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Records of the Methodist Missionary Society: Inventory of Correspondence - Collection 163

[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 Methodist Missionary Society: Inventory of Correspondence

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.
Microfiche edition of typescript inventory of selected boxes of correspondence from missionaries of the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society. Correspondence concerns the home office, Europe, North America, West Indies, West Africa, South Africa, India, Ceylon, Burma, China, and Australasia. Filmed from original at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, which also possesses the original correspondence files. Vol: 70 Microfiche CN # 163 .


Collection 163
[March 16, 2001]
Methodist Missionary Society
Inventory of Correspondence; 1791-1931
70 Sheets of Microfiche

Restrictions

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

Inter Documentation Company
Poststrasse 14
6300 Zug-SWITZERLAND

Information on literary rights available from:

Nord Media, Ind.
127 W. 56th Street
New York, NY 10019




Historical Background

No information available.




Scope and Content

This collection points to records which document missionary activity in Canada, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Austrlia, and Europe. The collection does not contain actual archival documents.

The seventy sheets of microfiche contain detailed inventories in typescript for a portion of the Archives of the Methodist Church, Overseas Division (also known as the Methodist Missionary Society) in England. This Archive, housed in the Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, includes Methodism materials dating from 1769. The records of the Archive consist of three distinct groups: Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society, Women's Work, and Primitive Methodist Missionary Society.

Sheets 1 through 69 concern the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society. They are inventories of selected folders of the whole collection, usually correspondence. No actual manuscripts are represented here. Sheet 70 deals with the Primitive Methodist Missionary Society.

Researchers should consult Elizabeth Bennett's Methodist Missionary Society Archives: Guide, available in both the Archives Reading Room and the Microform Room. This contains a listing of all records held as part of the Methodist Missionary Society collection. Files noted in that guide with an asterisk are those which are inventoried in detail on the microfiche in this collection. The Bennett guide was intended to serve as a finding aid to the microfiche edition of the Methodist Missionary Society collection, as yet unfinished in 1982.


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Provenance

The microfiche in this collection is the property of the Center Library.

No Accession #
September 3, 1982
Galen R. Wilson




LOCATION RECORD
No Accession #
Type of Material: Microfilm

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


(Sheet 1 - Missing, 1982.)
North America
Sheet 2 - New Brunswick - Canada: Eastern District; 1833-1848
Sheet 3 - Canada: Eastern District - Nova Scotia; 1848-1883
Sheet 4 - New Brunswick - Hudson's Bay; 1868-1867 (?)
West Indies
General
Sheet 5 - 1803-1825
Sheet 6 - 1825-1835
Sheet 7 - 1835-1857
Antigua
Sheet 8 - 1833-1872
Sheet 9 - 1873-1890
Sheet 10 - Bahamas; 1835-1905
Sheet 11 - British Guiana; 1867-1889
Jamaica
Sheet 12 - 1833-1874
Sheet 13 - 1875-1884
Sheet 14 - Haiti and Santo Domingo
Sheet 15 - Honduras
Sheet 16 - St. Vincent and Demerara; 1858-1890
Africa
South Africa
Sheet 17 - Albany, Cape; 1807-1857
Sheet 18 - Cape, Queenstown; 1858-1885
Sheet 19 - Bechuanaland; 1835-1876
Sheet 20 - Natal; 1858-1885
Sheet 21 - Kaffraria; 1858-1864
Sheet 22 - Grahamstown; 1867-1885
Sheet 23 - Grahamstown, Queenstown, Bechuanaland; 1864-1867
Sheet 24 - Bloemfontain; 1876-1882
Sheet 25 - Clarkebury; 1881-1885
Sheet 26 - Transvaal; 1880-1900
Sheet 27 - Mashonaland; 1891-1898
Sierra Leone and Gambia
Sheet 28 - 1811-1889
Sheet 29 - 1890-1911
Sheet 30 - Gambia; 1821-1884
Gold Coast
Gold Coast (continued)
Sheet 31 - 1835-1902
Sheet 32 - 1902-1926
Sheet 33 - Yoruba, Lagos; 1926-
Asia
China
Sheet 34 - Canton; 1851-1905
Sheet 35 - Wuchang; 1876-1905
Sheet 36 - Burma; 1886-1902
Sheet 37 - Ceylon; 1814-1867
Sheet 38 - North Ceylon; 1868-1905
Sheet 39 - South Ceylon--Colombo; 1868-1901
Sheet 40 - Galle and Kandy; 1885-1900
India
Sheet 41 - Lucknow, Benares; 1886-1897
Sheet 42 - Lucknow, Benares, North India; 1868-1874
Sheet 43 - Calcutta; 1816-1904
Sheet 44 - Hyderabad; 1885-1901
Sheet 45 - Madras; 1817-1881
Sheet 46 - Madras; 1882-1902
Sheet 47 - Mysore; 1835-1904
Sheet 48 - Negapatam and Trichinopoly; 1885-1904
Australasia
Sheet 49 - Australia; 1812-1893
Sheet 50 - New Zealand; 1819-1882
Sheet 51 - Fiji, Friendly Islands; 1835-1848
Sheet 52 - Tasmania, Samoa, and New Britain; 1822-1881
Europe
Home
Sheet 53 - 1802-1832
Sheet 54 - 1832-1847
Sheet 55 - 1847-1856
Sheet 56 - 1856-1889
Sheet 57 - 1890-1896
Sheet 58 - Channel Islands; 1806-1884
Sheet 59 - Egypt and Greece; 1825-1834
Sheet 60 - France; 1814-1882
Sheet 61 - France and Belgium; 1883-1891
Sheet 62 - Germany and Australia; 1821-1899
Sheet 63 - Gibraltar, Spain, Portugal; 1804-1897
Europe (continued)
Sheet 64 - Gibraltar; 1880-1902
Sheet 65 - Portugal; 1886-1903
Sheet 66 - Spain; 1882-1905
Sheet 67 - Ireland; 1802-1862
Sheet 68 - Italy, Naples, Malta; 1861-1902
Sweden, Switzerland, Various
Sheet 69 - 1825-1842
Sheet 70 - Primitive Methodist, n.d.



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