Aitken, R. Douglas, Gale, George


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0193 Micro
Held at: York University, Borthwick Institute of Historical Research
Domain: archival
Title: Aitken, R. Douglas, Gale, George
Date(s) of contents: 20th century
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 2 reels

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Aitken | R. Douglas | d. 1974 Gale | George W.| d. 1976

Administrative/Biographical history: The material was collected in preparation for a history of medical missions in South Africa. Unfortunately, the authors died whilst their work was still in the research stage, but among their notes are drafts which show the approach each intended to follow in writing. The forty-nine stations investigated include hospitals in Natal, KwaZulu, Transkei, Transvaal, Orange Free State, Cape Province, Botswana and Lesotho. There is, inter alia, material relating to the South African Mission Council (minutes and medical reports 1928-1934): The Salvation Army; Voluntary Organisations; the Natal Missionary Conferences, 1955 and 1956; a bibliography on medical missionaries and mission hospitals in South Africa (Pretoria, State Library). For further information see: M. Gelfand (with assistance of material collected by R.D. Aitken and G.W. Gale) Christian doctor and nurse: the history of medical missions in South Africa from 1799-1976 , Sandton, South Africa: Aitken family and friends, 1984

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CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Information on hospitals in Natal, KwaZulu, Transkei, Transvaal, Orange Free State, Cape Province, Botswana and Lesotho. There is, inter alia, material relating to the South African Mission Council (minutes and medical reports 1928-1934): The Salvation Army; Voluntary Organisations; the Natal Missionary Conferences, 1955 and 1956; a bibliography on medical missionaries and mission hospitals in South Africa (Pretoria, State Library).

System of arrangement: The papers were filmed, as they were left by Dr. Gale, in five principal categories: research material and draft chapters; mission hospitals; medical organisations and topics; papers relating to individuals; miscellaneous research material.

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English

Conditions governing access: Open.

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DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Original description prepared for Access to Archives. Revised by the Mundus team.

Date(s) of descriptions: Revised for Mundus, March 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects

Personal names
Aitken | R. Douglas | fl. 20th century
Gale | George | fl. 20th century

Corporate names
Salvation Army
South African Mission Council

Places
Africa
South Africa