Papers of Barbara Lea

Scope and Content

Personal papers and publications belonging to Barbara Lea, missionary in central Africa with the London Missionary Society, relating to her service between 1945 and 1976.

Administrative / Biographical History

Daisy Barbara Lea was born on 30 Oct 1918, at Coventry. She trained at Birmingham General Hospital and Carey Hall. She was appointed to Kawimbe, Central Africa, with the London Missionary Society in 1945, and sailed on 13 May 1946. She served at Kawimbe, 1946-1966, and at Abercorn, 1966-1976. She retired on 31 August 1976.

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Acquisition Information

Donated to SOAS Library by Hilary Jefferies, niece of Barbara Lea, in September 2015.

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