Minute Book of Methodist Missionary committees

Scope and Content

Volume labelled 'Missionary Committee Minute Book No. 1'. Contents being:

Front of volume details boundaries of [Wesleyan Methodist] London Districts and which 'Members of the Committee appointed to Collect' revenue presumably from congregations, etc.

Pages 1-3: 'The regulations, accounts, &c &c of the Committee of Finance for the support of the Methodist Missions in the West Indies, formed in London for the benefits of the said Missions, April 9th 1798'. Lists the members of the Committee present, the appointment of Mr Gidley as secretary and the arrangements for the Committee's meetings.

Pages 5-6: Unsigned minutes of the 'Missionary Committee of Finance and Advice' as formed by the [Wesleyan Methodist] Conference in London 1804. Appoints officers and their responsibilities, defines the business of the Committee (raising of funds, writing of accounts and reports).

Pages 7-28: Unsigned minutes of the 'Finance and Advice' Committee, 14 August 1804-5 September 1806.

Page 29: Note explaining missing minutes - "Mr W[illia]m Jenkins, late Secretary, has acknowledged his having written the two following years' Minutes of the Missionary Committee Meetings in London; but being, by him misplaced, cannot be inserted on this, and the following Pages, 'till he finds them".

Pages 30-54: [blank].

Pages 55-56: Regulations for the management of missions as stipulated at the Bristol [Wesleyan Methodist] Conference of 1808.

Pages 57-170: Unsigned minutes of 'the Missionary Committee', 17 September 1808-13 July 1814. Includes extracts from [Wesleyan Methodist] Conference.

Pages 171-180: [blank].

Pages 181-184: Resolutions relating to missions made at the [Wesleyan Methodist] Conference at Bristol, July 1814.

Pages 184-307: Signed 'Minutes of the Committee for managing the Methodist Missions' 2 September 1814-10 August 1816.

Index at rear of volume.

Access Information

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Bound volume

Archivist's Note


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Related Material

Copies of the minutes of the 'Committee for managing the Methodist Missions' are within 'Minutes of the Executive Missionary Committee and Copies of Letters on Missionary Business, Begun September 2nd 1814. By James Buckley, Secretary' (MMS/Home/Minutes/FBN 1).