Christian Brethren Collection


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0134 CBP
Held at: John Rylands University Library of Manchester, Oxford Road
Domain: archival
Title: Christian Brethren Collection
Date(s) of contents: 1830-
Level of description: Collection
Extent and medium: 15,000 printed items including monographs, periodicals, pamphlets and tracts; correspondence.

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s):
Echoes of Service (organization)
Bristol Library for Biblical Research
Howley, George Cecil Douglas

Administrative/Biographical history:

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: The collection is one of the best in Britain for the study of Brethren texts, and the biography of notable personalities and missionaries. There are 280 periodical titles, 5,300 books and 7,500 pamphlets and tracts. Over 400 publishers of Brethren works world-wide are represented. Since acquisition in 1979, the collection has subsequently been augmented by several substantial additional collections including the Bristol Library for Biblical Research, the library in the offices of Echoes of Service in Bath and the collection of G.C.D. Howley, editor of The Witness from 1955 to 1977.
Holdings include the organisation's collection of correspondence with missionaries in the field, and also the Dorothy Isaac Papers.

System of arrangement:

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English.

Conditions governing access:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids: Dr. Graham Johnson has described the Echoes of Service Papers in full, according to ISAD(G), at ELGAR, the Electronic Gateway to Archives at Rylands. The Brethren Collections are to be found among the special collections.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2002. January 2010.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Christianity
Missionaries
Plymouth Brethren
Religion
Religious History
Wives of missionaries
Women missionaries

Personal names
Dorothy Isaac

Corporate names
Christian Brethren
Echoes of Service

Places