Correspondence of the Reverend Michael Hollis as Moderator of the Church of South India, 1948-1972.
Papers of Reverend (Arthur) Michael Hollis
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- ReferenceGB 150 DA52
- Dates of Creation1948-1972
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
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Administrative / Biographical History
The Reverend (Arthur) Michael Hollis was a missionary for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Tinnevelly, now known as Tirunevelly, Tamil Nadu, South India, before his appointment in 1942 to the Bishopric of Madras. In 1948 he left this post to become Moderator of the newly formed Church of South India, a position which he held until 1954. He also undertook several academic posts including Professor of Church History at the United Theological College, Bangalore, India.
Reference: University of Birmingham, Special Collections Department, Online Archive Catalogue ( http://calmview.bham.ac.uk/ ). Accessed May 2002.
The papers are arranged into one series of correspondence.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
It is possible that the Reverend (James Edward) Lesslie Newbigin acquired these letters, as they were stored with his own collection, but there is no information regarding their provenance.
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