Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)DA30
TitlePapers of Harry Holliday Newham
Extent22 documents, 4 notebooks, 1 journal, 167 photographs, 2 newspaper cuttings, and 10 items of verse
Datemid 19th cent-mid 20th cent
DescriptionPapers of Harry Holliday Newham (d 1953), Methodist missionary, relating to his work in India and Africa; includes correspondence, diary and index notebooks, accounts journal, photographs, newspaper cuttings, verses, rhymes and limericks
ArrangementSeries of notebooks and journal, as well as photographs, are arranged chronologically
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered readers
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Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionPreviously contained in box labelled 'H. H. Newham S. India Papers'; any other notes on previous storage conditions are included with the physical description; archival photocopies of discarded storage envelopes are kept with the files of correspondence and notebooks.
Administrative HistoryHarry Holliday Newham was born in Ollerton, Nottinghamshire. He entered the Methodist Ministry in 1899. He lived and worked in the following locations: Kolar Gold Field[s] (1899-1902); Hassan (1903-1908); England (1909-1910); Tumkur (1911-1916); Wellington and Bangalore (1917-1919); England (1919-1920); Tumkur (1920-1923); West Africa (1924-1930), where he became Chairman of the Sierr[a] Leone District; Bangalore, [Kanavese] (1931-1944), where he became Chairman of the Mysore District; Bangalore and Mysore (1944-1946), Supernumerary; Selly Oak, Birmingham, England (from 1946); He died 5th October, 1953. He was ?related to [Wynnel E. M. Newham]. In 1917 Newham was shipwrecked off the coast of Ceylon, and a letter documenting his experience is included in the papers.
Custodial HistoryUnknown deposit to the Selly Oak Colleges Central Library [later forming part of the Orchard Learning Resources Centre]. However, some material appears to have been in the possession of and/or deposited by Rt Rev N. C. Sargant, Rev Dr. A. Marcus Ward, Cathedral Library, Bristol, and the South Asia Church Aid Association (Inc), London. In 2000, the custodianship of all archive collections held at the Orchard Learning Resources Centre was transferred to the University of Birmingham

Cataloguing of the records was undertaken by the Special Collections department, University of Birmingham, in June 2000, as a result of the University of Birmingham's relationship with Selly Oak Colleges endowment trust.
Related Material28 books, pamphlets, printed reports, letters and minutes; to be catalogued separately with printed material
Associated MaterialsAssociated material may be found at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, in the archives of the Methodist Missionary Society (now the Methodist Church Overseas Division).


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