Papers of Miss Emily Ruth Spriggs


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0150 CMS/ACC172
Held at: Birmingham - University of, Information Services, Special Collections Department
Domain:
Title: Papers of Miss Emily Ruth Spriggs
Date(s) of contents: 1897-circa 1940
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent and medium: 3 files and 95 photographs

CONTEXT

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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.

Immediate source of acquisition:

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

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 Emily Sprigg's service as a CMS missionary.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Date(s) of descriptions: Created 4/02/2002, modified 10/10/2002


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