Candidates' papers

Scope and Content

Application forms, correspondence etc. from applicants for missionary service. See handlist for details of individual candidates.


Candidates' papers have been amalgamated into one series, from the following boxes:

First Series A-J (Previous ref: CWM/CMS/15 1961-70)

First Series K-Z (Previous ref: CWM/CMS/16 1961-70)

Second Series A-G (Previous ref: CWM/CMS/17 1961-70)

Second Series H-Q (Previous ref: CWM/CMS/18 1961-70)

Second Series R-Z (Previous ref: CWM/CMS/19 1961-70)

Third Series A-K (Previous ref: CWM/CMS/20 1961-70)

Third Series L-Z (Previous ref: CWM/CMS/21 1961-70)

Candidates files are now held in the following boxes:

Box 1 A-F

Box 2 G-O

Box 3 P-Z

Access Information

Candidates' papers are closed for 75 years from the last date on file. Closure dates are indicated on each file.

Restrictions Apply

Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by Council for World Mission

Custodial History

Very little information survives relating to individuals appointed by the Colonial/Commonwealth Missionary Society. There is no register of missionaries giving biographical information, and no list of those appointed by the Society. The main source of information on appointments is the published annual reports of the CMS, which list individuals by mission station.