Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)DA17/1/1/
TitleFolders arranged according to geographical/diocesan region and related institution
Extent16 folders of typescript notes
DescriptionResearch papers, organised according to geographical/diocesan region and related institution, and then in very approximate chronological order according to the subject matter of the papers; with the exception of the papers for 'Madras' these are then classified by Roman numerals (III-XIV); within each folder of papers there is a running sequence of pagination which corresponds to the 'Table of Contents' that appears at the beginning of each folder (these seem to have been compiled either by Gibbs or the microfilmers of the collection); papers comprise typescript research notes (some bearing manuscript annotations), printed material (pamphlets, publications, extracts from journals, offprints from journals, parish newsletters, press cuttings), manuscript notes, manuscript illustrations, correspondence (including the correspondence of Mildred Eleanor Gibbs), and typescript transcripts of extracts of correspondence; the typescript notes are compiled from publications (including journals such as the CMS's 'The Intelligencer', and historical/biographical monographs) and archives (these include the archives of the CMS and the SPG, and the archive holdings of various Indian repositories including the Archdeacon's Archives (Bombay Cathedral), St Paul's College Library (Calcutta) and the Indian National Archives (New Delhi) which Gibbs consulted whilst in India); the papers relate to the history of the establishment and development of the Church in each diocesan region, including the history of Christian missionary activity (details of various missions and missionaries), and also the establishment and development of different parishes within the regions, including the personal recollections of Gibbs and other individuals associated with the dioceses, and the histories of prominent Churchmen, clergy and parishioners; also more generally, the papers contain material relating to the general history of the regions
ArrangementArranged according to Roman numeral classification system endorsed on papers, III-XIV
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionContains some over-size items; for conservation reasons press cuttings have been photocopied for purpose of
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