|Administrative History||There were three missions in Nigeria: the Yoruba mission begun in 1844 [A2], the Niger mission begun in 1857 [A 3] and the Northern Nigeria mission, known as Hausaland 1900-1906 and begun as a separate entity in 1907 [A 9].|
The Yoruba mission [A 2] was set up as an administrative unit in 1844, when it was known as the Abeokuta mission. The earliest documents for the Yoruba area, however, are in the Sierra Leone mission series [C A 1], as that mission covered all work in West Africa until 1844.
|Custodial History||Papers catalogued by: H. S. Cobb 1952. Hard copy handlist revised and expanded: Rosemary Keen 1978.|