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New Guide to the Archive of the English Presbyterian Mission

17 November 2009

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Guide to the Archive of the English Presbyterian Mission

The guide gives a historical overview of the development of the English Presbyterian Mission in its overseas mission fields, outlines the records available in the archive at SOAS Library and showcases a number of fascinating images taken from the photographic collection. On February 9th 1945, the Presbyterian Church offices in London were struck by a V2 rocket, destroying many of the 19th and early 20th century records. Surviving records include minutes, correspondence, reports on mission work, financial papers, individual and subject files, printed materials and photographs, dating from the late 1840s to the mid 1970s.

Production of the guide has been made possible by funding from the United Reformed Church and the Council for World Mission and marks the completion of a project to re-catalogue the archive online, now available through the SOAS Archive Catalogue.