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CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY ARCHIVE
Section IV: Africa Missions

Part 21: Kenya, 1935-1949

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Catalogue of the papers of the Overseas Division 1935-1959 - pp 32-35

G 3 A 5/1 Sub File 2 – General - 1935-1949
Letters, memos and reports from the missionaries, Mission Secretary and the Secretary at headquarters in London on: missionary furloughs, the election of committee members, schools, development funds, the appointment of African teachers, salaries, the constitution of the Mission, the constitution for the United Missionary College, Ibadan, the establishment of a Board of Governors. Included also are the minutes of: the first meeting of the Hospitals Management Board, the Central Council of the African Church Council, the Bookshop Committee, of a Committee to discuss African Church Development and Finance.

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G 3 A 5/1 Sub File 3 – General - 1935-1949
Letters, memos and reports from the missionaries, Mission Secretary and the Secretary at headquarters in London on: medical work, the development of the mission, the teacher training policy, a joint Conference of the CMS Medical Representatives of East Africa, a visit to the Medical Secretary, a conference on Medical Missions, staffing needs, the teaching of languages in Africa, educational matters, leper work at Kalolemi, teacher training, the evangelisation of Indians in Kenya. Minutes of the first meeting of the Sub Committee of the Christian Council of Kenya on the education of women and girls and minutes of the Kenya Executive Committee are also included as is a General Circular on Women and Girls’ Work.

G 3 A 5/1 Sub File 5 – General - 1935-1949
Letters, memos and reports from the missionaries, Mission Secretary and the Secretary at headquarters in London on: mission property, the proposed interchange of land at Jilore and land at Taveta.

G 3 A 5/1 Sub File 6 – General - 1935-1949
Letters, memos and reports from the missionaries, Mission Secretary and the Secretary at headquarters in London on: mission property, housing, the upkeep of church buildings and the building of additional CMS schools. Also included are the minutes of the Executive Committee.

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G 3 A 5/1 Sub Files 1 and 4 – General - 1935-1942
Letters, memos and reports from the missionaries, Mission Secretary and the Secretary at headquarters in London on: African lay readers, staffing, pension schemes, a visit of the General Secretary and the Africa Secretary to the Kenya mission stations, the need for more nurses, missionary furloughs, staffing and children’s education. Also included are the minutes of the Executive Committee, a list of European personnel at the mission stations, plus extracts from the minutes of the Kenya Mission Advisory Committee and the Kenya Coast Missionary Committee.

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G 3 A 5/1 Sub Files 1 and 4 – General - 1943-1949
Letters, memos and reports from the missionaries, Mission Secretary and the Secretary at headquarters in London on: staffing, a meeting of the Christian Council of Kenya, furloughs, on a visit to the Coast in 1944 by the Secretary, missionary personal allowances. Also included are annual reports on the mission by the Mission Secretary, F Cecil Smith, a report on schools in the mission, minutes of the Kenya Executive Board and a report by the Principal on St Paul’s Divinity School in Limuru.

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G 3 A 5/1 Sub File 7 – General - 1935-1949
Letters, memos and reports from the missionaries, Mission Secretary and the Secretary at headquarters in London on: grants for African education, the East Africa Famine Fund and schools. Also included are annual reports on the mission, a summary of the mission accounts for 1939 and 1943, the minutes of the African Church Development and Finance Committee and extracts from the minutes of the Kenya Executive Board.

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G 3 A 5/1 Sub Files 8 and 9 – General - 1935-1949
Letters, memos and reports from the missionaries, Mission Secretary and the Secretary at headquarters in London on: race relations, education, compulsory native labour during World War II, the state financing of African education, native marriages, independent schools, the expenditure of Central Kavirondo Local Native Council, coffee growing and the church’s work amongst Africans in towns and settled areas together with a memo to the Governor of Kenya from the CMS General Secretary about a visit to the mission, minutes of the meetings of the Standing Committee of the Christian Council in Kenya, of a meeting of the Kenya Missionary Council, of the Kenya Executive Committee plus annual reports on the mission.

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G 3 A 5/1 Sub File 10 – General - 1935-1949
Letters, memos and reports from the missionaries, Mission Secretary and the Secretary at headquarters in London on: joint theological training for the Ministry, education and teacher training, unity and cooperation between Christians in Kenya colony and a united church in East Africa plus minutes of a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Kenya Missionary Council, extracts from the Executive Council minutes and minutes of conferences on Christian cooperation.

G 3 A 5/1 Sub File 13 – General - 1935-1949
Letters, memos and reports from the missionaries, Mission Secretary and the Secretary at headquarters in London on: a convention of African Christians at Kagaari in 1948, the Swahili Bible, the commemoration of the arrival of Dr Krapf in East Africa in 1844, Kikuyu literature, the British ambulance service in Ethiopia plus minutes of CMS conferences.

G 3 A 5/1 War Measures - 1939-1940

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G 3 A 5/2 - Executive Board Minutes and Correspondence - 1935-1949
Correspondence contains reports on conferences, the reorganisation of African education, medical work, the divinity school, missionary furloughs at the end of World War II and teacher training.

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G 3 A 5/3 - Minutes of the Coast Missionary Committee, the Highlands Missionary Committee, the Kavirondo District Missionary Committee, the African Church Council, the Central Council, the Coast District Council and the Highlands District - 1935-1945

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G 3 A 5/4 - Minutes and Papers of the Christian Council of Kenya - 1935-1946
Included are the minutes of the African Education committee, of the Executive Council, of the committee on Citizenship, the Kenya Missionary Council, of the Literature Committee and the conference of the East and Central African Bishops plus a copy of "The Occasional Bulletin of the Christian Council of Kenya" and a printed booklet on the constitution of the Kenya Missionary Council.

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G 3 A 5/4 - Minutes and Papers of the Christian Council of Kenya - 1946-1949
Papers include: copies of "The Occasional Bulletin of the Christian Council of Kenya", annual financial reports, medical reports and statistics, reports on the Christian Educational Trust, minutes of the Executive committee, the Board of Education committee and the Women and Girls committee of the African Education committee.

G 3 A 5/5 - Minutes and Correspondence of the CMS Hospitals’ Management Board - 1946-1949
Correspondence includes much on policy for the medical mission together with the minutes of the CMS Hospitals’ Management Board.

G 3 A 5/7 - Kenya Church Aid Association - 1939-1940, 1949
Included are: minutes of meetings of the Kenya Church Aid Association and general correspondence.

G 3 A 5/8 - Correspondence concerning the Kikuyu Alliance including minutes of the Committee of the Representative Council of the Alliance - 1935-1941

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G 3 A 5/9 - Indian work in Kenya - 1931-1932, 1935-1949
Topics include: a report on the Kenya Mission to the Indians, a note on the constitution of the Kenya Mission to the Indians, reports and statistics on the Indian hospital and medical work, minutes of meetings of the Bookshop Committee and of the Committee for the Evangelisation of Kenyan Indians, a printed copy of "The National Christian Council Review", a report on the work among the Indians by Dr Alma Downes-Shaw and a report on the work of the Mission Hospital for Women and Children in Mombasa.

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G 3 A 5 d 1/1 - Diocese of Mombasa
General Correspondence - 1936-1949
Included are: minutes of meetings of the African Council of the Diocese, notes on the constitution of the Christian Council of Kenya, a memo on polygamy, a report on a missionary journey, minutes of meetings of the European Council of the Mombasa Diocesan Synd, of the Standing Committee of Synod, of the Diocesan Board of Finance, of the African Education Board and the Church Aid Association plus memos on teacher training and evangelism.

G 3 A 5 d ½ - Diocese of Mombasa
Constitution of the diocese - 1935-1939

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G 3 A 5 d ½ - Diocese of Mombasa
Constitution of the diocese - 1940-1949

G 3 A 5 d ¼ - Diocese of Mombasa
Mombasa chaplaincy - 1935-1946
Included are: minutes of meetings of the Consultative Body of the European Council of Synod.

G 3 A 5 e 1 – Education - "Beecher" Report on Education - Butere Normal School - 1949

G 3 A 5 e 3 – Education - Kabete Jeanes School - 1937-1938
Included is correspondence and an annual report for 1938 on the Jeanes School.

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G 3 A 5 e 4 – Education - Kahuhia Normal School - 1936-1949
Included are: minutes of meetings of the Board of Governors with estimates and notes on a teacher training course.

G 3 A 5 e 6/1 – Education - Kikuyu Alliance High School - General Correspondence - 1935-1949
Included are: the Principal’s reports given at Speech Days, annual reports of the school, minutes of meetings of the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors and a circular letter by E Carey Francis.

G 3 A 5 e 6/2 – Education - Kikuyu Alliance High School Staff - 1935-1939
Most of the correspondence is concerned with recruitment for the school.

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G 3 A 5 e 6/2 – Education - Kikuyu Alliance High School Staff - 1940-1949
Letters, memos and reports from the missionaries, Mission Secretary and the Secretary at headquarters in London on: entry permits for missionaries, medicals, innoculations, applications, references and interviews for new staff.

G 3 A 5 e 7 – Education - Limuru St Paul’s United Theological College - 1935-1949
Letters, memos and reports from the missionaries, Mission Secretary and the Secretary at headquarters in London on: the Property Committee, staff, purchase of new land, the water supply, the development programme, together with minutes of the Executive Board and of the Board of Management and reports on the Divinity school written by the Secretary of the Mission.

G 3 A 5 e 8 – Education - Maseno Vocational School - 1935-1949
Letters, memos and reports from the missionaries, Mission Secretary and the Secretary at headquarters in London on: staff, grants, new buildings, furloughs including also Annual Letters from R L Hull and E Carey Francis.

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G 3 A 5 e 9 – Education - Mombasa Buxton High School - 1935-1949
Letters, memos and reports from the missionaries, Mission Secretary and the Secretary at headquarters in London on: the condition of the school since the requisition by the Army during World War II, maps, staff, the history of the school including also minutes of meetings of the Mombasa Siting Committee

G 3 A 5 e 11/1 – Education - Nairobi CMS Bookshops - General Correspondence - 1935-1949
Letters, memos and reports from the missionaries, Mission Secretary and the Secretary at headquarters in London on: literature including publications and sales, staff and the work and the aims of the bookshop. Also included are printed lists of the books held at the bookshop, annual reports, receipts and accounts.

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G 3 A 5 e 11/2 – Education - Nairobi CMS Bookshops - Minutes of the Management Board and the Bookshop Committee, report on translation and literature work - 1935-1949

G 3 A 5 e 12 – Education - Nairobi Pumwani Women and Girls’ Hostel plus Nairobi Girls’ School 1939
Reports by E Maude Plummer and by F Cecil Smith, the Secretary of the mission on the future of the school.

G 3 A 5 e 15/1 – Education Thogoto Rural Training Centre (Kikuyu) General Correspondence - 1948-1949
Report on the progress of the rural area schools in the Central Province by N Langford-Smith, Supervisor and extracts from the minutes of the Executive Board.

G 3 A 5 g 1 - General – Butere - 1934-1949
Report on the work in the mission by D G Green and an account of a forced marriage by Fortie Ross.

G 3 A 5 g 2 - General - Dabida (Taita) - 1938
Reports on the school and accounts of the problems with the principal at the school.

G 3 A 5 g 3 - General – Embu - 1935-1938, 1946
Letters about the housing situation and the orphanage at Embu.

G 3 A 5 g 4 - General – Freretown - 1935-1942
Reports on the Freretown village, the Freretown Trust and on finances by the Financial Secretary.

G 3 A 5 g 5 - General - Kabare: Trans Tana - 1937, 1940
Letters and memos re staff.

G 3 A 5 g 6 - General – Kabete - 1937-1949
Minutes of the Executive Board re the school.

G 3 A 5 g 7 - General – Kahuhia - 1935-1940
Minutes of the Executive Board with estimates and minutes of a Sub-Committee plus letters and memos re staff.

G 3 A 5 g 8 - General – Kaloleni - 1935-1940
Letters and memos re staff.

G 3 A 5 g 10 - General – Kisumu - 1934-1936
Letters and memos re property.

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G 3 A 5 g 11/1 - General – Mombasa - General Correspondence - 1935-1949
Letters, memos and reports from the missionaries, Mission Secretary and the Secretary at headquarters in London on: land holdings, the Mombasa Guest House, the Mission Hall and co-education plus extracts from the minutes of the Executive Board, the African Committee and a report by the Finance Committee.

G 3 A 5 g 12/1 - General – Nairobi General Correspondence - 1937-1948
Letters, memos and reports from the missionaries, Mission Secretary and the Secretary at headquarters in London on: the work being carried out in the Nairobi Pastorate, Muslem work and the future of Bishopsbourne plus Annual Letters from T F C Bewes, the Secretary of the Nairobi African Church Council and the minutes of the second meeting of the Sub-Committee of the Mombasa Diocesan Synod.

G 3 A 5 g 12/2 - General – Nairobi Church House and Bookshop Property - 1947-1949

G 3 A 5 g 13 - General - Ng’iya - 1936-1938, 1948-1949
Letters and memos on educational policy.

G 3 A 5 g 14 - General – Weithaga - Including plan and elevation of the house - 1937-1938
Letters and memos on housing.

G 3 A 5 g 15 - General – Wusi
Including plan of the mission station - 1940, 1946-1947
Letters and memos on housing and schools.

G 3 A 5 m 1 – Medical - Kaloleni Medical Mission - 1935-1949
Letters and memos on leper work, the budget for the hospital and staff plus reports and news on the school.

G 3 A 5 m 2 – Medical - Maseno Medical Mission - 1935-1949
Letters and memos on Health Visitors, the hospital and staff.

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