Collection of Joseph Ross

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection contains: material on the Boy Scout Association; correspondence from and about missionaries working in India or from Aberdeen, Scotland; and articles and pamphlets about mission and missionary work.

Administrative / Biographical History

Joseph Ross (d 1967) was Organising Officer and Deputy Camp Chief of the Boy Scout Association in the Central Provinces, India, in the early twentieth century. His headquarters were in Jabalpur. He was involved with youth work when he was seconded to the Young Men's Christian Association, and befriended many missionaries. He left India in 1924, returning to Aberdeen, Scotland. He returned to his original career as an accountant, but taught at Sunday Schools, collecting as much information as he could on missionaries associated with Aberdeen. Ross died around 1967.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers. It is essential to arrange an appointment in advance to view the archive in order that someone can be available to help. Please contact us by email at divinity-CSWC@ed.ac.uk. Telephone the Centre on: 0131 650 8900. Postal address: Centre for the Study of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2LX.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed paper catalogue is available at the Centre.

Archivist's Note

Description originally written and researched by Caroline Brown in June 2001. This had been added to and adapted for Archives Hub in August 2012 by Louise Williams

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction of materials (for example by digital camera) is free for private research and educational use, although we ask researchers to sign an agreement. Please contact us for enquiries on using the material in a commercial setting, for which there will be a fee. Contact us by email at divinity-CSWC@ed.ac.uk. Telephone the Centre on: 0131 650 8900. Postal address: Centre for the Study of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2LX.

Accruals

No further additions to the collection are expected.

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