Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC203
TitleAccession 203: Papers of Agnes Lees
Extent51 vols
DescriptionThis collection comprises an unbroken sequence of personal diaries of Agnes Lees as a CMS missionary teacher in India from 1916 up to 1947. These diaries are maintained as a daily record of her life. During her service as a missionary, she returned regularly to England on furlough in 1921-22, 1927-28, 1934-35, 1939-40 and in 1946; she continued to maintain these diaries in her retirement living in Cambridgeshire and Kent.
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Miscellaneous Papers
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered readers
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Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryAgnes Jane Lees (1882-1971) was born in Birmingham and educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham. She was employed as a clerk. She was accepted as a CMS missionary in 1915 and sailed for service in West India on S.S. 'Persia' which was torpedoed by an enemy submarine in the Mediterranean on 30 December. She landed in Alexandria after rescue and proceeded to Biladia. She served at Biladia from 1916, Kotra from 1928, and Lusadia from 1935. She retired to England 1947.

Reference: Manuscript register of missionaries (Women 1915-1918) in the CMS archive
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS in 1969; transferred on permanent loan to the Special Collections Department by the CMS in the 1980s