Ladies' Committee Minutes

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Administrative / Biographical History

The Ladies' Committee was formed by the Society in 1875, when the LMS began to expand its work in relation to 'Female Education' amongst people overseas. The Committee comprised fifteen ladies who were appointed annually to examine potential female missionaries, supervise their training, raise funds and correspond with the missionaries once in the field.

In 1890 with the reorganisation of the Board, the need for a separate Ladies' Committee was effectively at an end and women were admitted as Directors. However, a core of women continued the work of surveying women's issues in the LMS, until the Committee ended in 1907.

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