Inkster, Robert


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS 380736
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies Library
Domain: archival
Title: Inkster, Robert
Date(s) of contents: 1931-1958
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium: 1 box

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Inskster | Robert | 1878-1972 | banker

Administrative/Biographical history: Born in the China Seas, 1878; spent his early years in Aberdeen; moved to England as a young man; married Harriet Gordon Fraser, 1914; three children; worked as a banker in Liverpool; Presbyterian Church of England elder; interested in China, and his Chinese friends included those from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the Chinese Consulate, and business; involved in Christian universities in China; died, 1972.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited in 2001.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1931-1958, of Robert Inkster, largely dating from the 1930s, mainly comprising correspondence with friends on subjects including Chinese affairs, Anglo-Chinese relations, the national and international political and economic situation, and the Chinese in Liverpool, including correspondence with General C Y Chang, 1931-1954. Other papers include a photograph of the United Committee for Christian Universities of China luncheon, 1937, and miscellaneous other papers, among them undated notes on China and the Chinese, including politics, language and customs, and a printed pamphlet on Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwain, 1958.

System of arrangement: Correspondence has been arranged by author and sorted chronologically.

ACCESS AND USE

Language: Mainly English, some Chinese

Conditions governing access: Unrestricted.

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

Finding aids: Unpublished handlist.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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

Date(s) of descriptions: Aug 2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Ancient religions
Asian cultures
Asian languages
Asians
Chinese
Christianity
Cultural heritage
Customs and traditions
Economic conditions
Ethnic groups
Foreign relations
Higher education institutions
Internal politics
International relations
National cultures
Photographs
Religions
South and Southeast Asian languages
Universities
Visual materials

Personal names
Chang | C Y | fl 1931-1954 | Head of the Chinese Air Force
Inskster | Robert | 1878-1972 | banker

Corporate names
Tunghai University | Taichung, Taiwain
United Committee for Christian Universities of China

Places
China
East Asia
England
Lancashire
Liverpool
T'ai-chung Hsien
Tai-chung
Taiwan
UK
Western Europe