Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)DA44/2/1
TitlePersonal diaries
Extent20 vols
DescriptionMaintained by Herbert Tugwell whilst serving as a CMS missionary in Lagos, Nigeria, 1889-1894, and as Bishop of West Equatorial Africa, 1894-1920; the diaries contain daily entries detailing Tugwell's daily itineraries; these include descriptions of his return voyages and visits to England, and his tours of his Nigerian diocese; the latter include accounts of visits to existing mission stations, and investigations of areas suitable for the possible establishment of new missions; accounts of these visits contain descriptions of the local landscape, climate, villages and their inhabitants, meetings with local chiefs and village elders, prayer groups, services, preaching lead by Tugwell and his missionary colleagues, and visits to local schools, and churches; in addition, the diaries also contain notes relating to official CMS and diocesan matters, and notes of a more general nature relating to miscellaneous matters of topical interest such as slavery, liquor traffic, attitudes of the native inhabitants to their missionary visitors, native ceremonial practices, and the life-style and experiences of the missionaries; some of the diaries contain loose enclosures; for further personal notes by Tugwell see his personal notebooks, DA44/2/2
ArrangementThe volumes have been arranged in chronological order; this sub-series contains an incomplete sequence of diaries endorsed with Roman numerals on their covers; in each instance the appropriate Roman numeral has been noted in the Description field
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionSome of the diaries require careful handling due to their fragile state; loose enclosures are now stored separately


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