Letters of Annie Elizabeth Ffrench

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Photocopies of letters of Annie Ffrench from Samoa while she was a missionary with the London Missionary Society to members of her family.

Administrative / Biographical History

Annie Elizabeth Ffrench was a missionary who served with the London Missionary Society in the South Seas Field in Samoa. She was appointed in 1897 and her missionary service ended in 1904. The London Missionary Society was a Protestant, interdenominational society although it was principally congregationalist. It was renamed the Congregational Council for World Mission in 1966; and from 1980 it has been known as the Council for World Mission.

Reference: Norman Goodall, A History of the London Missionary Society (Oxford University Press, 1954).

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Access to all bona fide researchers. All papers held at the Orchard Learning Resources Centre will be viewed at the Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department. Please contact the University Archivist for further information.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Orchard Learning Resources Centre in November 1992.

Other Finding Aids

A brief description is available in electronic format on the Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department website: http://calmview.bham.ac.uk/ and in paper format within the Department.

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 Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.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.

Custodial History

Following the merger of the Selly Oak Colleges and the University of Birmingham in 1999 the custodial ownership of collections belonging to the Selly Oak Colleges and held at the Orchard Learning and Resource Centre (OLRC) was transferred to the University. These collections now form part of the University's Special Collections Department and are available for consultation at the Main Library on the University's Edgbaston Campus.

Related Material

The University of Birmingham, Special Collections Department holds a rich collection of archives relating to missions, charities and other religious and ecclesiastical organisations and individuals.

Location of Originals

The originals are still in the possession of the family.