Reference code(s): GB 1835 LEE
Held at: Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide (formerly known as the Henry Martyn Centre)
Title: Leech Papers
Date(s) of contents: 1939-1972
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: One box of papers; various maps and newspapers; one audiotape.
Name of creator(s): Leech, Bertha
Administrative/Biographical history: Dr Ralph and Mrs Bertha Leech worked in Church Missionary Society Hospitals in Mego, Uganda and in Kenya between 1938 and 1964.
Immediate source of acquisition: Given to the Henry Martyn Centre by Dr Ralph and Mrs Bertha Leech in August 1994 and June 1997
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and content/abstract: The collection consists of various materials: letters, pamphlets, booklets, maps, newspapers etc, relating to the Anglican church in Kenya and Uganda, the work of the Church Missionary Society (CMS) in the region in general and the work of Ralph and Bertha Leech in particular from 1939 to 1972. These include letters from the General Secretaries of the CMS (including Max Warren and John V. Taylor) to missionaries in the field, and CMS annual sermons which reflect the changing nature of the organisation in the colonial and post-colonial world. There are also publications relating to the East Africa Revival, 1944-62 and the Mau Mau insurgency, 1952-1954.
System of arrangement: The papers are arranged in the same format as that in which they were donated.
Lee 2,6,7,10,11,12 has CMS material
Lee 4 East African revival
Lee 5 Mau Mau movement
Lee 8 Kenya Church documents
Lee 9 All African Church Conference
Lee 13 Maps
Lee 14-21 Newspapers
Lee 22 is an audio tape of an interview with Ralph and Bertha Leech taken in 1997
ACCESS AND USE
Conditions governing access: Refer to repository.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Finding aids: A handlist is available.
Related material: The Henry Martyn Centre also holds the Billington Papers, and the Guillebaud Papers.
Copies: Can be provided
Note: Compiled using:
Biographical dictionary of Christian missions, ed. by Gerald H. Anderson (New York: Simon & Schuster Macmillan, 1998).
Date(s) of descriptions: April 2002
- INDEX ENTRIES
- Missionary hospitals
- Missionary societies
- Missionary work
- Religious organizations
- Personal names
- Church | Joe | 1899-1989 | Church Missionary Society missionary in Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya and leader of the East African Revival
- Church | John E x Church | Joe
- Cook | Albert Ruskin | 1870-1951 |Church Missionary Society medical missionary in Uganda
- Goodall | Norman | 1896-1985 | London Missionary Society administrator, editor of the International Review of Missions and Assistant Secretary of the World Council of Churches
- Hooper | Handley Douglas | 1891-1966 | Church Missionary Society missionary in Kenya 1915-1925 and Africa Secretary of Church Missionary Society 1926-1950
- Leech | Bertha | Church Missionary Society medical missionary
- Leech | Ralph | Doctor | Church Missionary Society medical missionary
- Nagenda | William | 1912-1973 | Ugandan evangelist and leader of the Baloloke revival movement
- Taylor | John Vernon | 1914-2001 | Anglican missionary in Uganda, General Secretary of the Church Missionary Society 1963-1974 and Bishop of Winchester 1975-1985
- Warren | Alexander Cunningham x Warren | Max
- Warren | Max | 1904-1977 | historian and General Secretary of the Church Missionary Society 1942-1963
- Corporate names
- All Africa Church Conference
- Christian Council of Kenya
- Church of the Province of East Africa
- International Missionary Council
- East Africa
- Tanyanyika (Tanzania)