Nutt, William Harwood


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0102 CWM/LMS Africa Personal Boxes 7-8
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies Library
Domain: archival
Title: Nutt, William Harwood
Date(s) of contents: 1892-1904
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 2 boxes of archival material

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s):
Nutt, William Harwood (1869-1943)

Administrative/Biographical history:
Born at Beeston, near Nottingham, England, 1869; member of a Congregational chapel in Sheffield; appointed as a London Missionary Society (LMS) artisan assistant missionary in the Central Africa Mission; left England and arrived at Fwambo, 1892; settled at Kambole, 1894; returned to England on medical advice and resigned his connection with the LMS, 1896; died at Bournemouth, 1943.

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: Papers, 1892-1904, of William Harwood Nutt, concerning his time with the London Missionary Society at Fwambo and Kambole in Central Africa, and comprising letters, 1892-1896, to and from his family and other correspondents; notes on supplies, 1892-1894; journals, 1892-1896, including notes on trips; meteorological registers, 1893-1895; surgical and medical records, 1894; three official papers on African affairs, 1895-1896; manuscripts, notes, and sketches, including maps, on Central Africa, its people, customs and beliefs, climate and topography; photographic negatives and prints of people and scenes; manuscript papers by Nutt on native treatment of disease in Central Africa, 1904.

System of arrangement: *

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English.

Conditions governing access: Unrestricted.

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

Finding aids: Unpublished handlist.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: The School of Oriental and African Studies holds the records of the London Missionary Society (Ref: CWM/LMS), including letters from individual missionaries, among them Nutt (Ref: CWM/LMS Central Africa Incoming Correspondence); Nutt’s candidate’s papers (Ref: CWM/LMS Candidates’ Papers Box 12 No 29); three reports, including industrial, medical and surgical work, by Nutt at Fwambo, 1893, and Kambole, 1894 (Ref: CWM/LMS Central Africa Reports Box 1 Files 9-11). SOAS also holds photographs of central Africa, c1893-1902, possibly taken by Nutt (Ref: MS 380617 Wareham Box 1 File 1).

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note:
Compiled using:
A Register of Missionaries, Deputations etc from 1796-1923, ed. by James Sibree (London: London Missionary Society, 1923).

Date(s) of descriptions: 27th February 2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
African cultures
Ancient religions
Artisan missionaries
Assistant missionaries
Christians
Climate
Climatology
Congregationalism
Congregationalists
Cultural heritage
Customs and traditions
Diaries
Drawings
Lay missionaries
Literary forms and genres
Maps
Medical missionary work
Medical sciences
Medical treatment
Meteorological data
Meteorology
Missionaries
Missionary work
National cultures
Nonfiction
Photographs
Prose
Protestantism
Protestants
Religions
Religious activities
Religious groups
Religious institutions
Religious movements
Surgery
Systems of medicine
Therapy
Traditional medicine
Travel
Travel abroad
Visual materials

Personal names
Nutt | William Harwood | 1869-1943 | artisan missionary

Corporate names
LMS | London Missionary Society xx London Missionary Society xx Missionary Society
London Missionary Society xx LMS | London Missionary Society xx Missionary Society
Missionary Society xx LMS | London Missionary Society xx London Missionary Society

Places
Africa
Fwambo x Kawimbe
Kambole
Kawimbe
Southern Africa
Zambia