Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC162
TitleAccession 162: Papers of Canon Charles Shaw and his wife, Lilian Shaw
Extent50 volumes, 6 items
Datec 1850-1959
DescriptionDiaries and other miscellaneous papers of Charles and Lilian Shaw as CMS missionaries in India. The diaries of Charles Shaw comprise an unbroken series from 1912 up to 1959; the diaries of Lilian Shaw cover the two years 1914 and 1929.
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Mission Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Family Papers
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered readers
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 Lawrence (or possibly Laurence) Shaw (1886-1965) was born in Fuzhou, China, the son of Charles Shaw, a CMS missionary. He was educated at the CMS Children's Home at Limpsfield, St Lawrence College, Ramsgate and Sidney Sussex College and Ridley Hall, Cambridge. He was ordained as a deacon in 1909 and as a priest in 1920 and became curate of West Ham parish church. He was accepted as a CMS missionary in 1911 and served firstly at Biladia (Central Provinces Mission) and then with the West India Mission at Lusadia and Kherwara. He was appointed Canon of Bombay in 1940 and retired from full service in 1950. He returned to England in 1954 after the death of his wife, Lily Compigne (nee Guilford 1884-1954), daughter of Edward Guilford, also a CMS missionary. He died in 1965.

Both spellings of C. L. Shaw's middle name appear in the records.

Reference: unpublished additions to the CMS register of missionaries (men 1911-1914) in the CMS archives.
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS in 1965; transferred to the Special Collections Department by the CMS in the 1980s
CopiesThe diaries of of Lillian Compigne Shaw have been microfilmed and micropublished with other primary sources under the title, 'Women's Language and Experience, 1500-1940: Women's Diaries and related Sources', Adam Matthew Publications, 1996. A copy of the microfilm and accompanying printed guide are held for consultation in Cadbury Research Library and available elsewhere. See the file level catalogue entry for CMS/ACC162 F2.
Related MaterialCadbury Research Library holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society (GB 0150 CMS), which includes papers relating to Canon and Mrs Shaw's service as CMS missionaries.


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