Name of creator(s): Scott, William
Administrative/Biographical history: William Scott, was a medical missionary with the Free Church of Scotland at Bandawe, Livingstonia. He arrived at Bandawe with his wife in 1883 to relieve Robert Laws while the latter took leave. The Scotts stayed until 1886 when Scott was invalided home.
Immediate source of acquisition: Presented to the University of Edinburgh by Dr H.D. Ingram in 1973.
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and content/abstract: The journal describes daily events at the Livingstonia mission at Bandawe. There is an entry by Scott for most days. It also includes a loose sheet of statistics for the Livingstonia mission (1885). The journal is marked as being from 1883-1885 but the entries continue until 1886.
System of arrangement:
ACCESS AND USE
Conditions governing access: Contact the repository for details.
Conditions governing reproduction: Contact the repository for details.
Finding aids: Alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives. The collection is mentioned in the Edinburgh University Library subject checklist (C3) Manuscripts on Africa.
Related material: The papers of several Livingstonia missionaries survive. Edinburgh University Library, for example, has some papers of Robert Laws. The National Library of Scotland has an extensive missionary collection, including material on Livingstonia and some Scott correspondence.
Copies: Edinburgh University Library Special Collections has a microfilm of the collection (Mic. Dup. 614). A copy was sent to the National Archives of Malawi in 1985.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Caroline Brown, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives.
Note: The biographical history was compiled using the following material: (1) Reminiscences of Livingstonia Robert Laws (Edinburgh : Oliver & Boyd, 1934). (2) Information from the collection itself.
Date(s) of descriptions: 7 July 2000