Papers of Miss Eliza Orme

Scope and Content

This collection comprises photographs and other miscellaneous papers relating to Eliza Orme's service as a CMS missionary teacher in India. The photographs include an album relating to her journey out to India and early years as a missionary; other photographs include ones of the school, pupils and Girl Guides. The collection also includes a volume relating to the Golden Jubilee celebrations for St Mary's Girl's School in 1956 and a handmade school magazine presented to her on retirement in 1959. Miscellaneous items comprise poetry of Eliza Orme and some photographs of family members and of places in England and Scotland .

Administrative / Biographical History

Frances Eliza Orme (1882-1975) of London, school teacher, was accepted as a Church Missionary Society missionary in 1908. She served with the North India Mission and worked at the Deogha Girls Boarding School, later known as St Mary's Girls' School, from 1910 until 1959 when she retired.

Reference: CMS Manuscript register of CMS missionaries (Women, 1908-1910)


This collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into a single series: Family Papers

Access Information

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Acquisition Information

Bequeathed to the CMS by Miss Frances Orme, December 1976; transferred on permanent loan to the Special Collections Department by the CMS in the 1980s.

Other Finding Aids

Please see online catalogue for further details.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Related Material

The University of Birmingham, Special Collections Department and the Orchard Learning Resources Centre also hold a rich collection of archives relating to missions, charities and other religious and ecclesiastical organisations and individuals. These include the official archives of the Church Missionary Society (GB 150 CMS).