Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC321
TitleAccession 321: Paintings by Annie Emma Allen
Extent1 volume
DescriptionAn album of watercolours which includes sketches made on the voyage out to Uganda and vivid portrayals of places and subjects which Annie Allen saw during her years as missionary with the CMS in Uganda.
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Mission Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Family Papers.
Access ConditionsHigh resolution digital copies of all of the paintings in the album were created by Cadbury Research Library 15 December 2015. These surrogate copies are issued in the Searchroom in place of the originals. Not to be further reproduced without permission of CMS and Cadbury Research Library.
Access StatusOpen, but subject to some access restrictions
Administrative HistoryAnnie Emma Allen (1853-1942) went out as a missionary to the CMS Uganda Mission in 1900. She served in an honorary capacity for 25 years at Gayaza, Mengo, Kabarole, Toro and Nabumali and spent much of her time teaching and helping in the hospital and dispensary. She was a talented artist and one of the legacies of her time in Uganda are her beautifully observed watercolours featuring scenes of everyday life which she painted whilst in Uganda, some of her artwork was used to illustrate articles in CMS periodicals. Putting her skills to practical use she introduced weaving and other handicrafts to local women and girls. Invalided back to England, she retired in January 1926, aged 70 years. She died 27 January 1942 in Cilrhiw, Narberth, Wales.
Custodial HistoryPresented by Mrs Allen, November 1974.
Related MaterialCadbury Research Library hold further records relating to Annie Allen's missionary service in the Church Mission Society archive including over 66 letters written to family and others 1899-1914 (GB 0150 CMS Z38). See also the CMS Unofficial Papers CMS/ACC313 and CMS/ACC915 F1.


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