Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC634
TitleAccession 634: Papers of Alex Bowman Johnston
Extent1 folder
DescriptionThis is a collection of presentation addresses given to Rev Alex Johnston during his missionary career
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 HistoryAlex Bowman Johnston (1884-1966)was born at Heighington , Co. Durham and educated at Wolverhampton Grammar School and St John's College Cambridge. His first appointment was as curate of St Anne's , Bermondsey in 1907. He was ordained the following year and accepted by the CMS as a missionary to north India. His first missionary posting was to St Paul's College , Calcutta, a post he held until 1919. During his time there in 1915 he married Agnes May Nicholls. In 1921 he was transferred to Nobel College, Machilipatnam ('Masulipatam'), South India and stayed until 1934 when he returned to England and resigned from service with the CMS. He died in Cambridge 1966.

Reference: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905), CMS archives; unpublished manuscript addition (Men 1908-1910)
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS May 1990


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