Record

LevelSub-fonds
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC33
TitleAccession 33: Papers of Rev. Henry John Lane-Smith
Extent4 files, 1 vol., 1 doc.
Date1901-1938
DescriptionThis collection comprises the papers of Henry Lane-Smith, relating to his service as a CMS missionary, working amongst Moslems with the Western India Mission. It contains his circular and annual letters, 1904-1919 and various printed and duplicated materials including copies of The Bombay Muhammadan News, 1901-1903 which was edited by Lane-Smith, annual reports of the CMS Urdu mission, 1907-1918/19 and a volume of newspaper cuttings entitled 'Islamics' containing cuttings from both Indian and English newspapers, 1905-1906. The collection also contains copies of some of Lane-Smith's writings and a number of photographs
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Miscellaneous Papers
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered readers
LanguageEnglish
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 HistoryHenry John Lane-Smith (b c 1870) was educated at King Edward VI School, Birmingham, Queen's College, Birmingham and the University of Durham and was awarded his BA in 1899 and MA in 1904. He was ordained deacon in 1896 by the Bishop of Coventry and priest in 1897 by the Bishop of Worcester. He served as curate at All Saints, Birmingham, 1899-1900 and then at St George's, Newcastle-under-Lyme in 1900. He was accepted as a CMS missionary in 1900 and left later the same year for Bombay, Western India Mission. He worked among Moslems at Aurangabad until 1918 when he moved to Nasik. He was Secretary of the Western India Mission, 1919-1923 and then Superintendent Missionary of the Diocesan Mission to Moslems in Bombay, 1925-1930. He was chaplain at Hyderabad, 1930-1931 when he retired from service with the CMS. He married Sarah Ann Lamb in 1901.
References: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905; Crockford's Clerical Directory, 1961-62
Custodial HistoryPresented to the CMS by Rev. H. J. Lane-Smith, 1961; 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 Henry Lane-Smith's service as a CMS missionary