Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC886
TitleAccession 886: Papers of Margaret Blanche Sheath
Extent2 items
Datec 1929-2005
DescriptionMargaret Sheath's notebook containing her journal 1929-1933 as well as stories and notes on local customs and practices in the Isoko country; enclosed typescript of biographical notes on Margaret Blanche Sheath
ArrangementThese items form 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 HistoryMargaret Blanche Sheath (1902-1980) served as a CMS missionary in Nigeria 1929-1933. She worked alongside Dorothy Jewitt in evangelising and caring for the women of the region, making several 'evangelising treks' to reach outlying communities. In 1933 she married Rev John Waddington Hubbard in Nigeria but was required to return to England the following year for health reasons. Her husband joined her in England in 1935 and became Rector of St Mary's, Cusop, Hertfordshire. From there they moved to Norfolk where they lived until his retirement in 1964. Margaret died in April 1980 and is buried in South Walsham.

Reference: Biographical notes deposited with notebook (CMS/ACC886)
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS February 2005
Related MaterialThe Special Collections Department also holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society which contains material relating to Margaret Sheath's missionary service.


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