Letters and photographs of Miss Emilie Stroelin
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.
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
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.
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).
Date(s) of descriptions: Created 7/02/2002, modified 17/09/2002