Papers of Arthur Le Feuvre


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0150 CMS/ACC164
Held at: Birmingham - University of, Information Services, Special Collections Department
Domain:
Title: Papers of Arthur Le Feuvre
Date(s) of contents: 1854-1946
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent and medium: 3 docs. and 40 items

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s):

Administrative/Biographical history: Arthur Le Feuvre of Ceylon, a planter, was accepted as a CMS missionary and was sent, as a lay evangelist, to North India in 1889. He was a member of first Band of Associated Evangelists with two other CMS missionaries, S. W. Donne and P. H. Shaul. He returned to England on furlough and was ordained as deacon in 1895. He subsequently became a railway and planter's chaplain in Bengal and Ceylon from 1908 until 1922.
Reference: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905) and finding aid to the collection.

Custodial history: Deposited with the CMS in 1946; transferred on permanent loan to the Special Collections Department by the CMS in the 1980s.

Immediate source of acquisition:

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: This collection comprises the typescript reminiscences of Arthur Le Feuvre as a CMS missionary in Ceylon and Bengal, 1881-1908 and his subsequent work as chaplain, together with photographs, drawings and watercolours collected to illustrate the biography 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

ACCESS AND USE

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.

ALLIED MATERIALS

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 Le Feuvre's service as a CMS missionary.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Date(s) of descriptions: Created 4/02/2002, modified 17/09/2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Lay missionaries
Visual materials

Personal names
Feuvre | Arthur | Le | 1889-1922 | Church Missionary Society

Corporate names
Church Missionary Society

Places
Bengal
South Asia
Sri Lanka