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Papers of the Rt. Rev'd. Peter H.H. Howes

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MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 345

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


  • [1957-1964]


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

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MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 345

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 2493

Biographical / Historical

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).

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 700 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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