Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/A9
TitleNorthern Nigeria Mission
Extent4 vols. of letter-books and precis books, and 5 boxes of original papers
DescriptionPost-1880 papers of the Northern Nigeria mission.
ArrangementMaterial pre-1907 for the Northern area is to be found in the Niger mission series [A 3 q.v.], but note that the incoming papers [/O] for 1900-1906 are kept with the Northern Nigeria series [A 9].
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 incoming papers are each individually marked in red ink, and this number, plus the year, comprises the reference for each item [e.g. G3 A9/1914/24].
Administrative HistoryThe first place to be occupied in the Northern Provinces was Lokoja (in 1865), but the mission was not set apart as an independent unit until April 1907.
The main mission stations were Lokoja (1865), Basa country (1897), Bida (1903), Zaria (1905) and Kano (1921). Work at Panyam, Kabwir and Per, begun by the Cambridge University Missionary Party in 1907, was handed over to the Sudan United Mission in 1930.
Custodial HistoryPapers catalogued by: H. S. Cobb 1952. Hard copy handlist revised and expanded: Rosemary Keen 1978.
CopiesAvailable on microfilm and online.

Church Missionary Society Archive, Section IV: Africa Missions, Part 11.
Publisher: Marlborough: Adam Matthew Publications, 2001.
Location in the Cadbury Research Library: microfilm drawer C7.

Digital publication:
Church Missionary Society Archive: Africa Missions: Nigeria: Northern Nigeria 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 also A3


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