Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC688
TitleAccession 688: Papers of Grace A Thomas
Extent1 folder
DescriptionThis collection comprises Grace Thomas' papers reflecting her missionary career with the CEZMS and CMS from the farewell charge to outgoing missionaries at the time of her departure for the Punjab, her licence as a church worker in Lahore, personal letters and copies of minutes relating to her career and retirement in 1955.
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 HistoryGrace Thomas was a nursing sister when she was accepted by the CEZMS for missionary work in the Punjab in 1925. From 1944 she worked under the auspices of the CMS at the hospital in Multan where she was responsible for the training of the nurses. After more than 30 years service she retired from service abroad in 1955, returning to England to do deputation work before officially retiring in 1957.

Source: CMS archives
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS November 1992
Related MaterialThe Special Collections Department also holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society which contains material relating to Grace Thomas' missionary service.


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