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Oswald Chambers Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC-122
The bulk of this collection came from David McCasland, who is the author of Abandoned to God, a biography of Oswald Chambers. Best known as the author of My Utmost for His Highest, the Reverend Oswald Chambers was an evangelist throughout the United Kingdom, America and Japan. In 1915 he traveled to Egypt to work with the YMCA in Zeitoun ministering to soldiers there. It was here that he suffered from an attack of appendicitis that ultimately took his life. It is to his wife Biddy Chambers that we owe the publication of his works. It is through her meticulous notes on Oswald's various talks and sermons that we are able to read the words of this great man.

The bulk of the collection is material gathered during McCasland's research. The majority of that research deals with each of Oswald Chambers' published works, the individuals connected with the Chambers' and Oswald and Biddy's time in Egypt.

The notes and diaries of Eva Spink, a student during Oswald's time at the Bible Training College, provide a first hand account of his words and life. Many of her diaries have been copied, and are contained within this portion of the collection. The originals are shelved elsewhere within the archives.

The collection also contains articles written by Oswald Chambers published mostly in the Bible Training College Journal along with Biddy's correspondence and diaries. Also included are three boxes of photographs, and two boxes of memorabilia.

Dates

  • Created: 1886-1983
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2002

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no specific restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.

Extent

56.00 boxes

35 linear feet other_unmapped

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Source of Acquisition

The bulk of this collection came from David McCasland, who is the author of Abandoned to God, a biography of Oswald Chambers.
Method of Acquisition Gift

Other Descriptive Information

This collection contains the research of David McCasland, the author of Abandoned to God a biography of Oswald Chambers, and was given by the Oswald Chambers Society. Best known as the author of My Utmost for His Highest, the Reverend Oswald Chambers was an evangelist throughout the United Kingdom, America and Japan. In 1915 he traveled to Egypt to work with the YMCA in Zeitoun ministering to soldiers there, and it was here that he suffered from an attack of appendicitis that ultimately took his life. Biddy Chambers, Oswald's wife, took meticulous notes on his various sermons and talks, and made the decision to have them published. Her hard work allows us to experience the wisdom of this great man so many years after his death.
Title
Oswald Chambers Papers
Author
Special Collections, Buswell Library Staff
Date
00/00/2008
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, Buswell Library Repository

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