Papers of Constance Trollope & Mark Napier Trollope

Scope and Content

Papers of Constance Trollope including correspondence, dated 1930-1950, relating to the death of her brother, Mark Napier Trollope, Bishop in Korea, and the research, publication and reception of her book Mark Napier Trollope, Bishop in Corea, 1911-1930 , published in 1936. Includes original correspondence of Mark Napier Trollope, 1879-1930.

Administrative / Biographical History

Constance Trollope was the sister of Mark Napier Trollope, Bishop in Korea, 1911-1930. She worked as Organising Secretary of the Korean Mission in 1916. She died on 4 Sep 1954. Mark Napier Trollope was born in 1862. He was ordained into the priesthood in 1888, and arrived as a missionary in Korea in 1891. He was consecrated as Third Bishop in Korea on 25 July 1911. He died on board ship in Kobe harbour, Japan, on 6 November 1930.

Reference: Compiled from records of the Korean Mission.

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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.


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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. These include the Records of the Korean Mission (GB 150 DA24).


Mark Napier Trollope. Bishop in Corea, 1911-1930 , by Constance Trollope, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London, 1936.

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