|Description||An incomplete sequence of consecutively numbered, incoming letters, many with printed material and other enclosures. Predominantly dated 1872-April 1901 and 1907 and sent from within the UK or, in a few instances, from correspondents writing whilst on board ship but with a few letters from overseas. Concerning a great variety of subjects, including the preparation of translations, educational [mission] work, CMS policy, overseas bishoprics and the welfare and behaviour of missionaries, reports of difficulties overseas (including relationships with foreign dignitaries), requests for supply of CMS appeal literature and for financial assistance, letters of advice (for example, letter 229, suggesting aids for language study or presents that would be deemed suitable for taking on an expedition to Africa); letters in response to CMS appeals; letters giving news of CMS Associations; enquiries regarding the Society's work overseas including early letters from those considering making an offer of service; correspondence from new missionaries replying to letters advising of arrangements for their departure overseas; letters from missionaries in England and overseas, for example, concerning their change of station or in which they write to share news with the General Secretary, and letters on many other aspects of CMS work in the UK and overseas with a few signed memorials and memoranda. Includes a letter from P. O. Koyama written in Japanese (numbered 4766), notes of an interview with Lord Kitchener 23 November 1898 (numbered 4976a) and a pamphlet concerning translations of the Bible in various languages (with letter number 10088).|
With [clerk's] notes giving the name of correspondent, and a brief note of subject matter and action taken.