London Missionary Society in Siberia
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.
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
Conditions governing access: Unrestricted.
Conditions governing reproduction: No publication without written permission. Apply to archivist in the first instance.
Finding aids: Database.
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).
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