Papers of Miss Lilian Bull

Scope and Content

A small collection of papers of Lilian Bull relating to her missionary service with the CMS with the South China Mission at Yunnan, Kunming, and elsewhere which largely consists of photographs of missionaries and missionary work but also includes a typescript of a diary of a journey she undertook in 1941 from Kinming to Burma and back and a large scale map of the Yunnan province of China, in Chinese, c 1940

Administrative / Biographical History

Lilian Bull (d. 1953) served as a Church Missionary Society (CMS) missionary in South China 1928-1946, 1948-1953. She died in England on 2 November 1953.

Reference: CMS archive


This collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Miscellaneous Papers.

Access Information

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Acquisition Information

Deposited with the CMS by the CMS Exhibitions Organizer, 1964; 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 Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.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 Special Collections Department holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society , (GB 150 CMS) , which includes papers relating to Lilian Bull's service as a CMS missionary.

The University of Birmingham, Special Collections Department and the Orchard Learning Resources Centre hold a rich collection of archives relating to missions, charities and other religious and ecclesiastical organisations and individuals.