Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/A11
TitleRwanda Mission
Extent1 letter-book, 1 precis book and 1 box of original papers
DescriptionPost-1880 papers of the Rwanda 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
Physical DescriptionThe 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 A11/1934/10].
Administrative HistoryA mission in Ruanda was first considered in 1916, work beginning in 1921 at Kabale on the Uganda border [see G3 A7]. In 1926 the Ruanda Council was formed as a CMS committee responsible for the administration and support of the mission. In 1929 the council took full financial responsibility for the mission, though it was not separated from the Uganda mission until 1933.
The main places of work were Gahini (1928), S[h]yira and Kigeme (1932) in Ruanda; Kabale (1921) and Bunyoni (1931) in the Kigezi area of Uganda.
Custodial HistoryCatalogued by Rosemary Keen 1980.
CopiesAvailable on microfilm and online.

Church Missionary Society Archive, Section IV: Africa Missions, Part 19.
Publisher: Marlborough: Adam Matthew Publications, 2004.
Location in the Cadbury Research Library: microfilm drawer C7.

Digital publication:
Church Missionary Society Archive: Africa Missions: Rwanda 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 G3 A7


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