Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC531
TitleAccession 531
Extent13 vols
DescriptionThis is a collection of diaries of Sir Kenneth Grubb, President of CMS 1944-1969
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 HistorySir Kenneth Grubb (1900-1980) was an Anglican lay-man, missionary explorer and public servant. Prior to World War II he travelled throughout Latin America on behalf of the Worldwide Evangelization Crusade and as a result, at the outbreak of war, he was appointed as Director of the Latin American section and later the Overseas Controller of the Ministry of Information. In 1944 he accepted an invitation to become President of the CMS, a post he held for the next twenty-five years. Other positions held include President of Asia Christian Colleges Association,
Chairman, Commission of Churches on International Affairs 1946-68; Chairman Missionary and Ecumenical Council, Church Assembly 1964-67;
Vice-President Institute of Race Relations 1965-73, British Council of Churches 1963-68; Church Commissioner 1948-73
Reference: Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions, ed. Gerald H. Anderson, William B. Eerdsmans (1999)
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS in February 1984 and transferred to the Special Collections Department in 2005


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