Printed material on Kingsmead and Selly Oak Colleges as well as circular letters from the Methodist mission at Aler, India

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Three editions of the 'Kingsmead Letter' for 1943.

Printed circular letter from G E Phillips, Department of Missions, Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham, December 1943. Discusses changing world and impact on Selly Oak, events for missionaries on furlough, thoughts on those interned and asks for continued co-operation for providing source material for seminars, etc.

Printed circular from G E Phillips, Department of Missions, Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham, July 1944. Offers thanks for letters giving personal accounts of mission, particularly during trying times of war. Whilst Christianity remains the same mission must change as the world changes. Mentions staff changes at Selly Oak and hopes to improve the preparation of male missionaries before going abroad, particularly to reflect impact of war. Support for indigenous clergy and formation of national churches.

Typed circular letter from 'Lawson', the Rev J L Garforth, at Aler [India], 4 Aug 1948. Explains in detail the problems of attempting to arrange for prescription drugs to be brought into the states of Madras and Hyderabad for medical missionary work.

Typed circular letter from 'Lawson' [Rev J L Garforth], at Church Compound, Aler, NSR [India], 8 Sept 1948. Explains in details the problems of collecting prescription drugs from Madras to bring back to Hyderabad State for medical missionary work and mentions health issues amongst his own family.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dorothy May Howard Tripp (1901-1992) served as a doctor in the Hyderabad District of the (Wesleyan) Methodist Missionary Society from 1931 to 1953.

James Lawson Garforth (1912-2002) served as a minister in the Hyderabad District of the (Wesleyan) Methodist Missionary Society from 1937 to 1961.

Godfrey E Phillips (1878-1961), Professor of Mission Studies, Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham, 1939-1946.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Donated by Rev Albert W Mosley, October 2015

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by various

Custodial History

Given to Rev Mosley by Dr & Mrs Whittaker, relatives of Dorothy Tripp who originally owned these items

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