|Description||Papers of Herbert Tugwell and his wife Caroline, comprising correspondence, 1890-1937, diaries, diary notes, and notebooks, 1890-1918, press cuttings, 1893-1924, personal ephemera, circa 1889-early 20th century, and miscellaneous publications, 1887-1920; the papers relate to the activities of Herbert Tugwell as a CMS missionary in Nigeria, 1889-1894, and as Bishop of West Equatorial Africa from 1894-1920, and also to his death in 1936.|
|Administrative History||Herbert Tugwell was born in Salisbury, c. 1855. From 1880-1889 he served as a curate in the parish of Petworth, Sussex. He then joined the CMS. His first appointment was to the Yoruba mission, in Christchurch, Lagos, where he worked from 1889-1894, holding the position of secretary of the mission from 1891-1892. In 1894 he was appointed to the Bishopric of West Equatorial Africa, a post which he held until 1920. On his retirement from Nigeria he became Rector of Mavesyn, Ridware. He held this position until 1927, when he finally retired from service. He married Caroline (nee White) at Lagos in 1896, and they had two children, named Herbert and Dorothy. He died on the 22 July 1936.|
|Custodial History||This collection was deposited as a gift with the Selly Oak Colleges Library by Dr and Mrs D. Poole, though the date of the deposit is unknown. It was then transferred to the Orchard Learning Resources Centre which was opened in 1997 following the merger of the Selly Oak Colleges Library and the Westhill College Library. In 2000, the custodianship of all archive collections held at the Orchard Learning Resources Centre was transferred to the University of Birmingham.|
Cataloguing of the records was undertaken by the Special Collections Department, University of Birmingham, in July 2000, as a result of the University of Birmingham's relationship with Selly Oak Colleges endowment trust.