These are the personal papers of Commissioner George Scott Railton, 1882-1984.
George Scott Railton was born in 1849 and married Marianne Parkyn in 1884. He became Secretary of the Christian Mission in 1873 and led a pioneer group of women Salvationists to the USA in 1880. In 1881 he was recalled to London and subsequently conducted Salvation Army campaigns internationally, including in South Africa, the Netherlands, South America, the West Indies, East Asia, West Africa, China, Russia and Turkey. He led Salvation Army work in Germany from 1890-1894 and was Territorial Commander of France, 1901-1902. George died in Germany, 19 July 1913; he was survived by his wife and three children, Nat, David and Esther.
Some correspondence and papers only survive as typescript copies. Some or all of these typescripts were given to the International Heritage Centre by G S Railton's granddaughter, Dame Ruth Railton (King), in 1987. However it is not clear when the typescripts were made.
These records have been divided into the following series:
GSR/2: Assorted papers