Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC396
TitleAccession 396: Photographs from Dorothy Stubbs
Extent1 vol, 8 files
Datec 1900-1954
DescriptionThis collection consists mostly of photographs illustrating the work of Dorothy Stubbs, CMS missionary at Foochow Girls' School, Fukien mission (1907-1946) where she worked with Clara Jane Lambert. There are photographs of fellow workers, Chinese clergy, school buildings, pupils and staff, Foochow church and Deaconess Lambert.
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Family 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 HistoryMiss Dorothy Stubbs (1882-1976) graduated from London University B.A. in 1905 and after training was accepted as a CMS missionary in 1907. The following year she sailed for Fukien mission, China where she took up her duties as a teacher at Foochow Girls' Boarding School. The Headmistress of the school when she arrived was Miss, later Deaconess, Clara Jane Lambert with whom she worked closely, often deputising for her in her absence. In 1927 the National Government ordered the appointment of a Chinese Principal, Miss G.O. Wong, but the change of leadership was accomplished very harmoniously, Deaconess Lambert retaining her close connection and Dorothy Stubbs devoting the rest of her missionary career to the school and throughout turbulent political times the school continued to thrive. The teachers were held in great affection by generations of pupils many of whom returned to celebrate important anniversaries. Although Dorothy Stubbs retired in 1929 by 1931 she was reaccepted in full connection and was sent back to Foochow until 1945 when she returned to England and retirement the following year. She died in November 1976 at Venn House.
Ref: Register of CMS Women Missionaries 1908-1910 (unpublished)
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS in October 1978 and transferred to the Special Collections Department in July 2003 (F1-2)
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 the service of Dorothy Stubbs and Clara Jane Lambert as CMS missionaries.


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