Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)DA52
TitlePapers of Rev Michael Hollis
Extent1 file
DescriptionCorrespondence of Rev Michael Hollis, as Moderator of the Church of South India, 1948-1972
ArrangementThe papers are arranged into one series of correspondence
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered readers
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Administrative HistoryRev (Arthur) Michael Hollis (1889-1986) was an SPG missionary in Tinnevelly, now known as Tirunevelly, Tamil Nadu, South India, before his appointment in 1942 to the Bishopric of Madras. In 1948 he left this post to become moderator of the newly formed Church of South India, a position which he held until 1954. He also undertook several academic posts including Professor of Church History at the United Theological College, Bangalore, India
Custodial HistoryIt is possible that Rev Lesslie Newbigin acquired these letters, as they were formerly stored with his collection, but there is no information regarding their provenance. Lesslie Newbigin's own papers were deposited with Selly Oak Colleges Library in 1992 and were 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 at the Orchard Learning Resources Centre was transferred to the University of Birmingham.

Cataloguing of these papers was undertaken by the Special Collections Department, University of Birmingham, in February 2001, as a result of the University of Birmingham's relationship with Selly Oak Colleges endowment trust.
Related MaterialThe collection included a quantity of printed material which is now stored and catalogued separately. Special Collections, University of Birmingham holds the papers of Lesslie Newbigin which also contain material relating to the establishment and affairs of the Church of South India (GB 0151 DA29)