Sabin, Richard Henry and Mary Gladstone


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0102 MS 380606
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies Library
Domain: archival
Title: Sabin, Richard Henry and Mary Gladstone
Date(s) of contents: (1938-1939) c1991
Level of description:
Extent and medium: 1 file

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Sabin | Mary Gladstone | d 1989 | née Hayward
Sabin | Richard Henry | 1904-1969 | missionary

Administrative/Biographical history: Richard Henry Sabin: born at New Barnet (Hertfordshire), 1904; studied theology at Cheshunt College, Cambridge; BA (Cantab); appointed London Missionary Society (LMS) missionary to Mbereshi, Northern Rhodesia (Zambia); ordained at New Barnet Congregational Church, 1932; married Lucy Mary Hawkins (d 1933), 1932; sailed to Africa, 1932; his service included work at the Bible School for the training of African ministers; married, secondly, Mary Gladstone Hayward (d 1989), 1938; two children, Pauline Mary (b 1939) and Christopher Hubert Henry (b 1940); resigned his connection with the LMS and accepted the pastorate of Claremont Congregational Church, Cape Town, 1941; returned to England, 1944; subsequently Africa Secretary to the United Society for Christian Literature, and minister of churches in Ilkley (Yorkshire), Great Yarmouth (Norfolk), and Wolverhampton (Staffordshire); died in Middesex Hospital, 1969. Richard Sabin's aunt, Margaret Sabin (1887-1978), also served the London Missionary Society at Mbereshi.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated in 1994.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Copies of papers of Richard and Mary Sabin, 1938-1939, comprising photocopy of typescript account by Mary Sabin of a journey from Nairobi to Mbereshi following her marriage to Richard Sabin, 1938, describing the landscape and visits en route, including other mission stations, with a manuscript map of the route; prints of various photographs of scenes in Africa from Richard Sabin's notebook, 1938-1939. With photocopy of a manuscript account of the family history by their daughter Pauline Moore, c1991.

System of arrangement:

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English

Conditions governing access: Unrestricted.

Conditions governing reproduction: No publication without written permission. Apply to archivist in the first instance.

Finding aids: Collection level description.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: The School of Oriental and African Studies holds the records of the London Missionary Society (Ref: CWM/LMS), including reports by Richard Sabin in Mbereshi, 1933-1936 (Ref: CWM/LMS Central Africa Reports Box 6 Files 50-1, Box 7 Files 52-3); his candidate's papers (Ref: CWM/LMS Candidates Papers 2nd series 1900-1950 Box 33); and a photograph of Mrs Sabin (Ref: CWM/LMS General Portraits Box 5). SOAS also holds papers of Richard Sabin's aunt, Margaret Sabin (Ref: MS 380320).

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Source: typescript LMS Register of Missionaries.

Date(s) of descriptions: Jul 2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Ancient religions
Christianity
Christians
Clergy
Educational missionaries
Maps
Missionaries
Ordained missionaries
Photographs
Protestant nonconformists
Protestant nonconformity
Protestantism
Protestants
Religions
Religious groups
Travel
Travel abroad
Visual materials
Wives of missionaries

Personal names
Moore | Pauline Mary | b 1939 | née Sabin x Sabin | Pauline Mary
Sabin | Mary Gladstone | d 1989 | née Hayward x Hayward | Mary Gladstone
Sabin | Richard Henry | 1904-1969 | missionary
Sabin | family

Corporate names
Missionary Society x LMS | London Missionary Society x London Missionary Society

Places
East Africa
Kenya
Luapula
Mbereshi Mission
Nairobi
Northern Rhodesia
Southern Africa
Zambia