Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/G1 C1 O
TitleOriginal Papers [incoming]
Extent12 boxes
DescriptionThe original papers comprise all incoming papers sent by the mission secretary (or occasionally directly from the missionaries) to Group Committee. They consist mainly of letters and reports, but include minutes and papers of local CMS and diocesan committees.
ArrangementThey are numbered [in red ink] for each year [from 1 January] and from 1884 on those originating in Great Britain are marked 'N.W.A.' ['N.W.C.' from 1896]. 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 on the precis [see precis books /P], 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.
Access StatusOpen
Archival NoteThe microfilm copy of some items from the 1882 and 1883 files in this series is very poor; where necessary serve originals with extra care handling guidance, record date on which served and reader number and ensure correct packaging of papers before and after issuing.
CopiesOnline copy of the following documents available to view through 'Empire Online' (Marlborough: Adam Matthew, c 2003) at

'The Rupert's Land Gleaner', Vol.1 July 1890: Canadian missionary publication designed as an official channel of church news and stimulus to church work and life, 1890 (CMS/B/OMS G1 C1 O/1890/196)

'The Moosonee Mailbag', April 1898-October 1900 (CMS/B/OMS/G1 C1 O/1898/64)