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Records of the Council for World Mission - Collection 161

[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

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



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Brief Description.
Microfiche edition of the Council Archives, incorporating the London Missionary Society founded in 1795, and the Commonwealth Missionary Society founded in 1836. Includes minutes, reports, candidates' papers, graphics, and correspondence with missionaries in Europe, Russia, the Americas, West Indies, Australia, the South Seas, Africa, China, India, and other areas. Also includes journals of missionaries, correspondence of David Livingstone, and material about a mission to London Jews. Filmed from originals in the Library of the School of Oriental & African Studies, London. For further information, please see guide.
Vol: 17,716 Microfiche



Collection 161
[March 28, 2001]
Council for World Missions
Archives; 1775-1940

17,716 Sheets of Microfiche

Restrictions

Originals owned by the Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Microfiche prepared by:

Inter Documentation Company
Poststrasse 14
6300 Zug-SWITZERLAND

Information on literary rights available from:

Nord Media, Inc.
127 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019




Historical Background

Interdenominational mission agency formed as the London Missionary Society in 1795; merged with Commonwealth Missionary Society (founded in 1836) in 1963 to form the Congregational Council for World Mission, which changed its name to Council for World Mission in 1973.




Scope and Content

The microfiche includes minutes, reports, candidates' papers, graphics, and correspon-dence with missionaries in Europe, Russia, the Americas, West Indies, Australia, the South Seas, Africa, China, India, and other areas. It also includes journals of missionaries, correspondence of David Livingstone, and material about a mission to Jewish people in London. The microfiche was filmed from originals in the Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

Direct and precise access to the material is provided by thirty detailed microfiche inventories, which relate topics to microfiche numbers. For more detailed information about the inventory fiches and the organization of the rest of the collection, see the Preliminary Catalogue, published by the Inter documentation Company AG, Switzerland. This booklet is located in both the Reading Room and the Microfilm Room.

Provenance

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

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