Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)DA44
TitleTugwell Collection
Extent9 manuscript boxes, containing 20 files of papers and 28 vols
DescriptionPapers 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.
ArrangementThe papers have been arranged into five series:

DA44/1 Correspondence and Papers
DA44/2 Diaries, diary transcripts and notebooks
DA44/3 Newspaper and press cuttings
DA44/4 Personal ephemera
DA44/5 Reports, periodicals and other publications

Files and volumes within each series have been arranged chronologically
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered readers
Finding AidsA catalogue of this collection 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 HistoryHerbert 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 HistoryThis 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.
Related MaterialThe Special Collections Department on the Edgbaston campus holds related collections including the official archives of the Church Missionary Society (GB 0150 CMS) which contain material relating to Tugwell's service as a missionary; and the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers which include deposits relating to the Bishop Tugwell Diocesan Fund (GB 0150 CMS/ACC343)


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