Central Africa

Scope and Content

Comprises the personal papers of missionaries who worked for the MMS (or its predecessors) in their districts in Central Africa. Papers relate mainly to missionary work in Rhodesia [Zambia and Zimbabwe]. There is also a small amount of material relating to South Africa. Includes the papers of Arthur Baldwin (PMMS), William Chapman (PMMS), S D Gray (WMMS) and Edwin W Smith (PMMS). Mostly in English but also Ila, Afrikaans, Mashukulumbwe and Shona

Access Information

The majority of this material is only available for consultation on microfiche.



Brief biographical information on Methodist missionaries who worked in the Central African districts along with references to where further information appears in printed sources is available from the Methodist Missionary Register. Please contact us for details.

Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance