Howes, Rt Rev'd Peter H.H.


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0162 MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 345
Held at: Bodleian Library - Special Collections
Domain: archival
Title: Howes, Rt Rev'd Peter H.H.
Date(s) of contents: [1957-1964]
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 1 box

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s):

Administrative/Biographical history: The Rt. Revd. Peter H.H. Howes (fl [1903]-1997) studied for the Anglican ministry at Kelham Theological College in 1929 and became a missionary with the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. From 1937 he served in Sarawak, working with the Bidayuh (Land Dayaks). From 1957 to 1960 he was seconded to the Colonial Government to become Officer-in-Charge of the Padawan Community Development Scheme operating among the Land Dayaks of the Upper Sarawak River on the border with West Kalimantan. In 1976 he was appointed Assistant Bishop of Kuching before retiring in 1981. His published works include Shun nyamba nang. A collection of Land Dayak stories (London, Macmillan and Co., 1952) and In a fair ground (London, Excalibur, c1994).

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Papers donated by the Rt Rev'd Peter H.H. Howes in 1993

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Three logbooks and evaluation report as Officer-in-Chrage, Padawan Community Development Scheme, Sarawak, 1957 -1964, and two folders of enclosures.

System of arrangement: Arranged as described in Scope and Content.

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English

Conditions governing access: Bodleian's reader's ticket required.

Conditions governing reproduction: No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the Library in the first instance.

Finding aids: Listed as no. 700 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford Bodleian Library, 1996)

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Originally complied by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Libary of Commonwealth and African studies at Rhodes House in 2002 and edited for Mundus in 2004.

Date(s) of descriptions: 2002/04


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects

Personal names
Howes | Peter H. H. | c.1903 - 1997 | missionary and Colonial Civil Servant

Corporate names
Padawan Community Development Scheme, Sarawak
Society for the Propagation of the Gospel

Places
Sarawak
South East Asia