West Indies & British Guiana Reports

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

Series of official or annual reports from LMS mission stations to LMS headquarters, relating to the missions in the West Indies or Caribbean. The reports series consists of detailed annual reports from missionaries in charge of mission stations, relating to the work of the station in education, medicine, evangelisation etc. The West Indies and British Guiana reports include details of mission out-stations, primarily for Jamaica. There are only a limited number of reports for British Guiana, and no reports for regions in the Caribbean outside Jamaica. The reports contain a great deal of information, including statistics and other information on the number of local converts and the number of local children attending mission schools, for example. Some reports were used in mission publications, and many have been edited for such use. Reports after 1883 are written by LMS agents in the field, as missionaries had effectively withdrawn from work in the region by that date.

The West Indies reports include reports from the following stations and outstations: Jamaica - Breadnut Bottom, Brixton Hill, Chapelton, Clarendon, Davyton, First Hill, Kingston, Prospect Penn, Ridgemount, Whitefield. British Guiana reports include reports from Berbice and Demerara, including Brunswick and Georgetown.

Reports include series by significant missionaries including: William Alloway (1809-1877); George Bailey (1844-1903); Thomas Henry Clark (1819-1905); John Dalgleish (1811-1884); William James Gardner (1825-1874); William Harty; Alfred Joyce; James Milne. LMS missionary agents include James John Bowrey (d.1897) and James Watson.


Reports are organised chronologically.

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