Papers of Miss Lorna Bowden


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0150 CMS/ACC296
Held at: Birmingham - University of, Information Services, Special Collections Department
Domain:
Title: Papers of Miss Lorna Bowden
Date(s) of contents: 1922-1953
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent and medium: 5 vols., 5 files and 29 plus photographs

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s):

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.

Immediate source of acquisition:

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

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 Lorna Bowden's service as a CMS missionary.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Date(s) of descriptions: Created 7/02/2002, modified 17/09/2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Diaries

Personal names
Bowden | Lorna Alberta | 1921-1953

Corporate names
Church Missionary Society

Places
Africa
East Africa
Kenya