Prayer Letters

Scope and Content

Prayer letters, reports, individual calling cards and some photographs.

Administrative / Biographical History

As part of their service in Latin America, missionaries sent regular news on their activities to their supporters through a representative in the United Kingdom. These bulletins were known as prayer letters. Individual missionaries also wrote other public material, such as articles and reports, which are also included in this series.

Access Information

Open to researchers. Consult the Centre before you plan your visit if you are interested in letters produced by particular individuals to avoid disappointment. Please contact the Director of the Centre for the Study of World Christianity, Professor Brian Stanley, at for further details. Alternatively, telephone the Centre on 0131 650 8934.