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Price family papers
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The Price family papers are comprised of correspondence, writings, diaries, orders, memoranda, genealogical material, printed matter, notes, photographs, and memorabilia, documenting several generations of the Price family. Due to the diverse careers of the family and their residence in different countries, the collection provides an international account of events spanning from Victorian England to the late 20th century United States. Material relates to missionary work in Madagascar, 1875-1882; German prisoners of war in Siberia during World War I; the Russian Revolution; social conditions in China; Allied secret service and radio propaganda activities in World War II; and London during the Blitz.
Charles Thomas Price (1847-1933) was educated at Cheshunt College, Cambridge. He was ordained as a Congregational minister on January 25, 1875, and married Mary Anne (Polly) Thimbleby on February 28. The couple sailed for Madagascar on March 25, 1875, where Charles Price served as a missionary for six years, and where his sons Egbert and Hereward were born. He was widowed and remarried in 1901 to Annie Beatrice Hill. After returning to England in 1882, he ministered to several congregations including: Lenham in Kent (1883-1890), Buckingham (1890-1901), Ross-on-Wye (1901-1910), and East Grinstead (1910-1914). His last congregation was at Reigate in Surrey (1916-1925), where he died in 1933.
17 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (8.0 Linear Feet)
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