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Publications from the Church Missionary Society, the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society, and the South American Missionary Society documenting missionary work from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century.
Papers generated by the British Foreign and Colonial Offices, dating from approximately 1820-1970. Earliest documents regard coastal trading in the early nineteenth century and the Conference of Berlin of 1884 and the subsequent Scramble for Africa. Other topics include the abuses of the Congo Free State, fights against tropical disease, Italy’s defeat by the Abyssinians, World War II, apartheid in South Africa and colonial moves towards independence. Together they cover the whole of the modern period of European colonization of the continent from the British Government’s perspective.
Papers generated by the British Foreign and Colonial Offices, dating from approximately 1820 to 1970. Areas discussed in the records include Central and South America and the French- and Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Topics include slavery and the slave trade, immigration, relations with indigenous peoples, wars and territorial disputes, the fall of the Brazilian monarchy, British business and financial interests, industrial development, the building of the Panama Canal, and the rise to power of populist rulers such as Perón in Argentina and Vargas in Brazil.
Papers generated by the British Foreign and Colonial Offices, dating from approximately 1839 to 1969. Countries discussed in the records include Levant and the Arabian peninsula, Iran, Turkey, Egypt and Sudan. Beginning with the Egyptian reforms of Muhammad Ali Pasha in the 1830s, the documents trace the events of the following 150 years, including the Middle East Conference of 1921, the mandates for Palestine and Mesopotamia, the partition of Palestine, the 1956 Suez Crisis and post-Suez Western foreign policy, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Collection of manuscripts and visual and printed works providing accounts of the English abroad, c1550-1850, that highlight the influence of continental travel on British art, architecture, urban planning, literature and philosophy.
Collection of primary source materials brought together in the Imperial War Museum, London, for the study of twentieth-century social, political, military and gender history includes charity and international relief reports, pamphlets, photographs, press cuttings, magazines, posters, correspondence, minutes, records, diaries, memoranda, statistics, circulars, regulations, invitations, and interpretative essays.