Scope and Content

This class contains photographic material connected with the work of the WMMS and MMS in Southern India. It is divided into four sub-sections. The first section contains material which has not been assigned to a particular sub-section either because it covers more than one sub-section, or there is insufficient information to assign it to a particular sub-section; the second sub-section contains material relating to Trichinopoly [Tiruchchirapalli]; the third contains material relating to Mysore [Karnataka]; and the fourth to Hyderabad.

Where possible, each place name is identified by a contemporary standard form (generally taken from the Society's Annual Reports) and also by a current modern standard form (generally taken from the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names) where this has been identified as different. The modern standard for Madras state is Tamil Nadu; the City of Madras is Chennai; Mysore state is Karnataka; Kodai is Kodaikanal and Trichinopoly is Tiruchchirappalli.


Sub-sections mainly arranged by geographical location. Within sub-sections material has either been sorted into manageable units according to provenance, authorship, geographical location or subject matter, or kept in existing units if these are appropriate. Identifiable sets have been reunited. The files have been arranged chronologically as far as is possible, although individual files can cover large date ranges.

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Alternative Form Available

Some of these photographs are available on-line at the International Mission Photography Archive site

Archivist's Note