Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)DA25
TitlePapers of Geoffrey Maw
Extent4 boxes
DescriptionMaterials relating to Hindu pilgrimages undertaken by Geoffrey Waring Maw (1886-1959) to the source of the Ganges, comprising a typescript account of his experiences on the pilgrimages in 1923, 1930, 1934 and 1948 and accompanying photograph album; incomplete notes and typescript materials for a book on the Narbada and the pilgrimage associated with it; manuscript of a journey at Maheshwar and Onkarjii and accompanying photograph albums, 1944; diary of a visit to Onkarjii, 1948; other photographs largely relating to India; miscellaneous papers relating to pilgrimages and Hinduism.
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Finding AidsA catalogue of this collection is available on the online archive catalogue. Click on the Finding Number to display the summary contents list of the catalogue and to view the full catalogue, or view the catalogue as a PDF file by clicking in the document field below. A paper copy is also available in the Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections Department. There is a manuscript list available which was compiled by J. W. Sweetman and dated 23 Feb 1960. For further information please contact Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections.
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Administrative HistoryGeoffrey Waring Maw (1886-1959) was author of 'Paul: herald of a victorious faith' (Sohagpur, India : Friends Service Council, 1950)
Custodial HistoryThis collection was deposited with Selly Oak Colleges Library by his widow, c.1960. It was then transferred to the Orchard Learning Resources Centre which was opened in 1997 following the merger of the Selly Oak Colleges Library and the Westhill College Library. In 2000, the custodianship of all archive collections held at the Orchard Learning Resources Centre was transferred to the University of Birmingham
Publication NoteAn autobiography of Geoffrey Maw was published posthumously under the title 'Pilgrims in Hindu Holy Land: sacred shrines of the Indian Himalayas' edited by Gillian M. (Maw) Conacher and Marjorie Sykes York: Sessions Book Trust, c 1997