Liberty, Eric and Edith


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0102 CIM/PP 38-92
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies Library
Domain: archival
Title: Liberty, Eric and Edith
Date(s) of contents: 1887, 1920-1980s
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium: 4 boxes

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Liberty | Eric R | d 1971 | missionary
Liberty | Edith | d ? 1978 | missionary

Administrative/Biographical history: The Rev Eric Liberty and his wife Edith served the China Inland Mission from the 1920s, in China, the Philippines and Taiwan, retiring to England in 1970 following a motorbike accident. Eric Liberty died in 1971 and his wife is thought to have died in 1978. Eric Liberty's publications: Sons of China won to Christ (1943); Chinese Students at the Cross-Roads (1948).

Custodial history: The papers form part of the series of personal and private papers of individual missionaries among the records of the China Inland Mission.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated with the records of the China Inland Mission from 1991.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1887, 1920-1980s, of Eric and Edith Liberty, comprising letters received, 1947-1978; papers relating to Eric Liberty's funeral, 1971; notes, 1920-1979 and undated, including Bible and devotional notes, sermons, and autobiographical notes; articles, 1887, 1950-1952 and undated, including The Gospel Magazine; undated book of Chinese characters; three audio tapes, [1967], 1973 and undated, including a church service and sermons; China Inland Mission badge; undated chart comparing religious and agricultural calendars; undated posters and painted cloths, including Christian subjects; papers relating to Edith Liberty and her estate, 1980s; ten photograph albums and over 400 loose photographs, 1923-1973 and undated, the subjects including the Libertys and their family, congregations and churches, and places in Taiwan, the Philippines, China and Singapore.

System of arrangement: The papers comprise the following sections: letters; notes and sermons; articles and publications; audio tapes; miscellaneous; photographs.

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English and Chinese

Conditions governing access: Unrestricted. Readers should order the documents as CIM boxes 5-8 in SOAS Special Collections Reading Room.

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

Finding aids: Database and unpublished handlist.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: The School of Oriental and African Studies holds the records of the China Inland Mission (Ref: CIM).

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Source: British Library OPAC.

Date(s) of descriptions: Mar 2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Ancient religions
Autobiographies
Calendars
Christianity
Christians
Evangelistic missionaries
Evangelistic missionary work
Lay missionaries
Literary forms and genres
Magnetic tape recordings
Missionaries
Missionary work
Ordained missionaries
Periodicals
Photographs
Prose
Protestantism
Protestants
Recordings
Religions
Religious activities
Religious buildings
Religious doctrines
Religious groups
Religious institutions
Religious movements
Religious practice
Religious texts
Sermons
Sound recordings
Theology
Travel
Travel abroad
Visual materials
Wives of missionaries
Women missionaries

Personal names
Liberty | Edith | d ? 1978 | missionary
Liberty | Eric R | d 1971 | missionary
Liberty | family | missionaries

Corporate names
China Inland Mission

Places
China
East Asia
Philippines
Singapore
South East Asia
Taiwan