|Rev J. M. Sterling Hooper (b 1882) was a missionary in India, and a writer of publications on the subject of Bible translation. His publications included:
The Approach to the Gospel (London, 1920)
Hymns of the Alvars (Calcutta: Association Press, 1929)
The Bible in India (London: Oxford University Press, 1938) and second edition published under the title Bible Translation in India, Pakistan and Ceylon (Indian Branch, Oxford University Press, 1963);
The Temptation and the Establishment of the Kingdom of God (Madras: Christian Literature Society for India, 1948)
Greek New Testament Terms in Indian Languages: a comparative word list (The Bible Society Of India and Ceylon, 1957)
|It is possible that Rev Lesslie Newbigin acquired these papers, as they were found amongst Newbigin's papers during the cataloguing of that collection. However, there is no information regarding the separate provenance of Hooper's papers. 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 held at the Orchard Learning Resources Centre was transferred to the University of Birmingham
Cataloguing of the 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.