Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/G/AT 4
TitleJames Long Lectures
Extent1 file
DescriptionDated 1930-1942 and 1949. Primarily memoranda and correspondence concerning use of the James Long Lecture Fund, review of the scheme 1936 and meeting notices for the James Long Committee.

The Lectures were established in 1885 further to an endowment of £2000 by James Long (CMS missionary, 1840-1872) for training students in Eastern religions. The endowment was administered by a sub-committee and interest from it initially used for annual lectures on 'the Religions of the East' and for a prize 'for the best answers on the lectures by Islington College students, later for subsidising lectures at Kennaway Hall Training College and purchase of library books. A new 'James Long Committee' was appointed in 1936 under the secretaryship of Rev R. R. Willliams and the scheme revised such that lectures were generally to be arranged three yearly, priority given to lectures from serving or retired missionaries and interest from the Fund used partly 'to guarantee the publication of the lectures' and provide copies for missionaries who would benefit, and partly for the lecturer's honorarium.
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