Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC82
TitleAccession 82: Wilmot Brooke MSS
Extent11 bundles, 3 vols. 16 files, 1 items, 1 doc.
DescriptionThis collection comprises the papers of Graham Wilmot Brooke which relate to his work as an independent missionary and explorer in Africa between 1883 and 1888 and as a missionary with the CMS. It contains a number of Brooke's notebooks and journals, including a diary of a journey to Algiers and elsewhere in Algeria which is illustrated with sketches, 1884 and a journal of a voyage up the river Mobangi, 1888. The collection includes a number of maps and sketch maps (some drawn by Brooke) of Africa and printed materials and mission leaflets relating to the Sudan and Niger missions. The collection also includes a significant series of Brooke's correspondence with his father, Colonel Brooke, 1884-1892
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Mission Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged in one series: Family Papers.
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered readers
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 HistoryGraham Wilmot Brooke (1865-1892) was educated at Haileybury College and studied medicine at St Thomas's Hospital. He was initially engaged in independent missionary work in Africa but returned to England in 1889. He was then accepted as an Honorary Lay Missionary of the CMS to be joint leader with Rev J. A. Robinson of the new Sudan and Upper Niger Mission. In 1890 he went to Africa and served principally at Lokoja. He was engaged there in translating some tracts in Haussa but died of fever in Lokoja in March 1892.
Reference: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church
Missionary Society, 1905)
Custodial HistoryThe original provenance of this collection is unknown. It was transferred on permanent loan to the University of Birmingham by the CMS in the 1980s.
Related MaterialCadbury Research Library holds the Church Mission Society Archive, the official archive of the Society, which includes papers relating to Brooke's service as a CMS missionary.


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