Collins, Walter


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0102 MS 380566
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies Library
Domain: archival
Title: Collins, Walter
Date(s) of contents: 1891-1892
Level of description:
Extent and medium: 1 file

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Collins | Walter | b 1865 | missionary

Administrative/Biographical history: Born, 1865; lived at Herston, Swanage, Dorset; attended a preparatory institute, 1890; sent to work as Lay Agent for the Uganda Mission of the Church Missionary Society, 1891; his connection with the Church Missionary Society ended when he returned to England (possibly due to ill health), 1892.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: The photocopies were made in 1994.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Photocopies of papers, 1891-1892 and undated, of Walter Collins, comprising his journal, 1891-1892, covering his journey by sea and the overland journey to Lake Victoria, and his work around Kampala delivering goods to various missions, also describing the political situation and fighting between tribes, and the homeward journey; notebook, 1891, containing poems by Collins inspired by Biblical verses; undated notebook containing notes by Collins on Uganda; two books produced by the Church Missionary Society, 1892 and undated, on Uganda and its history, including published sketches; undated printed songs or hymns.

System of arrangement:

ACCESS AND USE

Language: Mainly English, but the songs/hymns are in an African language, possibly Swahili or Luganda.

Conditions governing access: Unrestricted.

Conditions governing reproduction: No publication without written permission. Apply to archivist in the first instance.

Finding aids: Database.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Date(s) of descriptions: Jul 2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Ancient religions
Anglicanism
Anglicans
Assistant missionaries
Christianity
Christians
Colonial countries
Diaries
Ethnic groups
Illustrations
Lay missionaries
Literary forms and genres
Maritime transport
Missionaries
Missionary work
Musical styles
Nonfiction
Poetry
Political systems
Prose
Protestantism
Protestants
Religions
Religious activities
Religious doctrines
Religious groups
Religious music
Religious texts
Theology
Transport
Travel
Travel abroad
Tribes
Visual materials

Personal names
Collins | Walter | b 1865 | missionary

Corporate names
Church Missionary Society

Places
Africa
East Africa
Kampala
Uganda
Victoria, Lake