Falkner Papers


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 1835 FAL
Held at: Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide (formerly known as the Henry Martyn Centre)
Domain: archival
Title: Falkner Papers
Date(s) of contents: 1936-1992
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: One box of papers,

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Falkner, Kathleen (née Vidler)
Falkner, Thomas Meade

Administrative/Biographical history: Thomas and Kathleen Falkner (husband and wife) were missionaries and teachers in the Delhi area in India in the 1930s and the 1940s. Their papers reflect their interest in what became the Diocese of North india and the link with Cambridge through the Cambridge Mission to Delhi.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated to the Henry Martyn Centre in the late 1990s by Belinda Parham, a cousin of Kathleen Falkner.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: The papers consist of letters, pamphlets, articles and magazine cutings which reflect the lives and interests of the Falkners in India and Sri Lanka. These include descriptions of village life, customs, religion and education in both countries. One file has papers relating to the Cambridge Mission to Delhi.

System of arrangement: Collection is divided into 6 folders covering correspondence, diary of a return visit to India in 1960-1, articles, pamphlets etc. on the Church of North India, one folder on the Delhi Diocese and the Cambridge Mission to Delhi and two folders of magazine cuttings on the geography and culture of the Indian subcontinent and Mayanmar.

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English and Hindi.

Conditions governing access: Please refer to the repository.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids: A handlist is available.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: The Henry Martyn Centre also holds the papers of the Cambridge Committee for Christian Work in Delhi.

Copies: Can be provided

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2002.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Buddhism
Christians
Hinduism
Missionary Schools
Missionary societies
Missionary work
Schools

Personal names
Falkner | Kathleen | née Vidler
Falkner | Thomas Meade
Nasir | Eric | Bishop of Assam (1962) and Bishop of Amritsar
Nehru | Jawaharlal | 1889-1964 | Pandit and Prime Minister of India (1947-1964)

Corporate names
Cambridge Committee for Christian Work in Delhi
Cambridge Mission to Delhi
Church of North India
Diocese of North India (Anglican)
Friends of Delhi Diocese

Places
Asia
Colombo
Delhi
India
Kashmir
Mayanmar
South Asia
South East Asia
Sri Lanka