Name of creator(s): Wood, L. C.
Administrative/Biographical history: L. C. Wood was a missionary with the China Inland Mission in the region of Ningsia, north-west China. He arrived in China around the early 1920s and worked there with his wife until he left in January 1943. On his return to England he gave talks and slide shows about the mission in China.
Custodial history: The collection was briefly listed by Ralph Covell in 1992.
Immediate source of acquisition: The slides were probably presented to the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western world by A. J. Broomhall when he presented other CIM slides.
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and content/abstract: The collection consists of 69 colour slides (5 cm x 5cm) with a full commentary for a lantern talk entitled 'A preaching walk through the Ningsia district' given by Wood in England depicting scenes of life in China, church and mission work and missionaries and church leaders; and an album of 20 coloured photographs of scenes in Peking.
System of arrangement: The slides are in order but some are missing and some do not seem to have a description in the commentary. They are numbered but the numbers do not always relate to the numbers in the commentary. The photographs are captioned.
ACCESS AND USE
Language: English and some Chinese.
Conditions governing access: Contact the repository for details.
Conditions governing reproduction: Contact the repository for details.
Physical characteristics: The pictures on the slides can be identified but require a projector to see them at full size.
Finding aids: A handlist is available.
Related material: The archives of the China Inland Mission (now Overseas Missionary Fellowship) are held at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Another set of slides on China and the CIM was presented to the Centre by A. J. Broomhall.
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 collection itself.
Date(s) of descriptions: 4 June, 2001