PP MS 77. Papers, 1965-2003, of Lionel Caplan, Professor of Anthropology, arising from four principal studies – firstly of relations between high Hindu castes and an indigenous 'tribal' population in east Nepal; secondly, a district capital and its environs in west Nepal; Thirdly the growth of 'fundamentalism' in the Christian community of urban south India; and fourthly the contemporary world of a 'mixed-race' Anglo-Indian population as this has been shaped by colonial and postcolonial circumstances. Comprises field notes, comprehensive census data, questionnaires, genealogical charts, and extensive details on economic, kinship, ritual and other everyday activities concerning the subjects of research. Additional papers relate to the study of Nepalese 'Gurkhas' and how they are imagined in the West.
MS 381062. Papers, 1969-1980, of Patricia Caplan, Professor of Anthropology. Relating to fieldwork on inter-caste relations, land tenure, migration to India by low castes and new source of cash income in the Far Western Hills of Nepal in 1969, as well as material relating to the subsequent publication of books and articles based on the fieldwork.
CARPENTER, JOHN BAKER
MS 380334Letters, papers, photographs, dated 1899-1926, of John Baker Carpenter. Served with the Church Missionary Society in Fukien, China, 1899-1921; taught at Union Theological College 1915-1920; Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Fukien, 1917-1920. 1 box, 2 files. Handlist.
CHASThe China Association was founded in 1889 to represent the interests of those concerned with trade to China, Hong Kong and Japan. The archives comprise minutes, annual reports, correspondence and papers dated 1889-1969. Deposited in 1978. 116 files and volumes. (Certain documents, dated 1948-1951, have been retained by the Association but these can be consulted, by appointment, at the China Association). Handlist.
CHINA INLAND MISSION (OVERSEAS MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
CIM Minutes, 1872 to 1951, of the London Council of the China Inland Mission and of its Finance Committee; Minutes, 1886-1947 and 1951, of the mission's China Council; Registers of missionaries, some correspondence, private papers and various publications including Chinese Missionary Gleaner 1853-1959 and China's Millions 1875-1964. In addition there is a large photographic collection. In a separate section are the substantial papers of the mission's founder, James Hudson Taylor (1832-1905) which include some records c.1850-60 of the Chinese Evangelization Society. Also, four boxes relating to the Chefoo Schools, founded by Hudson Taylor, including registers of pupils. 161 boxes, 394 volumes. Handlists in two volumes, part 1 listing written materials and part 2 photographs.
CHINESE MARITIME CUSTOMS
see Bowra, Hart, Maze collections
CAChristian Aid was founded by British Churches in 1946 when it was primarily concerned with the work of reconstruction in Europe. It subsequently developed a worldwide mandate and came to be known as the Department of Inter-Church Aid and Refugee Service of the British Council of Churches. In 1964 the agency changed its name to Christian Aid. Records comprise correspondence, minutes and reports, dating 1946-1985, concerning aid projects in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. 508 boxes. Handlists.
CHRISTIAN CONCERN FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA
CCSACorrespondence, papers, publications and reports, dated 1966-1993, of Christian Concern for Southern Africa, an organisation formed in the early 1970s to co-ordinate response of the Churches in the United Kingdom to the political situation in South Africa. CCSA wound down its activities in 1992. 32 boxes. Handlist.
CLUB DE DAKAR
PP MS 53Correspondence, research papers and publications, mainly in French, relating to the Club de Dakar, an organisation set up in 1974 to improve relations between western industries and francophone African countries. 5 boxes. Handlist.
COATES, PATRICK DEVEREUX
PP MS 52Papers, correspondence and research notes created by Patrick Devereux Coates (1916-1991), whilst writing The China Consuls: British Consular Officers 1843-1943, published by Oxford University Press in 1988. Coates had himself served with the consular service, from 1937 to 1941. 5 boxes. Handlist.
COLE, DR ROBERT BENJAMIN AGEH WELLESLEY
PP MS 35Papers of Dr Robert Benjamin Ageh Wellesley Cole (1907-1995). Trained and practised in this country as an ophthalmic surgeon; Director of the West Africa Students Union, President of the League of Coloured Peoples of Great Britain and Ireland and Member of various Colonial Office Advisory Committees, including the Advisory Committee for the Welfare of Colonial Peoples. 45 boxes. Handlist.
COMMITTEE FOR PEACE IN NIGERIA
see MOVEMENT FOR COLONIAL FREEDOM
COMMONWEALTH MISSIONARY SOCIETY
see COUNCIL FOR WORLD MISSION
CONFERENCE OF BRITISH MISSIONARY SOCIETIES/INTERNATIONAL MISSIONARY COUNCIL
Joint CBMS/IMC Archives. Relates to co-operative missionary endeavours concerning Africa and India from 1910 to 1945. Only the files on Africa have been deposited in SOAS Library. There is a microfiche copy of the files on India, the originals of which have been deposited at the offices of the World Council of Churches in Geneva. Correspondence, memoranda, pamphlets and reports. 135 boxes. Handlists.
Conference of British Missionary Societies (now the Conference for World Mission) Archives 1912-60. Minutes and papers of the Standing Committee, the Home Council and its committees; area files; files on literature and medical work and files on contacts with other missionary bodies. Deposited in 1977 and 1979. 621 boxes. Handlist.
International Committee on Christian Literature for Africa. Founded in 1929 as the Christian Literature Bureau it became, in 1953, part of the International Missionary Council. In 1957/58 its operations were transferred to Africa. Minutes, accounts, correspondence and reports dated c. 1920-1957 and sets of works published. 45 boxes. Handlist.
CO-ORDINATING COUNCIL FOR AREA STUDIES
CCASAMinutes, correspondence and papers, dated 1980-1982, of the Co-ordinating Council for Area Studies Associations (CCASA), founded in 1980 to lobby for area studies in face of Government cuts on Higher Education. 3 boxes. Handlist.
CORMACK, GEORGE E.
MS 380660Glass slides and photographs by George Cormack of Manchuria and the Chinese Coolie Corps, c.1912-1919. 1 box. Handlist.
COUNCIL FOR WORLD MISSION
CWM(incorporating the London Missionary Society and the Commonwealth Missionary Society)
Archives, dated 1795-1970, concerning LMS work in the South Seas, China and Madagascar, South and South East Asia and Southern and Central Africa, and to a lesser extent in North America and the West Indies. Minutes, correspondence, reports, personal papers, c. 11,000 photographs. Amongst the private collections are papers of James Chalmers, James Legge, David Livingstone, Robert Moffat, Robert Morrison, J.E. Newell, John Philip and John Williams. Also records of the Commonwealth Missionary Society, formerly the Colonial Missionary Society, which worked in Australia, North America, New Zealand, South Africa and the West Indies. 2540 boxes. See The archives of the Council for World Mission (incorporating the London Missionary Society); an Outline Guide, SOAS, 1973. New guide in preparation. Bound handlists. Also CWM Library, c. 13,000 books and pamphlets, including LMS serials.
COUSINS, (ETHEL) CONSTANCE
MS 380325Letters and papers concerning the life of Constance Cousins (1882-1944). Worked with the Church of Scotland's medical mission at Kalimpong and Almora, 1911-1944; went to Bhutan, 1911 to help combat a cholera epidemic there. The collection also includes letters, dated 1893-1900, from her father the Revd. W.C. Cousins, missionary in Madagascar from 1862 to 1899. 4 boxes. Handlist.
CRABTREE, WILLIAM ARTHUR
MS 380335Material collected by William Arthur Crabtree. Worked as a Missionary for the Church Missionary Society in Uganda 1892-1906. Card index of English/Bantu and Bantu/English vocabularies, incorporating 13 different Bantu languages, and symbols relating their hypothetical common roots, with some tentative conclusions about Bantu origins, together with material on Luganda and Kavirondo. 2 boxes. Handlist.
CROMWELL, TOM PEARSON
PP MS 33Personal correspondence, dated 1926 to 1946, together with some papers, of Tom Pearson Cromwell (born 1909). Cromwell joined the Colonial Administrative Service in 1932, serving in Malaya and was interned from 1942 to 1945. After the war he became Assistant Secretary for Chinese Affairs in Sarawak and Director of Social Welfare in Singapore from 1953 to 1957. 12 boxes. Handlist.
CARPENTER, JOHN BAKER