Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC19
TitleAccession 19: Papers relating to Eleanor Harrison
Extent3 volumes, 12 items
Date1896-c 1938
DescriptionManuscript journal letters of Eleanor Harrison relating to her service as a CMS missionary with the Fukien Mission in China arranged in three volumes, 1896-1913; printed circular letters, 1916-1922; and an account of the finding of her remains in 1937.
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 HistoryEleanor Jane Harrison (1872-1930) of Cookley, Kidderminster was formerly an assistant in a library. She was accepted as a missionary with the CMS in 1896 and served with the Fukien Mission in China until 1922. She was initially stationed at Kosangche. In 1902, she went to Tangtau on the island of Hai-tan to open a new station. She returned home in 1922 because of family circumstances but rejoined the CMS in 1929. She was murdered by bandits in China in 1930. Reference: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905)
Custodial HistoryPresented to the CMS by Miss V. Bois, Chiselhurt, Kent, April 1961. Transferred on permanent loan to the University of Birmingham by CMS in the 1980s.
Related MaterialThe University of Birmingham holds the Church Mission Society Archive, the official archive of the society (GB 0150 CMS), which includes papers relating to Eleanor Harrison's service as a CMS missionary.


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