Papers of Edward McKillop Young

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection consists of around1026 sides of Young's closely written commentary on the Bible, Christianity and God in modern society, with some reference to books read by him. The material is arranged as diary entries but there seem to be very few personal references apart from December 1941 when Japanese occupation of the area in which Young was living is mentioned. The material begins with page 833 and is obviously only part of a larger collection of notes.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward McKillop Young (United Presbyterian and United Free) Church of Scotland Missionary in Manchuria, China, was born in 1873 in Kinross, Scotland. He attended the University of Edinburgh where he graduated MB, ChB in 1899. He was appointed by the mission in 1899 and left for China in the same year. In 1900 he was ordained by the United Presbytery of Edinburgh and in 1902 he married Dr Katharine Constance Sampson. He retired in 1932 but spent many years in Shanghai and died there in 1942.

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 paper catalogue is available to researchers at the Centre.

Archivist's Note

Description originally written and researched by Caroline Brown in June 2001. This had been added to 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.

Related Material

The National Library of Scotland holds the records of the Church of Scotland, which includes correspondence with Young.

Genre/Form

Geographical Names