This collection comprises the diaries and other miscellaneous papers of Charles and Lilian Shaw as CMS missionaries in India. The diaries of Charles Shaw comprise an unbroken series from 1912 up to 1959; the diaries of Lilian Shaw cover the two years 1914 and 1929
Papers of Canon Charles Shaw and his wife, Lilian Shaw
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 150 CMS/ACC162
- Dates of Creationc. 1850-1959
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description50 volumes and 6 documents
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Charles Lawrence Shaw (1886-1965) was born in Foochow, China, the son of Charles Shaw, a Church Missionary Society (CMS) missionary. He was educated at the Church Missionary Society (CMS) Children's Home at Limpsfield, St Lawrence College, Ramsgate and Sidney Sussex College and Ridley Hall, Cambridge. He was ordained as a deacon in 1909 and as a priest in 1920 and became curate of West Ham parish church. He was accepted as a CMS missionary in 1911 and served firstly at Biladia (Central Provinces Mission) and then with the West India Mission at Lusadia and Kherwara. He was appointed Canon of Bombay in 1940 and retired from full service in 1950. He returned to England in 1954 after the death of his wife, Lily Compigne (ne Guilford 1884-1954), daughter of Edward Guilford, also a CMS missionary. He died in 1965.
Reference: unpublished additions to the CMS register of missionaries (men 1911-1914) in the CMS archives
This collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Family Papers.
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Open. Access to all registered researchers.
Deposited with the CMS in 1965; transferred to the Special Collections Department by the CMS in the 1980s.
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