|Administrative History||CMS work in North India began in Calcutta in 1816. It covered the whole of North India until 1878 and included work in the Himalaya area [see C I 1A]. Between 1878 and 1904 autonomous missions were set up for the Punjab, United Provinces, North West Provinces and Central Provinces [See CMS Work In India]. The area remaining comprised Bengal (with Nadia district) and Bihar (with Santalia). |
The main mission stations in Bengal were Calcutta (1816), Burdwan (1817), Krishnagur (1831), Chupra (1846), Bollobhpur (1848), Doyabari, Ranaghat (1906); in Bihar there was work at Bhagalpur (1850), Deoghar (1912) and Purulia (1918). There was also work amongst the Santals in Taljhari (1862), Godda (1872), Barharwa and Bhagaya (1878).
|Custodial History||Catalogued by Rosemary A. Keen, 1962-1963. Handlist revised and expanded by Rosemary Keen, 1984-1985.|
|Copies||With the exception of some of the Original Papers (C/I1 O141- O331), the records from the North India mission series which were compiled when the work was administered by the Committee of Correspondence (CMS/B/OMS C I1) have been microfilmed: Church Missionary Society Archive, Section VI: Missions to India, Parts 1, 2, 5 and 6 (Adam Matthew Publications, 2003-2007). Reference copies of the microfilms are available in Cadbury Research Library in microfilm drawers B3, B4 and B5. |
North India mission records compiled 1880-1934 when the work was administered by the Group 2 Committee (CMS/B/OMS G2 I1) are not available on microfilm.