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Collection Level Description: Papers of the Rt. Revd. Peter H.H. Howes

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 345
Title: Papers of the Rt. Revd. Peter H.H. Howes
Dates of Creation: [1957-1964]
Extent: 1 box

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

The Rt. Revd. Peter H.H. Howes (fl [1903]-1997) studied for the Anglican ministry at Kelham Theological College in 1929 and became a missionary with the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. From 1937 he served in Sarawak, working with the Bidayuh (Land Dayaks). From 1957 to 1960 he was seconded to the Colonial Government to become Officer-in-Charge of the Padawan Community Development Scheme operating among the Land Dayaks of the Upper Sarawak River on the border with West Kalimantan. In 1976 he was appointed Assistant Bishop of Kuching before retiring in 1981. His published works include Shun nyamba nang. A collection of Land Dayak stories (London, Macmillan and Co., 1952) and In a fair ground (London, Excalibur, c1994).

Scope and Content

Three logbooks and evaluation report as Officer-in-Charge, Padawan Community Development Scheme, Sarawak, 1957-1964, with two folders of enclosures.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by the Rt. Revd. Peter H.H. Howes in [August] 1993.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

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. 700 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Howes | Peter | fl [1903]-1997 | Assistant Bishop of Kuching

Community development | Sarawak

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23 February 2012