Ref NoMS 381238
Title'My Memoirs', by Avis Scriven [nee Avis Martin]
Date(s) of Creation2007
Level of DescriptionCollection
Extent1 vol
Name of CreatorMartin; Avis Doreen (b 1918); missionary
Administrative & Biographical HistoryAvis Doreen Martin was born on 24 February 1918. She trained as a nurse at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital and the Southmead Hospital, Bristol. She was appointed to serve as a missionary in Papua New Guinea with the London Missionary Society in 1947, and sailed 9 January 1948. She worked at Gemo Hospital, 1948-1949; Kapuna Hospital, 1949-1951; Fife Bay, 1951-1960; Orokolo, 1960-1962; between 1962 and 1963 she was seconded to the Public Health Department; Mailu, 1963-1970; Kwato, 1970-1974, and Koaru, 1975-1976. She resigned from the LMS on 312 July 1976. She married Rev Stanley William Scriven on 9 April 1981.
Held at:SOAS University of London
Source of AcquisitionDonated to SOAS Library by Avis Scriven in 2007.
DescriptionTypescript memoirs written by Avis Scriven. Also includes CD recording of the same.
Access StatusTemporarily Closed
Language(s) of MaterialEnglish
Access Points - Person, Corporate & Family Names
Name CodePerson, Corporate or Family NameType of Entity
GB/SOASNAF/P1378Martin; Avis Doreen (b 1918); missionaryPerson
Access Points - Places
Place CodePlace Name
2088628Papua New Guinea
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