Photocopies of journals of Walter Collins

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Photocopies of papers, 1891-1892 and undated, of Walter Collins, comprising his journal, 1891-1892, covering his journey by sea and the overland journey to Lake Victoria, and his work around Kampala delivering goods to various missions, also describing the political situation and fighting between tribes, and the homeward journey; notebook, 1891, containing poems by Collins inspired by Biblical verses; undated notebook containing notes by Collins on Uganda; two books produced by the Church Missionary Society, 1892 and undated, on Uganda and its history, including published sketches; undated printed songs or hymns.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born, 1865; lived at Herston, Swanage, Dorset; attended a preparatory institute, 1890; sent to work as Lay Agent for the Uganda Mission of the Church Missionary Society, 1891; his connection with the Church Missionary Society ended when he returned to England (possibly due to ill health), 1892.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

The photocopies were made in 1994.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Location of Originals

The originals are in Birmingham University Library with the Church Missionary Society Archives.