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Henry Martyn Stumbles

HS Henry Martyn Stumbles (?1873-1915), Missionary

Henry Stumbles was born in Lewisham, ca. 1873. He joined the Tibetan Pioneer Mission, established by Annie Royle Taylor, and was based in Kalimpong, 1894-5. He was educated at Edinburgh University, MB and Chb, 1902, and MD, 1910; Durham University, Bachelor of Hygiene and Diploma of Public Health, 1910; Strasbourg and Paris. He practised as a doctor at Amble, Northumbria, 1902-11, and Hove, Sussex, 1911-15. He died in Hove, 2 October 1915.

Papers, 1895-1915

The collection mainly comprises a manuscript, lectures, press cuttings and photographs

1 box

index of people, places and institutions

HS/1 Manuscript on medicine and surgery in Tibet
Apr 1910
1 vol, typescript
Presented as an Edinburgh University MD thesis

HS/2 Copy lecture on Tibet
1 folder
Given at the Sussex Literary Society, 28 Nov 1912
With notes

HS/3 Draft lecture on Buddhism
1 bundle (1) and 1 folder (2), ms and typescript
With copy

HS/3/1 Draft lecture

HS/3/2 Copy of lecture

HS/4 Lecture notes on Tibet
1 sheaf

HS/5 Draft sermons
3 pamphlets in 1 bundle

HS/6 Tibetan exercise books
undated, 1895
2 vols



HS/7 Notes on a Tibetan translation of the Gospel of St John
1 vol, printed
With ms annotations
English and Tibetan

HS/8 Cards displaying Biblical texts
1 bundle, printed and illuminated

HS/9 Press cuttings
2 bundles, printed and typescript
Extracts from Stumbles' diary published in the Kentish Mercury
Includes Port Said, Egypt; Colombo, Ceylon; Calcutta, Darjeeling and Kalimpong, India; Sikkim; and Tibet

HS/9/1 Press cuttings

HS/9/2 Transcript of press cuttings
Titled 'A Lewisham Man in Further India'

HS/10 Obituary
9 Oct 1915
1 item, printed
Published in the Brighton Herald

HS/11 Photographs
3 black and white prints, mounted
Comprises a portrait of Henry Stumbles in Tibetan dress; a photograph of the Cathedral Schools, Bombay, India; and a photograph of a Hindu sacred car.