Hooper, Papers of Rev J. Stirling M.

Reference code(s): GB 0151 DA54
Held at: Birmingham - University of, Information Services, Orchard Learning Resources Centre
Title: Hooper, Papers of Rev J. Stirling M.
Date(s) of contents: [1950]-1966
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 35 items


Name of creator(s): Hooper, J. M. Stirling (b 1882)

Administrative/Biographical history: Reverend J. M. Stirling Hooper (b 1882) was a missionary in India, and a writer of publications on the subject of Bible translation. His publications included:
The approach to the Gospel (London: 1920).
Hymns of the Alvars (Calcutta: Association Press, 1929).
The Bible in India (London: Oxford University Press, 1938) and second edition published under the title Bible Translation in India, Pakistan and Ceylon (Indian Branch, Oxford University Press, 1963).
The temptation and the establishment of the Kingdom of God (Madras: Christian Literature Society for India, 1948).
Greek New Testament terms in Indian Languages: a comparative word list (The Bible Society Of India and Ceylon, 1957).

Custodial history: It is possible that the Reverend Lesslie Newbigin acquired these papers, as they were found amongst Newbigin's papers during the cataloguing of that collection. However, there is no information regarding the separate provenance of Hooper's papers. Cataloguing of the papers was undertaken by the Special Collections Department, University of Birmingham, in February 2001, as a result of the University of Birmingham's relationship with Selly Oak Colleges endowment trust.

Immediate source of acquisition:


Scope and content/abstract: Correspondence and papers of Hooper, [1954]-1966, and personal ephemera, nd [1950]

System of arrangement: The papers are arranged into two series: correspondence and papers, and personal ephemera. Thereunder files are arranged chronologically.


Language: English

Conditions governing access: Open Access to all registered researchers

Conditions governing reproduction: Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections (email: special-collections@bham.ac.uk). Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material

Finding aids: A catalogue of this collection to file and item level is available on the University of Birmingham Information Services Online Archive Catalogue. A paper copy of this catalogue is also available for consultation at the Orchard Learning Resources Centre and in the Special Collections Department reading room.



Date(s) of descriptions: Created 02/16/2001, modified 09/10/2002

Ordained missionaries
Religious groups

Personal names
Hooper | J Sterling M | b 1882 | ordained missionary and writer

Corporate names

South Asia