Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC442
TitleAccession 442: Papers of Miss Mildred E. Gibbs
Extent6 vols, 27 files, 3 bundles
DescriptionThis collection comprises correspondence, diaries, photographs and a range of papers relating to the work of Mildred Gibbs and also the wider sphere of missionary work and diocesan business in the United Provinces. As well as papers contemporary with her missionary career there are also papers which predate her time there and which relate to the church in Allahabad and Hurdoi. There are also papers compiled by Fergus McBride, CMS missionary in Sikandra 1927-1946, while writing the history of the Sikandra Industrial School which Mildred Gibbs appears to have acquired in connection with her own historical writings
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into four series: Correspondence, Family Papers, Official Papers and Miscellaneous Papers
Access ConditionsA small part of this collection - CMS/ACC Z1 - is not available for research until repaired
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 HistoryMildred Eleanor Gibbs was born in Salford, Lancashire, in 1901. She was educated at Newcastle-upon-Tyne Church High School, and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University where she gained a First in the School of Modern History, 1923. She undertook research into nineteenth century British constitutional history, for which she was awarded an MA from Manchester University. She became involved in the Student Christian Movement, and became a Church Mission Society missionary in India in 1932. From 1933-1962 she taught history at St John's College, Agra.

Her publications include the monographs, 'From Jerusalem to New Delhi', 1964, and 'The History of the Anglican Church in India, 1600-1970', 1972. Throughout her time in Agra she also edited 'The Diocesan Chronicle', Lucknow.
Related MaterialResearch papers of M. E. Gibbs for use in the composition of her publication 'The History of the Anglican Church in India, 1600-1970', are also held in the Special Collections Department (GB 0150 DA17)


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