Warren, W H
Name of creator(s): Warren | W H | c 1870-1940 | missionary
Administrative/Biographical history: Born, c1870; worked as a printer and bookbinder, living in Canterbury; served the China Inland Mission (CIM), leaving for China aged 21, 1891; arrived, 1892; studied the language at Anking, in Anhwei; sent to Ningpo in Chekiang province; married the daughter of a missionary, Minnie Meadows, 1897; stationed at Shaohsing, c1897-1911; moved to Hangchow, 1911; Principal of the Bible Training Institute, which prepared Chinese students for Christian service; subsequently CIM Superintendent of the Chekiang field; left Chekiang and served the CIM administration in various capacities from 1922; appointed CIM Assistant China Director, 1931; travelled from the CIM headquarters in Shanghai to distant provinces including Kansu, Kweichow and Yunnan; died, 1940.
Custodial history: The papers form part of the series of personal and private papers of individual missionaries among the records of the China Inland Mission.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated with the records of the China Inland Mission from 1991.
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1903-1940, of the Rev W H Warren, comprising four station reports from Shaohsing, 1903-1914; two printed China Inland Mission reports from Shanghai, 1931; Warren's manuscript account of an attack by pirates on a mission party travelling from Shanghai to Chefoo schools (Yantai), 1935; typescript report on events in China and their implications for missionary work, 1937; typescript report from Shanghai, 1940; Nosu hymnbook, undated.
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ACCESS AND USE
Language: English and Nosu
Conditions governing access: Unrestricted. Readers should order the documents as CIM box 4 in SOAS Special Collections Reading Room.
Conditions governing reproduction: No publication without written permission. Apply to archivist in the first instance.
Finding aids: Database and unpublished handlist.
Related material: The School of Oriental and African Studies holds the records of the China Inland Mission (Ref: CIM).
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Sources: Chinese Recorder, xxiii (1892), p 98; ibid lxxi (1940), pp 307-8; School of Oriental and African Studies, CIM 86.
Date(s) of descriptions: Mar 2002