Scope and Content

Containing correspondence and associated papers re the following aspects of the new Methodist School Hymn book

-Copyright, 1947-50

-General file, 1946-48

-Correspondence to and from W.A. Rutter, 1947-49

-Organ edition of the School Hymn book, 1954-55

-Correspondence to and from R. Wilfred Callin, 1939-48

-Correspondence to and from Rupert E. Davies, 1947

-Correspondence to and from Fletcher & Son (printers of Norwich), 1947-48

-Correspondence to and from H. Vincent Capsey, 1947-48

-Miscellaneous, 1939-42

Administrative / Biographical History

R. Wilfed Callin (b.1886) was born on the Isle of Man and trained for the ministry at Hartley Victoria College, Manchester. He was actively involved in church music and served as chairman of the School Hymn Book committee.

Source: Who's Who in the Free Churches (1951)

Rupert Eric Davies (1909-94) was educated at Oxford and the University of Tubingen. He trained for the ministry at Wesley House, Cambridge, and published extensively in the fields of theology and Methodist history.

Source: Who's Who in the Free Churches (1951)

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