Papers, mainly comprising government and parliamentary publications for Australia and New Zealand, Canada, India, South and West Africa and the West Indies [Caribbean and Americas]. Publications include acts and bills, reports and Colonial Office communications and edicts covering matters such as marriage (including of former slaves), education, the East India Company, Christian evangelism & worship, ownership of land and immigration.
The India section includes correspondence and printed material on Christianity and the East India Company in 'the East Indies' (-1838).
The West Indies section includes two files of papers (mainly correspondence), 1800-1825, regarding the difficulty of obtaining licences to preach in the West Indies, particularly in Jamaica. A significantly smaller amount of correspondence is available regarding restrictions governing access to the French Quarter of Saint Martin. There is also a file of local newspapers and cuttings (1817-1837).
Lastly, there is one miscellaneous item being a 'prize winning' essay on Christian missions by G E Shirley (1839).