Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC461
TitleAccession 461
Extent5 items
Datec 1895
DescriptionThis a small collection of photographs of Fukien area taken by Mr and Mrs William W. Colborne, CMS missionaries in China
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 HistoryWilliam W. Colborne qualified as a surgeon and worked in Cape Town, South Africa as Assistant Resident Surgeon at New Somerset Hospital before undertaking missionary training in England. He was sent to the South China mission as a medical missionary with the Kuang Tung Itinerant Mission in 1890. In 1894 he married Sophia Ellen Field, who was in the service of the London Missionary Society in Hong Kong. In 1897 he transferred on health grounds to work in the Japan mission in Hokkaido. He retired in 1909 but returned to Japan where he continued his medical work until his death in 1915.
References: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905) and Register of missionaries additional List I 1804-1892
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS in December 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 William Colborne's missionary work


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