Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC296
TitleAccession 296: Papers of Miss Lorna Bowden
Extent5 volumes, 5 files, 29 items
DescriptionPersonal papers of Lorna Bowden relating to her service as a CMS missionary in the Weithaga District, Kenya. Including diaries, family correspondence, miscellaneous prnted and other papers, and photographs.

The miscellaneous papers include Lorna Bowden's notes for talks she gave. The photographs include the building of Weithaga church, 1934-1935.
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Mission 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 until her retirement 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 University of Birmingham: Special Collections Department by the CMS in the 1980s.
Related MaterialThe University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library holds the Church Mission Society Archive (GB 0150 CMS), which includes papers relating to Lorna Bowden's service as a CMS missionary. See also CMS/ACC 425 and CMS/ACC653.


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