

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1071
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of letters to Ivory Buchan (Margaret Ivory Ritchie Buchan) and includes: Edinburgh letters, 1931-1938, beginning on a regular basis in 1934, with comments on teacher training, and setting up a private school in Blackhall; South Africa letters, 1938-1951, going abroad for health reasons, early difficulties in South Africa, and about work in Benoni and Johannesburg.
Dates: 1931-1951

Papers of Helen M. Taylor

 Fonds — Box: Gen.2180, Folder: Gen.2180/3
Identifier: Coll-224
Scope and Contents The collection covers the period of the controversy over the Central African Federation and the protests of the nationalist movement under Hastings Banda. The material includes papers, memoranda, telegrams and reports by Taylor and others relating to the position of the church, mission and teacher training college at Livingstonia and giving their opinions on the events in Nyasaland. Statements and correspondence are directed to the government, the Devlin Commission of Enquiry and to...
Dates: 1958-1963

Papers of John William Arthur

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-207
Scope and Contents The collection consists mainly of correspondence and papers (1907-1949) including letters from Arthur to his mother; circular letters and newsletters from the Kikuyu mission; sections from Arthur's diaries and notes on his travels throughout East Africa; reports on missionary conferences; memoranda by Arthur and others on native affairs such as the labour question, land tenure, education and female circumcision; minutes, memoranda and papers of the Kikuyu Association and the Kikuyu Mission...
Dates: 1902-1954

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Arthur, John William, 1881-1952, Medical Missionary in Kenya 1
Barlow, Arthur Ruffell, 1888-1965 (Scottish Missionary) 1
Darling, Sir Frank Fraser, 1903-1979 (human ecologist and senior lecturer in ecology and conservation, University of Edinburgh) 1
Dewar, Alexander, fl. 1892-1904, Minister, Missionary 1
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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
Kennedy, Marjorie Jean Oswald, c1916-2003 (Edinburgh University Library member of staff) 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
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
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
Young, Janet Everitt Maclean, fl. 1931-1951, Teacher 1
Zaharoff, Basil, 1849-1936 (arms-dealer, industrialist) 1
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