Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC692
TitleAccession 692: Papers of Esther Dallison
Extent1 bundle, 1 folder, 2 items
DescriptionThis collection consists of photographs of Esther Dallison, CEZMS nursing missionary in India, and of Quetta after the earthquake in 1935 together with news cuttings relating to the earthquake and Esther Dallison's nursing certificates.
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 HistoryEsther Dallison (b.1896) of Canonsbury, London was accepted as a CEZMS missionary in 1926. Her first posting as a nursing missionary was in the Lahore diocese where she worked in hospitals in Asrapur, Tarn Taran, Quetta and Sindh. In 1935 she was in Quetta at the time of the earthquake in which she was slightly injured but carried on nursing the survivors after many of the medical staff had been killed. After spending several years between 1945-1953 back in England due to family commitments she returned to nursing in the Amritsar area until her final return to England in 1956. She then was appointed Organising Secretary for the Rochester diocese and later for the Guildford diocese.

Source: CEZMS archives
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS January 1993
Related MaterialSee also CMS/ACC723 and CMS/ACC738 Papers of Esther Dallison


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