Collection of John Hector

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: a volume of songs, hymns and verses; a volume of lecture extracts; and a volume of prayer meeting addresses.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Hector was born in Aberdeen in 1845 and was a United Free Church of Scotland missionary in Calcutta, India. He was educated at the University of Aberdeen and Aberdeen Free Church College. In 1871, he was ordained for foreign mission service and was appointed to Calcutta. He married Margaret Pittendrigh in 1876 and became the pricipal of Duff College, Calcutta, in 1887. Hector was invalided home and reitred from the mission in 1902. He was Duff Lecturer in Evangelistic Theology at the United Free Church Colleges from 1904 to 1905. He died on 19 December 1934.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers. It is essential to arrange an appointment in advance to view the archive in order that someone can be available to help. Please contact us by email at divinity-CSWC@ed.ac.uk. Telephone the Centre on: 0131 650 8900. Postal address: Centre for the Study of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2LX.

Other Finding Aids

A paper catalogue is available at the Centre for the Study of World Christianity.

Archivist's Note

Description originally written and researched by Caroline Brown in May 2001. This had been added to Archives Hub in August 2012 by Louise Williams.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction of materials (for example by digital camera) is free for private research and educational use, although we ask researchers to sign an agreement. Please contact us for enquiries on using the material in a commercial setting, for which there will be a fee. Contact us by email at divinity-CSWC@ed.ac.uk. Telephone the Centre on: 0131 650 8900. Postal address: Centre for the Study of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2LX.

Accruals

No further additions to the collection are expected.

Related Material

The archives of the United Free Church of Scitland can be found with the Church of Scotland collection in the National Library of Scotland, where letters to Hector are located.

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