Pratt, Benjamin


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0102 MS 380651
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies Library
Domain: archival
Title: Pratt, Benjamin
Date(s) of contents: Created 1884-1922, [1995]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium: 2 boxes

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Pratt | Benjamin | 1853-1931 | missionary

Administrative/Biographical history: Benjamin Pratt was born on 9 August 1853. After working as a designer-draughtsman with the family firm, he studied for the ministry at Richmond College and was ordained in 1880. He was sent by the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society to Hyderabad, India, where he learned Telugu. In 1883 he established a station at Karim Nagar. The following year he married Mary Newsholme. She died in 1885, and in 1887 he married Edith Amelia Ball, with whom he had five children. In 1896 he became District Superintendent and moved to Secunderabad. In 1907 he returned to England after suffering a stroke. In 1920 he moved to Alberta, Canada. He died on 7 June 1931.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated in 1995.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Letters of Benjamin Pratt to his family, 1884-1922. Also includes the publication By Bullock-Bandy and Bicycle [1995], by J. Milner and C. Pratt, which includes transcripts of Benjamin Pratt's letters.

System of arrangement: The letters have been arranged in chronological order.

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Finding aids: Unpublished handlist.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: The School of Oriental and African Studies holds the records of the Methodist Missionary Society (Ref: MMS), including its predecessor the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Date(s) of descriptions: 15 May 2000


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Ancient religions
Christianity
Christians
Clergy
Methodism
Methodists
Missionaries
Missionary work
Ordained missionaries
Protestant nonconformists
Protestant nonconformity
Protestantism
Protestants
Religions
Religious activities
Religious groups
Religious institutions
Religious movements

Personal names
Milner | J P | fl 1995
Pratt | Benjamin | 1853-1931 | missionary
Pratt | C | fl [1995]
Pratt | family

Corporate names
Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society

Places
Andhra Pradesh
Canada
England
Hyderabad
India
North America
Secunderabad
South Asia
UK
Western Europe