Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC689
TitleAccession 689: Papers of Frederick Boreham
Extent6 folders
DescriptionPhotocopies of the diaries 1913-1934 of Frederick Boreham, CMS missionary, West China Mission 1917-1935
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 HistoryFrederick Boreham (1888-1966) was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent and educated at St Aiden's College, Birkenhead and St John's Hall Durham. He was ordained deacon in 1913 and appointed to the curacy of Holy Trinity Church, Hull. He was accepted as a CMS missionary in 1915 but did not sail for China until 1917 when he began his missionary service in Mien Yong, Western China. In 1918 he married fellow missionary, Caroline Mildred Slater. Missionaries in Western China in the 1920s faced grave difficulties due to the political disturbances so when Boreham returned to England in 1924 he was unable to return to China. In 1927 he resigned from service with the CMS but was reaccepted when the foreign missionaries were allowed to return and the following year was made Archdeacon of Western Szechwan. He finally retired from active service in 1935 but in 1938 he was appointed CMS representative on the Board of Governors of West China Union University. Frederick Boreham died in Falmouth in 1966.

Reference: Register of CMS Missionaries unpublished manuscript addition 1915-1918
Custodial HistoryPhotocopies deposited with the CMS November 1992


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