Rawcliffe, Rt Rev Derek Alec


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0102 PP MS 61
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies Library
Domain: archival
Title: Rawcliffe, Rt Rev Derek Alec
Date(s) of contents: Created 1953-1986
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium: 3 boxes

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Rawcliffe | Derek Alec | b 1921 | Bishop of Glasgow

Administrative/Biographical history: Derek Alec Rawcliffe was born on 8 July 1921. He gained a BA from the University of Leeds. Following his training at Mirfield, he was made a Deacon in 1944. In 1945 he became a priest and was appointed to St. George's, Worcester. In 1947 he was posted to work in Melanesia as Assistant Master, and then Head Master at All Hallows School, Pawa, Solomon Islands (1949). From 1956-1958 he was Head Master at St. Mary's School, Maravovo, Solomon Islands. In 1959 he was appointed Archdeacon of Southern Melanesia. He was made first Bishop of New Hebrides in January 1974, leaving this post in 1980 to become Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway. From 1991 to 1996 he was Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Ripon. He was awarded an OBE in 1971.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated in 1996.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1953-1986, dating predominantly from the 1960s and 1970s, on Melanesian culture, government and geography and the work of the church in the New Hebrides, collected by the Rt Rev Derek Rawcliffe.

System of arrangement: The material has been arranged into 4 categories: general papers; church papers; subject papers; publications.

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English

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Finding aids: Unpublished handlist.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 holds the records of the Melanesian Mission (Ref: Mel M), including letters of Rawcliffe.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Date(s) of descriptions: 16 May 2000


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Ancient religions
Anglicanism
Anglicans
Christianity
Christians
Church
Clergy
Educational missionaries
Geography
Government
Missionaries
National cultures
Oceanic cultures
Ordained missionaries
Protestantism
Protestants
Religions
Religious groups
Religious institutions
Religious leaders
Religious movements

Personal names
Rawcliffe | Derek Alec | b 1921 | Bishop of Glasgow

Corporate names
Church of Melanesia | Archdeacon of Southern Melanesia
Church of Melanesia | Bishop of New Hebrides
Melanesian Mission

Places
Asia and the Pacific
Melanesia
Oceania
Vanuatu