Smith, Stanley W.
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
Conditions governing access: Contact the repository for details.
Conditions governing reproduction: Contact the repository for details.
Finding aids: A handlist is available.
Related material: The Centre Library has other collections of archives and material relating to Nigeria.
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