Smith, Stanley W.


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0237 Edinburgh University Library, CSCNWW 28
Held at: Centre for the Study of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh
Domain:
Title: Smith, Stanley W.
Date(s) of contents: c 1920-1986
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 2 files

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Smith, Stanley W.

Administrative/Biographical history: Stanley W. Smith was a Methodist Missionary Society missionary in Nigeria. He worked as an educational missionary and was in Nigeria from 1937 to 1952. On returning from Nigeria he worked as a minister in Hastings (1952), Huddersfield (1955), Bradford (1959), Salford (1962), Manchester (1964) and Hungerford (1966). He retained a keen interest in Nigeria and in missionary and church work throughout his life. Smith retired to Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire.

Custodial history: The material was collected and copied by the Reverend Smith.

Immediate source of acquisition: The material was deposited at the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World by the Reverend Smith on various occasions in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: The collection consists of papers and copies of items relating to the Methodist Mission and Church in Nigeria, in particular: articles, reports and papers about the mission (1922-1978); an index of relevant articles covering the period 1870-1970; transcripts and copies of diaries of Methodist missionaries in particular William Norcross, Paul Kingston and Christopher Hutchinson (from c 1920); and copies of letters from Alexander Fenby to his wife Grace (1927-1931).

System of arrangement: The material is arranged in files and the articles within the files are in chronological order.

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English.

Conditions governing access: Contact the repository for details.

Conditions governing reproduction: Contact the repository for details.

Finding aids: A handlist is available.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: The Centre Library has other collections of archives and material relating to Nigeria.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by Caroline Brown, Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World, Edinburgh University.

Note: The biographical history was compiled using the following material:

Date(s) of descriptions: 7 July 2000


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Missionaries
Missions

Personal names
Fenby | Alexander S
Hutchinson | Christopher | 1902-1963
Kingston | Paul
Smith | Stanley W

Corporate names
Methodist Missionary Society

Places
Africa
Nigeria
West Africa