Hughes, Thomas Patrick


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0059 Mss Eur F338
Held at: British Library, Asia Pacific and Africa Collections, India Office Private Papers
Domain: archival
Title: Hughes, Thomas Patrick
Date(s) of contents: 1864-1896
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 10 files

CONTEXT

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

Language: English

Conditions governing access: Access unrestricted

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids: Handlist

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Date(s) of descriptions: 18 July 2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Churches
Cultural interaction
Missionaries
Missionary work

Personal names
French | Thomas Valpy | 1825-1891 | Bishop of Lahore
Hughes | Thomas Patrick | Church Missionary Society missionary

Corporate names
All Saints Memorial Church, Peshawar, Pakistan
Church Missionary Society

Places
Asia
India
Pakistan
South Asia