Papers of Katherine Tristram

Reference code(s): GB 0150 CMS/ACC104
Held at: Birmingham - University of, Information Services, Special Collections Department
Title: Papers of Katherine Tristram
Date(s) of contents: 1887-1948
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent and medium: 4 files, 3 docs., 4 packets, 7 photographs


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Administrative/Biographical history: Katherine Alice Salvin Tristram (1859-1948) was the daughter of Henry Baker Tristram (1822-1906) Canon of Durham. She was educated at Gilchrist School and London University and became a mathematical lecturer at Westfield College, Hampstead. She was accepted as a CMS missionary in 1888 and served with the Japan Mission where she was Principal of Bishop Poole's Memorial Girls' School, Osaka. She resigned from service with the CMS in 1928.
Reference: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905), and unpublished additions to this register in the CMS archives.

Custodial history: Deposited with the CMS, c 1948; transferred on permanent loan to the Special Collections Department by the CMS in the 1980s.

Immediate source of acquisition:


Scope and content/abstract: This collection comprises personal papers of Katherine Tristram relating to her service as a missionary teacher with the CMS in Japan. It includes letters to her family, 1897-1922, together with extracts from her journals made by her friend, Alice Hodgkins, and extracts and copies of her correspondence with Alice Hodgkins, photographs and other miscellaneous papers.

System of arrangement: This collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Family Papers.


Language: English

Conditions governing access: Open Access to all registered readers.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids: A catalogue of this collection to file and item level is available in electronic format on the University of Birmingham Information Services Online Archive Catalogue. A paper copy of this catalogue is also available for consultation in the Special Collections Department reading room.


Related material: The Special Collections Department holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society (GB 0150 CMS), which includes papers relating to Katherine Tristram's service as a CMS missionary.


Date(s) of descriptions: Created 4/09/2001, modified 16/09/2002

Educational missionary work

Personal names
Tristram | Katherine Alice Salvin | 1859-1948 | educational missionary

Corporate names
Church Missionary Society

East Asia