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Records of the Church Missionary Society for Africa: West Indies Mission - Collection 148

[Note: The BGC Archives does not have the original documents of this collection. What it does have is a microfilm edition of the papers, which it purchased from a publisher, as did many other archives and libraries.]



[Note: What follows is a description of the documents in this collection which are available for use at BGC Archives in Wheaton, Illinois, USA. The actual documents are not, in most cases, available online, only this description of them. Nor are they available for sale or rent.]

Table of Contents

Brief Description of This Collection

Title Page and Restrictions

Historical Background of the Church Missionary Society for Africa: West Indies Mission

An Essay on the Contents of the Collection (Scope and Content)

Lists of Microfilm in This Collection (Location Records)


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Brief Description.
Microfilmed copybooks of letters sent to missionaries in the West Indies and loose incoming correspondence from missionaries. Copybooks are indexed at the beginning of volumes. West Indies missions were intended primarily for the proselytization of slaves in the British colonies. Purchased by the Billy Graham Center Library. For more information, please see guide. Vol: 14 Reels of Microfilm CN # 148 .


Collection 148
[February 26, 2001]
Church Missionary Society for Africa and the East; 1799-
West Indies Mission Records; 1819-1861
14 Reels of Microfilm

Restrictions

Permission to quote must be secured in writing from:

The General Secretary
Church Missionary Society
157, Waterloo Road
London, S.E.1. ENGLAND



Historical Background

The Church Missionary Society for Africa and the Middle East was formed as part of the Anglican church to complement the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. Its primary concentration was on using non-ordained missionaries to bring the gospel to the "Heathens" of Africa and the East. Reel 1 of Collection 147 contains a history of the Society and its By-laws.

The West Indies Missions were intended primarily for the proselytization of slaves in the British colonies.



Scope and Content

The microfilm reels include copybooks of letters sent to missionaries in the West Indies and loose incoming correspondence from missionaries. The copybooks are indexed at the beginning of each volume.


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Provenance

The microfilm in this collection was purchased by the Center Library.

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LOCATION RECORD
No Accession #
Type of Material: Microfilm

The following items are located in the CENTER LIBRARY MICROFILM ROOM:


All reels are 35mm, positive copy.

Records
Reel 1 - 1820-1834
Reel 2 - 1820-1834
Reel 3 - 1834-1840
Reel 4 - 1839-1841
Reel 5 - 1840-1861
C W/O series
1-2
Reel 6 - 3-12
Reel 7 - 13-22
Reel 8 - 23-31
Reel 9 - 31-41
Reel 10 - 42-61
Reel 11 - 61-67
Reel 12 - 68-81
Reel 13 - 82-93
Reel 14 - 94-100




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