Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC393
TitleAccession 393: Papers relating to Florence Instone Deed
Extent2 files
Datec 1920-1964
DescriptionThis collection comprises photographs relating to the work of Miss Florence Instone Deed, CMS missionary Rabai Kenya (1893-1904) and Kaloleni Kenya (1904-1934) and a copy of the Giryama-English Dictionary she compiled.
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Mission Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Miscellaneous 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 HistoryFlorence Instone Deed (1868-1958) served as a CMS missionary in Kenya, (List II no.266) first in Rabai and later in Kaloleni for more than forty years. She translated parts of the Bible into Giryama and compiled a Giryama-English dictionary over the course of her career which was published after her death. She was awarded an MBE in the Coronation Honours 1953.
References: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905) and Register of missionaries additional List II 1820-1894
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS in May 1977 and transferred to the Special Collections Department in July 2003


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