Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC851
TitleAccession 851: Guilford Family Papers
Extent12 boxes
DescriptionThe papers of Rev Edward Guilford, CMS missionary Punjab and Sindh and his son, Rev Edward Montmorency Guilford, known to the family as Monty. The collection includes Rev Edward Guilford's diaries and accounts of his itineration tours in the Punjab, his correspondence both as a working missionary and in retirement, papers relating to his missionary work including many cuttings from British and Indian newspapers, certificates and licences, honours and awards including his OBE and Kaisar-I -Hind medal, family papers and photographs as well as letters and papers relating to his death. His son's papers comprise material relating to his work both as parish priest and chaplain to the forces such as his sermons, correspondence and church papers but also his personal family papers relating to his parents and other relatives and his life in retirement.
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 HistoryEdward Guilford 1853-1937, CMS Missionary 1881-1923 Punjab and Sindh (Amritsar 1881-89, Tarn Taran 1890-1923); missionary of the Canadian Church (MSCC) 1924-30(Palampur, Kenga District)
Married 1) 1883 Louisa Chase who died May 1895 2) November 1896 Elizabeth Rose Grimwood (CEZMS 1884-96) died Ipswich January 1938

Edward Montmorency Guilford son of Edward and Louisa: Cambridge 1910, curate Blundellsands 1912-14; Temporary Chaplain to the Forces 1915-1919, Rector of Cottesmore with Barrow 1926-48,
RAF chaplain 1938-43, died 1970
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS November 2002
Related MaterialThe Special Collections Department also holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society which contains material relating to Edward Guilford's missionary service.


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