Sabin, Richard Henry and Mary Gladstone
Name of creator(s): Sabin | Mary Gladstone | d 1989 | née Hayward
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.
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.
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ACCESS AND USE
Conditions governing access: Unrestricted.
Conditions governing reproduction: No publication without written permission. Apply to archivist in the first instance.
Finding aids: Collection level description.
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).
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