Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC883
TitleAccession 883: Papers of Ailsa May Lovell Pank
Extent7 boxes
Datec 1910-2004
DescriptionThese papers mainly consist of Ailsa Pank's family photographs dating from before her offer of service to the CMS in 1949 and her personal papers dating from after her retirement including her diaries 1998-2002 while living at Venn House and then Abbeyfield, Woodgate, Tunbridge Wells; bulletins and newsletters from Kenya, correspondence with friends and papers relating to her research into her family history which she undertook in her 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 HistoryAilsa May Lovell Pank (1909-2006) was a CMS missionary 1958-1970. Prior to joining the CMS she had trained as a social worker and her first posting with the CMS was as a social worker at leper hospitals in Uganda, from there she spent time in Nigeria and India before transferring to Kenya where she helped establish a rehabilitation centre for delinquent youths. After her retirement from the CMS in 1970 she stayed on in Mombasa until eventually returning to England. She spent her last years living at Venn House and then Abbeyfield Woodgate House, Tunbridge Wells.

Reference: Information supplied by the CMS Archivist and Ailsa Pank's own reminiscences in CMS/ACC883
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS by the executors of Ailsa Pank February 2006
Related MaterialThe Special Collections Department also holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society which contains material relating to Ailsa Pank's missionary service.


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