Kanarese Conference Collection

  • Reference
      GB 133 KCC
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      0.5 l.m.
  • Location
      Collection available at University Archive and Records Centre, main University Library.

Scope and Content

Bundles of correspondence resulting from the conferences, mostly carbon copy typescript copies. Contents include accusations against individuals, discussions of their suitability for the mission field, disagreements over a bequest, the financial support of missionaries, the activities of the India Gospel Mission, and items of routine correspondence.

The collection would be of interest to those studying Brethren mission in India.

Administrative / Biographical History

Kanarese is the language spoken in Karnataka State (previously Misour). These 'conferences' were regular (probably annual) gatherings of missionaries from the area to discuss various issues, often of a contentious nature. They also included informal gatherings to discuss particular issues.


The original order has been maintained. The collection was organised into 6 bundles.

Access Information

The collection is open to any accredited reader.

The collection includes material which is subject to the Data Protection Act 1998. Under Section 33 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), The University of Manchester Library (UML) holds the right to process personal data for research purposes. The Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) Order 2000 enables the UML to process sensitive personal data for research purposes. In accordance with the DPA, UML has made every attempt to ensure that all personal and sensitive personal data has been processed fairly, lawfully and accurately. Users of the archive are expected to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, and will be required to sign a form acknowledging that they will abide by the requirements of the Act in any further processing of the material by themselves.

Open parts of this collection, and the catalogue descriptions, may contain personal data about living individuals. Some items in this collection may be closed to public inspection in line with the requirements of the DPA. Restrictions/closures of specific items will be indicated in the catalogue.

Acquisition Information

Kenneth Newton

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies and photographic copies of material in the archive can be supplied for private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.

A number of items within the archive remain within copyright under the terms of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988; it is the responsibility of users to obtain the copyright holder's permission for reproduction of copyright material for purposes other than research or private study.

Prior written permission must be obtained from the Library for publication or reproduction of any material within the archive. Please contact the Head of Special Collections, John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH.

Custodial History

Acquired by Kenneth Newton who worked for the Australian missionary organisation, Tidings.


None expected

Related Material

Echoes of Service Papers GB 133 EOS.

Papers of Handley Bird GB 133 HHB.


Grass, Tim, Gathering to his Name (Milton Keynes: Paternoster Press, 2006)

Tatford, Frederick A. That the World May Know. Vol. 3. The Challenge of India (Bath: Echoes of Service, 1983)

Stunt, W.T., Pulleng, A., Pickering, A., Simmons,G.P., Boak, D.K. and Warren, S.F., Turning the World Upside Down (Eastbourne: Upperton Press, 1972)

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