Francis, Rev David Lloyd


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0102 MS 380563
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies Library
Domain: archival
Title: Francis, Rev David Lloyd
Date(s) of contents: Created 1933-1989
Level of description:
Extent and medium: 1 box

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Francis | David Lloyd | b 1901 | missionary

Administrative/Biographical history: David Lloyd Francis was born in England but emigrated to New Zealand with his family in about 1920. He and his wife worked with the Melanesian Mission for sixteen years in the New Hebrides, the Solomon Islands and Santa Cruz Islands, including six months on the Island of New Britain in the Mandated Territory of New Guinea. He was ordained in May 1937. During the Second World War he worked as a medical missionary/chaplain for the Allied armed forces in a military camp in the Solomon Islands. After the War, Francis toured New Zealand with an exhibition of 'Melanesian Curios', which he brought to Britain in 1947. He settled again in Britain, doing occasional work for the BBC. He died in the early 1990s.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated in 1993.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1933-1989, of David Lloyd Francis, comprising his diaries (1943, 1947-8) and correspondence concerning his work with the Melanesian Mission, the effects of the War on the Mission's work and his own work during this period. Later correspondence with the BBC is also included.

System of arrangement: The materials have been arranged in two main sections: diaries, and correspondence and papers. Items have been arranged chronologically within these sections.

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English and some Melanesian

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Finding aids: Unpublished handlist.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

Related material: The School of Oriental and African Studies also holds the records of the Melanesian Mission (Ref: MEL M).

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Date(s) of descriptions: 15 May 2000


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Ancient religions
Armed forces
Broadcasting
Broadcasting programmes
Christianity
Christians
Clergy
Diaries
International conflicts
International relations
Literary forms and genres
Medical missionaries
Medical missionary work
Missionaries
Missionary work
National cultures
Nonfiction
Oceanic cultures
Ordained missionaries
Programme content
Prose
Protestantism
Protestants
Radio
Radio programmes
Religions
Religious activities
Religious groups
Religious institutions
Religious movements
State security
War
World War Two, 1939-1945
World war

Personal names
Francis | David Lloyd | b 1901 | missionary

Corporate names
BBC | British Broadcasting Corporation
British Broadcasting Corporation
Melanesian Mission

Places
Asia and the Pacific
Melanesia
New Britain
Oceania
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands
Vanuatu