Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC446
TitleAccession 446: Papers of Rev Arthur Ismay Birkett
Extent6 vols, 1 file
DescriptionThis is a collection of photographs and a scrapbook illustrating aspects of life in Bhil and the surrounding countryside, compiled by Rev Arthur Ismay Birkett CMS missionary in North India.
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary 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 HistoryRev Arthur Ismay Birkett (List I 1058) was accepted as CMS missionary in 1887 and was sent to North India, firstly to Lucknow and later to the mission at Bhil. In 1899 he married Jane Louisa Jarrett Haskew who went to India as doctor in charge at Lusadia with Zenana Bible and Medical Mission. In 1916 he was drowned while crossing a swollen river near Lusadia.
Reference: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905), and unpublished additions to this register in the CMS archives
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS in July 1980 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 Rev Birkett's missionary work


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