Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC201
TitleAccession 201: Papers of Eliza Vachell Hope
Extent3 volumes
DescriptionPapers and photographs of Eliza Hope as a CMS missionary nurse in China, 1912-1936.

Including a record of probationary nurses at the CMS Hospital in Hing Hwa [Putian or Puxian] where she worked, an album containing photographs of hospital staff and patients, and a typescript copy of the 'Story of Christian Nursing in China' by Sister Gladys Stephenson, with manuscript notes by Eliza Hope.
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Mission Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Miscellaneous Papers.
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered readers. Unpublished photographs of patients should not be reproduced.
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, but subject to some access restrictions
Administrative HistoryEliza Vachell Krauss, later known as Hope (1879-1968) was employed as a private governess and as a nurse at Guy's Hospital. She was accepted as a missionary by the CMS in 1912 and sailed for the Fukien Mission in China in that year. She served at the CMS Hospital at Hing Hwa until her resignation from the CMS in 1936. She changed her name to Eliza Vachell Hope in October 1918 and she also appears to have been known by the name of Elsie Hope.
Reference: Manuscript register of missionaries (Women 1911-1914) in the CMS archives
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS in 1969; 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 Eliza Hope's service as a CMS missionary


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