XCMS - Church Mission Society archive - 1799-2009
B - Overseas Division (initially 'Foreign Division') 1799-1959 - 1803-1959
OMS - Overseas mission series - 1803-1934
A9 - Northern Nigeria Mission - 1900-1934
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)
CMS/B/OMS/G3 A9 O
Original papers [incoming]
The original papers comprise all incoming papers sent by the mission secretary (or occasionally directly from the missionaries) to the Group Committee. They consist mainly of letters and reports, but include minutes and papers of local CMS diocesan committees.
They are numbered [in red ink] for each year [from 1 January] and from 1892 are marked up as 'Hausaland' 1900-1906 and 'Northern Nigeria' or 'NN' 1907 on. The date of receipt is also noted and often the initials of Secretaries and other headquarters' staff dealing with the material. Some items, notably finance correspondence, were removed as soon as they had been entered in the precis books, others were removed in the normal course of administrative work. Usually in these cases a note of the number of the item, plus the initials of the staff member and the department, remains in the packet.
Available on microfilm and online.
Original papers [incoming]: for the years 1900-1906 see entries in the Niger mission precis book [G3 A3 P4]
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