Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC767
TitleAccession 767: Papers of Agnes May Johnston
Extent2 boxes
DescriptionLetters with some enclosed photographs and occasional telegrams from Agnes May Johnston, wife of CMS missionary Rev Alec Bowman Johnston, to her mother and sisters, Ida and Connie in Wolverhampton giving accounts of daily family life in India.
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Mission 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 HistoryAgnes May Johnston (formerly Nicholls) married CMS missionary Rev Alec Bowman Johnston in October 1915 the day after arriving in Bombay. After a honeymoon in Kashmir they settled in their home at St Paul's College in Calcutta. Their son, Kenneth was born in July 1921 while the couple were on furlough in England and on the family's return to India they were transferred to Machilipatnam ('Masulipatam') in South India where Alec was appointed to a post at Noble College. They remained there until 1934 when Alec resigned from the CMS and accepted a living in Cambridge. Kenneth was killed in Italy in 1944 while fighting with the Indian Army during the Second War. Agnes (May) died in Cambridge 28 December 1973 aged 93.

Reference: Register of CMS Missionaries unpublished manuscript addition: Men 1909
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS May 1997


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