Records of the Bishop Tugwell Diocesan Fund

Reference code(s): GB 0150 CMS/ACC343
Held at: Birmingham - University of, Information Services, Special Collections Department
Title: Records of the Bishop Tugwell Diocesan Fund
Date(s) of contents: 1874-1948
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent and medium: 2 vols., 5 docs., 2 files, 2 photographs and 1 item


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Administrative/Biographical history: The Bishop Tugwell Diocesan Fund was established in 1895 following an appeal by Bishop Herbert Tugwell, as Bishop of West Equatorial Africa, for a separate independent fund to be put at his disposal in order to promote branches of his work which could not be met from the funds of the Church Missionary Society. A Committee was appointed to act as trustees, to collect contributions and to administer the fund. Following diocesan reorganisation the fund was used to assist work in the dioceses of Lagos and the Niger in Western Equatorial Africa.
Reference: Minutes of the Bishop Tugwell Diocesan Fund

Custodial history: Deposited with the CMS by the Secretaries of the Nigerian Fellowship, March 1976; transferred on permanent loan to the Special Collections Department by the CMS in the 1980s

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Scope and content/abstract: This collection comprises official records of the Bishop Tugwell Diocesan Fund which includes committee minutes, financial correspondence, circulars, and annual reports, 1895-1948. Other material includes printed material and leaflets relating to diocesan work in West Africa and photographs of missionaries and church buildings

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


Language: English

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 its work in West Africa and the work of Bishop Tugwell. The Orchard Learning Resources Centre holds the Tugwell Collection, a collection of correspondence, diaries and other papers of Herbert Tugwell and his wife, Dorothy, 1887-1937 (GB 0151 DA44)


Date(s) of descriptions: Created 8/02/2002, modified 17/09/2002


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