Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC780
TitleAccession 780: Papers of Dorothy Jewitt
Extent1 volume
DescriptionA typescript copy of Dorothy Jewitt's autobiography.
ArrangementThis volume forms part of the Church Mission Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged as 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 HistoryDorothy Jewitt (1896-1982) served as a nursing missionary for the Church Mission Society in southern Nigeria from 1924 until her retirement in 1955. She was instrumental in the development of midwifery and maternity services in remote areas of Nigeria and in establishing training centres for midwives.

Over the course of her mission career, she was based at four different CMS mission stations: Iyi Enu [Iyienu], 1924-1929; Isoko, 1930, Bethel, 1931-1937, 1941-1945 and Warri 1937-1939. In 1952 she was appointed the first matron of the Iyi Enu [Iyienu] Nursing Training School.

Having retired from CMS and returned to England, she married Robert Ross in 1956. Robert Ross' son, the Rev P. J. Ross, was a CMS missionary in Nigeria.

She was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal in 1953 and was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1954.

Source: Dorothy Jewitt's autobiography.
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS by Dr Robert Ross, Leiden, Netherlands.
Related MaterialThe Cadbury Research Library holds other papers relating to Dorothy Jewitt.

There are papers relating to Dorothy Jewitt's missionary work in the Church Mission Society Archive (GB 0150 CMS) and CMS Accession 908: Papers of Dorothy Jewitt (GB 0150 CMS/ACC908).


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