Trollope, Papers of Constance & Mark Napier Trollope, Bishop in Korea

Reference code(s): GB 0151 DA60
Held at: Birmingham - University of, Information Services, Orchard Learning Resources Centre
Title: Trollope, Papers of Constance & Mark Napier Trollope, Bishop in Korea
Date(s) of contents: 1879-1950
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 1 box


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Administrative/Biographical history: Constance Trollope was the sister of Mark Napier Trollope, Bishop in Korea, 1911-1930. She worked as Organising Secretary of the Korean Mission in 1916. She died on 4 Sep 1954.
Mark Napier Trollope was born in 1862. He was ordained into the priesthood in 1888, and arrived as a missionary in Korea in 1891. He was consecrated as Third Bishop in Korea on 25 July 1911. He died on board ship in Kobe harbour, Japan, on 6 November 1930.
Source: Compiled from records of the Korean Mission

Custodial history: These papers were acquired with the records of the Korean Mission which were deposited in 1987 and 1993 with the Selly Oak Colleges Library. The papers of Constance Trollope and her brother Mark Napier Trollope were found together, suggesting that this material was originally collected together by Constance Trollope. The papers were then transferred to the Orchard Learning Resources Centre which was opened in 1997 following the merger of the Selly Oak Colleges Library and the Westhill College Library.

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Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Constance Trollope including correspondence, dated 1930-1950, relating to the death of her brother, Mark Napier Trollope, Bishop in Korea, and the research, publication and reception of her book 'Mark Napier Trollope, Bishop in Corea, 1911-1930', published in 1936. Includes original correspondence of Mark Napier Trollope, 1879-1930.

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Language: English

Conditions governing access: Open This collection is held at Orchard Learning Resources Centre on the Selly Oak campus. All collections housed at the OLRC are currently made available for consultation in the Special Collections Department in the Main Library on the Edgbaston campus. Researchers are therefore required to make an appointment with the University Archivist to consult this collection and to give at least one week's notice of a visit in order for the material to be made available. Researchers are required to bring a letter of introduction with them on their first visit in order to obtain a reader's ticket.

Conditions governing reproduction: Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections (email: Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible in identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the

Finding aids: A catalogue of this collection to file and item level is available on the University of Birmingham Information Services Online Archive Catalogue. A paper copy of this catalogue is also available for consultation at the Orchard Learning Resources Centre and in the Special Collections Department reading room.


Related material: The Orchard Learning Resources Centre holds the records of the Korean Mission (DA24); it also holds a collection of papers of Alfred Cecil Cooper, Bishop in Korea (DA59)


Date(s) of descriptions: Created 30/07/2002, modified 18/09/2002

Missionary work

Personal names
Cooper | Alfred Cecil | 1882-1964 | Bishop of Korea
Trollope | Constance (d 1954) | Organising Secretary of the Korean Mission, author
Trollope | Mark Napier (1862-1930) | Third Bishop of Korea

Corporate names