Bible -- Study and teaching
Chambers, Oswald, 1874-1917 -- Manuscripts
Man (Christian theology)
Prayer books and devotions
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.
Documents and Files:
Booklet "Souvenir of Dunoon" with 12 photos
Booklet and Prospectus, B.T.C
Oswald and Biddy sitting beside the completed Dugout, summer
Photocopies of sketches made for Olive and Christine Reynolds while Oswald Chambers talking with their father, Thomas:
Postcard: Perth High Street
Series 1: Oswald Chambers
Series 2: Biddy Chambers
Series 3: Eva Spink Pulford
Series 4: Oswald Chambers Publications Association
Series 5: Photographs
Series 6: Memorabilia
Series 7: Secondary
Series 8: Kathleen Chambers