Scott, William


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0237 Edinburgh University Library Gen. 1942
Held at: Edinburgh University Library
Domain:
Title: Scott, William
Date(s) of contents: 1883-1886
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 1 volume (c 41 pp.)

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Scott, William

Administrative/Biographical history: William Scott, was a medical missionary with the Free Church of Scotland at Bandawe, Livingstonia. He arrived at Bandawe with his wife in 1883 to relieve Robert Laws while the latter took leave. The Scotts stayed until 1886 when Scott was invalided home.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Presented to the University of Edinburgh by Dr H.D. Ingram in 1973.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: The journal describes daily events at the Livingstonia mission at Bandawe. There is an entry by Scott for most days. It also includes a loose sheet of statistics for the Livingstonia mission (1885). The journal is marked as being from 1883-1885 but the entries continue until 1886.

System of arrangement:

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English.

Conditions governing access: Contact the repository for details.

Conditions governing reproduction: Contact the repository for details.

Finding aids: Alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives. The collection is mentioned in the Edinburgh University Library subject checklist (C3) Manuscripts on Africa.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: The papers of several Livingstonia missionaries survive. Edinburgh University Library, for example, has some papers of Robert Laws. The National Library of Scotland has an extensive missionary collection, including material on Livingstonia and some Scott correspondence.

Copies: Edinburgh University Library Special Collections has a microfilm of the collection (Mic. Dup. 614). A copy was sent to the National Archives of Malawi in 1985.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by Caroline Brown, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives.

Note: The biographical history was compiled using the following material: (1) Reminiscences of Livingstonia Robert Laws (Edinburgh : Oliver & Boyd, 1934). (2) Information from the collection itself.

Date(s) of descriptions: 7 July 2000


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Mission
Missionaries

Personal names
Scott | William

Corporate names
Free Church of Scotland
Livingstonia Mission | Malawi

Places
Africa
Bandawe
Malawi
Nyasaland
Southern Africa