The collection is composed of 8 volumes of notebooks containing diaries or journals covering the period 1892-1901. One of the small notebooks is headed on the inside cover, Hospital Hill, King Williams Town, and contains official stamps and franked postage stamps over the year 1904. Another is headed, Free Church of Scotland, Livingstonia Mission, 1895. Archival envelopes contain photographs and cards of people and places in Africa, and a collection of drawings and sketches of local subjects.
Papers of Rev. Alexander Dewar (fl. 1892-1904)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Rev. Alexander Dewar served in the missionary community of the Eastern Cape, South Africa, and with the Free Church of Scotland at Livingstonia, Malawi.
Conditions Governing Access
Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance
Material purchased, accessioned 13 May 2004, Accession no. E2004.5
The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained in the collection.
Other Finding Aids
Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted
Compiled by Graeme D. Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.
Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.