|Description||Printed reports of Centenary Committee B and its [sectional] sub-committees 18 March 1896-25 July 1899, with an index, and manuscript amendments and annotations added up to 1901. A few manuscript notes and typescript papers are loosely inserted at the back of the volume, including an extract from the minutes of the Ecclesiastical Sub-Committee 2 March 1896 concerning official communications between Bishop and laymen and draft minutes for the General Committee recording receipt of the reports and action to be taken action to thereon 14 November 1899. |
The reports have marginalia in red ink cross referencing manuscript notes that have been added on the ruled pages with which the reports are interleaved; the notes record action taken by the various CMS committees and sub-committees further to the report. Each report has a separate page number sequence; the volume is also paginated in a continuous number sequence.
General Report of the [Centenary Committee B] Review Committee, August 1899;
Report of Section I: Workers in the Field, their Efficiency, etc, June 1898;
Report of Section II: Varieties of Methods of work pursued in the Field, April 1898;
Report of Section III: Supply of Holy Scriptures and other Books in the Vernacular, April 1898;
Report of Section IV: Communities of Native Christians, January 1899;
Section VI report: Relations of the Society and its Missions to the Church, to other Societies, to other Christian bodies etc, July 1898;
Report of Section VII: Home Administration of the Society, February 1899;
Report of Section IX: Selection and Training of Candidates, February 1899;
Report of Section X: Treatment of Missionaries and their Children when in England, May 1899;
Report of Section XI: Records and Publications of the Society, October 1898;
Report of Section XII: Home Organisation of the Society and Deputation arrangements, June 1899;
Report of Section XIII (incorporating Section V): Foreign Administration of the Society with an appendix listing minutes and documents concerning the Society's action on decentralization [sic], June 1899.
There are no separate section V or VIII reports.