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CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY ARCHIVE
Section VII: General Secretary's Papers

Part 1: Papers relating to Africa, 1847-1950

REEL 1

Catalogue to General Secretary’s Papers pp 1-20

G/Y Correspondence with Overseas

G/Y Ag Africa General

G/Y Ag 2 General Correspondence 1926-1949

G/Y Ag 3 Formation of provinces of East and West Africa 1920-1933

G/Y Ag 4/1 Education
General Correspondence, memoranda and papers 1925-1932

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G/Y Ag 4/1 Education
General Correspondence, memoranda and papers 1936-1942, 1945-1948

G/Y Ag 4/2 Education
Makerere Commission on Higher Education in East Africa 1937-1938

G/Y Ag 5 Policy
Copies of letters and memoranda sent by the General Secretary to the Africa Secretary 1932-1949


G/Y AFE East Africa

G/Y AFE 1/1 Kikuyu Conference
Correspondence, drafts and papers 1913

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G/Y AFE 1/1 Kikuyu Conference
Correspondence, drafts and papers 1914-1918

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G/Y AFE 1/2 Kikuyu Conference
Letters from those asked to sign the memorial following the Round Table conference 1914

G/Y AFE 1/3 Kikuyu Conference
Printed papers 1910-1914

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G/Y AFE 1/4 Kikuyu Conference
Newspaper cuttings 1913-1915

G/Y AFE 1/5 Kikuyu Conference
Agreements with Longmans Green & Co 1914-1915

G/Y AFE 2/1 Formation of the province of East Africa
Correspondence, memoranda and reports 1927-1936

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G/Y AFE 2/1 Formation of the province of East Africa
Correspondence, memoranda and reports 1937-1938, 1943

G/Y AFE 2/2 Formation of the province of East Africa
Printed and duplicated papers 1927, 1936-1938

G/Y AFE 3 Church union in East Africa
Correspondence and papers 1932-1933

G/Y AFE 4 East Africa bookshops
Correspondence and papers 1943-1947


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G/Y AFE 5 Papers relating to the CMS
Regional Secretary for East Africa and Sudan 1946-1949

G/Y AFE 6 Education in East Africa
Conference of CMS missionary educationists 1945-1946

G/Y AFW West Africa

G/Y AFW 1 Papers on the province of West Africa 1930-1949

G/Y AFW 2 West African liquor traffic 1929-1930

G/Y AFW 3 Theological training in West Africa 1945-1950

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G/Y A1 Sierra Leone Mission

A1/1/1A Sierra Leone Bishopric
Endowment Fund

Appeals 1851-1852

A1/1/1B Sierra Leone Bishopric
Endowment Fund

Cash book 1851-1853

A1/1/1C Sierra Leone Bishopric
Endowment Fund

List of donations 1851-1852

A1/1/1D A-K Sierra Leone Bishopric
Endowment Fund

General correspondence 1851-1853

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A1/1/1D L-Z Sierra Leone Bishopric
Endowment Fund

General correspondence 1851-1853

A1/1/1E Sierra Leone Bishopric
Endowment Fund
Letters concerning qualifications for bishop 1851-1852

A1/1/1F Sierra Leone Bishopric
Endowment Fund
Printed and working papers 1851-1852

A1/1/1G Sierra Leone Bishopric
Endowment Fund
Receipt book 1851-1852

A1/1/2 Correspondence with the
Government regarding the appointment of Owen Vidal 1851-1852, 1855

A1/1/3 Papers regarding John Wills Weeks, Bishop of Sierra Leone 1855

A1/1/4 Papers regarding Rev James Johnson 1873-1874

A1/1/5 Papers re the subdivision of the bishopric of Sierra Leone 1878-1882

A1/1/6A Sierra Leone bishopric vacancy

Correspondence with Rev E G Ingham 1882


A1/1/6B Sierra Leone bishopric vacancy
Correspondence with J B Whiting 1882

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A1/1/6C Sierra Leone bishopric vacancy
Correspondence with Canon Scott Robertson 1882

A1/1/6D Sierra Leone bishopric vacancy
Correspondence with other candidates 1882

A1/1/6E Sierra Leone bishopric vacancy
Correspondence with other candidates 1882

A1/1/6F Sierra Leone bishopric vacancy
Medical report re J B Whiting 1882

A1/1/7 Sierra Leone bishopric vacancy
Correspondence with the Archbishop of Canterbury and G W Wright 1923

A1/1/8 A-E Miscellaneous private and confidential letters 1852-1886

A1/2 General correspondence 1919-1929

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A1/2 General correspondence 1930-1949

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G/Y A2 Yoruba Mission including Nigeria general

A2/1/1 Papers regarding the cotton business and the Industrial Institution 1847-1859

A2/1/2 Detailed account of the reopening of Abeokuta c1875

A2/1/3 Confidential letters to the General Secretary 1884-1889

A2/1/4 Lay baptism by schismatic 1874, 1903

A2/2 General correspondence for the Yoruba and Nigeria missions 1918-1922,
1932-1949

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A2/3 Diocese of Lagos
Correspondence with bishops 1932-1935, 1938-1940, 1942-1947

A2/4 Diocese of Lagos
Intercommunion and reunion 1932-1934

A2/5 Correspondence, papers and memoranda re marriage 1938, 1943-1944

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G/Y A3 Niger Mission

A3/1/1A Papers of a sub-committee on the Niger Mission, 1890
Numbered documents 1-37 1880-1893

A3/1/1B Papers of a sub-committee on the Niger Mission, 1890
Private correspondence with R Lang 1883-1887

A3/1/1C Papers of a sub-committee on the Niger Mission, 1890
re Archdeacon Henry Johnson 1887-1891

A3/1/1D Papers of a sub-committee on the Niger Mission, 1890
Correspondence with G F Packer 1888, 1890

A3/1/1E Annual Letters 1889-1890

A3/1/1F Papers regarding J Coker 1890

A3/1/1G Papers regarding Rev A C Strong 1890

A3/1/1H Correspondence and papers re the report by J S Hill on the Niger Mission 1892-1893

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A3/1/1J Miscellaneous papers, letters and reports 1880-1892

A3/1/2 Correspondence between James Townsend and A F Buxton 1895-1899

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A3/1/3 Niger liquor traffic 1884

A3/1/4A Correspondence, plans and papers regarding the‘Henry Venn’ steamer
A Lobnitz, Coulburn & Co 1877-1887

A3/1/4B Correspondence, plans and papers regarding the‘Henry Venn’ steamer
Letters from J H Ashcroft 1877-1878, 1881

A3/1/4C Correspondence, plans and papers regarding the‘Henry Venn’ steamer
Letters from Capt Francis Brown 1877-1878

A3/1/4D Correspondence, plans and papers regarding the‘Henry Venn’ steamer
Letters from and re crew members 1879-1880

A3/1/4E Correspondence, plans and papers regarding the‘Henry Venn’ steamer

Bills re equipment and supplies 1878

A3/1/4F Correspondence, plans and papers regarding the‘Henry Venn’ steamer
Accounts and running cost calculations 1878-1881

A3/1/4G Correspondence, plans and papers regarding the‘Henry Venn’ steamer
West Africa Company Ltd

Tenders and letters 1877-1878

A3/1/4H Correspondence, plans and papers regarding the‘Henry Venn’ steamer
Letters from The United African Company Ltd 1880-1881

A3/1/4J Correspondence, plans and papers regarding the‘Henry Venn’ steamer
Letter re financial contributions 1877, 1880

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A3/1/4K Correspondence, plans and papers regarding the‘Henry Venn’ steamer
List of officers and crew 1877-1879

A3/1/4L Correspondence, plans and papers regarding the‘Henry Venn’ steamer
Specification and correspondence 1884-1885

A3/1/4M Correspondence, plans and papers regarding the‘Henry Venn’ steamer
Letters re the proposed extension of the school-room at the Female Institution 1877

A3/1/5 Letters from Henry Venn to Bishop Crowther 1862-1865, 1869

A3/1/6 Copy of letter from Bishop Crowther to Rev J B Whiting 1884

A3/1/7 Correspondence with C H V Gollmer and J Hamilton re the distribution
of publications 1885

A3/1/8 Miscellaneous letters 1890, 1892

A3/1/9 Draft of a paper on the languages of West Africa by Bishop Samuel Crowther 1876-1879

A3/1/10 Papers re the proposed railway from Lagos to Abeokuta 1883

A3/2 General correspondence 1920-1946

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A3/2 General correspondence 1947-1949

A3/3 Correspondence re assistant bishops on the Niger 1932-1947

A3/4 Papers of the Doctrine Committee to consider the South India scheme
for Niger archdeaconry 1932-1936

A3/5 Papers re constitution of theological colleges 1948

G/Y A4 South Africa Mission

A4/1 Papers re the difficulties to be contended with in South Africa 1879

A4/2 General correspondence 1929-1949



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