Hughes, Thomas Patrick
Name of creator(s): Hughes, Thomas Patrick
Administrative/Biographical history: The Rev Thomas Patrick Hughes served as a Church Missionary Society missionary at Peshawar 1864-1884. He became a considerable oriental scholar, compiling a 'Dictionary of Islam' (New York 1885), and other works. After retiring from missionary work he emigrated to the United States where he appears to have worked as freelance journalist.
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CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and content/abstract: The papers are a miscellaneous collection. They include Hughes's own signed copy of his 'Dictionary of Islam'; newspaper articles on various subjects including the 'Afghans' as Hughes called them, that is the people of the North-West Frontier Province whom he was seeking to understand and to convert; other articles written after his retirement; a guide to All Saints Memorial Church, Peshawar, which he was instrumental in getting built; a letter to him from Thomas Valpy French, Bishop of Lahore, seeking to dissuade him from leaving the mission field; and a bibliography of Hughes's writings compiled by Alam M Guenther.
System of arrangement: By file number
ACCESS AND USE
Conditions governing access: Access unrestricted
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Finding aids: Handlist
Date(s) of descriptions: 18 July 2002