Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC361
TitleAccession 361: Family letters of Charlotte Menzies
Extent66 docs. and 2 files
DescriptionTypescript copies of letters to and from Charlotte Menzies (nee Roxburgh) before and after her marriage to Alfred Menzies, a CMS missionary, 1860-1910; together with copies of letters of her parents, Thomas and Virtue Roxburgh, 1835-1859 and other Roxburgh family letters
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Family Papers
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryAlfred Menzies (1832-1884) of Kingston, Jamaica but of Scottish parentage was admitted to the CM College in 1853 and was ordained deacon in 1858 by the Bishop of London and as priest by the Bishop of Sierra Leone. He served as a CMS missionary in Sierra Leone from 1858 until 1877 when he was invalided home. In 1879 he was offered renewed service and was appointed as Secretary to the East Equatorial Africa Mission where he served until his retirement in 1883. He married Charlotte Jean Roxburgh, the daughter of Thomas and Virtue Roxburgh (d 1923) in 1860.
Reference: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church
Missionary Society, 1905)
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS by the Menzies family in April 1976
OriginalsThe originals of these letters are still in the possession of the Menzies family


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