Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/CH 4
TitleFukien Mission
Extent10 vols. of letter books and precis books, and 15 boxes of original papers
DescriptionPost-1880 papers of the Fukien 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 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.
CopiesAvailable on microfilm and online.

Microfilm: Church Missionary Society Archive: Section I: East Asia Missions, Parts 16-18.
Publisher: Marlborough: Adam Matthew Publications, 2001.
Location in the Cadbury Research Library: microfilm drawers B10 and C1.

Digital publication: Church Missionary Society Archive: East Asia Missions: Fukien 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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