Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC343
TitleAccession 343: Records of the Bishop Tugwell Diocesan Fund
Extent2 vols., 5 docs., 2 files, 2 photographs and 1 item
DescriptionThis collection comprises official records of the Bishop Tugwell Diocesan Fund which includes committee minutes, financial correspondence, circulars, and annual reports, 1895-1948. Other material includes printed material and leaflets relating to diocesan work in West Africa and photographs of missionaries and church buildings
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Official 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 HistoryThe Bishop Tugwell Diocesan Fund was established in 1895 following an appeal by Bishop Herbert Tugwell, as Bishop of West Equatorial Africa, for a separate independent fund to be put at his disposal in order to promote branches of his work which could not be met from the funds of the Church Missionary Society. A Committee was appointed to act as trustees, to collect contributions and to administer the fund. Following diocesan reorganisation the fund was used to assist work in the dioceses of Lagos and the Niger in Western Equatorial Africa.
Reference: Minutes of the Bishop Tugwell Diocesan Fund
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS by the Secretaries of the Nigerian Fellowship, March 1976; transferred on permanent loan to the Special Collections Department by the CMS in the 1980s
Related MaterialThe University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department holds an additional collection of records of the Bishop Tugwell Diocesan Fund (GB 0150 CMS/ACC410). It also holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society (GB 0150 CMS), which includes papers relating its work in West Africa and the work of Bishop Tugwell. Special Collections Department also holds the Tugwell Collection, a collection of correspondence, diaries and other papers of Herbert Tugwell and his wife, Caroline, 1887-1937 (GB 0151 DA44)