Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/I1A
TitleHimalaya Mission
Extent2 letter-books and mission books
DescriptionPre-1880 papers of the Himalaya mission.
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionNames of mission stations have been standardised, but no attempt has been made to modernise any names of the places. The pre-1880 papers have been given archive reference numbers and these are marked in pencil on the back of each item [e.g. C I1/O42/5].
Administrative HistoryThe Himalayan Auxiliary Church Missionary Society was set up at Simla in December 1840. Two missionaries were engaged and began work at Kotgur in April 1843. In 1844 CMS took over responsibility for the mission, the funds were transferred to the Society and the CMS Auxiliary became the Simla (or Himalaya) Corresponding Committee. The committee's final meeting was held September 1846, when it was dissolved, because so many of its members had been moved to other stations. The work at Simla and Kotgur was then placed under the Calcutta Corresponding Committee with the hope (unrealised) that another committeee would be formed at Agra for the missions of the North-West Provinces.
Custodial HistoryCatalogued by Rosemary A. Keen, 1962-1963. Handlist revised and expanded by Rosemary Keen, 1984-1985.
Related MaterialSee C I 1


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