Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC167
TitleAccession 167: Papers of Miss Jane Elizabeth Chadwick
Extent1 box
Datec 1895 - c 1960
DescriptionThis collection of personal papers of Elizabeth Chadwick relates largely to her service as a CMS missionary in Uganda. It includes the diary she kept of part of her overland journey, with the first other women missionaries, to Uganda in 1895 from Table Bay, South Africa to Kibwezi; and her manuscript reminiscences of her experiences in Uganda from 1895 until about 1918. These reminiscences are written as chapters, one of which is devoted to the rebellion amongst Nubian and Lendu soldiers in 1897 and another relates to two visits to the salt works at Kibero. This manuscript contains some accounts of her younger brother, Walter, and his mission work at Entebbe and later at Butere in Northern Kavirondo where Elizabeth joined him in 1916. There is also a series of nearly 100 letters Elizabeth wrote to her friend, Ethel Magowan of Belfast throughout the period of her missionary service and which continue during her retirement up to 1938. The collection also includes a small number of photographs and some later correspondence about Elizabeth's papers, 1956-1960
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Mission Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into two series: Family Papers and Miscellaneous 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 History(Jane) Elizabeth Chadwick, also known as Lisette (b 1869) of Armagh was the daughter of George Chadwick, the Bishop of Derry. She first offered her service as a missionary to Uganda in 1892 but this was not accepted because of her youth. Her offer was renewed in 1895 and she left England in that year as a member of the first group of lady missionaries to Uganda which included Eleanor Browne, Eliza Pilgrim, Mary Thomsett and Edith Furley. She served in Mengo 1895-1901; Hoima 1903-1907; Mengo 1911-1915; and Butere 1916-1925. She retired to County Down. Her brother, Walter Chadwick, was also a CMS missionary in Uganda.
Reference: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church
Missionary Society, 1905)
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS by C. G. Richards, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1966; transferred on permanent loan to the Special Collections Department by the CMS in the 1980s
Related MaterialThe Special Collections Department holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society (GB 0150 CMS), which includes papers relating to Elizabeth Chadwick's service as a CMS missionary


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