This collection comprises personal papers of Vivyan Donnithorne as a missionary including letters, printed papers, newspaper cuttings, printed materials, papers relating to the West China Evangelistic Band.
Papers of Vivyan Henry Donnithorne
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- ReferenceGB 150 CMS/ACC165
- Dates of Creation1916-1959
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 file 1 bundle 21 docs. and 7 photographs
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Vivyan Henry Donnithorne (1886-1968) served in 11th Hampshire Regiment during First World War. He married Gladys Ingram (d. 1977) in 1916 and they became Church Missionary Society (CMS) missionaries to Western China in 1919 until 1945. They then served as missionaries with the West China Evangelistic Band at Pehpei 1943-1951 and then in Hong Kong from 1953.
Reference: University of Birmingham, Special Collections Department, Online Archive Catalogue ( http://calmview.bham.ac.uk/ ). Accessed May 2002.
This collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Family Papers
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Deposited with the CMS; transferred on permanent loan to the Special Collections Department by the CMS in the 1980s.
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