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CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY ARCHIVE
Series IV: Africa Missions

Part 18: Kenya Mission, 1880-1934

REEL 360
Catalogue to the Africa (Group 3) Missions Volume 3 South and East Africa, pp 33-44

G 3 A 5 O: Original Papers, 1901 (1-150)
Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary, 1901 (1-150)

Reports of Frere Town Executive Committee; letters from J Alfred Wray, F Burt Secretary of the East Africa Mission and A W McGregor re missionary possibilities around Fort Smith in Kikuyu; estimate for copies of The Taveta Chronicle; medical certificates; estimate for Frere Schools and for Taveta New House; report on CMS work by the Bishop of Mombasa; map of Dabida; report on the women's conference in Frere Town and on the Annual Mission to Women in Mombasa; report of a meeting of the Native Agents Sub Committee and on women's work in Mombasa.

REEL 361
G 3 A 5 O: Original Papers, 1901 (151-end), 1902 (1-120)
Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary

1901 (151-end): Frere Town Executive Committee Minutes; medical certificates; final issue of The Taveta Chronicle; Frere Town Shamba account.

1902 (1-120): Hymns in the Kidabida dialect; minutes of the Mombasa Executive Committee; letters from missionaries and the Bishop of Mombasa re mission affairs; a photo of the ladies house at Chaangambe; printed autobiography of Rev J R Deimler, native pastor at Rabai; extract from Awake!; minutes of the annual women's conference.

REEL 362
G 3 A 5 O: Original Papers , 1902 (121-end), 1903
Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary

1902 (121-end): Mombasa Executive Committee minutes; letters from J Alfred Wray and F Burt; minutes of the Educational Sub Committee.

1903: Copy of The Mombasa Diocesan Magazine; letters from J Alfred Wray, F Burt, the Bishop of Mombasa, W S Parker, Albert R Steggall; minutes of the Medical Board, of the Executive Committee, the CMS conference at Mombasa and the women's conference; a newspaper cutting on the New Memorial Cathedral.

REEL 363
G 3 A 5 O: Original Papers, 1904-1905
Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary

1904: Letters from E K Wray, Albert R Steggall, V V Verbi, J W Rindall, Harry K Binns, R F Maynard, F Burt, D Hooper; minutes of the Executive Committee, of the Church Council in Mombasa, of the women's conference and of the missionary conference; list of native missionaries and Biblewomen employed in the mission; letters from Mr E Parker to the Secretary in London and to the Bishop of Mombasa re false accusations made against him; photos of local girls and boys in the Nmkaa Hills; description of an itineration from Jilore by J Rosengrove Deimler.

1905: Minutes of the Standing Committee; letters from J Heselwood, E K Wray; statistics for the mission, newscuttings from the African Standard; issues of The Mombasa Diocesan Magazine; report on the inspection of the Kilindini Mixed School.

REEL 364
G 3 A 5 O: Original Papers, 1906-1907
Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary

1906: Letters from A W McGregor, T W Crawford, Henry K Binns including one from J Alfred Wray re the differences in Mombasa since his first arrival in 1882; copies of The Mombasa Diocesan Chronicle; minutes of the Standing Committee, the missionary conference and the annual meeting of the Church Council; account of a visit to Kilimanjaro by J Alfred Wray.

1907: Minutes of the Standing Committee, the missionary conference and the women's conference; letters from J A Wray, Henry K Binns; issues of The Mombasa Diocesan Chronicle; photos of elderly freed slaves at Frere Town; accounts of the East Africa Freed Slave Settlement; an issue of Hearing and Doing.

REEL 365
G 3 A 5 O: Original Papers, 1908-1909
Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary.

1908: Minutes of the Standing Committee, of the half yearly conference and the annual meeting of the Africa Church Council; newspaper cutting re lepers in Mombasa; letters from the Bishop of Mombasa, Harry K Binns, R A Maynard; issues of The Mombasa Diocesan Magazine; first report of the Africa Inland Mission; plans for proposed new Mission Hall; report of the directors on the East Africa Industries Limited; missionary probation reports.

1909: Minutes of the Standing Committee, half yearly conference minutes, women's conference and annual conference minutes; letters from Irene H Barnes, K St Aubyn Rogers, W E Taylor, D Hooper, Harry K Binns; copies of The Mombasa Diocesan Magazine; report of the United Missionary Conference at Nairobi; annual letters of Dr R R Shepherd, Miss A L Barnett, Miss A M Jackson; photos of the coffee plantation in Wusi, the CMS station begun in 1905.

REEL 366
G 3 A 5 O: Original Papers, 1910
Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary.

1910: Review of work in Wusi by V V Verbi since the beginning of the mission work in 1905; Annual Letters of missionaries including A E Clarke, Miss F J Deedy, Miss E Mayor, Rev K St Aubyn Rogers, E A Martin, Rev J A Wray, D Hooper, S A Martin, Miss F J Austin, Miss S A Dixon; issues of The Mombasa Diocesan Magazine; minutes of the half yearly conference and the women's conference; missionary probation reports; reports on the Taita, Taveta and Ukamba districts.

REEL 367
G 3 A 5 O: Original Papers, 1911-1912
Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary.

1911: Annual Letters of missionaries including J A Wray, George W Wright, D A Hooper, Dr R R Shepherd, S A Martin, A E Clarke; minutes of the Standing Committee, the women's conference; letters from K St Aubyn Rogers, D Hooper, Bishop of Mombasa, A W McGregor, Harry K Binns.

1912: Annual Letters from missionaries including Miss F J Austin, Rev B Laight, J E Hamshere, Miss R M Wyatt, Mr V V Verbi; letters from Harry K Binns, K St Aubyn Rogers, Miss A Drake, Douglas Hooper; minutes of the Standing Committee and the women's conference; the second annual report of the Kyambu and District Chaplaincy; an account of an itineration in Digo by E W Wright.

REEL 368
G 3 A 5 O: Original Papers, 1913-1914
Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary.

1913: Annual Letters from missionaries such as S A Martin, H K Binns, Miss M L Mason, Rev B Laight, J E Hamshere, E C Wilde, A E Clark; a description of a journey into Digo country by George W Wright, minutes of the annual conference and the Finance Committee; letters from the Bishop of Mombasa.

1914: Minutes of the Finance Committee, of the Standing Committee; letters from the Bishop of Mombasa, Douglas Hooper, Harry K Binns.

REEL 369
G 3 A 5 O: Original Papers, 1915-1916
Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary.

1915: Annual letter from H E Rogers, letters from the Bishop of Mombasa, K St Aubyn Rogers, R A Maynard, George Burns; minutes of the annual conference, the annual meeting of the African Church Council, the Standing Committee; statistics of the mission, pamphlet on the Kikuyu scheme of federation plans for Buxton High School.

1916: Minutes of the women's conference, the Standing Committee; letters from M L Mason, H K Binns, J E Hamshere, K St Aubyn Rogers; announcement of the death of Bishop Peel, Bishop of Mombasa.

REEL 370
G 3 A 5 O: Original Papers, 1917-1918
Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary.

1917: Minutes of the Africa Church Council Meeting, of the Standing Committee and of the Mzizima SCC Sub-Committee; letters from M L Mason, H K Binns, George Burns, J E Hamshere, S A Martin; a memo regarding work in Nairobi.

1918: Minutes of the Educational Sub-Committee, of the women's conference, the annual conference, the Mzizima Sub Conference and of the annual meeting of the Church Council; letters from H E Staples, J E Hamshere with reports on the mission and on itinerations, A E Clarke, H Lankester, H K Binns, R S Heywood (Bishop of Mombasa), K St Aubyn Rogers; a letter re higher education from S A Martin; a pamphlet on proposals for an alliance of the missionary societies in British East Africa with a copy of the constitution; a copy of the supplement to The Bombay C M Gleaner; report of the Kikuyu Sub-Committee.

REEL 371
G 3 A 5 O: Original Papers , 1919-1920
Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary.

1919: Minutes of the conference, the annual conference and the women's conference; letters from the Bishop of Mombasa, R K Shepherd, Miss M L Mason, A E Clarke and D Hooper; list of CMS properties in the British East Africa mission; issue of The Mombasa Diocesan Gazette.

1920: Letters from S A Martin, W A D Whibley, the Bishop of Mombasa, Miss M L Mason, H K Binns; minutes of the annual conference, the women's conference; pamphlet on Christianity and Native Labours in the British Empire; a printed despatch to the Governor of East Africa Protectorate relating to native labour.

REEL 372
G 3 A 5 O: Original Papers, 1921
Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary

1921: Letters from K St Aubyn Rogers, H K Binns, Miss M L Mason, H D Hooper, J E Hamshere, J H Oldham; a memo by H R Tate, the Provincial Commissioner re the establishment of native catechists among native tribes; minutes of the women's conference, the first Mombasan Diocean conference in August 1921; issues of The Mombasa Diocesan Magazine; plan of land claimed by CMS.

REEL 373
G 3 A 5 O: Original Papers, 1922-1923
Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary

1922: Pamphlet on the education policy of the CMS Kenya colony; newscuttings re the ordination of native clergy; letters from R K Shepherd, K St Aubyn Rogers, the Bishop of Mombasa, E R Kenyan, H K Binns; recommendations for the reorganisation of the Kenya mission; resolutions of the Kikuyu conference; minutes of the CMS conference, of the Council of the Alliance of Missionary Societies; letters re negotiations for the purchasing of the Maseno Estate near Kisumu and the sale of the Frere Town land; an account by the Mombasa Medical Officer of a safari in Digo.

1923: Letters from K St Aubyn Rogers, Mary Leakey, Mr Harpur-Smith, Bishop of Mombasa; minutes of the Committee on Reunion, the Executive Committee, the Protestant Missionary Societies Representative Council; plans for a new ladies home at Nairobi; newspaper cuttings; a memo by Fred H Wright on the need for more work among the Luo women and girls.

REEL 374
G 3 A 5 O: Original Papers, 1924
Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary

1924: Letters from K St Aubyn Rogers, G T Manley, the Bishop of Mombasa, E W Crawford, W E Owen; extracts from the minutes of the Representative council; minutes of the CMS conference and the Executive Committee; regulations for the Pastorate Committees; newscutting re the new education bill.

REEL 375
G 3 A 5 O: Original Papers, 1925
Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary

1925: Letters from K St Aubyn Rogers, the Bishop of Mombasa, J C Hirst, J Britton, H D Hooper; minutes of the Executive Committee; description of educational work in the Kenya colony by Dr Garfield H Williams; annual report for Kavirondo by W E Owen; report of the Maseno Central School and on the Committee on Grants-in-Aid for Education in Kenya; memo by V V Verbi re the Wusi station.

REEL 376
G 3 A 5 O: Original Papers, 1926-1927
Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary

1926: Minutes of the Kavirondo Missionary Committee, the Coast Missionary Committee, Highlands Missionary Committee, the Alliance High School meeting, Executive Committee minutes, the Coast Missionary Committee and Sub-Education on Education; letters from K St Aubyn Rogers, H D Hooper (the Secretary in London), Bishop of Mombasa, W E Owen, J Britton; information re the salaries and allowances of missionaries.

1927: Minutes of the Sub-Committee on the Divinity School, CMS Kenya Board of Education, Kavirondo Missionary Committee, Coast Missionary Committee, Highlands Missionary Committee, Executive Committee; Letters from J Britton, the Bishop of Mombasa, H Leakey; the first annual report of the Alliance High School by G A Grieve, the Principal, report of the CMS Educational Work in Kenya.

REEL 377
G 3 A 5 O: Original Papers, 1928-1929 (1-90)
Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary

1928: Letters from the Bishop of Mombasa, W E Owen; news from H Leakey re the earthquake in the Highland District of Kenya; minutes of the Coast Missionary Committee, Highlands Missionary Committee, Executive Committee and the Hospital Committee; report of the proceedings of the Mombasa Diocesan Synod and on the Finances of the Kenya mission; correspondence on the proposed sale of Frere Town property.

1929 (1-90): Minutes of the Coast Missionary Committee, the Board of Education, the conference of the Kikuyu church elders, Highlands Missionary Committee, Kavirondo District Missionary Committee, Executive Committee; letters from the Bishop of Mombasa.

REEL 378
G 3 A 5 O: Original Papers, 1929 (91-end), 1930
Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary

1929 (91-end): Letters from the Bishop of Mombasa, H Leakey, W E Owen; plans for the Ladies House at Mombasa; minutes of the Coast Missionary Committee, Highlands Missionary Committee, Kavirondo District Missionary Committee, Executive Committee.

1930: Letters from W E Owen, the Bishop of Mombasa, A E Clarke; correspondence re the Kikuyu crisis and re the European staff at Maseno; minutes of the Coast Missionary Committee, Highlands Missionary Committee, Executive Committee Minutes, of the Finance Committee; a scheme of finance for new buildings in Mombasa; plans for the new Buxton School; report on the conference on Christian Education in East Africa; newspaper cutting re the selling of Frere Town CMS land.

REEL 379
G 3 A 5 O: Original Papers, 1931
Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary

1931: Letters from W A Pitt-Pitts; minutes of the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Coast Missionary Committee, Highlands Missionary Conference, Kavirondo District Missionary Committee, the Board of Education; educational report for 1929; newspaper cuttings re native education; a list of schools including Government Aided Schools; report by W A Pitt-Pitts on the Kavirondo stations, correspondence re female circumcision.

REEL 380
G 3 A 5 O: Original Papers , 1932
Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary

1932: Letters from W A Pitt-Pitts, the Bishop of Mombasa; minutes of the Executive Committee, the Highlands Missionary Committee, Kavirondo District Missionary Committee and the Executive Committee; lists of buildings belonging to CMS at Mombasa and other mission areas; letter from W E Owen re affairs in Kavirondo.

REEL 381
G 3 A 5 O: Original Papers , 1933
Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary

1933: Letters from W A Pitt-Pitts, W E Owen, the Bishop of Mombasa; memo from A de V Wade, Chief Native Commissioner to natives in Nyanza re the digging for gold by Europeans; minutes of the Executive Committee, the Coast Missionary Committee, Highlands Missionary Committee, Kavirondo District Missionary Committee, Kenya Missionary Council, Finance Committee; annual report by G A Grieve on the Alliance High School, Kikuyu, letters and reports on the Maseno Hospital trial.

REEL 382
G 3 A 5 O: Original Papers, 1934
Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary

1934: Minutes of the Coast Missionary Committee, Highlands Missionary Committee, Kavirondo District Missionary Committee, African Church Council, Representative Council of the Alliance, Executive Committee; letters from W A Pitt-Pitts, the Bishop of Mombasa, James W C Dougall; correspondence re the opening up of Central Kavirondo for gold mining and re the African Church Council policy; report and recommendations by James W C Dougall in regard to educational policy; notes on an informal conference of the Race Relations Committee and meetings of the Committee; letters re the deaths of Rev Huntley and Rev Harris.

REEL 383
G 3 A 5 P 1: Precis Book, 1881
A printed precis was prepared for each meeting of the Group Committee. It comprised number, date, writer, date received, summary of contents, proposals for committee action to be taken and/or secretary's remarks.
Topics covered include: a description of work at Mpwapwa by Mr H Cole; letter from Dr J Kirk re troubles in Mombasa; an account by J R Streeter of a journey in the Giriama country.

G 3 A 5 P 2: Precis Book, 1882-1885
Topics covered include: letter requesting more workers at Frere Town; journal of W S Price on a journey to Shimba; A D Shaw describing his impressions of Rabbai; F W Lane writes re plans for dealing with freed slaves wishing to leave Frere Town; summary of a report on the mission by J W Handford and the contents of his journal.

G 3 A 5 P 3: Precis Book, 1888-1892
Topics covered include: summary of letters from Bishop Parker and of conferences held; letter from Dr Hooper re the Chief of Nasa; J Roscoe re news of fighting between the Wakamba and the Wamegi; A M McKay re the revolution in Buganda; J C Price re the destruction of the Mpwapwa Mission House.

REEL 384
G 3 A 5 P 4: Precis Book, 1892-1895
Topics covered include: summary of a report on Frere Town sent by Bishop Tucker; Dr G Wright's summary of his medical work; J A Wray's explanation of the Taita District; summary of a journal by Rev G K Baskerville; report by Frere Town Finance Committee on the state of Frere Town; a report of work in Nassa by Archdeacon Walker.

G 3 A 5 P 5: Precis Book, 1895-1900
Topics covered include: Summary of a letter from Dr E J Baxter describing the famine; summary of minutes of the Frere Town Finance Committee; memo of an interview between Bishop Tucker and the Secretaries regarding the government of the Uganda Mission.

REEL 385
G 3 A 5 P 6: Precis Book, 1900-1907
Topics covered include a summary of a letter from Bishop Peel re the Church, a proposed home for ladies, CMS staff; a letter from the Bishop of Mombasa re Industrial Work; a letter from F Burt, Mombasa re the health of lady missionaries at Chaangombe; report on the mission stations by the Bishop of Mombasa; information provided by J R Daimler on the African Worker' Council; Frere Town Divinity School Report; information on native agents at Taveta; summary of the minutes of the Executive Committee; resolutions of the Women's Conference; report on the political situation by the Bishop of Mombasa.

REEL 386
G 3 A 5 P 7: Precis Book, 1907-1918
Topics covered include: letters re the policy of the Mission, the development of Industrial Instruction; K St Aubyn Rogers re Buxton High School; Rev G W Wright re work in the Digo country; Archdeacon J E Hamshere re the German missions around Kilimanjaro.

REEL 387
G 3 A 5 P 8: Precis Book, 1918-1929
Topics covered include letters from the Bishop of Mombasa; a report on the constitution of the Kikuyu alliance; a report of work in Kavirondo by Archdeacon Owen; Canon Rogers of Nairobi re medical work, new buildings, and the Alliance College; memo from V V Verdi re Wusi station; and minutes of the United Divinity School committee meeting.

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G 3 A 5 P 9: Precis Book, 1929-1935
Topics covered include: minutes of Kaloleni Hospital Committee; letter from E Carey Francis re Government grants to Maseno Central Schools; letter from W W Pitt-Pitts re increase of compensation to Frere Town tenants; letter re the organisation of a United African Church; letter from W A Pitt-Pitts re the urgent need for recruits.

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