Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/G/AD
TitleTours and deputation work
Extent23 files, 3 items
DescriptionOverseas tours by the General Secretary 1887-1950; deputations within the British Isles 1929-1948; overseas tours by CMS staff 1946-1949 and papers concerning an appeal for retired missionaries to help with deputations during the war 1939. The tour reports provide detailed contemporary 'snapshots' of service provision overseas including references to the historical context in which services and particular mission areas developed, the impact of work to date with references to different branches of mission work (educational, medical, literary etc) and recommendations for future action in the light of key strategic, political and operational issues impacting on the development of the Society's work at the time.
Access StatusOpen
Related MaterialCopies of a number of tour reports printed for private circulation (including tours not in this sequence), are held in the records of the CMS Home Division (CMS/H/H5/E2). Further tour reports can be found in the /AD records of the Overseas Division (see CMS/OSD) and in the miscellaneous papers and overseas correspondence of the General Secretary's Department records (CMS/G/AZ 6 and CMS/G/Y).


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