Papers of Miss Lorna Bowden
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Administrative/Biographical history: Lorna Alberta Bowden was accepted for missionary training by the CMS in 1921. She served in the Weithaga District, Kenya and retired in 1953.
Custodial history: Presented to the CMS by Miss Lorna Bowden, Wells, Somerset, June 1973; 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 the personal papers of Miss Lorna Bowden relating to her service as a CMS missionary in the Weithaga District, Kenya. It includes her diaries covering the period 1922-1944 together with some separate diaries of trips including one to Mount Kenya in 1940; various letters to her family; and other miscellaneous papers including notes for talks she gave and a number of photographs including some of the building of Weithaga church in 1934-1935.
System of arrangement: This collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into two series: Family Papers and Miscellaneous 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 Lorna Bowden's service as a CMS missionary.
Date(s) of descriptions: Created 7/02/2002, modified 17/09/2002