Liberty, Eric and Edith
Name of creator(s): Liberty | Eric R | d 1971 | 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, , 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Finding aids: Database and unpublished handlist.
Related material: The School of Oriental and African Studies holds the records of the China Inland Mission (Ref: CIM).
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Source: British Library OPAC.
Date(s) of descriptions: Mar 2002