Baldwin, Arthur


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0102 MMS Box 608
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies Library
Domain: archival
Title: Baldwin, Arthur
Date(s) of contents: 1889-1902
Level of description:
Extent and medium: 1 box

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Baldwin | Arthur | 1864-1937 | missionary

Administrative/Biographical history: Born at Otley, Yorkshire, of devout Methodist parents, 1864; educated at Otley Collegiate School; entered the Primitive Methodist ministry, 1887; minister at Barrowford, 1887-1888; Halifax, 1888-1889; sent by the Primitive Methodist Missionary Committee on a pioneering mission to northern Rhodesia, 1889-1902; his time in Africa affected his health and he returned to England, 1902; minister at Halifax, 1902-1903; Brighouse, 1903-1908; Nottingham, 1908-1911; Gainsborough, 1911-1916; Leeds, 1916-1919; Financial Secretary to the Missionary Department, 1919-1924; Kingston, 1924-1925; Secretary of the Chapel Aid Association, 1925-1936; supernumerary, 1936; married firstly Elizabeth Anne (née Smith) and secondly Harriet (née Wright); died, 1937. Publication: The Rev Henry Buckenham, pioneer missionary (Joseph Johnson, London [1920]).

Custodial history: The papers were deposited with the Methodist Missionary Society and form part of the special series of biographical papers of individual missionaries.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited on permanent loan with the records of the Methodist Missionary Society from 1978.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1889-1902, of Arthur Baldwin, comprising diaries, 1889-1899, describing his journeys, work and life in Africa, including domestic activities and agricultural concerns; letters from Baldwin to his mother, 1889-1902, recounting his activities; letters from F Coillard to Baldwin, 1893-1895, concerning missionary work and concerns; undated manuscript notes on Coillard; undated map marked 'Proposal for a new mission Moomba'; letter to Mr Baldwin from F Pickering, 1897; letter to Mrs Baldwin from Mrs C Thackeray in New Zealand [1908]; nine photographs of southern Africa, mostly undated landscapes but including one of mission staff, 1899, among them some indigenous workers.

System of arrangement:

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English

Conditions governing access: Unrestricted, but only to be viewed on microfiche. Originals to be consulted only with written agreement from the Methodist Church.

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 Primitive Methodist Missionary Society (Ref: MMS/PMMS). SOAS also holds Edwin Smith's transcripts of Baldwin's journals (Ref: MMS/WMMS Notes & Transcripts Box 569 No 11).

Copies: Published on microfiche by IDC Publishers (SOAS ref: Fiche Box Number Special Series 12-13).

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Sources: Alphabetical Arrangement of Wesleyan Methodist Ministers (1936); Wesleyan Methodist Church Minutes of Conference (1938), p 181; British Library OPAC.

Date(s) of descriptions: Feb 2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Agriculture
Ancient religions
Christianity
Christians
Clergy
Diaries
Evangelistic missionaries
Evangelistic missionary work
Indigenous lay workers
Laity
Literary forms and genres
Methodism
Methodists
Missionaries
Missionary work
Nonfiction
Ordained missionaries
Photographs
Prose
Protestant nonconformists
Protestant nonconformity
Protestantism
Protestants
Religions
Religious activities
Religious groups
Religious institutions
Religious movements
Travel
Travel abroad
Visual materials

Personal names
Baldwin | Arthur | 1864-1937 | missionary
Baldwin | family | of Otley, Yorkshire
Coillard | François | 1834-1904 | French missionary in Africa
Pickering | F | fl 1897
Thackeray | C | fl [1908]

Corporate names
Primitive Methodist Missionary Society

Places
Africa
Northern Rhodesia
Southern Africa
Zambia