Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC643
TitleAccession 643: Papers of Helen Mary Bickersteth Clayton
Extent2 items
DescriptionThese papers consist of instructions issued to Helen Clayton on her missionary duties and a printed copy of one of her Annual Letters
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: 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 HistoryHelen Mary Bickersteth Clayton was born in Madras, the daughter of CMS missionary to South India, Walter Clayton and his wife Helen Liley. She trained as a missionary herself and was accepted by the CMS in 1898 and sent to the Mid China Mission. Here she met and married Mr C.E. Cornford a member of the Lay Workers' Union working as an independent missionary. On her marriage in 1904 she resigned her connection with the CMS and continued as a missionary in an independent capacity.

Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905)
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS January 1991


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