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Collection 223 Records of the Baptist Missionary Society

Identifier: CN 223

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of minutes, committee records, correspondence, and missionaries' papers.

Society committees whose activities and deliberations are documented include: Finance, Candidate Board, Eastern India and Ceylon, China, and Western. Principle correspondents and figures include William Carey, Adoniram Judson, Isaac Allen, William Holman Bentley, John Chamberlain, Thomas Comber, Andrew Fuller, Joseph Jackson Fuller, George Grenfell, Alfred G. Jones, William Knibb, Joshua Marshman, Timothy Richard, George Henry Rouse, and William Ward. Subjects documented include missions in India, China (including the Boxer Rebellion), Sri Lanka, the West Indies (especially Jamaica), Sierra Leone, Cameroons, Zaire, Angola, France, Norway, Germany, and Italy, and other mission-related subjects.


  • Created: 1792-1914

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

The Baptist Missionary Society has opened these materials from its archives, dated 1792-1914, for study by scholars and other researchers investigating the history of Baptist missions. Literary rights are retained by the Society. Responsibility for obtaining permission to cite these materials rests with the individual researcher. The address of the Society is: 93/97 Gloucester Place London WIH 4AA, ENGLAND

The Historical Commission, SBC, is contract sales agent for the Baptist Missionary Society Archives microfilm collection. Duplication of this microfilm collection except by the Historical Commission or Baptist Missionary Society is expressly forbidden. Single copies of selected items may be made by researchers, but multiple copies may not be made without written permission from the Baptist Missionary Society and/or Historical Commission.

[The preceding restrictions were taken word-for-word from a guide printed by the Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.]

Biographical or Historical Information

British mission agency; organized in 1792.


90.00 reels_of_microfilm

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Other Descriptive Information

Reel A: Guide to reels 1-90 and catalog of missionary correspondence.

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Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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