International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

Database

Papers of George McGlashan Kerr and Isabel Kerr

Location

Category Institutional Archive
Organization Edinburgh University
Country United Kingdom
Address Edinburgh University, Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World, Thomas Chalmers House, 16 North Bank Street
Telephone 0131 650 8902
Fax 0131 650 7972
Email Margaret.Acton@ed.ac.uk
URL http://archiveshub.ac.uk/

Notes

The papers of George McGlashan Kerr (1874-1950) and Isabel Kerr (1875-1932) are held at Edinburgh University (Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World). The Kerrs were medical missionaries who established a home for people affected by leprosy at Dichpali, India (the Victoria Leprosy Hospital).

The collection consists of: correspondence, mainly letters from Kerr and others at the leprosy hospital to Joseph Ross and his wife giving information about their work in India (c 1927-1944); autobiographical notes on Kerr's childhood, decision to become a missionary and early years in India; pamphlets and printed items, referring to the hospital and medical work and with obituaries of Isabel Kerr (1911-1956); and photographs of the Kerr family and Dichpali (3 items, c 1920s).

Handlist

Entry updated January 4, 2016

Contact

Name Margaret Acton
Organization Edinburgh University, Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World
Address Thomas Chalmers House, 16 North Bank Street
Telephone 0131 650 8902
Fax 0131 650 7972
Email Margaret.Acton@ed.ac.uk

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