Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/A1
TitleWest Africa (Sierra Leone) mission
Extent44 vols. of letter-books, mission books and precis books, 250 files (including journals) and 15 boxes of original papers and early correspondence
DescriptionPre and post-1880 papers of the West Africa (Sierra Leone) mission.
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionThe archive reference numbers for the pre-1880 papers have been marked in pencil on the back of each individual item e.g. C A1/O 4/21. The post-1880 papers are each individually marked in red ink, and this number, plus the year, comprises the reference for each item [e.g. G3 A1/1889/124].
Administrative HistoryN.B This mission comprised all activity in West Africa up to 1844, after which its sphere was confined to Sierra Leone. The name, however, did not change until 3 July 1894.
Custodial HistoryPapers catalogued by: H. S. Cobb 1952. Hard copy handlist revised and expanded by: Rosemary Keen 1960. Further revised by: Rosemary Keen 1978.
CopiesMicrofilm: Church Missionary Society Archive, Section IV: Africa Missions, Parts 1-2, 5, 12 (Adam Matthew Publications, 1999-2001). Reference copies of the microfilms are available in Cadbury Research Library in microfilm drawers A10, B1, C2 and C3.