Scope and Content

This class contains photographic material connected with the work of the WMMS and MMS in Ceylon. The items show individuals, groups, buildings, and local scenes, featuring missionaries, local Christians, hospitals, schools, etc.

Where possible, place names are identified by a contemporary standard form (generally taken from the 1933 Annual Report) and also by a current modern standard form (generally taken from the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names) where this has been identified as different.


Material has either been sorted into manageable units, based on provenance, geographical location or author, or kept in existing units if these are appropriate. Sets have been reunited where identifiable. The files have been arranged chronologically as far as is possible, although individual files can cover broad date ranges.

Access Information


Alternative Form Available

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

Archivist's Note