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Collection 161 Records of the Council for World Mission

Identifier: CN 161

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 17,716 sheets of microfiche containing minutes, reports, candidates' papers, graphics, and correspondence with missionaries in Europe, Russia, the Americas, West Indies, Australia, the South Seas, Africa, China, India, and other areas. Also included are journals of missionaries, correspondence of David Livingstone, and material about a mission to Jewish people in London. The microfiche was filmed from originals in the Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

Direct and precise access to the material is provided by thirty detailed microfiche inventories, which relate topics to microfiche numbers. For more detailed information about the inventory fiches and the organization of the rest of the collection, see the Preliminary Catalogue, published by the Inter documentation Company AG, Switzerland.


  • Created: 1775-1940

Conditions Governing Access

Originals owned by the Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Microfiche prepared by:

Inter Documentation Company Poststrasse 14 6300 Zug-SWITZERLAND Information on literary rights available from: Nord Media, Inc. 127 West 56th Street New York, NY 10019

Historical Information

Interdenominational mission agency; formed in 1795; merged with the Commonwealth Missionary Society in 1963 to form the Congregational Council for World Mission, which changed its name to Council for World Mission in 1973.


17,716 Sheets of Microfiche

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