Papers of Miss Emily Ruth Spriggs
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Administrative/Biographical history: Emily Ruth Spriggs (b c 1872) of Gosport was accepted as a CMS missionary in 1897 and left for service with the East Africa Mission in the same year. She served in Tanganyika, at Mamboya, Kongwa, Berega and Dodoma.
Custodial history: Deposited with the CMS by Canon G. Hewitt, 1966; 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 Emily Spriggs relating to her service as a CMS missionary in Tanganyika. It largely consists of manuscript copies and extracts of her detailed journal letters covering the early period of her mission service from 1897-1904 which are illustrated with photographs, sketches and other items. The collection also includes nearly 100 photographs from Tanganyika, including photographs of missionaries and converts.
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 Emily Sprigg's service as a CMS missionary.
Date(s) of descriptions: Created 4/02/2002, modified 10/10/2002