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Diaries and papers of Monica Storrs

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 246

Scope and Contents

Diary extracts, a photograph and other papers of Monica Storrs and biographical material composed after her death.


  • Creation: 1938 - 1968


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Biographical / Historical

Monica Melanie Storrs (1888-1967) was born on 12 February 1888, the daughter of Dean Storrs of Rochester. In 1929 she became an itinerant missionary in the northern Peace District of British Colombia. She travelled vast distances on horseback, and kept diaries of her experiences that were printed in monthly instalments for private circulation. She retired in 1950 and returned to England, where she died on 14 December 1967.


1 envelope(s) (1 envelope) : card/paper/photograph

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 69

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. III.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Miss Diana Hartley, 1977.


Gordon E. Bowes, ed., 'Peace River chronicles', 1963, pp. 458-469, reprints Monica Storrs' diary for August 1937 and provides some account of her work.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Storrs, Monica Melanie, 1888-1967, missionary in British Colombia

Includes index.
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