Papers of William Paton

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

General correspondence, 1911-43 (5 folders), family correspondence, include letters from William Paton to his wife and children, primarily from India, 1910-43 (3 folders), letters of condolence to his family and arrangements for a memorial service following the death of William Paton and obituaries, 1943 (1 folder).

Administrative / Biographical History

For fuller biographical information, see entry for William Paton (1886-1943) in Who was Who. His various positions included Missionary Secretary, Student Christian Movement, 1911-1921; General Secretary, National Christian Council of India, Burma and Ceylon, 1922-1927; Secretary of the International Missionary Council and Editor, The International Review of Missions from 1927; Joint General Secretary, Provisional Committee of World Council of Churches from 1938

Reference: University of Birmingham, Special Collections Department, Online Archive Catalogue (http://calmview.bham.ac.uk/). Accessed April 2002.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Access to all bona fide researchers. All papers held at the Orchard Learning Resources Centre will be viewed at the Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department. Please contact the University Archivist for further information.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited with Selly Oak Colleges by the daughter of William Paton in 1987.

Other Finding Aids

The collection is uncatalogued. A brief description is available in electronic format on the Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department website: http://calmview.bham.ac.uk/ and in paper format within the Department.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Custodial History

Following the merger of the Selly Oak Colleges and the University of Birmingham in 1999 the custodial ownership of collections belonging to the Selly Oak Colleges and held at the Orchard Learning and Resource Centre (OLRC) was transferred to the University. These collections now form part of the University's Special Collections Department and are available for consultation at the Main Library on the University's Edgbaston Campus.

Related Material

The Orchard Learning Resources Centre and the University of Birmingham, Special Collections Department holds a rich collection of archives relating to missions, charities and other religious and ecclesiastical organisations and individuals.