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RAWCLIFFE, Rt. Rev. DEREK

PP MS 61Papers on Melanesian culture and the work of the church in the New Hebrides, dated 1960s-1970s collected by the Rt. Rev. Derek Rawcliffe (b.1921). Went to Solomon Islands in 1949 as a teacher; appointed Archdeacon of Southern Melanesia in 1959. First Bishop of New Hebrides, 1974-1980. 3 boxes. Handlist.


RAY, SIDNEY HERBERT

PP MS 3Papers, dated c. 1900-1939, of Sidney Herbert Ray (1858-1939). Schoolmaster and scholar of Oceanic languages, chiefly relating to the languages and ethnology of the Pacific Islands. 18 boxes. Handlist.


REAY, 11TH BARON (DONALD JAMES MACKAY)

PP MS 37Papers, dated 1884-1890, of Donald James Mackay (1839-1921); 11th Baron Reay as Governor of Bombay 1885-1890. 5 boxes. Handlist.


RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY

see UNITED SOCIETY FOR CHRISTIAN LITERATURE


RICHARDS, CHARLES GRANSTON

PP MS 12Articles, reports, books, pamphlets and some correspondence, dated 1939-1979, of Charles Granston Richards (born 1908). Served with the Church Missionary Society, Kenya 1935-1948; Director of East Africa Literature Bureau 1948-1963; Director of the Christian Literature Fund of the World Council of Churches 1965-1970, and of its successor, the Agency for Christian Literature Development 1970-1975. 12 boxes. Handlist.


RIDGE FAMILY PAPERS

PP MS 30Photographs and papers of William Sheldon Ridge (1875-1945) and Frances Ridge (neƩ Butcher) (b.1887). Frances Ridge worked as an LMS missionary in Tientsin Hospital prior to her marriage. William Sheldon Ridge went to China in 1904 as Headmaster of Shanghai Municipal Public School. He worked as editor on a number of publications including Peking Daily News and The Far Eastern Times as well as lecturing at the China Union Language School and the Chinese Government University of Communications. 5 boxes. Handlist.


ROSS, SIR EDWARD DENISON AND LADY ROSS

PP MS8Correspondence, personal material, articles, notebooks, language material and draft manuscripts of books of Sir Edward Denison Ross (1871-1940); Professor of Persian, University College London; Principal of Madrasah Muslim College, Calcutta and first Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 1916-1937. Also six volumes of diary letters exchanged between Denison Ross and Dora Robinson before their marriage. 35 boxes. Handlist.


ROYAL INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, FAR EAST DEPARTMENT

Various MS NumbersConference papers, research memoranda and miscellaneous papers, 1927-1962. 78 boxes. Handlist.