Copies of photographs belonging to Alice Whittome, missionary with the China Inland Mission

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Copies of black & white photographs which belonged to Alice Whittome, together with copies of obituaries and a biographical note. Photographs depict scenes of missionary life in China at the time of Alice Whittome's posting with the China Inland Mission, and images of her grave.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alice Whittome (1867-1907) was born in Hilgay, Norfolk, in 1867. She became a nurse, training either at the London Hospital or Great Ormond Street, and worked for the King's physician. She became a missionary with the China Inland Mission in 1903, and sailed from Potsmouth in September of the same year. She was stationed at Chin-kiang, where the mission had a sanatorium and hospital for the Chinese. At the time of her death in 1907, she was at Chefoo, where she had gone to help in the Mission Hospital and compound.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Sent in the first instance to the Overseas Missionary Fellowship, and transferred to SOAS Library in 2007.