Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC779
TitleAccession 779: Papers of John Percy Nickisson
Extent1 folder
Datec 1879-1955
DescriptionThe papers of John Percy Nickisson include his letters to his mother, copies of extracts from letters recounting his death and of condolence to his family, letters from E. S. Ringer relating to Nickisson's bible, photographs of Nickisson and the Nassa mission and newspaper cuttings and cuttings of illustrations possibly from missionary magazines.
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 HistoryJohn Percy Nickisson was born at Newport, Shropshire and trained as a locomotive engineer before being accepted for missionary training by the CMS. In 1892 he was located to the Nassa mission in Equatorial East Africa. He died of fever June 1896.

Reference: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905), and unpublished additions to this register in the CMS archives
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS via Birmingham University as an addition to CMS/ACC246. See also CMS/ACC109.
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 John Percy Nickisson's service with the CMS. See also CMS/ACC109 and 246.


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