Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC296
TitleAccession 296: Papers of Miss Lorna Bowden
Extent5 vols., 5 files and 29 plus photographs
DescriptionThis collection comprises the personal papers of Miss Lorna Bowden relating to her service as a CMS missionary in the Weithaga District, Kenya. It includes her diaries covering the period 1922-1944 together with some separate diaries of trips including one to Mount Kenya in 1940; various letters to her family; and other miscellaneous papers including notes for talks she gave and a number of photographs including some of the building of Weithaga church in 1934-1935
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into two series: Family Papers and Miscellaneous 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 HistoryLorna Alberta Bowden was accepted for missionary training by the CMS in 1921. She served in the Weithaga District, Kenya and retired in 1953.
Source Information supplied by CMS Archivist.
Custodial HistoryPresented to the CMS by Miss Lorna Bowden, Wells, Somerset, June 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 Lorna Bowden's service as a CMS missionary. For other personal papers see ACC 425 and ACC653.