Clark, Robert Correspondence


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0012 MS. Add.7667
Held at: Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
Domain: archival
Title: Clark, Robert Correspondence
Date(s) of contents: 1863-1904
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 121 items

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s):

Administrative/Biographical history: The Rev'd Robert Clark (1825-1900) served with the Church Missionary Society in India.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Letters to Clark, mainly from officials of the Church Missionary Society in London and Calcutta or from fellow missionaries, 121 items. The principal correspondent is Joseph Welland, officiating C.M.S. secretary in Calcutta (56 letters, 1873-1876). Other writers include D.T. Barry, C.M.S. secretary in Calcutta (20 letters, 1877-1878); E.H. Bickersteth, Bishop of Exeter (1); T.V. French, Bishop of Lahore (6, 1868-c.1888); E.R. Johnson, Bishop of Calcutta (1); Major-General E. Lake, Hon. Sec. of the C.M.S. (6, including 1 to Mrs. Clark, 1872-1874); H.J. Matthew, Bishop of Lahore (2); Eugene Stock, Editorial Secretary of the C.M.S. (3); E.C. Stuart, afterwards Bishop of Waiapu (8, including 1 to Mrs Clark, 1865-1874); Henry Venn, Hon. Sec. of the C.M.S. (1); and B.F. Westcott, Bishop of Durham (1). There is also a draft letter from Clark to C.M.S. secretaries in Calcutta and London, 19 February 1865; press cuttings regarding attempts to establish a mission in Kashmir; printed leaflet, 'Glad Tidings for Christians', by Safdar Ali, translated from Urdu by H.M. Clark (1897); and a printed invitation and forms of service for laying the foundation stone of the Robert Clark Memorial Hall, Amritsar, 1904.

System of arrangement: Arranged as above.

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English

Conditions governing access: Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Conditions governing reproduction: Apply to Manuscripts DEpartment.

Finding aids: Additional Manuscripts Catalogue

ALLIED MATERIALS

Publication note: H.M.Clark, Robert Clark of thePunjab , London, 1907

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Original description complied by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University archives, University of Cambridge and adapted for Mundus.

Date(s) of descriptions: 2003, 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects

Personal names
Clark | Robert | 1825 - 1900 | missionary in India

Corporate names
Church Missionary Society

Places
India
South Asia