Papers of Vivyan Henry Donnithorne
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Administrative/Biographical history: Vivyan Henry Donnithorne (1886-1968) served in the 11th Hampshire Regiment during First World War. He married Gladys Ingram (d 1977) in 1916 and they became CMS missionaries to Western China in 1919 until 1945. They then served as missionaries with the West China Evangelistic Band at Pehpei 1943-1951 and then in Hong Kong from 1953.
Custodial history: Deposited with the CMS; transferred on permanent loan to the Special Collections Department by the CMS in the 1980s
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CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and content/abstract: This collection comprises personal papers of Vivyan Donnithorne as a missionary including letters , printed papers, newspaper cuttings, printed materials, papers relating to the West China Evangelistic Band
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
Conditions governing access: Open Access to all registered readers
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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 Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers includes other collections of papers of the Donnithorne family: CMS/ACC232 and CMS/ACC251. The Special Collections Department also holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society (GB 0150 CMS), which includes papers relating to Donnithorne's service as a CMS missionary
Date(s) of descriptions: Created 4/02/2002, modified 17/09/2002