Date of creation: 1881 to present
Extent: 16 boxes and 15 volumes
CCCW Catalogue: HMH and HMC
Keywords: Cambridge, mission, Henry Martyn Trust, Henry Martyn Library

The Henry Martyn Trust, the parent body of the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide, was established in 1881 in honour of the missionary and was initially concerned with the construction of Henry Martyn Hall adjacent to Holy Trinity church, Cambridge (opened 1887), and later the creation of an Overseas Mission Advisor and a lecturer in missiology within the Cambridge Theological Federation (becoming Director of the Henry Martyn Centre, now CCCW). A separate trust was later created for a Library, now amalgamated within the main trust. The trust’s archive includes papers related to the construction of the hall, minutes of the meetings of Trustees, correspondence on Trust activities, and the work of Overseas Advisor. There are also sound recordings and typescript copies of lectures given in the Hall or Centre by figures such as Max Warren, Lesslie Newbigin, Andrew Walls, Kwame Bediako and Lamin Sanneh, and of oral history recordings made as project work for the Centre (see Oral History).
Papers less than 30 years old related to Trust activities are closed to public access without the Director’s specific consent.

Further resources:

  • .pdf catalogue of collection