Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC635
TitleAccession 635: Papers of Charlotte Henrietta Ramsden, Mary Jessie Evelyn Miles and Major Harry John Wadham
Extent2 folders, 6 bundles, 3 packets, 1vol
Datec 1860-1956
DescriptionPapers of three CMS missionaries apparently unrelated; Miss Charlotte Henrietta Ramsden CMS missionary United Provinces mission, India (1915-1940); Miss Mary Jessie Evelyn Miles, CMS missionary Kenya mission (Kabete 1939-1961); Major Harry John Wadham, CMS missionary Nigeria mission (1954-1956)
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Family papers with three sub-series
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 HistoryCharlotte Henrietta Ramsden (1876-1952) was born in India and after attending Bengal University she held teaching posts in Poona and Jabalpur. From 1903-1912 she was headmistress of the elementary school in Ghaziabad. She was accepted by the CMS as a missionary in 1915 and took up a post in the Normal School, Benares. She also worked in Meerut (1918-1921), Muttra (1922-1929) and Aligarh (1929-1935). She retired in 1940 and returned to England after the partition of India in 1947. She died at Camberwell in 1952.

Reference: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905), CMS archives;
unpublished manuscript addition (Women 1915-1918)

Mary Jessie Evelyn Miles (1912-1999) was a teacher of physical education before being accepted as a CMS missionary and sent to Kabete in the Kenya mission in 1939. She served there until 1961.

Major Harry John Wadham (b.1899), had a long military career starting when he enlisted ion 1915. He left the army in 1945 but continued to work in administration and welfare services including a post with the Control Commission for Germany in Berlin. In 1954 he applied to the CMS for missionary service and was offered a post on short service agreement as bursar at the Rural Training Centre at Asaba in Nigeria. He held this post until 1956 when he returned to England.

References: Records of the Church Missionary Society
Custodial HistoryTransferred from St Alban's CMS depot and held in missionaries' luggage store prior to 1966.
Related MaterialThe Special Collections Department holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society which includes papers relating to Charlotte Ramsden's service as a missionary.


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