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'Recollections of thirty-five years as a missionary teacher in Malaya', 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/4/26

Scope and Contents

Peach’s account of his career as a teacher and missionary. Subjects include descriptions of his living and working conditions, the contribution of his wife Norah Nelson, standards of education, the contribution of Christian schools to Malay life, the growth of the school system and its Asian leadership, inter-faith cooperation, evacuation from Malaya during the Second World War, public health, political changes and the many friendships he formed with British colleagues (24 sheets).


  • Creation: 1962


Conditions Governing Access

For conservation reasons, this file must be viewed on microfilm reel 8227C.

Biographical / Historical

Reverend Preston Littlepage Peach was an American Methodist missionary teacher in Malaya from 1914 to 1949. Initially he served as Principal of the Methodists Boys School in Kuala Lumpur, and also taught in Penang, Ipoh, and Singapore. From 1950 to 1960, Peach worked for the United States War Department, as an advisor on South East Asia.


1 file(s) (1 file) : paper

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Peach, Preston Littlepage

Finding aid date

2009-05-26 14:42:45+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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