Record

LevelSub-fonds
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC19
TitleAccession 19: Papers of Eleanor Harrison
Extent3 vols., 12 docs.
Date1896-c 1938
DescriptionThis collection comprises the manuscript journal letters of Eleanor Harrison relating to her service as a CMS missionary with the Fukien Mission in China in three volumes, 1896-1913, together with printed circular letters, 1916-1922 and an account of finding her remains, with photograph of the search party, in 1937
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Family Papers
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered readers
LanguageEnglish
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, Apr 1961; 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 Eleanor Harrison's service as a CMS missionary