|Description||Memoranda, correspondence, papers and draft notes concerning suggestions for changes to the Society's laws and regulations, committee organisation and procedure. |
Including a number of items relating to the division of responsibilities of the Committee of Correspondence among three sub-committees; minutes, reports and agenda of other organisations gathered as illustrations of alternative practice, some of which seem to have been forwarded by Robert Needham Cust who is listed as a member of the committees for which papers have been provided (including minutes of the Royal Geographical Society 20 January 1890); papers concerning members of the Indian Female Normal School and Instruction Society splitting away to form the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society forwarded by Jane Mulvany, Hon[orary] Assistant Secretary, Hillside Tunbridge Wells, 29 April 1880. Amongst the printed items are a letter from W. H. Barlow, St Ebbe's Rectory, Oxford, 23 June 1874 and 1 July 1874, in which he proposes closing Islington College and transferring candidates' training to the University of Oxford or Cambridge; a paper entitled, 'Administration of the Indian Missions' by 'W. G', dated October 1887, with suggestions regarding the working of the local vorresponding committees; a pamphlet entitled, 'Suggestions for the Church Missionary Society Centenary', dated 1896, by Robert Needham Cust with a printed letter written by Lewis Carroll, 29 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, January 1896, promoting his 'Symbolic Logic. Part I. Elementary' loosely inserted (the latter includes notice of copies of books that he was to give away for the use of 'invalids', Village Libraries etc on receipt of applications from incumbents, or curates); suggestions for changes to the manner in which the Society conducted its business by Robert Needham Cust 1880, 1887, and other committee papers giving the name of the committee for which they were intended or the name and date of the committee meeting at which they were to be discussed.