Reuter Letters


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 1835 REU
Held at: Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide (formerly known as the Henry Martyn Centre)
Domain: archival
Title: Reuter Letters
Date(s) of contents: 1889-1891
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: One small folder of photocopied letters and associated notes.

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Reuter, Sophie Dorothea (1860-1891)

Administrative/Biographical history: Sophie Dorothea Reuter was born in 1860 in Norway and was a member of the Lutheran Church. In 1885 she and her friend Anna Jakobsen went as the two first Norwegian missionaries to China where she served until her death in 1891. In 1888 in Shanghai she married her fellow missionary, Stanley P. Smith, one of the 'Cambridge Seven'. Her only son, Algernon Stanley Smith, was a missionary in Ruanda.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Copies of letters held by Sue Anderson, Reuter's great granddaughter.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Letters from Sophie Reuter to her family dated from Lunyang-fu and Lu-Cheng, China, 1889 to 1891 and some background articles on her life.

System of arrangement: REU 1 consists of the seven letters of Sophie Rueter.
REU 2 and 3 are a letter and notes on her life.

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English.

Conditions governing access: Refer to the repository.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids: A handlist is available.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Copies: Can be provided.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Compiled using:
Biographical dictionary of Christian missions, ed. by Gerald H. Anderson (New York: Simon & Schuster Macmillan, 1998).

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Missions

Personal names
Reuter | Sophie Dorothea | 1860-1891 | Norwegian Lutheran missionary to China
Smith | Algernon Charles Stanley | 1890-1978 | missionary doctor with the Church Missionary Society and Bible translator in Rwanda
Smith | Stanley P | 1861-1931 | English missionary and one of the "Cambridge Seven" with the China Inland Mission

Corporate names

Places
China