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from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London

Part 5: CIM Missionaries: Personal Papers

This fifth part offers the Personal Papers of CIM missionaries – describing the lives of a wide range of missionaries active in China from 1877 through to 1951.

There is original material concerning:

  • The historic spread of Islam and the lives of Muslims in China, 1939-1952.
  • Women missionaries, including the memoirs of Frances Clarke, Charlotte Tippett, Rosie Allen, Henrietta Withers and Geraldine Howard Taylor.
  • The important mission of Judd and Broumton in 1877 – they were the first Christian missionaries to visit Guizhou.
  • W H Warren, who was stationed at Shaohsing, 1903-1911, and later became Principal of the Bible Training Institute, which prepared Chinese students for Christian service, then Superintendent of the Chekiang field and finally CIM Assistant China Director, 1931-1940.
  • Pastor John Sung, the renowned Chinese Christian evangelist, who gave up a promising career in science to work as a missionary in Taiwan, mainland China and South East Asia.
  • The peoples of South West China - in the research papers of Frederick Howard Taylor.
  • The life of CIM’s founder, James Hudson Taylor, through the typescript recollections of Frederick Hudson Taylor, and through many articles and illustrations.

These individual collections of papers are extremely rich and varied and include materials such as diaries, letters, memoirs, scrapbooks, photos and ephemera. These will be invaluable for anyone studying missiology and the history of missions in China.

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