Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/G/AC 3/1
TitleIncoming correspondence 1799-1804
Extent1 volume
DescriptionAn incomplete sequence of letters originally numbered 1-[156], primarily comprising letters to the [General] Secretary. Much in reply to the Society's earliest steps to circulate information, recruit supporters, search for suitable missionaries and develop work overseas; includes letters from prospective candidates, correspondence regarding recruiting missionaries from overseas most notably through Reverend John Jaenicke's seminary, Berlin, and the preparation and sailing of Renner and Hartwig, the Society's first two missionaries. With a few copies of outgoing correspondence including letters from Josiah Pratt to Jaenicke.
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionThere is some mismatch between the chronological order in which letters are stitched into the volume and the numbers with which letters were originally annotated by the CMS clerk so it is important to use the Finding Number to locate items within the volume. Letters originally numbered 130 and 135 are filed with the Sierra Leone early correspondence (CMS/B/OMSC A1/E1/1-3); those numbered 74, 115, and 153? appear to be missing; the number 101 is used twice and there are some letters for which the original number is not visible.


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