Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/A6
TitleNyanza Mission
Extent5 vols. of letter-books, mission books and minute book, 2 boxes and 25 files of original papers (including journals)
DescriptionPre and post-1880 papers of the Nyanza 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 archive reference numbers for the pre-1880 papers have been marked in pencil on the back of each individual item e.g. C A6/O 4/2. 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 A6/1883/16]. N.B. No precis book survives for the Nyanza mission. For the years 1880-83, 1885 the relevant sections of the general precis books should be used [In these the precis for all the mission areas were bound together year by year: ref. G1-3/P]
Administrative HistoryWork in the Nyanza region was begun in 1876 and continued until the death of Bishop Hannington in 1885.
Custodial HistoryCatalogued by H. S. Cobb 1952. Handlist revised and expanded by Rosemary Keen 1980.
CopiesAvailable on microfilm and online.

Church Missionary Society Archive: Section IV: Africa Missions, parts 16 and 19.
Publisher: Marlborough: Adam Matthew Publications, 2004.
Location in the Cadbury Research Library: microfilm drawers B2 and C6.

Digital publication:
Church Missionary Society Archive: Africa Missions: Nyanza 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.


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