Bach, Thomas and Lucy


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0102 CWM/LMS India Personal Box 5
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies Library
Domain: archival
Title: Bach, Thomas and Lucy
Date(s) of contents: 1894-1900
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium: 1 box

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Bach | Thomas William | b 1868 | missionary
Bach | S H | fl 1894-1900 | née Mudie Smith | known as Lucy

Administrative/Biographical history: Thomas William Bach: born in Worcester, England, 1868; studied at New College; appointed London Missionary Society (LMS) missionary to Trivandrum, Travancore, southern India, ordained in Worcester, and travelled to India, 1894; married S H Mudie Smith in Madras, 1895; visited England, 1897; resigned on account of his wife's ill-health, 1899; returned to England, 1900.

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, 1894-1900, of Thomas and Lucy Bach, comprising correspondence, 1894-1898, largely between Thomas and Lucy Bach and their families, including comments on Lucy's health, life in India, and missionary work; photographs, 1895-[1899], of people and scenes in India, including religious and educational subjects; printed papers, 1898-1900, relating to London Missionary Society (LMS) missionary work and the Bachs' life in India; St John's Gospel written on palm leaves in various languages and another palm leaf book, both undated.

System of arrangement:

ACCESS AND USE

Language: Mainly English, some Greek, Tamil and Malayalam

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Finding aids: Unpublished handlist.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 London Missionary Society (Ref: CWM/LMS), including incoming letters from individual missionaries, among them Thomas Bach (Ref: CWM/LMS South India (Travancore) Incoming Correspondence), and his candidate's papers (Ref: CWM/LMS Candidates' Papers Box 1 No 20).

Copies: Published on microfiche by IDC Publishers.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Sources: LMS Register of Missionaries, ed James Sibree.

Date(s) of descriptions: Mar 2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Ancient religions
Asian cultures
Bibles
Christianity
Christians
Clergy
Congregationalism
Congregationalists
Educational missionary work
Evangelistic missionaries
Evangelistic missionary work
Missionaries
Missionary work
National cultures
Ordained missionaries
Photographs
Protestant nonconformists
Protestant nonconformity
Protestantism
Protestants
Religions
Religious activities
Religious doctrines
Religious groups
Religious institutions
Religious movements
Religious texts
Theology
Travel
Travel abroad
Visual materials
Wives of missionaries

Personal names
Bach | S H | fl 1894-1900 | née Mudie Smith | known as Lucy x Bach | Lucy x Smith | S H | Mudie x Mudie Smith | S H
Bach | Thomas William | b 1868 | missionary
Smith | Mudie | family x Mudie Smith | family

Corporate names
Missionary Society x LMS | London Missionary Society x London Missionary Society

Places
India
South Asia