This collection comprises official records of the Bishop Tugwell Diocesan Fund which includes committee minutes, annual financial correspondence, circulars, and annual reports, 1895-1948. Other material includes printed material and leaflets relating to diocesan work in West Africa and photographs of missionaries and church buildings.
Records of the Bishop Tugwell Diocesan Fund
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 150 CMS/ACC343
- Dates of Creation1874-1948
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 volumes, 5 documents, 2 files, 2 photographs and 1 item
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Bishop Tugwell Diocesan Fund was established in 1895 following an appeal by Bishop Herbert Tugwell, as Bishop of West Equatorial Africa, for a separate independent fund to be put at his disposal in order to promote branches of his work which could not be met from the fiunds of the Church Missionary Society. A Committee was appointed to act as trustees, to collect contributions and to administer the fund. Following diocesan reorganisation the fund was used to assist work in the dioceses of Lagos and the Niger in Western Equatorial Africa.
Reference: Minutes of the Bishop Tugwell Diocesan Fund
This collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Official Papers
Conditions Governing Access
Open. Access to all registered researchers.
Deposited with the CMS by the Secretaries of the Nigerian Fellowship, March 1976; transferred on permanent loan to the Special Collections Department by the CMS in the 1980s
Other Finding Aids
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