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CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY ARCHIVE
Section VI: Missions to India

Part 3: India General, 1811-1815, and South India Mission, 1815-1884

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Catalogue to West Asia (Group 2) Missions, Vol 3, South India, pp 6-26
Calendar to India General Early Correspondence and South India Early Correspondence E1-3, pp 215-322

India General
C I E: Early Correspondence, 1811-1815
The Early Correspondence contains incoming and outgoing correspondence between the Secretaries and the missionaries, agents and government officials. There are letters from Rev David Corrie, who arrived in India in 1806, describing the teaching of Abdul Masih, a native catechist. There are also journals written by Abdul Masih himself. Letters from Rev C J E Rhenius and Rev J C Schnarre describe their arrival in the mission. Included also are their diaries detailing their experiences. Rev Bowley's journal for 1814-1815 offers details on his preaching in the mission. Information regarding schools includes an account of salaries of school teachers and a list of English and Tamil Free Schools with names of the masters and the number of scholars. Included also are the proceedings of the CMS Committee in Calcutta.

C I E 1 A-D: Early Correspondence, 1811-1815
These four letters are from Henry Martyn to the CMS Secretary, Josiah Pratt; from Maulvie Munsoor to Rev David Corrie; from Josiah Pratt to Rev T Thomason and from D Brown.

South India

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C I E 1: Early Correspondence. Correspondence, journals and papers, 1815-1817
Included here are an extract of a journal by the reader Christian Madras; minutes of the Corresponding Committee with a list of donations and subscriptions; letters to the Secretary in London from among others Rev J C Schnarre, Rev C J E Rhenius, Rev M Thompson, Rev T Norton; list of English and Tamil Free Schools established by Rev Dr John, including names of masters and the number of scholars; journals of Rev Bailey for 1816; an account of receipts and payments of the Madras Corresponding Committee.

C I E 2: Early Correspondence. Correspondence, journals and papers, 1816-1820
Included are a list of English and Tamil Schools; a letter from Rev J C Schnarre in 1817 to Rev M Thompson with an account of a journey into the countryside to visit the Free Schools; letters to the Secretary in London from Rev M Bailey, Rev T Dawson and Rev J C Schnarre.

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C I E 3: Early Correspondence. Correspondence, journals and papers, 1818-1820
Letters to the Secretary in London from Rev D Schmid, Rev M Thompson, Rev H Baker, Rev G J Barenbruck; journals of Rev C J E Rhenius, Rev B Schmid, Rev and Mrs T Norton; extract of a report by Sandappen, 1818; accounts for the Corresponding Committee and the Madras Mission Schools, 1818 and 1819; letter from Rev and Mrs J Fenn to Rev M Thompson re their travels in the countryside; letters from Rev F Spring, Rev H Harper, Rev C Church and Rev R Smith to Rev M Thompson; a report by Rev C E Rhenius on Madras Schools, October-December 1818; plan for a Protestant Mission College in Madras.

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C I 2 I 1: Individual Letter Book, 1851-1853, 1859
The Individual Letter Books consist of personal letters written by the Secretary in London to the missionaries. An index of names is given. Included are letters re financial matters; a letter from J Chapman re the support of female schools in Madras by ladies in England; a letter from C C Fenn to H J Schaffter re the death of Isaiah Wood.

C I 2 I 2: Individual Letter Book, 1852-1853, 1855-1858
An index of names is given. Many letters from J Chapman are included.

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C I 2 I 3: Individual Letter Book, 1858, 1860, 1862-1874, 1876-1879
An index of names is given. There are many letters re the setting up of the Native Church council, 1865-1866, and a letter from C C Fenn re the development of the native church and the relationship of native agents and CMS European staff, 1865.

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C I 2 I 4: Individual Letter Book, 1879-1881, 1883-1884
An index of names is given. Letters to Rev A H Arden and Bishop Sargeant.

C I 2 L 1: Letter Book, 1820-1830
Letter Books containing copies of outgoing correspondence from the Secretary in London to missionaries and others concerned with mission affairs. Included are an extract of a letter from Rev M Thompson to Rev C Church, the secretary in Madras re the difficulties with Rev C J E Rhenius and Rev B Schmid; letters to Rev Schnarre, Rev Charles Church, Rev B Schmid, Rev C J E Rhenius, Rev Ravensbruck and Rev T Norton. An index of names is given.

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C I 2 L 2: Letter Book, 1830-1836
Instructions from the Secretary in London to missionaries Rev M Duckham, Rev P Fjellstadt, Rev Woodcock, Rev B Bailey and letters from the Secretary to Rev J Tucker, Rev S Ridsdale, Rev H Harper, Rev William Bannister, Rev F Spring, Rev C T E Rhenius, Rev B Schmid, Rev T Norton, Colonel Cadell and Capt C A Browne. An index of names is given.

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C I 2 L 3: Letter Book, 1836-1842
Instructions from the Secretary to missionaries Rev J H Gray, Rev F Norton, Rev Foster, Mrs Rogers and Rev Stephen Hobbs and letters from the Secretary to Rev G Pettitt, Rev J Peet, Rev B Bailey, Rev J Tucker, Rev E Dent and the Bishop of Madras. An index of names is given.

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C I 2 L 4: Letter Book, 1842-1850
Instructions from the Secretary to missionaries Rev R L Almutt and Rev and Mrs J Harding and letters to Rev J Tucker, the Bishop of Madras and Rev F G Ragland; draft of a trust deed of the Trinity Chapel, Black Town, Madras; a statement re the disconnection of Rev E Dent, 1849. An index of names is given.

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C I 2 L 5: Letter Book, 1850-1858
Letters from the Secretary to Rev F G Ragland, Dr B Schmid, Rev C A Browne, the Bishop of Madras, Rev N J Moody, Rev and Mrs R Collins, Rev R H Vickers, Rev A B Valpy and Rev P S Royston. There are many letters re the Indian Mutiny, 1857-1858, correspondence with the Bishop of Madras; a list of artefacts proposed to be sent to English Royal Children by the Christians in Tinnevelly, 1850; a circular letter to missionaries in the Travancore mission re the persecution of converts, 1855; regulations for CMS schoolmasters. An index of names is given.

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C I 2 L 6: Letter Book, 1858-1865
Letters from the Secretary to Rev P S Royston, Rev J H Wilkinson, Rev J Hawksworth, Rev T F Ford, Rev T Chapman; letters re financial matters; an estimate for the Madras and South India mission, 1858; instructions from the Secretary to missionaries Rev J Hawksworth and Rev R H Maddey; extracts from the Minutes of the Committee of Correspondence; a printed circular re the new itinerant system in North Tinnevelly, 1860.

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C I 2 L 7: Letter Book, 1865-1873
Letters from the Secretary to Mr Gray with monthly estimates of expenses for the mission; letters to Mr Gordon, Mr Royston, the Bishop of Madras, Mr Thomas; instructions to missionaries Rev F Bishop, Rev W A Roberts, Rev J Shearman, Rev W Clayton, Rev J Cain; printed circular re the vacancy for the Secretary of the Corresponding Committee at Madras; letter re a scheme for establishment, maintenance and improvement of mission libraries in India, 1870.

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C I 2 L 8: Letter Book, 1873-1879
Instructions to missionaries Dr Sargent on his return to the Tinnevelly mission, Jan 1874, to Mr Blackmore, printed circular re lateness of estimates from the mission; estimate for the mission; letters to Mr Browne; letter from Henry Wright re the appointment of Rev J M Speechley as Bishop of Travancore; copy of a letter from Miss M A Scott of Moncrieff, Edinburgh re the famine orphans at Bangalore, 1878.

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C I 2 L 9: Letter Book, 1879-1884
Letters to Mr Arden, Mr Andrew and the Bishop of Madras; circular re Annual Letters and Statistical Returns; estimates for the mission; letter re the possibility of encouraging educated young native Christians to take part in direct Christian work, bringing forward native clergymen to positions of greater prominence and fitting them for higher positions in connection with the native churches, 1884.

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C I 2 M 1: Mission Book, 1820-1821
The Original Papers were copied into Mission Books so that a legible copy was available for the use of the committee. The letters and journals from 1820 to November 1836 are copied out in full. Journals are not copied after November 1836, nor reports after 1838. Annual Letters for 1875 onwards are copied out in the backs of the volumes. An index of names and some subjects is given.

Letters from Henry Mortlock, Rev M Thompson, Rev and Mrs T Norton (with remarks on the orphan children), Rev G J Barenbruck, Rev B Schmid, Rev C J E Rhenius, Rev J C Schnarre to the Secretary; many interesting and detailed journals from Rev C J E Rhenius, Rev B Schmid, Rev T Norton, Rev G T Barenbruck; an account of the Madras mission School, September-October 1819; general account of the Tranquebar Schools to December 1819; report on the state of the schools at Palamcottah and Tinnevelly; report re the plan of education at the Syrian College of Cotyn; letter from Rev B Bailey to Major S M Donvall; an account of the English Mission School at Allepie, September to November 1819; chart showing the state of the Free Schools of the CMS in Tinnevelly, 1819 and report on the mission by James Hough; report on the relief of the poor of Fellicherry, 1818-1819 by Rev R Springe; inventory of outfits for wives of missionaries going to India.

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C I 2 M 2: Mission Book, 1821-1823
Letter from Rev C J E Rhenius to Rev B Schmid to Rev C Church; an account of the Tinnevelly schools, March 1821; Rev G J Barenbruck, Rev Isaac Wilson to the Secretary in London; detailed and interesting journals from Rev G J Barenbruck, Rev J Ridsdale, Rev C J E Rhenius, Rev B Schmid, John Devasagayam, Rev H Baker, Rev B Bailey; report of the Annual Examination of Madras Schools, 1821; quarterly reports of the Tranquebar Schools; Minutes of the Corresponding Committee.

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C I 2 M 3: Mission Book, 1823-1825
Detailed journals of Rev C J E Rhenius, Rev B Schmid, Rev J M Strachan, John Devasagayam, Rev J Ridsdale; letters to the Secretary from Rev G J Barenbruck, J M Strachan, Rev T Norton; annual report by Rev J M Strachan on the native department of the Madras Mission; extracts from the diaries of the Catechist and the Reader and the Seminarists; report of the reader Jesudasen and his assistant for September 1822.

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C I 2 M 4: Mission Book, 1825-1827
Letters to the Secretary from Rev H Baker, Rev T Norton, Rev M Thompson, Rev J F Beddy, Rev J W Doran; an account of the Native Female Institution at Palamcottah by Rev B Schmid; Minutes of the Corresponding Committee; letter from Rev J Hough to Rev J Ridsdale; Minutes of the Corresponding Committee relative to Cotyn Mission and Nailgherry Institution; Rev M Thompson's notes on Cotyn; journals of Rev W Sawyer, Rev G J Barenbruck, John Devasagayam, Rev C J E Rhenius, Rev B Schmid; extracts from the Reader's journal; return of the Male and Female Seminary at Palamcottah; list of landed property belonging to CMS; return of the monthly and annual expenses of the missions at Tinnevelly, Allepie and Cotyn for September 1825; report of the Madras Mission Seminary and Female Schools.

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C I 2 M 5: Mission Book, 1827-1828
Journals of Rev C J E Rhenius, Rev B Schmid, Rev H Baker, Rev G J Barenbruck, Rev W Sawyer, John Devasagayam, Rev C Winckler; report of the Seminary; list of Free Schools; letters to the Secretary from Rev T Norton; statement of the Female Schools at Pulicat and report of the Pulicat missions by Rev J Kindlinger; return of the Madras Mission (Tamil department), 1826; report of the Syrian College at Cotyn, Travancore for January to April 1827; Minutes of the Corresponding Committee.

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C I 2 M 6: Mission Book, 1828-1829
Journals of Rev C J E Rhenius, Rev B Schmid, Rev G J Barenbruck, Rev P P Schaffter, John Devasagayam, Rev J Kindlinger, Rev J C T Winckler, Rev W Sawyer; report of the Sub-Committee; statement of expenses of the eight schools in the Tranquebar Territory.

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C I 2 M 7: Mission Book, 1829-1831
Journals of Rev J B Morewood, Rev G J Barenbruck, Rev C J E Rhenius, Rev B Schmid, Rev P P Schaffter, Rev J H Doran; proceedings of the Committee of Accounts; correspondence between Rev C J E Rhenius and the Archdeacon; minutes of Corresponding Committee; report of the Grammar School at Cottayam for the year ending 30 June 1829; report of the Female School at Cottayam, 1829; report on the Female School by Mrs Sarah Norton, 1829; report of the Pulicat and Mayaveram Stations, 1829; statement of the Tinnevelly Schools for 1830.

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C I 2 M 8: Mission Book, 1831-1832
Journals of Mr Dent, Rev C J E Rhenius, Rev J C T Winckler, Rev P P Schaffter, Rev J W Doran, Rev H Baker, John Devasagayam, Rev A R Duckham, Rev J B Horewood, Rev T Norton ; Rev B Schmidt to Rev E Bickersteth re the setting up of new schools; report of the Pulicat Mission; minutes of the Corresponding Committee; Rev J Ridsdale's prospectus for the Cochin Mission; letters from members of the Madras Corresponding Committee to the Secretaries, 1831; notes on the Mayaveram Mission by J F Thomas.

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C I 2 M 9: Mission Book, 1832-1833
Journals of John Devasagayam, Rev E Dent, Rev C J E Rhenius, Rev P P Schaffter, Rev T Norton, Rev P Fjellstadt, Rev J C T Winckler, Rev J J Muller and Mr F Seyter; minutes of a special meeting of the Madras Corresponding Committee; minutes of the Madras Committee of Accounts; report by Rev S Lambrick on Travancore; report by Rev C Blackburn on the Madras Mission; report by Devapirasadan on his visit to the westward schools and Velangaman, May 1832.

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C I 2 M 10: Mission Book, 1833-1834
Journals of Rev P Fjellstedt, Rev J J Miller, John Devasagayam, Rev P Schaffter, Mr Reily, Rev C J E Rhenius, Rev T Norton and Rev C Winckler; minutes of a meeting of the Madras Corresponding Committee; report by Rev P P Schaffter on the Tinnevelly Schools, 1832; report on the Madras Mission by Rev C Blackman.

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C I 2 M 7: Mission Book, 1829-1831
Journals of Rev J B Morewood, Rev G J Barenbruck, Rev C J E Rhenius, Rev B Schmid, Rev P P Schaffter, Rev J H Doran; proceedings of the Committee of Accounts; correspondence between Rev C J E Rhenius and the Archdeacon; minutes of Corresponding Committee; report of the Grammar School at Cottayam for the year ending 30 June 1829; report of the Female School at Cottayam, 1829; report on the Female School by Mrs Sarah Norton, 1829; report of the Pulicat and Mayaveram Stations, 1829; statement of the Tinnevelly Schools for 1830.

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C I 2 M 8: Mission Book, 1831-1832
Journals of Mr Dent, Rev C J E Rhenius, Rev J C T Winckler, Rev P P Schaffter, Rev J W Doran, Rev H Baker, John Devasagayam, Rev A R Duckham, Rev J B Horewood, Rev T Norton ; Rev B Schmidt to Rev E Bickersteth re the setting up of new schools; report of the Pulicat Mission; minutes of the Corresponding Committee; Rev J Ridsdale's prospectus for the Cochin Mission; letters from members of the Madras Corresponding Committee to the Secretaries, 1831; notes on the Mayaveram Mission by J F Thomas.

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C I 2 M 9: Mission Book, 1832-1833
Journals of John Devasagayam, Rev E Dent, Rev C J E Rhenius, Rev P P Schaffter, Rev T Norton, Rev P Fjellstadt, Rev J C T Winckler, Rev J J Muller, Mr F Seyter; minutes of a special meeting of the Madras Corresponding Committee; minutes of the Madras Committee of Accounts; report by Rev S Lambrick on Travancore; report by Rev C Blackburn on the Madras Mission; report by Devapirasadan on his visit to the westward schools and Velangaman, May 1832.

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C I 2 M 10: Mission Book, 1833-1834
Journals of Rev P Fjellstedt, Rev J J Miller, John Devasagayam, Rev P Schaffter, Mr Reily, Rev C J E Rhenius, Rev T Norton, Rev C Winckler; minutes of a meeting of the Madras Corresponding Committee; report by Rev P P Schaffter on the Tinnevelly Schools, 1832; report on the Madras Mission by Rev C Blackman.

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