London Missionary Society in Siberia


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0102 MS 380624
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies Library
Domain: archival
Title: London Missionary Society in Siberia
Date(s) of contents: 1828
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium: 1 file

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): LMS | London Missionary Society

Administrative/Biographical history: The first mission of the London Missionary Society to Siberia was begun in 1818. Missionaries itinerated and evangelised among the nomadic inhabitants. Edward Stallybrass (c1793-1884) and William Swan (1791-1866) served there until the mission was suppressed by the Russian government in 1840, and the missionaries returned to Britain in 1841.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Presented to SOAS in 1984 following the sale of the original letters at auction.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Photocopies of three letters, 1828, concerning the financial affairs of the London Missionary Society mission in Siberia.

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: Database.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: The School of Oriental and African Studies holds the records of the London Missionary Society documenting its mission to Siberia, including correspondence and journals of individual missionaries (Ref: CWM/LMS Russia), and family letters of Edward Stallybrass, missionary to Siberia, and his wife Charlotte (Ref: CWM/LMS Europe Personal Box 1).

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Source: Richard Lovett, The History of the London Missionary Society 1795-1895 (1899), vol ii, pp 585-600.

Date(s) of descriptions: Jul 2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Ancient religions
Christianity
Mission administration
Mission policy
Missionary societies
Missionary work
Religions
Religious activities
Religious organizations
Travel
Travel abroad

Personal names

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

Places
Eastern Europe
Russia
Siberia