Series of official or annual reports from LMS mission stations to LMS headquarters, relating to the South China missions. Comprises series of detailed reports from missionaries in charge of stations, schools and hospitals, as well as their wives and occasionally indigenous teachers or assistants. The reports contain a great deal of information, including statistical data on the number of local converts, the number of indigenous preachers, and the number of local children attending mission schools, for example. They can also provide information on specific institutions. Some reports were used in missionary publications, and many have been editied with blue pencil lines. Occasionally, a report has been cut up and areas of text removed. Some reports consist of decennial reviews of the advances or otherwise made by the mission.
Some reports relate to specific Institutions, and for South China these include the Nethersole Hospital; the Alice Memorial Hospital, including the Alice Memorial Maternity hospital and the Ho Min Ling Hospital; Ying wa College (to 1924) and Ying wa Girls School; Canton Christian College; Anglo-Chinese College.