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Collection Level Description: Photographs and postcards relating to the Borneo Mission Association

Reference: MSS. Ind. Ocn. r. 23
Title: Photographs and postcards relating to the Borneo Mission Association
Dates of Creation: [?1906-1909]
Extent: 110 items
Physical Description: The photographs were originally stuck into albums and have since been torn out, causing damage to some of the prints. Others are still stuck back to back. The photographs are uncaptioned but from the styles of European dress would seem to be of approximately the same date as the postcards.

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

The Borneo Mission Association was formed in 1909 to assist the work of the Anglican Church in Labuan, Sarawak and British North Borneo. Although it never sent out missionaries itself, Anglican missionaries had first visited Sarawak in 1848 at the invitation of James Brooke, its Rajah. From 1869 to 1909 Malaya, Singapore and Borneo had operated as a single diocese. However, a separate diocese was created for Sabah in 1962.

Scope and Content

Postcards of British North Borneo including views of Jesselton and railway scenes, also uncaptioned snapshots, [?1906-1909].

System of Arrangement

The postcards are arranged in three distinct groups. The first is captioned in Arthur Walker's handwriting, the second is initialled 'GHH', and the third is a series of views of British North Borneo captioned in pencil.

Administrative Information

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Further Information

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 669 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is available for consultation in the library reading room.

Related Units of Description

Photographs of British North Borneo and Sarawak, including mission schools and churches, principal buildings in towns and major settlements, diocesan events, and portraits of mission staff and native clergy, 1914-1983 (ref. MSS. Ind. Ocn. r. 20); Historical Notes on the island of Borneo and early mission work, typescript compiled by the Rev'd. William Howell, c1928 (ref. MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 346.

Access Points

Borneo Mission Association

Sabah | Description and travel | Views

Church of England | Missions | Borneo

Sabah | History | 20th century

Great Britain | Colonies | Administration

Railroads | Sabah | History


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27 June 2011