Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC768
TitleAccession 768: Papers of Christopher Locke Cook and Emma Winifred Cook (nee Davison)
Extent3 boxes
DescriptionThis collection consists of letters from Christopher Cook while on missionary service overseas to his wife, Emma, and to both of them separately and jointly from other members of their family, personal papers such as birth and other certificates, passports; notes for sermons, luggage lists, water colours by Gracie Davison, family photographs and a collection of postcards. PART OF THIS COLLECTION HAS BEEN RETAINED BY THE CMS AND SO IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION AT THE CADBURY RESEARCH LIBRARY. IT IS CURRENTLY HELD AT THE CROWTHER CENTRE FOR MISSION EDUCATION AT CMS IN OXFORD AND ENQUIRIES ABOUT ACCESS SHOULD BE MADE TO THE CMS ARCHIVIST, KEN OSBORNE (; Tel: 01865787553)
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 HistoryChristopher Locke Cook (1909-1997) served as a CMS missionary from 1939 to 1974. From 1948 he served in Sudan, in Juba and Loka and from 1965 in Nigeria. In 1951 he married Emma Winifred Davison, a fellow CMS missionary who had served in Nazareth 1938-1939 and subsequently with the Church Mission to the Jews in Jerusalem.

Source: Information provided by CMS Archivist
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS June 1997
Related MaterialThe Special Collections Department holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society (GB 0150 CMS), which includes papers relating to Christopher Cook's and Emma Cook (nee Davison)'s service as a CMS missionary.


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