Minute Book of the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society General Committee

Scope and Content

Volume labelled 'General Minute Book 8' containing unsigned minutes of the General Committee. Additionally, this minute book contains the minutes of the sub-committee of Reference & Consultation and other sub-committees as well as special meetings of the General Committee including:

Arrangement of Anniversary sub-committee 1869-1880;

Building sub-committee 1868;

Brussels chapel sub-committee 1876;

French affairs sub-committee 1877;

Germany affairs sub-committee 1877;

Italy Affairs & Rome subcommittee 1874-1876;

'Native Agency in West Indies' sub-committee 1873-1874;

New juvenile publication sub-committee 1878;

Reorganisation of branch societies in circuits to increase funds for WMMS 1869;

Sale of Mission House sub-committee 1873-1876;

Special meeting (21 December 1867) re proposal to raise £10,000 by 'Young Men of Methodism';

Special meeting (1 November 1877) on Western Africa;

Special meetings (1878-1879) on South African affairs;

Special meeting (18 October 1878) re Mr Osborne's proposed visit to West Indies;

Special meeting (9 July 1879) re reduction in expenditure of grants to districts;

Special meetings (September-October 1879) on West Indies affairs.

Access Information

Only to be viewed on microfiche.



Pages 562 to 690 are blank in this volume. Perhaps they were intended for the minutes of the General Committee from July 1880 through to the end of 1883 which are only extant in 'Rough Minute Book No. 7' (MMS/Home & General/Minutes/FBN 3).

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Bound volume

Archivist's Note


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