Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC276
TitleAccession 276: Papers of Rev Harold Brelsford Lewin
Extent3 volumes, 1 file, 42 items
DescriptionPapers and photographs of Rev Harold Brelsford Lewin arising from his time as a CMS missionary in Uganda, 1894-1930.

Including his account of a voyage across the Victorian Nyanza undertaken in 1899; photographs taken during his time in Uganda; a few miscellaneous letters and written works by Rev Lewin. There is also a history of the church in Luganda which does not give the name of the writer.

The photographs include group and individual photographs of missionaries and the local population, views, buildings and events. Many have manuscript captions.

The letters include one to his brother in 1895 and Lewin's own letters of instructions from the CMS.
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 HistoryRev Harold Brelsford Lewin (1873-1972) of Boston, Lincolnshire, clergyman and missionary, was educated at Boston Grammar School. He was accepted as a CMS missionary in 1894 and served in Uganda until 1930.

He was stationed at Kikoma and then at Mbarara. He retired from full service in 1930.

He was married to Isabella, nee Fergusson (d 1950).

Reference: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905), and unpublished additions to this register in the CMS archive.
Custodial HistoryPresented to the CMS by Miss Dorothy Lewin, June 1972. Transferred on permanent loan to the University of Birmingham by the CMS in the 1980s.
Related MaterialThe Cadbury Research Library holds the Church Mission Society Archive, which includes papers relating to Lewin's service as a CMS missionary (GB 0150 CMS).


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