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Andrews: the papers of Charles Freer Andrews

Reference Code: GBR/1058/AND

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of some original correspondence and much secondary material such as articles about Andrews.


  • Creation: 1899 - 2009


Biographical / Historical

Born in 1871, Andrews attended King Edward's School in Birmingham before coming up to Pembroke. He was, on 14 December 1890, elected to a minor scholarship after an examination. He was later awarded a Grindall scholarship and several gratuities. On 17 June 1893 he was elected a Foundation Scholar. In 1896, Andrews became a deacon and took over the Pembroke College Mission in south London. He was elected a Fellow of Pembroke College on 5 December 1899 as well as taking up the position of Vice-Principal of the CLergy Training College (now Westcott House. He was appointed Chaplain from 1 January 1901. He vacated the office of Chaplain and Hebrew Lecturer on 11 May 1904. In 1904 he joined the Cambridge Mission to Delhi. He later travelled to South Africa where he met Ghandi. They worked closely together and Andrews went back to India with him. Andrews came back to Pembroke to reside for 2 terms in 1935, being granted the use of rooms in College and dinner in Hall, free of charge, for the Michaelmas and Lent Terms 1935-1936. Andrews died on 5 April 1940.


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The College Library also holds a selection of books by and about Andrews. Please contact the Librarian for further information.


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Revision Statements

  • 16/02/2024: Additional scope and content and biographical details added

Repository Details

Part of the Pembroke College Library and Archive Repository

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