Papers of Eleanor Harrison
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Administrative/Biographical history: Eleanor Jane Harrison (1872-1930) of Cookley, Kidderminster was formerly an assistant in a library. She was accepted as a missionary with the CMS in 1896 and served with the Fukien Mission in China until 1922. She was initially stationed at Kosangche. In 1902, she went to Tangtau on the island of Hai-tan to open a new station. She returned home in 1922 because of family circumstances but rejoined the CMS in 1929. She was murdered by bandits in China in 1930.
Custodial history: Presented to the CMS by Miss V. Bois, Apr 1961; 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 the manuscript journal letters of Eleanor Harrison relating to her service as a CMS missionary with the Fukien Mission in China in three volumes, 1896-1913, together with printed circular letters, 1916-1922 and an account of finding her remains, with photograph of the search party, in 1937.
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 Special Collections Department holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society (GB 0150 CMS), which includes papers relating to Eleanor Harrison's service as a CMS missionary.
Date(s) of descriptions: Created 16/08/2001, modified 16/09/2002