Letters and photographs of Miss Emilie Stroelin


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0150 CMS/ACC292
Held at: Birmingham - University of, Information Services, Special Collections Department
Domain:
Title: Letters and photographs of Miss Emilie Stroelin
Date(s) of contents: circa 1900-1916
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent and medium: 3 files, 4 docs., 100 photographs

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s):

Administrative/Biographical history: Emilie Stroelin (b c 1860) was born in Germany and was formerly a governess. In 1881 she went as a missionary to India under the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society where she was stationed in Meerut (Mirat). In 1904, she transferred to the service of the CMS and she continued to work in Meerut Girls Schools until 1916.
Reference: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905.

Custodial history: Presented to the CMS by Miss Plieninger, 1973; 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 personal letters and photographs of Miss Emilie Stroelin, as a missionary teacher with the CEZMS and later the CMS in Meerut, India. The collection includes some letters sent to her at the Civil Prisoners camp in Bombay, 1916; plans of the mission house where she was stationed and photographs of her mission work in Meerut and also of a holiday at the Gossner mission in Kotgur. Other items include hand painted transparencies of different types of Indian servant which is accompanied by a descriptive list made by Miss Stroelin.

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 Emilie Stroelin's service as a CMS missionary, and the records of the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society (GB 0150 CEZ).

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Date(s) of descriptions: Created 7/02/2002, modified 17/09/2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Educational missionaries
Photographs

Personal names
Stroelin | Emilie | b.c 1860 | missionary teacher

Corporate names
CEZMS
Church Missionary Society
Church of England Zenana Missionary Society

Places
India
Meerut
South Asia