|Description||Pre-1880 papers of the West Indies mission. There are documents in the West Indies mission series relating to Anguilla 1836, Antigua 1818-1845, Bahamas 1834, Barbados 1820-1856, British Guiana 1825-1856, Dominica 1823, Honduras 1820-1826, Jamaica 1819-1861, Nevis 1820-1827, 1846, Trinidad 1836-1848, St. Kitts 1821, St. Vincent 1823.|
|Administrative History||Mission work in the West Indies was begun in 1813 when William Dawes in Antigua offered to act as a CMS agent. A mission was established in Barbados in 1820, Jamaica in 1826, British Guiana in 1827 and Trinidad in 1836. |
A severe financial crisis in 1839 forced the Society to decide to withdraw gradually from the work, handing over to the established Anglican church. Support for Antigua, Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad ended officially at the end of 1849. Work in British Guiana continued until 1858.
|Custodial History||Catalogued by Rosemary A. Keen, 1960-1961. Handlist revised and expanded by Rosemary Keen, 1981.|