Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC1026
TitleAccession 1026: Papers of Rev Charles Cousens Petch, clergyman and CMS missionary to India
Extent2 items
DescriptionCertificates relating to his ordination and missionary service issued 1896 and 1898 with some later endorsements.
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged as a single series: Official Papers
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered researchers
Finding AidsA catalogue of this collection (forming part of the wider CMS/ACC unofficial papers catalogue) is available on the online archive catalogue. Click on the Finding Number to display the summary contents list of the catalogue and to view the full catalogue. A paper copy of this catalogue is also available for consultation at Special Collections.
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryCharles Cousens Petch (1872-1961), clergyman and missionary, was born in Manchester and educated at Worcester Cathedral School and Durham University (BA, 1904). In 1896, he studied at the Church Missionary College and took the Oxford and Cambridge preliminary theological examination (3rd class) before being accepted as a missionary 19 May. Ordained Deacon by the Bishop of London (1896) and Priest by the Bishop of Lucknow (1898). He sailed out to join the CMS United Provinces Mission, India 10 October 1896 where he was stationed in Gorakhpur. He married Grace Rose Dean, 2 December 1899. In October 1903, he returned to England; his resignation (for family reasons) was accepted 21 February 1905. He died 19 January 1961.

Source: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904', Church Missionary Society, 1905 (annotated version).
Custodial HistoryThese and other papers relating to Charles Cousens Petch were identified during cataloguing of archives at SS Peter and Paul Church, Tonbridge. They are believed to have been given to the Church for inclusion in the archive but the identity of the donor and earlier custodial history is not known. The other papers were passed to county archive collections. Source: Deposit Agreement and personal communication at point of donation.
AcquisitionPresented by SS Peter and Paul, Tonbridge, Kent, September 2017.
Archival NoteCatalogued by I. Frlan. Cataloguing completed September 2017. Prepared in accordance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000 and Church Missionary Society cataloguing guidelines.
Related MaterialCadbury Research Library holds the official archive of the Church Missionary Society which includes records relating to Rev Charles Cousens Petch's missionary service (GB 0150 CMS).


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