Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/I4
TitlePunjab and Sind mission
Extent23 vols. of letter-books, mission books and precis books, 32 boxes and 35 files of original papers (including journals)
DescriptionPre and post-1880 papers of the Punjab and Sind 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]. The post-1880 papers are each individually marked in red ink, and this number, plus the year, comprises the reference for each item [e.g. G2 I4/1902/24].
Administrative HistoryWork in the Punjab (begun in 1851 at Amritsar soon after the annexation of the province and worked as part of the Calcutta mission), was joined to the mission in Sind (begun at Karachi in 1850 and administered by the Bombay Corresponding Committee) and in 1878 was set up as an autonomous CMS mission.
Work spread from Amritsar through the Punjab to Kashmir, the North-West Frontier province and Baluchistan. The main stations in Punjab itself were Multan (1856), Narowal (1859), Lahore (1867), Clarkabad (1873), Batala (1878), Tarn Taran (1885) and Pattoki (1917). In Kashmir there was work at Srinagar (1863) and Islamabad (1902) and in the Himalayas at Kotgur (1844) and Simla (1845). In the North-West Frontier Province there were stations at Peshawar (1854), Dera Ismail Khan (1862) and Bannu (1865), and in Baluchistan there was Quetta (1886).
Work in Sind was concentrated at Karachi (1850), Hyderabad (1856) and Sukkur (1859).
Custodial HistoryCatalogued by Rosemary A. Keen, 1962-1963. Handlist revised and expanded by Rosemary Keen, 1984-1985.


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