Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC365
TitleAccession 365: Papers of Dr Theodore Leighton Pennell and Mrs Alice Maude Pennell
Extent9 files, 51 items
DescriptionThis collection comprises correspondence, journal of 'India football tour' 1906, obituary notices, reports of Bannu Mission and various small artefacts relating to Dr Theodore Leighton Pennell and his work as medical missionary in North India. The papers of his wife, Alice Maud Pennell include letters and other documents relating to the future plans for the work at Bannu after her husband's death in 1912, drafts of articles about the medical work carried out and cuttings taken from periodicals relating to Dr Pennell's work in Bannu. Other miscellaneous papers include items relating to ancestors of Dr Pennell.
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Family Papers (divided into three sub-series)
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 HistoryTheodore Leighton Pennell (1867-1912) was accepted by CMS as an Honorary Medical Missionary and after qualifying F.R.C.S. in 1892 was sent to a post in the Punjab and Sindh mission, later taking up a post in the hospital at Bannu. In 1908 he married Alice Maude Sorabji (d 1957) M.B., B.S, Lond. In 1912 he died but his wife continued their work in Bannu until her resignation in 1925.
References: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905) and Register of missionaries additional List I 1804-1892
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS in April 1977 and transferred to the Special Collections Department in July 2003
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 Dr and Mrs Pennell's service with the CMS.


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