Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC292
TitleAccession 292: Letters and photographs of Miss Emilie Stroelin
Extent3 files, 4 docs., 100 photographs
Datec 1900-1916
DescriptionThis collection comprises personal letters and photographs of Miss Emilie Stroelin, as a missionary teacher with the CEZMS and later the CMS in Meerut, India. The collection includes some letters sent to her at the Civil Prisoners camp in Bombay, 1916; plans of the mission house where she was stationed and photographs of her mission work in Meerut and also of a holiday at the Gossner mission in Kotgur. Other items include hand painted transparencies of different types of Indian servant which is accompanied by a descriptive list made by Miss Stroelin
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
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Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryEmilie Stroelin (b c 1860) was born in Germany and was formerly a governess. In 1881 she went as a missionary to India under the Church of England Zenana where she was stationed in Meerut (Mirat). In 1904, she transferred to the service of the CMS and she continued to work in Meerut Girls Schools until 1916.
Reference: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church
Missionary Society, 1905)
Custodial HistoryPresented by to the CMS Miss Plieninger, 1973; 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 Emilie Stroelin's service as a CMS missionary, and the records of the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society (GB 0150 CEZ)