Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)DA29/1/8
TitleFamily and personal correspondence whilst Lesslie Newbigin was General Secretary of the International Missionary Council
Extent142 items
DescriptionCorrespondence, and copy correspondence of Lesslie Newbigin, printed circular correspondence, travel diary notes, press cuttings and associated papers relating to personal and professional matters on the appointment of Newbigin to the General Secretaryship of the IMC. Professional matters referred to include IMC Central Committee meetings in Rome, proposals for a merger of the IMC and World Council of Churches (WCC), extensive international tours of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Mexico undertaken by Newbigin, his attendance at the Ecumenical Student Conference on the Christian World Mission held at Athens, Ohio, 1959-1960, the Second Latin American Evangelical Conference held at Lima, 1961, and the WCC Third Assembly held in India, 1961. In addition there is material relating to Church of South India (CSI) affairs, the clerical duties of Newbigin and his lecturing and broadcasting activities whilst temporarily in England, the affairs of associates and personal matters.

Correspondents include family (mother, wife, sisters, and wife), clerical colleagues in England and overseas, and professional associates.


/37-64 Correspondence from Newbigin whilst engaged in meetings on international tour. Locations visited include New York, San Francisco, Melborne, Brisbane, Sydney, and Samoa, Jan-Mar 1960;
/78-84 Notes comprising extracts from diary maintained by Newbigin whilst travelling in Africa, for circulation to colleagues, Sep-Nov 1960;
/114-118 Correspondence relating to tour of Samoa and Fiji by Newbigin, Apr-May 1961;
/122-131 Travel diary notes and correspondence relating to visit by Newbigin to Sao Paolo, Santiago, Lima, San Jose and Costa Rica, Jul-Aug 1961;
/139-141 Correspondence relating to WCC Third Assembly held in India, Nov-Dec 1961
ArrangementCorrespondence is arranged in chronological order, as found
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionThis file was previously numbered 2/4/1-140. It contains some fragile sheets. Due to the poor condition of the press cuttings please consult the accompanying photocopies


    Some of our most significant collections