Crisp, Henry


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 102 CWM India Personal Box 3, (Crisp )
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies Library
Domain: archival
Title: Crisp, Henry
Date(s) of contents: 1827-1832
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 1 file

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s):

Administrative/Biographical history: Henry Crisp was born in Hertford, England in 1803. He studied at the Missionary College at Hoxton and was ordained in in 1827. He was accepted for service in India by the London Missionary Society, married Eliza Steffe Crisp in the same year and arrived in Madras, India in October 1827. He was posted to Salem in what is now Tamil Nadu. Eliza Crisp died in May 1829 aged 24. Henry Crisp died in October 1831.

Custodial history: The papers were deposited with the London Missionary Society and form part of the special series of personal papers of individual LMS missionaries and officers

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited on permanent loan with the records of the London Missionary Society by the Congregational Council for World Mission (later Council for World Mission) in 1973.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Henry Crisp's journal of his voyage to India in 1827; letter from Henry Crisp, dated May 20th 1829 conveying the news of the death of his wife in childbirth and a letter, dated 29th October 1831 announcing the death of Henry Crisp and the arrangements made for his two young children.

System of arrangement: As described in Scope and Content.

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English

Conditions governing access: Unrestricted.

Conditions governing reproduction: No publication without prior written permission. Apply to SOAS Archives in first instance.

Finding aids: This description constitutes the only finding aid at present.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: The School of Oriental and African Studies holds the records of the London Missionary Society (Ref: CWM/LMS), including letters and reports from individual missionaries and their application papers. A miniature portrait of Henry Crisp is also held (Ref. CWM/LMS/01/09/1/11).

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: This description compiled by Rosemary Seton, Archivist, SOAS with reference to the LMS Register of Missionaries.

Date(s) of descriptions: 2005


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Clergy
Diaries
Travel

Personal names
Crisp | Eiza Steffe | d. 1829 | missionary wife
Crisp | Henry | 1803-1831 |missionary

Corporate names
London Missionary Society

Places
East Asia
India