Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC376
TitleAccession 376: Papers of Dr Harold Gilbee Anderson
Extent31 files, 3 volumes, 41 items
DescriptionThis collection consists largely of the papers collected by Dr H.G. Anderson while working on the history of the CMS medical missions and includes letters and reminiscences, printed articles, reports and journals contributed by other missionaries. Also included are the letters, diaries and photographs of Rev. Thomas Russell Wade, CMS missionary in Northern India 1863-1910. Other material includes Dr Anderson's papers relating to his time in the office of Secretary to the Medical Consultative Committee of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA) covering issues such as birth control, world population and the effects of atomic radiation, together with the minutes and papers of a CCIA Executive Committee meeting
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into two series: Family Papers (divided into six sub-series)and Official Papers
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 HistoryDr Harold Gilbee Anderson began his CMS career in 1926 at Mienchu, Western China. After his marriage in 1927 and some time spent in New Zealand doing deputation work, he returned to China, to Chengtu. In 1931 he was awarded a Research Fellowship at Lester Institute, Shanghai.
In 1938 he was appointed Physician and Secretary to the Medical Committee a post he held until 1959. In this capacity he undertook tours of Africa, the Near and Middle East in 1944 and in 1949 to India and Pakistan. He wrote many articles for CMS journals on the work of Medical Missions, undertook a survey of the health of CMS missionaries in the field and was the author of 'A note on the use of artificial pneumothorax in labor pneumonia' Chinese Medical Journal August 1932.
He married twice, firstly Miss Eleanor MacNeil (d 1950) and later Miss Elizabeth France.
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS in October 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 Anderson's service as a CMS missionary


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