Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC869
TitleAccession 869: Papers of Patricia and Dennis Gooderson
Extent4 boxes
DescriptionPapers of Patricia (Pat) Gooderson nee Shepherd and her husband Dennis which consist mainly of letters from Pat to her parents from Foxbury Missionary Training College and from her missionary placement in Nigeria before her marriage to Dennis and afterwards from them both from their home at Melville Hall, Ibadan; correspondence between Pat and Dennis and later from Dennis to Pat when she was in England 1952-1953 for the birth of their daughter; letters of congratulation from family and friends on their engagement, cards and telegrams on their wedding; photograph each of Patricia and Dennis
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 HistoryMiss Patricia Mary Railton Shepherd, CMS missionary 1947-1950 (Nigeria, Kudeti Girls School) married 1950 Rev Dennis Gooderson, CMS missionary 1944-56 (Nigeria, Melville Hall Ibadan)

Source: Information supplied by the CMS Archivist
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS July 2003
Related MaterialThe Special Collections Department also holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society which contains material relating to Patricia and Dennis Gooderson's missionary service.


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