Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC172
TitleAccession 172: Papers of Miss Emily Ruth Spriggs
Extent1 volume, 1 file
Date1897-c 1940
DescriptionPersonal papers of Emily Spriggs relating to her service as a CMS missionary in Tanganyika.

Largely consisting of manuscript copies and extracts of her detailed journal letters covering the early period of her mission service from 1897-1904 which are illustrated with photographs, sketches and other items. The collection also includes nearly 100 photographs of Tanganyika, of missionaries and of people who had converted to Christianity.
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 HistoryEmily Ruth Spriggs (b c 1872) of Gosport was accepted as a CMS missionary in 1897 and left for service with the East Africa Mission in the same year. She served in Tanganyika, at Mamboya, Kongwa, Berega and Dodoma.
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS by Canon G. Hewitt, 1966. Transferred on permanent loan to the University of Birmingham 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 Emily Sprigg's service as a CMS missionary


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