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CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY ARCHIVE
Section IV: Africa Missions

Part 19: Tanganyika, 1900-1934, Nyanza, 1880-1886, and Rwanda, 1933-1934

 

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Catalogue to the Africa (Group 3) Missions: Vol 3, South and East Africa (pp 46-49)

Catalogue to the Africa (Group 3) Missions: Vol 4, East Africa (pp 20-21, 29-33)

Tanganyika, 1900-1934
G 3 A 8 L 1: Letter Book, 1907-1920
The Letter Books contain copies of outgoing correspondence from the Secretaries at headquarters in London to the missionaries and others concerned with mission affairs. The volumes have indexes. Included are letters on a variety of subjects: instructions to new missionaries, discussions on the future of the mission, cooperation between the Berlin Missionary Society and CMS, church discipline and Roman Catholic missions.

G 3 A 8 L 2: Letter Book, 1921-1934
Letters on regulations for Pastorate Committees and Provisional Church Councils, education work in the mission and government grants.

G 3 A 8 O: Original Papers, 1900-1903
(Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary)

1900: Letters from D J Rees, A Northwood, Henry Cole and J H Briggs. Minutes of the Executive Committee.

1901: Letters from D J Rees; J H Briggs; Kate Potter and E H Fincher (re their intended marriage); the Bishop of Mombasa; and minutes of the Executive Committee.

1902: Letters from D J Rees, Rose Briggs and J E Bewley; a history of the CMS in German East Africa; and minutes of the Executive Committee.

1903: Letters from the Bishop of Mombasa, D Deekes, H Cole; statistics of the mission; language examinations; a report on the mission by the Bishop of Mombasa; and notes on the mission with reports by the missionaries.

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G 3 A 8 O: Original Papers, 1904-1908
(Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary.)

1904: Minutes of the Executive Committee; letters re mission matters from D J Rees (Secretary of the mission), A Northwood, J H Briggs and W E Parker; lists of school material needed; notes on the Ussagara-Chigogo mission written by J H Briggs; and results of language examinations.


1905: Letters from D J Rees giving details of murders around Kilossa after a rebellion, and from W E Parker and the Bishop of Mombasa. Minutes of the Executive Committee.


1906: Minutes of the Executive Committee; letters from D J Rees, the Bishop of Mombasa and W E Parker.


1907: Minutes of the Executive Committee; and a report of work in Ussagara-Ugogo Mission for 1906.


1908: Letters from the Bishop of Mombasa, D J Rees, E W Doulton (the Secretary of the Mission from 1908); minutes of the Executive Committee; and report of work in the Ussagara-Ugogo Mission for 1907.

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G 3 A 8 O: Original Papers, 1909-1911
(Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary.)
1909:
Minutes of the Executive Committee; letters from D J Rees including discussions on whether the mission should be closed and from E W Doulton, D Deekes, Miss Bertha V Briggs, and Miss Maria Ackermann.


1910: Minutes of the Executive Committee; instructions to new missionaries such as Miss E Forsythe and Miss A L Thwaites; annual letters from many of the missionaries including those from D Deekes re outstation work, from Miss K Miller re work in Uamboya, from E W Doulton re the death of his wife, and from Rev T B Westgate re the advent of the railway; letters on mission business from J H Briggs, E M Doulton and the Bishop of Mombasa; report by D Deekes on the Ussagara-Ugogo Mission for 1909; photos of the missionaries and the sanatorium; and results of language examinations.


1911: Letters from E W Doulton (including a report on the mission) and from J H Briggs, T B R Westgate, and D Deekes; minutes of the Executive Committee; a report on the mission by T B R Westgate; medical certificates for missionaries; a general report on the mission for 1910 by D J Rees and E J Baxter; proposals to open a mission in Dodoma; missionary probation reports; and annual letters from many missionaries including E J Baxter, Miss E R Spriggs, Miss K Miller, Miss M Ackermann and T B R Westgate.

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G 3 A 8 O: Original Papers, 1912-1913
(Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary.)


1912:
Minutes of the Executive Committee; annual letters from many missionaries including E W Doulton, J C Green, Miss E R Spriggs and D Deekes; annual report for the mission by T B R Westgate and J H Briggs (mission changes name to CMS Mission in German East Africa); missionary probation reports; and letters on mission business from the Bishop of Mombasa, D J Rees, J C Green, Miss M E Fendt and Miss A L Thwaites.


1913: Minutes of the Executive Committee; letters from T B R Westgate and E W Doulton; annual letters including those from Miss E Forsythe, J H Briggs and E J Baxter; pamphlet on CMS contact with Roman Catholic Missionary Societies in the mission area; a general report on the missions by J H Briggs and D Deekes for 1912 (with requests for teachers and native agents) and news on the medical mission; language exam results; and correspondence with the Berlin Missionary Society.

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G 3 A 8 O: Original Papers, 1914-1918
(Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary.)


1914:
Minutes of the Executive Committee; language exam results; letters from
E W Doulton, Miss M E Fendt, D J Rees, Miss E R Spriggs and the Bishop of Mombasa; a report for the mission for 1913; minutes of the Board of Education; missionary probation reports; a list of clothes and items needed to kit out a missionary for work in the mission; and correspondence with the German Missionary Society.


1915: War news including information that the male missionaries are under arrest but the female missionaries are free.


1916: Letters on mission business from R Banks and J H Briggs; news that the missionaries had been interned in Iringa with a description of E W Doulton's internment; and news of the release of the missionaries in September 1916.


1917: News of the internment of German missionaries and that CMS missionaries are to have a furlough in England; an account of the CMS missionaries' internment by D J Rees; a report of a meeting held with the missionaries and D J Rees re the recommencement of work; a report on a visit to Bukoba; letters from T B R Westgate and K St Aubyn Rogers; report of the German East Africa sub-committee; missionary medical certificates; and a report by R Banks on the outstations.


1918: Letters re mission business from E W Doulton, K St Aubyn Rogers, D K Rees.

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G 3 A 8 O: Original Papers, 1919-1922
(Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary.)


1919: Letters from E W Doulton re the Spanish flu epidemic and famine and from D Deekes.


1920:
Much correspondence from E W Doulton on mission business; minutes of a mission conference including discussion on how to reorganise the mission after the war; minutes of the Executive Committee with discussions on the change of the mission's name to Tanganyika; and a description by Archdeacon D J Rees of the Lutheran Mission at Morogoro. Also included is a memo on the Evangelical Missionary Stations in Tanganyika territory, immediately North and East of Lake Nyasa in the Langenburg and Iringa districts.


1921: Letters from E W Doulton with news on the critical financial state of the mission; results of Swahili examinations; and minutes of the Executive Committee.


1922: Letters re mission business from the Bishop of Mombasa, J H Briggs and R Barton; minutes of the Executive Committee expressing worries over the financial situation; medical reports; language examination results; missionary probation reports.

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G 3 A 8 O: Original Papers, 1923-1928
(Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary.)


1923:
Letters from E W Doulton re problems with Rev Barton and limited itinerary work due to shortage of funds and minutes of the Executive Committee.


1924: Letters from E W Doulton and D Deekes re the death of Archdeacon D J Rees and minutes of the Executive Committee and of the Central Church Council.


1925: Letters from E W Doulton re his retirement and from J H Briggs (Acting Secretary); minutes of the Executive Committee; missionary probation reports; a letter from J H Briggs re an education conference; and a report on education in the mission.


1926: Letters from J H Briggs; a report on a conference held in Kiberiani; minutes of the Executive Committee; annual report on the mission; and missionary probation reports.


1927: Letters from J H Briggs re urgent need for more nurses and doctors; annual report on the mission; and minutes of the annual conference.


1928: Letters from J H Briggs; minutes of the Executive Committee; missionary probation reports.

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G 3 A 8 O: Original Papers, 1929-1934
(Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary.)


1929:
Minutes of the Executive Committee with much on the poor financial state of the mission; minutes of the Central Church Council and the General Conference in 1928; letters re mission business from J H Briggs; language examination results; and missionary probation reports.


1930: Letters from J H Briggs; minutes of the Executive Committee and of the General Conference for 1930.


1931: Letters from J H Briggs; minutes of the Executive Committee; and a report by Rev H D Hooper, (Secretary in London) on the mission.


1932: Minutes of the Executive Committee and the Central Church Council; letters from J H Briggs re the reduction in funds available to the mission.


1933: Minutes of the Executive Committee; letters from J H Briggs; medical certificates for missionaries; and minutes of the first Diocesan Council held at Mvumi, August 1933.


1934: Minutes of the Diocesan Council, 1934 and a letters from J H Briggs.

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G 3 A 8 P 1: Precis Book, 1907-1934
A precis of incoming papers was prepared for each meeting of the Group Committee. This is comprised of number, date, writer, date received, summary of contents, proposals for committee action to be taken and/or secretary's remarks.

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Nyanza, 1880-1886


G 3 A 6 L 2: Letter Book, 1882-1886
The Letter Books contain copies of outgoing correspondence from the Secretaries at headquarters in London to the missionaries and others concerned with mission affairs. The volume has an index.


L 2 - Included are instructions to new missionaries, proposed rules for the financial affairs of the mission, and memos about supplies.

G 3 A 6 O: Original Papers, 1880 (145-end)
(Papers such as letters, 1881, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary.)


1880 (145-end):
Letters from A M McKay, C Stokes and E J Baxter; and a description of the camp at Endami by P O'Flaherty.


1881: Letters from A J Biddlecombe, G Litchfield, A W Copplestone, A M McKay, C Pearson, C Stokes, P O'Flaherty, and A M McKay with a letter from G Litchfield to his father containing news on the mission; journal of A W Copplestone; rules for missionaries; and advice on clothing to be worn and how to behave in the mission.

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G 3 A 6 O: Original Papers, 1882-1883
(Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary.)


1882:
Letters from C Stokes, E J Baxter, Harry Cole, Philip O'Flaherty, A Copplestone, J Hannington, A M McKay, F R Hodgson (Archdeacon of Zanzibar), J B Blackburn and C Gordon; an account of a journey into the Nguru Country from Mamboia, East Central Africa by J T Last; an account of a visit to Namasoli by P O'Flaherty; and recollections on the Mamboia station.


1883: Letters from J Hannington, A W Copplestone, C Stokes, P O'Flaherty, R P Ashe, H Cole, A M McKay, J T Last, J Blackburn and J C Price; a journal of a visit to Uhehe by J C Price; an account of a journey to the Marai people to the north-west of Nguru Country by G J Hart; and the journal of P O'Flaherty.

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G 3 A 6 O: Original Papers, 1884-1885 (1-89
Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary.


1884:
Precis of the papers for 1884; letters from C Stokes, J Blackburn, E C Gordon, R P Ashe, P O'Flaherty, A M McKay, J C Price, J Roscoe, C Wise and J Last; an annual letter of E C Gordon; a memo on Christian names of native converts; log of the maiden trip of CMS Eleanor; notes on three weeks in Buganda by A M McKay; and an account of a visit by the Marai by J Last.


1885 (1-89): Letters from C Stokes, J Blackburn, C Wise, A W Copplestone, P O'Flaherty, J C Price, R P Ashe and E C Gordon.

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G 3 A 6 O: Original Papers, 1885 (90-end)
(Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary.)


1885 (90-end): Journal of A M McKay; letters of A M McKay, C Wise, C Stokes, D Hooper, R P Ashe, J C Price, J Blackburn, A Copplestone, H Cole, E C Gordon and P O'Flaherty; and an account giving details of the King written at Natete, Buganda by P O'Flaherty.
N.B. There are no Precis books for the Nyanza Mission. Extracts from the General Precis Books have been included. Please see below.

G 1-3 P 1: Precis Book, pp 107-131
A precis was prepared for each meeting. This comprised number, date, writer, date received, summary of contents, proposals for committee action to be taken and/or secretary's remarks.

G 1-3 P 2: Precis Book, pp 75-93

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Rwanda, 1933-1934


G 3 A 11 L 1: Letter Book, 1933-1934
The Letter Books contain copies of outgoing correspondence from the Secretaries at headquarters in London to the missionaries and others concerned with mission affairs. The volume has an index.

L 1: Letters on the probation of missionaries; the proposed Rwanda Diocese; Rwanda Council; and government grants for medical work.

G 3 A 11 O: Original Papers, 1933-1934
(Papers such as letters, journals, reports and minutes sent to London by the mission secretary.)


1933-1934:
Minutes of Rwanda Council Meetings held in London in 1933 and 1934; minutes of the Executive Committee of the Rwanda Mission for both years; letters from Algie C Stanley Smith (Secretary of the Mission) and RR Lobham? (Organizing Secretary); report on a visit to Belgium re the Congo situation; report on a visit to Urundi; report on a visit to Usumburg by Algie C Stanley Smith and Dr J E Church; minutes of the first annual conference of the Ruanda Mission held at Kabale, January 21-22 1934; and a summary of Dr Mott's report on his journey through the Congo.

G 3 A 11 P 1: Precis Book, 1933-1934
A precis was prepared for each meeting of the Group Committee. This is comprised of number, date, writer, date received, summary of contents, proposals for committee action to be taken and/or secretary's remarks.

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