|A collection of papers relating to the career of Madeline Rosa Shearburn working as a medical missionary in the Punjab including her medical certificates and honours, letters of congratulation on the work of the Tank hospital from visiting dignitaries; a book of psalms in Hindustani and English. With the collection is a letter from the depositor, E. L. Sykes, a family friend of Madeline Shearburn, listing the items, their provenance and proposing the deposit of the collection with the CMS in the absence of any other family members.
|Dr Madeline Rosa Shearburn MBE (1887-1978) of Dorking, Surrey, qualified BS, BM University of Durham 1911and started her career as a medical missionary with the CEZMS in the Punjab in 1912. Her contribution to the development of medical services in Peshawar and Quetta area was recognised in 1920 by the award of MBE. In 1922 she was sent to Narowal on loan to the CMS. From 1931 to 1959 she was Superintendent of the mission hospital at Tank in the North West Frontier.
She died in Dorking in 1978.
Her youger sister, Cora was also a CEZMS missionary in the Punjab 1922-1960
Reference: Records in the Church Missionary Society archives
|Deposited with the CMS in February 1991by E L Sykes who had acquired the collection from a Miss Pennington on the death of Madeline Shearburn