Robert Clark: Letters to him

Scope and Content

Letters to Clark, mainly from officials of the Church Missionary Society in London and Calcutta or from fellow missionaries, 121 items. The principal correspondent is Joseph Welland, officiating C.M.S. secretary in Calcutta (56 letters, 1873-1876). Other writers include D.T. Barry, C.M.S. secretary in Calcutta (20 letters, 1877-1878); E.H. Bickersteth, Bishop of Exeter (1); T.V. French, Bishop of Lahore (6, 1868-c.1888); E.R. Johnson, Bishop of Calcutta (1); Major-General E. Lake, Hon. Sec. of the C.M.S. (6, including 1 to Mrs. Clark, 1872-1874); H.J. Matthew, Bishop of Lahore (2); Eugene Stock, Editorial Secretary of the C.M.S. (3); E.C. Stuart, afterwards Bishop of Waiapu (8, including 1 to Mrs Clark, 1865-1874); Henry Venn, Hon. Sec. of the C.M.S. (1); and B.F. Westcott, Bishop of Durham (1). There is also a draft letter from Clark to C.M.S. secretaries in Calcutta and London, 19 February 1865; press cuttings regarding attempts to establish a mission in Kashmir; printed leaflet, 'Glad Tidings for Christians', by Safdar Ali, translated from Urdu by H.M. Clark (1897); and a printed invitation and forms of service for laying the foundation stone of the Robert Clark Memorial Hall, Amritsar, 1904.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Revd Robert Clark (1825-1900), missionary in the Punjab.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by R.E.D. Clark, grandson of the Revd Robert Clark, 1938.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.


H.M. Clark, Robert Clark of the Punjab (London, 1907).


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