Name of creator(s): Alexander H. MacGuffie
Administrative/Biographical history: MacGUFFIE, Lt.-Col. The Revd. Alexander Henley (b. circa 1888). Service overseas in 1st Battalion the Border Regiment, March 1908. Served Dardanelles. Joined Aden Field Force in South Arabia, 1916, and commanded the Arab Labour Corps until 1920. Home leave. Returned to Aden as Garrison Engineer. Married, June 1922, Edel ? a Danish missionary in Aden. Home leave 1923. Posted to India 1924-31. Home leave. Retired from Indian Army, 1935. Returned to Aden the mission field, 31st May 1936, first attached to the Danish Mission. In World War Two raised and commanded the Arab Pioneer Corps. Ordained Deacon in Aden, 19 March 1944, and priest in Cairo Cathedral on Trinity Sunday, 27 May 1945. Chaplain of St. Mary’s Garrison Church, Aden, 1945-50. Closure of church in 1950 and establishment of House Church in the Mission Station. Left Aden May 1952. Curate of St. Luke’s, Haverigg, Millom, Cumberland, 1954-.
Custodial history: In A.H. MacGuffie’s possession
Immediate source of acquisition: Received in 1992-93. No information about donor.
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and content/abstract: Papers relating to his service as Chaplain of the Church of England Diocesan Mission in Aden, 1940-44, ministerial training through Wolsey Hall, and retirement curacy in Cumberland.
System of arrangement: *
ACCESS AND USE
Language: English; some Arabic.
Conditions governing access: Open.
Conditions governing reproduction: No information. Statutory conditions apply.
Finding aids: In Guide
Date(s) of descriptions: 6.4.1999