Haldane, Joseph Gibson
Name of creator(s): Haldane, Joseph Gibson (1887-1977)
Administrative/Biographical history: Joseph Gibson Haldane, Church of Scotland missionary in India, was born in 1887. He was based at the mission in Chingleput, South India where he was widely known for his educational as well as missionary work. Haldane was popular with the Indians that he worked with, partly because of the respect that he showed for the Hindu religion and culture. He left India in 1934 because of the ill health of his wife and died in 1977.
Immediate source of acquisition: The material was presented to New College Library by Glasgow University Archives in August 1990.
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and content/abstract: The collection consists of circular letters from the Church of Scotland regarding the training of missionaries and youth movements (1929-30); letters from missionaries at Conjeeveram, South India to Haldane giving news of the mission and an agenda for a mission meeting (1930); a letter from Haldane in India to members of the YMCA and YWCA in Glasgow thanking them for their donations (c 1930); a proposed scheme of church union in South India (1930); a circular letter from the Church of Scotland Mission, Chingleput regarding Haldane's visit to the Convention of the Marthoma Syrian Christian Church (c 1930); and a farewell address to Haldane by the citizens of Chingleput (1934).
System of arrangement: The material is arranged in chronological order.
ACCESS AND USE
Conditions governing access: Contact the repository for details.
Conditions governing reproduction: Contact the repository for details.
Finding aids: The Index to Manuscripts held at New College Library mentions the collection. A handlist is filed in the New College Inventory of Manuscripts.
Related material: The National Library of Scotland has an extensive collection of missionary records including some from Joseph Gibson Haldane of Canal Street, Paisley.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Caroline Brown, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives.
Note: The biographical history was compiled using information from the collection.
Date(s) of descriptions: 7 July 2000