|Description||Letters which Nancy Corby wrote to her family, principally from Kampala, Uganda, where she was serving as a CMS missionary teacher in a secondary school, 1930-1950; also a few written from The Willows, a CMS Training College for women, in 1929. The letters are often detailed and informative and include enclosures of printed and other ephemera. A letter of 1942, for example, describes the coronation of the Kabaka of Uganda and is accompanied by the official printed programme. |
There are three small diaries. Two relate to holidays in Kenya and Central Africa, 1930-1933.
The collection also includes a few letters from friends of Nancy to her mother, Mrs Corby, 1937.
|Administrative History||Nancy Harris Corby served as a CMS missionary teacher in Uganda, 1930-1950. She was a teacher at the Gayaza High School and she was headmistress from 1938-1950. She resigned from the CMS in 1953.|
Source: CMS archive
|Custodial History||Presented to the CMS by Miss N. Corby, Aug 1961; transferred on permanent loan to the Special Collections Department by the CMS in the 1980s.|