Brown, William Thomas


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0102 MMS Box 587
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies Library
Domain: archival
Title: Brown, William Thomas
Date(s) of contents: 1861-1890s
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium: 2 volumes, 1 file

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Brown | William Thomas | 1821-1899 | missionary

Administrative/Biographical history: Born, 1821; entered the service of the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society in Hatton Garden, London; cared for Spanish sailors visiting the port of London and learnt Spanish; requested the Missionary Committee to send him to Spain; lay agent at Barcelona, employed in educational and evangelistic work; missionary to the Balearic Isles, 1879-1888; returned to England owing to ill health; served at City Road, London, 1888; Brighton, 1890; died, 1899.

Custodial history: The papers were deposited with the Methodist Missionary Society and form part of the special series of biographical papers of individual missionaries.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited on permanent loan with the records of the Methodist Missionary Society from 1978.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1861-1890s, of William Thomas Brown, including observations on Spain and religious matters, and comprising a journal, presumed to be Brown's, 1861-1863; journal with copies of letters sent and received, 1869-1870; manuscripts on 'Contributions towards a History of Methodist Schools in Spain', 1869-1873, and 'Glimpses of a Mission in Spain', including copies of letters, 1880s-1890s.

System of arrangement:

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English

Conditions governing access: Unrestricted, but only to be viewed on microfiche. Originals to be consulted only with written agreement from the Methodist Church.

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Finding aids: Unpublished handlist.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 Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society (Ref: MMS/WMMS), including letters from individual missionaries, among them Brown (Ref: MMS/WMMS Europe Correspondence).

Copies: Published on microfiche by IDC Publishers (SOAS ref: Fiche Box Number Special Series 1).

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Sources: Alphabetical Arrangement of Wesleyan Methodist Ministers (1896); Wesleyan Methodist Church Minutes of Conference (1899), p 41.

Date(s) of descriptions: Feb 2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Ancient religions
Catholicism
Christianity
Christians
Denominational schools
Diaries
Educational institutions
Educational missionaries
Educational missionary work
Evangelistic missionaries
Evangelistic missionary work
Literary forms and genres
Methodism
Methodists
Mission educational institutions
Missionaries
Missionary work
Nonfiction
Prose
Protestant nonconformists
Protestant nonconformity
Protestantism
Protestants
Religions
Religious activities
Religious groups
Religious institutions
Religious movements
Schools
Travel
Travel abroad

Personal names
Brown | William Thomas | 1821-1899 | missionary

Corporate names
Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society

Places
Spain
Western Europe