Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC84
TitleAccession 84: Papers of Rev A. B. Fisher
Extent1 vol., 8 bundles, 10 files
DescriptionPapers principally relating to Rev Fisher's service as a CMS missionary in Uganda. It includes his diary for 1892-1904; and a series of 21 notebooks, the first 14 being an autobiographical account of his life from 1890 to 1900, the remainder containing source materials, either copied or inserted originals. This source material includes articles, annual letters and notes covering the period 1896-1912. Another series of files contain source materials relating to his service in Gulu where he was responsible for establishing the station in 1913 and these files include, for example, letters he wrote to his wife, Ruth and son, George, 1912-14. There is also some miscellaneous later material. The collection is accompanied by an introduction and list made by H. B. Thomas who has also annotated some of the material with his own notes.
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Mission Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into two series (with sub-series): Family Papers and Miscellaneous 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 HistoryArthur Bryan Fisher (1870-1955) of Dublin was accepted as a CMS missionary in 1892 and served largely in Uganda at Kasaka, 1894, Kinakulya, 1895, Toro, 1896, Bunyoro, 1904, Hoima, 1908, and Gulu, 1913. He was ordained as a priest in 1900 and in 1902 he married Ruth Hurditch, also a CMS missionary. He retired from service with the CMS in 1914 and died at Eastbourne in 1955.
Reference: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church
Missionary Society, 1905); and manuscript additions to register
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS by Rev. A. S. T. Fisher 1956; transferred on permanent loan to the Special Collections Department by the CMS in the 1980s
Related MaterialThe Special Collections Department holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society, which includes papers relating to Fisher's service as a CMS missionary; see also CMS/ACC871


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