Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC579
TitleAccession 579: Papers of Sidney Richard Smith
Extent3 bundles, 38 items
Datec 1895-1945
DescriptionThis collection comprises correspondence including letters from Sidney Smith and his wife, Mabel to her sisters written on the voyage to Nigeria and then from the mission station at Onitsha. There are also photographs taken in Onitsha, showing other missionaries and also photographs taken in China.
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 HistorySidney Richard Smith (1873-1946) CMS Register of Missionaries List I 1440;
Western Equatorial Africa mission 1877-1925 (Onitsha 1897-1900, Iyi Enu 1902, Oka 1903-04, Onitsha 1905-25);
married 1911 Mabel Katherine Ridout who died 1950
Mabel's sisters: Sophie, Emily, Edith, Evelyn; brothers: Arthur, Charlie, Leonard
Source: Information supplied by CMS Archivist
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS in September 1987 and transferred to the Special Collections Department in 2005


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