Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/G/AC 14H
TitleLausanne Evangelical Missionary Society, Lausanne
Extent4 items
Description/1 Letter, dated 22 October 1828, from L. Manuel, President and H. Olivier, Secretary: propose Lausanne should be an auxiliary of the Paris Missionary Society but, if this is not possible, could they send their candidates to CMS;
/2 Letter, dated 28 June 1833, from S. Thomas, Director of Institute: hopes to send out missionaries next Spring; has considered Canada as French is spoken there, also possibly the Antilles or the centre of Africa where the Lander brothers penetrated; asks for advice on setting up a mission. With English translation.
/3 Letter, dated 30 September 1834, from S. Thomas: Gobat who is with them reports that CMS feels there is not enough interest in England to support the publication of a Bible in Amharic; sends 950 francs for this to CMS as understands that the Geneva Society has already had a refusal from the British and Foreign Bible Society; also enquires privately about possibility of sending out clergy of 30 to 40 years old and whether CMS would employ a man attached to one of the non-episcopal churches (not Protestant) without insisting that he submitted to episcopal authority (as has happened on previous occasions).
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