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, 'The Pattern of Life'
ArrangementThis volume 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 HistoryDorothy Jewitt (1896-1982) served as a nursing missionary for the CMS in Nigeria from 1924 until her retirement in 1955. She served in the CMS missions at Iyi Enu, 1924-29, Isoko, 1930, Bethel, 1931-37, Warri 1937-39, and Bethel, 1941-45. She was instrumental in the development of midwifery and maternity services in remote areas of Nigeria and in establishing training centres for midwives. In 1952 she was appointed the first matron of the Iyi Enu Nursing Training School. She was awarded the Coronation medal in 1953 and was made an MBE in 1954. After her retirement and return to England she married Robert Ross in 1956, the father of Rev P. J. Ross, a CMS missionary in Nigeria.

Source: Dorothy Jewitt's autobiography, 'The pattern of life'
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS by Dr Robert Ross, of Leiden, Netherlands via Birmingham University
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 Dorothy Jewitt's missionary work.

For further unofficial papers of Dorothy Jewitt see CMS/ACC908