Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC648
TitleAccession 648: Papers of Arthur Edwin Dibben
Extent1 item
DescriptionCircular letter [printed]: November 1927 by Arthur Edwin Dibben, CMS missionary in Ceylon
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 HistoryArthur Edwin Dibben (1853-1934) was born at Bishopstone, near Salisbury. After graduating from Cambridge University he was ordained and held curacies in Derbyshire and Chelsea. He was accepted as a missionary by the CMS in 1889 and was sent to the Ceylon mission, taking charge of the Galle Face Church and becoming Secretary to the mission in 1893. He was a member of the Singhalese Bible and Prayer Book Revision Committees.
He retired in 1926 but returned to the Kandyan Itinerancy before returning to England where he died in 1934.

References: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905), and unpublished additions to this register in the CMS archives
Custodial HistoryDeposited by Wiltshire County Record Office with the CMS April 1991and transferred to the Special Collections Department in July 2003
Related MaterialThe Special Collections Department holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society which includes papers relating to Arthur Dibben's service as a missionary.


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