Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC18
TitleAccession 18: Papers of Bishop Llewellyn Henry Gwynne
Extent159 vols., 12 files, and 8 items
Datec 1880-1957
DescriptionThis collection relates to Gwynne's lengthy career as clergyman and missionary. It includes an incomplete series of Gwynne's diaries, 1884-1957, together with some devotional diaries and appointment diaries. It also includes a series of 50 notebooks containing sermons and addresses which he delivered over the period 1906-1957. Other material includes correspondence, including letters from Gwynne to Miss Estelle Blythe, 1910-1956 and to Rev Morris Gelsthorpe, Assistant Bishop of Egypt and the Sudan, other letters received by him and some subject correspondence files. It also includes typescripts, manuscripts printed copies of some of his writings and photographs relating mostly to Sudan and Egypt. Gwynne also compiled an army book relating to the service of army chaplains during the First World War which contains manuscript biographical information and newscuttings with illustrations, with a name index.
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Mission Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged in two series: Family Papers (with some sub-series) and Miscellaneous Papers.
Access ConditionsSome of Gwynne's diaries, those covering the period 1945-1957, are closed until 2030; similarly, his devotional diaries, 1944-1957, are closed until 2030. All other records are open to 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 StatusPartially closed
Administrative HistoryLlewellyn Henry Gwynne, (1863-1957) Bishop in Egypt. Gwynne was vicar of Emmanuel Church, Nottingham 1892-1898; CMS missionary to Sudan 1899-1905; Archdeacon in Sudan, 1908; and Army Chaplain in Europe 1914-1919. He returned to Sudan 1919 and became Bishop in Egypt and the Sudan in 1921. He retired to England 1946 and died in 1957.
Reference: Finding aid
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS by Mrs L. Marsden per Canon Harper, 1961; transferred on permanent loan to the Special Collections Department by the CMS in the 1980s.
Related MaterialThe Special Collections Department holds the Church Mission Society Archive, the official archive of the society, (GB 0150 CMS) which includes papers relating to Gwynne's service as a CMS missionary.
Associated MaterialsOther correspondence and papers of Gwynne, 1887-1952, are held in the Sudan Archive at Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Palace Green Section (GB 0033)


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