Ref NoPP MS 61
TitlePapers of Right Reverend Derek Alec Rawcliffe
Date(s) of Creation1953-1986
Level of DescriptionCollection
Extent3 boxes
Name of CreatorRawcliffe; Derek Alec (1921-2011); Bishop of Glasgow
Administrative & Biographical HistoryDerek Alec Rawcliffe was born on 8 July 1921. He gained a BA from the University of Leeds. Following his training at Mirfield, he was made a Deacon in 1944. In 1945 he became a priest and was appointed to St. George's, Worcester. In 1947 he was posted to work in Melanesia as Assistant Master, and then Head Master at All Hallows School, Pawa, Solomon Islands (1949). From 1956-1958 he was Head Master at St. Mary's School, Maravovo, Solomon Islands. In 1959 he was appointed Archdeacon of Southern Melanesia. He was made first Bishop of New Hebrides in January 1974, leaving this post in 1980 to become Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway. From 1991 to 1996 he was Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Ripon. He was awarded an OBE in 1971.
Held at:SOAS University of London
Source of AcquisitionDonated in 1996.
DescriptionPapers, 1953-1986, dating predominantly from the 1960s and 1970s, on Melanesian culture, government and geography and the work of the church in the New Hebrides, collected by the Rt Rev Derek Rawcliffe.
System of ArrangementThe material has been arranged into 4 categories: general papers; church papers; subject papers; publications.
Access StatusTemporarily Closed
Conditions Governing ReproductionFor permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance
Language(s) of MaterialEnglish
East Ambae
Multiple languages
Other Finding AidsUnpublished handlist.
Related MaterialThe School of Oriental and African Studies holds the records of the Melanesian Mission (Ref: Mel M), including letters of Rawcliffe.
Access Points - SubjectAnglicanism
Anglicans
Clergy
Education
Geography
Government
Oceanic cultures
Austronesian and Oceanic languages
Melanesian
Protestantism
Protestants
Travel abroad
Missionaries
Access Points - Person, Corporate & Family Names
Name CodePerson, Corporate or Family NameType of Entity
GB/NNAF/P149546Rawcliffe; Derek Alec (1921-2011); Bishop of GlasgowPerson
GB/NNAF/C45202Melanesian MissionCorporate
Access Points - Places
Place CodePlace Name
6255151Oceania
7729899Melanesia
2134431Vanuatu
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