Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/A10
TitleUpper Nile Mission
Extent2 vols. of letter-books and precis books, and 1 box of original papers
DescriptionPost-1880 papers of the Upper Nile mission.
Access ConditionsFor preservation reasons, microfilm or digital copies are made available in place of the original documents.
Access StatusOpen, but subject to some access restrictions
Administrative HistoryCMS Upper Nile mission [Elgon 1928-1936]
From 1 September 1926 work in the districts of Bukedi, Kitgum, Gulu, Lango and the Teso districts of Uganda [the newly constituted Upper Nile diocese] was separated from the CMS Uganda mission [A7] and was made a mission under the jurisdiction of the new Bishop of the Sudan. The archive series, however, does not begin until 31 December 1926.

Secretaries with primary responsibility for the Egypt and Sudan missions:
1889-1892 Robert Lang; 1892-1912 Frederick Baylis; 1912-1925 George Thomas Manley; 1926-1934 Handley Douglas Hooper

Secretary to the General Committee [Honorary Clerical Secretary 1889-1992; General Secretary 1922-1934] [The General Committee was the policy-making committee and its secretary was considered primus inter pares]:
1880-1895 Frederick Edward Wigram; 1895-1910 Henry Elliott Fox; 1910-1922 Cyril Charles Bowman Bardsley; 1923-1925 Herbert Lankaster; 1926-1941 William Wilson Cash

Lay Secretary [secretary to Finance Committee]:
1888-1894 Major General Clennell Collingwood; 1895-1907 David Marshall Lang; 1908-1909 Robert Machonachie; 1910-1921 Herbert Lankaster; 1922-1925 John Kinahan [acting]; 1925-1937 Louis Steele
Custodial HistoryPapers catalogued by Rosemary Keen, 1980. Deposited in the Library of the University of Birmingham, 1981.
CopiesAvailable on microfilm and online.

Church Missionary Society Archive, Section IV: Africa Missions, Part 7.
Publisher: Marlborough: Adam Matthew Publications, 1999.
Location in the Cadbury Research Library: microfilm drawer C7.

Digital publication:
Church Missionary Society Archive: Africa Missions: Sudan: Upper Nile Mission.
Publisher: Adam Matthew Digital.
Access: by institutional subscription: free to members of the University of Birmingham and visitors to the Cadbury Research Library and other subscribing institutions.
Related MaterialSee CMS Uganda mission [A7]


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