Foundation stones in Manoharpur

Scope and Content

A memoir by Gerald Dickson based on his diaries, 270 pages, with an index at the back, 4 pages.

Administrative / Biographical History

Gerald William Dickson was the son of Canon W.A. Dickson, Rector of Fahan Parish, Co. Donegal. He attended Trinity College Dublin, and received theological training in England. After holding curacies in Gateshead and Ramsgate, he was a U.S.P.G. missionary in India, 1910-1939.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Presented by Dr Cashmore, May 1986, whose father, Bishop Thomas Herbert Cashmore, received the memoir from Gerald Dickson in 1971.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids

MSS 22

MSS Addenda, vol. I.

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Additional Information

This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.

Dickson, Gerald William, fl 1890-1971, missionary