Sketch book containing pencil sketches relating to Luke Scott's life and missionary work

Scope and Content

Includes sketches of places in England (particularly South Shields) relating to Scott and his family, depictions of Gibraltar, Wesleyan Methodist mission property in Ceylon [Sri Lanka] including at Galle, Jaffna, Point Pedro, Trincomalie [Trincomalee] and Batticaloa as well as for St Thomas' Mount in Madras [Chennai, India].

Administrative / Biographical History

Rev Luke Scott (1837-1878) served the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society in Ceylon [Sri Lanka] from 1862 to 1868.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Purchased by SOAS Library in 1981

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

Within the records of the (Wesleyan) Methodist Missionary Society is the official correspondence for Luke Scott (MMS/Ceylon/Correspondence/FBN 5-6). Two additional letters by Scott to John Kilner from 1866 are also available (MMS/Special Series/Various Papers/FBN 44). Further information on Scott's work, as well as the work of his colleagues, will be contained in the relevant Synod Minutes (MMS/Ceylon/Synod Minutes/FBN 1).

Additional sketches by Scott can be found amongst a volume he compiled on the mission to Ceylon [Sri Lanka] (MMSL MSS 056).