Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC395
TitleAccession 395: The papers of George Theodore Selwyn
Extent12 vols, 3 files
DescriptionThis collection illustrates the career of George Selwyn as missionary and later as Bishop in South India. It is composed largely of photographs showing views and landscapes of the area where he worked but also many of his fellow workers, personalities and events from his long association with the CMS in India. There is a small collection of cuttings and papers and a visitors' book relating to his time as Bishop and printed papers on the church in South India at this time. Some items relate to his sister, Constance H. Selwyn's, contemporaneous work on the staff of the Mount English School in Ceylon.
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into two series: Family Papers 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 HistoryGeorge Theodore Selwyn (1887-1957) was accepted as a CMS missionary in 1911 and sailed for the South India mission of Palamcotta in 1912. During his career he was District Scout Comissioner (1935-1943) and was Principal of St John's College Palamcotta, a post he held from 1937 until he was appointed bishop in Tinnevelly in 1945. He resigned from full service in 1953 and died in 1957 in Madras. His sister, Constance H. Selwyn was on the staff of the Mount School in Kandy, Ceylon.
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS in October 1978 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 Bishop Selwyn's service as a CMS missionary.


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