Minter Papers


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 1835 MIN
Held at: Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide (formerly known as the Henry Martyn Centre)
Domain: archival
Title: Minter Papers
Date(s) of contents: 1704, 1930-1991
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 6 boxes of letters, pamphlets, research notes, drafts and completed manuscripts.

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Minter, Richard Arthur (1905-1997)

Administrative/Biographical history: The Reverend Richard Arthur Minter (1905-1997) served as rector of Clairmont, St Anne's Bay, Jamaica between 1938 and 1945. From 1946 onwards he was rector of Quy near Cambridge but made numerous trips back to the West Indies.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: The papers were received by the Henry Martyn Centre in 1997 having been donated by his daughters.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: The papers consist chiefly of letters, articles, pamphlets, research notes and manuscripts relating to the two works of Minter which reflected his time in Jamaica and his interest in the Anglican Church there. The works are the unpublished thesis The Comparative Importance of Influences Hostile to the Slave Trade within and without the Established Church in the West Indies before 1783, which he wrote in the 1920s, and Episcopacy without Episcopate on the Church of England in Jamaica before 1824, which was published in 1990. Within these papers there is much material on the Anglican Church West Indies in general and Jamaica, in particular, from articles, pamphlets and guidebooks. Additional matter can be found on the Bray Theological Libraries, the League of Nations and the New Commonwealth movement in the 1930s as well as an extensive collection of newspaper cuttings on the Second World War from Jamaican newspapers.

System of arrangement: MIN 1 - correspondence and other papers MIN 2 - articles, notes etc mainly on the Jamaican churches and clergy MIN 3 - pamphlets and booklets MIN 4 - newspaper cuttings MIN 5 and 6 - draft and complete copy of Minter's unpublished thesis on the slave trade MIN 7-10 - working notes, drafts and a complete copy of Episcopacy without an Episcopate

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English

Conditions governing access: Refer to the repository

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids: A handlist is available.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Copies: Cam be provided

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
British Commonwealth
Christianity
Church of England
Education
Missionary work
Second World War
Slave Trade
Slavery

Personal names
Minter | Richard Arthur | 1905-1997 | rector of Clairmont, Jamaica and Quy, Cambridgeshire

Corporate names
Anglican Church
Baptist Missionary Society
Bray Theological Libraries
Church of England in Jamaica
League of Nations
New Commonwealth
Society for the Propagation of the Gospel
South American Missionary Society

Places
Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Barbados
Jamaica
West Indies