Warren, W H


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0102 CIM/PP 28-33
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies Library
Domain: archival
Title: Warren, W H
Date(s) of contents: 1903-1940
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium: 5 volumes and 1 file

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Warren | W H | c 1870-1940 | missionary

Administrative/Biographical history: Born, c1870; worked as a printer and bookbinder, living in Canterbury; served the China Inland Mission (CIM), leaving for China aged 21, 1891; arrived, 1892; studied the language at Anking, in Anhwei; sent to Ningpo in Chekiang province; married the daughter of a missionary, Minnie Meadows, 1897; stationed at Shaohsing, c1897-1911; moved to Hangchow, 1911; Principal of the Bible Training Institute, which prepared Chinese students for Christian service; subsequently CIM Superintendent of the Chekiang field; left Chekiang and served the CIM administration in various capacities from 1922; appointed CIM Assistant China Director, 1931; travelled from the CIM headquarters in Shanghai to distant provinces including Kansu, Kweichow and Yunnan; died, 1940.

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, 1903-1940, of the Rev W H Warren, comprising four station reports from Shaohsing, 1903-1914; two printed China Inland Mission reports from Shanghai, 1931; Warren's manuscript account of an attack by pirates on a mission party travelling from Shanghai to Chefoo schools (Yantai), 1935; typescript report on events in China and their implications for missionary work, 1937; typescript report from Shanghai, 1940; Nosu hymnbook, undated.

System of arrangement:

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English and Nosu

Conditions governing access: Unrestricted. Readers should order the documents as CIM box 4 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Finding aids: Database and unpublished handlist.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. Sources: Chinese Recorder, xxiii (1892), p 98; ibid lxxi (1940), pp 307-8; School of Oriental and African Studies, CIM 86.

Date(s) of descriptions: Mar 2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Ancient religions
Children of missionaries
Christianity
Christians
Clergy
Crime
Educational missionaries
Educational missionary work
Evangelistic missionaries
Evangelistic missionary work
Inland water transport
Missionaries
Missionary childrens schools
Missionary work
Musical styles
Ordained missionaries
Protestantism
Protestants
Religions
Religious activities
Religious groups
Religious institutions
Religious movements
Religious music
Religious practice
Transport
Travel
Travel abroad

Personal names
Warren | W H | c 1870-1940 | missionary

Corporate names
Chefoo Schools | south and east Asia
China Inland Mission

Places
China
East Asia
Shanghai
Shaohsing
Shaoxing
Yantai