Record

LevelSub-sub-sub-fonds
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/CH
TitleChina mission
Extent13 vols. of letter-books and mission books, and 105 files of original papers (including journals)
Date1834-1914
DescriptionPre and post-1880 papers of the China mission.
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionWith the exception of some well-known and commonly used place name spellings [e. g. Peking, Shanghai, Foochow], spellings have been standardized according to the Wade-Giles system employed in 'The Times Atlas of the World', comprehensive Edition, 1977. Where a place has been identified and the spelling so standardized the spelling found in the document is given in square brackets. where a place name was not identifiable the spelling found in the document is used, but in inverted commas.
Personal names have been kept in the form found in the documents with the rare exceptions of names of particular Chinese who were identifiable as having a standardized and known romanised form of their name [e. g. Deacon Dzaw].
Abbreviations: A. b C. F. M. American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions; b F. b S. British and Foreign Bible Society; C. b M. S. Conference of British Missionary Societies; C. E. Z. M. S. Co. Church of England Zenana Missionary Society County; d U. F. M. Dublin University Fuhkien Mission; F. E. S. Society for the Promotion of Female Education in the East; H. M. His (or Her) Majesty's; Hon. Honorary; L. M. S. London Missionary Society; opp. opposite; P. C. Parent Committee [CMS Committee of Correspondence]; P. E. C. U. S. A. Protestant Episcopal Church of the U. S. A.; R. N., Royal Navy; SeC. Secretary; S. P. G. Society for the Propagation of the Gospel; vol. volume

The archive reference numbers for the pre-1880 papers have been marked in pencil on the back of each individual item e.g. C CH/O 9/14.
The incoming original papers of the China mission under the Committee of correspondence were first listed C. 1952 as C CH/O 1-82. In the course of the full cataloguing of these papers in 1979 it was necessary to expand and alter the reference number system and to relocate some papers within the sytsem.
Old ref. O1 now equals O9; O2 = O1,2,4,11; O3 = O6,12,13; O4 = O 5; O 6 = )7,8, placed with missionary concerned; O 8 = O 14; O 9= O 13; O10 = O 6; O 12 = O 15; O 13 in O 92; O 14 = O 16; O 15 = O 17; O 16 = O 19; O 17 = O 21; O 18 = O 22; O 19 = O 27; O 20 in O 27; O 21 = O 26; O 22 = O 28; O 23 = O 29; O 24 = O 30; O 25 = O 31; O 26 = O 32; O 27 = O 33; O 28 = O 34; O 29 = O 35; O 30 = O 36; O 31 = O 37; O 32 = O 38; O 33 = O 39; O 34 = O 40; O 35 = O 43; O 36 = O 44; O 37 = O 41; O 38 = O 42; O 39 = O 45; O 40 = O 46; O 41 = O 48; O 42 = O 49; O 43 in O 12; O 44 = O 50; O 45 = O 51; O 46 = O 52; O 47 = O 53; O 48 = O 55 O 49 = O 56; O 50 = O 58; O 51 = O 59; O 52 in O 50; O 53 = O 61; O 54 = O 62; O 55 = O 60; O 56 = O 63; O 57 = O 64; O 58 = O 65; O 59 in O 5; O 60 = O 66; O 61 = O 68; O 62 = O 69; O 63 = O 70; O 64 = O 71; O 65 = O 72; O 66 = O 73; O 67 = O 74; O 68 = O 75; O 69 = O 76; O 70 = O 78; O 71 = O 77; O 72 = O 81; O 73 = O 82; O 74 = O 85; O 75 = O 86; O 76 = O 87; O 77 = O 88; O 78 = O 89; O 79 = O 90; O 80 = O 91; O 81 = O 92; O 82 = O 93.
The post-1880 papers are each individually marked in red ink. This number, plus the year, constitutes the reference for each item [e.g. G1 CH3/1919/48].
Custodial HistoryPapers of the China missions catalogued by: Christopher Jeens, 1979-1980.
CopiesMicrofilm: Church Missionary Society Archive, Section I: East Asia Missions, Part 10 (Adam Matthew Publications, 2000). Reference copies of the microfilms are available in Cadbury Research Library in microfilm drawers B3 and B8.