Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC506
TitleAccession 506: Papers of Dorothy Florence Pole
Extent8 vols, 3 boxes, 1 file
Datec 1880-1937
DescriptionThis collection consists largely of photographs and lantern slides taken during a trip to Japan sometime between 1927 and 1930. There are also booklets illustrating domestic life in Japan and one CMS booklet describing the Oji river settlement in Nigeria.
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into two series: Family Papers and 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 HistoryDorothy Florence Pole MBE (1892-1981)was the daughter of George Henry Pole (List I 917), CMS missionary in Japan. On becoming a missionary herself she was sent to Africa beginning in the Egypt Mission, Cairo in 1918. The following year she moved to Omdurman where she served until 1927. In 1930 she was appointed Principal of the Annie Walsh Girls' School in Freetown, Sierra Leone and in 1936 she became Secretary of the Sierra Leone Mission. In 1950 she was awarded the MBE in recognition of her long and distinguished missionary career. She retired from full service in 1954 but returned to Sierra Leone to work as a retired missionary. She died in England in 1981.
Reference: Register of women missionaries 1915-1918 (manuscript unpublished)
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS in November 1982 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 the work of Dorothy Pole.


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