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Reference CFS
Covering dates 1724-1972
Held by Lambeth Palace Library
Extent 7 series
Source of acquisition (Deposited 1973)
Creators Christian Faith Society, 1691-; Society for the Conversion and Religious Instruction and Education of the Negro Slaves in the British West-India Islands, 1794-1836; Society for Advancing the Christian Faith in the British West-India Islands and elsewhere in the Dioceses of Jamaica and of Barbadoes and the Leeward Islands and in Mauritius, 1836-

Administrative history:
The Society originated in a bequest by Robert Boyle in 1691 for advancing religion amongst infidels. Until the American War of Independence the rents of an estate at Brafferton, Yorks., were remitted to William and Mary College, Virginia. In 1794 the charity was reconstituted as The Society for the Conversion and Religious Instruction and Education of the Negro Slaves in the British West-India Islands, and in 1836 after the abolition of slavery as The Society for Advancing the Christian Faith in the British West-India Islands, and elsewhere, in the Dioceses of Jamaica, and of the Barbadoes and the Leeward Islands, and in the Mauritius. A supplemental charter was issued on 29 October 1962. See The two charters of the Society for Advancing the Christian Faith... to which is prefixed a short account of the charitable fund, 1836.

Contents:
This list is divided into the following sections:
(A) Charters etc.
(B) Proceedings in Chancery concerning the grant of the first charter, 1788-94.
(C) Proceedings in Chancery concerning the grant of the second charter, 1834-5.
(D) Minutes, 1794-1956.
(E) Treasurer's accounts and subscriptions, 1793-1972.
(F) Correspondence and papers, 1842-1929.
(G) Maps and miscellaneous papers, 1724-1849.



CHARTERS ETC.  CFS A  [n.d.]

Charter incorporating The Society for the Conversion and Religious Instruction and Education of the Negro Slaves in the British West-India Islands  CFS A/1  30 October 1794

Contents:
Great seal

Release by the Revd. James Curtin, of Antigua, to the C.F.S. of land and chapel in Long Street, Saint John, Antigua  CFS A/2  8 February 1810

Charter incorporating The Society for Advancing the Christian Faith in the British West-India Islands and elsewhere within the Dioceses of Jamaica and of Barbadoes and the Leeward Islands, and in the Mauritius  CFS A/3  11 January 1836

Contents:
Great seal

Supplemental charter  CFS A/4  29 October 1962

Contents:
Great seal

PROCEEDINGS IN CHANCERY CONCERNING THE GRANT OF THE FIRST CHARTER  CFS B  1788-94

Will of Robert Boyle, of Stalbridge, Dorset  CFS B/1  1691

Contents:
Copy

Letters patent founding The College of William and Mary, Virginia  CFS B/2  8 February 1692

Contents:
Copy

Extracts from the foundation charter of The College of William and Mary, and from the statutes  CFS B/3  27 February 1729

Reports of the state of the charity  CFS B/4-7  1787

Remarks by W. Ainge that the application of the charity has not answered the purposes intended.  CFS B/8  [n.d.]

Draft Information.  CFS B/9  [n.d.]

Answer of John Lloyd  CFS B/10  27 June 1788

Contents:
Copy

Brief for the Relator  CFS B/11  8 December 1788

Answers of John Lloyd and of the Company for the Propagation of the Gospel in New England  CFS B/12  1789

Opinion of Sir John Scott, Solicitor-General  CFS B/13  7 May 1789

Brief for the Relator  CFS B/14  13 January 1790

Brief for the Relator  CFS B/15  1790

Transcript of shorthand notes  CFS B/16  12 November 1790

Decree  CFS B/17  12 November 1790

Scheme of the Company for the Propagation of the Gospel in New England for disposition of rent-charge  CFS B/18  1791

Brief of Pleadings  CFS B/19  1791

Petition by the Relator  CFS B/20  4 August 1791

Observations in support of the Relator's petition  CFS B/21  1791

Report by Master in Chancery  CFS B/22  4 August 1791

Statements of facts  CFS B/23-6  1791

Brief petition for the Relator  CFS B/27  1792

Heads of plan for application of the charity  CFS B/28  20 March 1792

Petition on behalf of the Company for the Propagation of the Gospel in New England  CFS B/29  1792

Contents:
Copy

Order  CFS B/30  20 March 1792

Draft petitions for a charter  CFS B/31-2  1792

Order on petition  CFS B/33  23 April 1792

Minutes on petition of the Company for the Propagation of the Gospel in New England  CFS B/34  23 July 1792

Contents:
Copy

Petition for a charter  CFS B/35  1792

Report on arrears of rent-charge  CFS B/36  14 December 1792

Reasons for petitioning for a charter  CFS B/37  24 January 1793

Brief petition for the Relator  CFS B/38  1793

Charter  CFS B/39  30 October 1793

Contents:
Copy

Brief petition for the Relator  CFS B/40  1793

Petition for the Relator  CFS B/41  14 December 1793

Order  CFS B/42  19 December 1793

Bill of fees and costs  CFS B/43  1794

Release  CFS B/44  1794

Contents:
Draft

Bargain and sale  CFS B/45  1794

Contents:
Draft

PROCEEDINGS IN CHANCERY CONCERNING THE GRANT OF THE SECOND CHARTER  CFS C  1834-5

Opinion of John Bell  CFS C/1  22-6 December 1834

Bill  CFS C/2  4 April 1835

Draft Information  CFS C/3  4 April 1835

Instructions to draw an Answer  CFS C/4  1835

Answer  CFS C/5  13 April 1835

Brief  CFS C/6  27 April 1835

State of facts on behalf of the Relator  CFS C/7  4 June 1835

Opinion of Loftus Wigram on State of Facts  CFS C/8  15 May 1835

Contents:
Copy

Petition for letters patent  CFS C/9  2 June 1835

Contents:
Copy

Report  CFS C/10  24 July 1835

Brief on further directions  CFS C/11  July 1835

Order on further directions  CFS C/12  1 August 1835

MINUTES  CFS D  [n.d.]

Minutes  CFS D/1  3 April 1794-5 June 1832

Index to minutes  CFS D/2  1794-1832

Minutes  CFS D/3  8 January 1833-9 July 1956

Minutes of committee  CFS D/4  1 May 1794-9 February 1809

Rough minutes  CFS D/5  5 December 1809-5 March 1822

Rough minutes  CFS D/6  4 June 1822-9 December 1828

Rough minutes  CFS D/7  15 December 1828-10 March 1835

TREASURER'S ACCOUNTS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS  CFS E  1793-1972


Related information: Treasurer's Acct. Book, 1816-22. PRO Chancery Exhibits(C110/88-90)

Accounts of receipts and payments  CFS E/1  1793-1826

Accounts of receipts and payments  CFS E/2  1827-1925

Accounts of receipts and payments  CFS E/3  1926-72

Minutes of committee for auditing the treasurer's accounts  CFS E/4  6 March 1809-19 May 1853

Rough account book  CFS E/5  1822-6

Petty cash account  CFS E/6  1826-67

Petty cash account  CFS E/7  1829-32

Register of bills of exchange  CFS E/8  1826-95

Register of expenditure of grants  CFS E/9  1826-45

Register of grants  CFS E/10  1833-68

Register of subscriptions and donations  CFS E/11  1823-5

Register of subscriptions and donations  CFS E/12  c.1825

Register of subscriptions and donations  CFS E/13  1825-64

Account book of subscriptions  CFS E/14  1828, 1830

Account book of subscriptions  CFS E/15  1831-7

Account book of subscriptions for rebuilding churches, chapels, and schoolhouses in Barbados and St. Vincent  CFS E/16  1831-2

Account book of subscriptions for rebuilding churches, chapels, and schoolhouses in Barbados and St. Vincent  CFS E/17  1831-2

Account book of subscriptions for rebuilding churches, chapels, and schoolhouses in Barbados and St. Vincent  CFS E/18  1831-2

Account book of subscriptions for rebuilding churches, chapels, and schoolhouses in Barbados and St. Vincent  CFS E/19  1831-2

Account book of subscriptions for rebuilding churches, chapels, and schoolhouses in Barbados and St. Vincent  CFS E/20  1831-2

Account book of subscriptions for rebuilding churches, chapels, and schoolhouses in Barbados and St. Vincent  CFS E/21  1831-2

Accounts enrolled on parchment and submitted to the Lord Chancellor and others as required by charter  CFS E/22  1836-9, 1853, 1889, 1896

Contents:
Also statements of accounts submitted to the Charity Commissioners, 1900-9, 1911-27. Copies and drafts.

CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS  CFS F  1642-1929

Letterbook containing copies of letters to the Society  CFS F/1  29 April 1822-30 August 1832

Index to the previous item.  CFS F/2  [n.d.]

Letterbook containing copies of letters sent to the society  CFS F/2a  17 Feb 1868-18 Apr 1895

Contents:
Inserted at front, letters from Gladstone, 20 Mar 1835 and on behalf of Lord Glenelg, 10 Sep 1835

Letters and papers  CFS F/3  1642-1796

Contents:
Order constituting Overseers of Harvard College, 8 July 1642 (copy) (f.1).
Order of a General Court or Assembly of Massachusetts Bay incorporating Harvard College, 22 May 1650 (copy) (ff.3-4v).
'An Act for Incorporating of Harvard College at Cambridge in New England', 27 June 1692 (two copies) (ff.5-10v).
Letter from James Blair to Francis Nicholson, Lieutenant-Governor of Virginia, from Gosport, 20 April 1693, concerning payment of his salary of £100 as commissary (copy) (f.13).
Letter from the same to the same, from Plymouth, 19 May 1693, concerning his voyage to Virginia (copy) (f.14).
Petition by the same to Sir Edmond Andros, Governor of Virginia, and to the Council of State and House of Burgesses, for his expenses in soliciting a charter in England for a free school, with an account of his expenses, 19 October 1693 (ff.15-16v).
'A Vindication of Sir Edmond Andros', by William Byrd, defending him against charges of opposing Harvard College, refusing induction of ministers, suspending Blair from the college council, and attributing Blair's hostility to Sir Edmond's discouragement of ecclesiastical courts, 26 December 1697 (extract) (ff.17-20).
'A Memorial Concerning the Instruction of the Heathen Negroes in the British Colonies in the Principles of the Christian Religion', and 'A General Scheme of Laying out Mr. D'Allones Bequest or other Charities for the Conversion of the Negroes in our English Plantations to the Greatest Advantage', n.d. Endorsed, 'By Dr. [Thomas] Bray' (ff.22-31).
'A Memorial Prepar'd to be sent to the Clergy of Maryland desiring them to Inform the Trustees of Mr. D'Allones Bequest concerning ye Disposition of the Neighbouring Indians to become Christians and the most probable Methods to be taken in order to their Conversion', n.d. Endorsed, 'Dr. [Thomas] Bray' (ff.33-49).
Account of money subscribed in England and Virginia for building William and Mary College, 1700 (f.51).
Minutes of a meeting of Trustees and Governors of William and Mary College to consider accusations by Blair against governor Francis Nicholson, 23 February 1705 (copy) (f.52r-v).
Letter from Francis Nicholson to Archbishop Tenison, from Williamsburg, 4 March 1705, introducing emissaries to clear him of charges by Blair, and enclosing various addresses and papers (copy) (f.54).
Letter from the same to the same, from Kynnoton, 25 July 1705, sending addresses and journal of William and Mary College which shows 'how the Scotch faction behaved themselves' (copy) (f.55).
'A Defence of Mr. Blair; and a confutation of an anonimous Pamphlet lately dispersed by General Nicholson. Entitled, Papers relating to an Affidavit made by his Reverence James Blair Clerk pretended President of William and Mary College, and supposed Commissary to the Bishop of London in Virginia; against Francis Nicholson Esqr. Governour of the said Province &c' (ff.56-74).
Appointment by the Rector, Visitors and Governors of William and Mary College of Henry Compton, Bishop of London, as Chancellor, 31 March 1707. Seal (ff.75v-76).
Grant by Queen Anne of £500 for rebuilding William and Mary College destroyed by fire in October 1705, 21 March 1709 (copy) (ff.77-8).
Letter from Alexander Spotswood, Governor of Virginia, [to the Bishop of London], from Virginia, 26 July 1712, seeking funds to continue the instruction of Indian children, of whom there are about twenty, at William and Mary College, and asking for missionaries to be sent to the Indians (f.79).
Statement by James Blair, President of William and Mary College, concerning the withholding of his salary, 1718 (ff.81-2).
Letter from Hugh Jones [to the Bishop of London], from William and Mary College, 1 October 1720, appealing for books for the college library burnt in 1705. The masters are a writing master, an Indian master, and himself who teaches mathematics and philosophy and keeps the grammar school. Clergy much wanted and twelve parishes are vacant. Deplorable state of the gospel in North Carolina (f.83).
Petition by the Visitors, Governors, and President of William and Mary College to Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield, to determine what salary is due to James Blair who is appointed by the charter President for life, 12 December 1721 (copy) (ff.85-6).
Petition by Saquarereis, Indian hostage, to Governor William Dummer and the Council and House of Representatives of Massachusetts, 27 December 1725, stating that he is the only survivor of four hostages, one having died of small pox and two from melancholy caused by confinement. Asks to be transferred from Castle William to John Checkley's house in Boston because of his uneasiness in confinement and because Checkley has shown him the errors of the Roman religion.
Examination by the House of Representatives of Checkley who acknowledges authorship of the petition (ff.87-88v).
Letter from Henry Newman to the Bishop of London, from the Middle Temple, 31 March 1726, reporting that the negroes in Mauritius were generally christened but had no congregations separate from the French; 'their knowledge in christianity seem'd to consist chiefly in kissing of crosses and saying their prayers by beads &c but that they are nevertheless liable to be bought and sold as they are among the English'. The French christen them for civil rather than religious reasons to inspire hatred of the English as heretics. They have more liberty than the English because of the number of holidays, when they may work for themselves, and because the proportion of black to white is less than in the English colonies less restraint is needed. In New York negroes instructed in christianity are more conceited than their countrymen who are not. In general they are quick of comprehension and liable to treat English servants less knowing than themselves with contempt (f.89).
Letter from James Blair [to the same], from Williamsburg, 27 April 1726, stating his intention to visit England urged by the Governors of William and Mary College, and offering to aid the bishop redress grievances (f.91).
Address by the Visitors and Governors of William and Mary College to the Bishop of London, 28 May 1726, for the royal bounty. On his visit to England Blair will explain that the duty on tobacco exported from Virginia granted to the college is reduced by plantations in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, and that the cost of appointing teachers of philosophy, mathematics, and theology has increased (f.93r-v).
Letter from Hugh Drysdale, Governor of Virginia [to the Bishop of London], 12 July 1726, supporting Blair's visit (f.95).
Memorial by Anglican ministers and others in New England to the House of Representatives of Massachusetts, 24 July 1727, that Timothy Cutler and Samuel Myles, ministers at Boston, be overseers of Harvard College, being teaching elders, according to the provisions of the foundation (copy) (ff.97-8).
Memorial by Timothy Cutler and Samuel Myles to the same, [1727], appealing against their exclusion from the board of governors of Harvard College (copy) (ff.99-100).
Answer by Timothy Cutler and others to the Overseers of Harvard College, 22 November 1727, claiming as teaching elders and not as bishops the right to be overseers (copy) (ff.101-2).
Memorial by the Overseers of Harvard College to the House of Representatives of Massachusetts, 22 November 1727, stating that at the foundation there were no teaching elders, who are defined in the colony as ministers of congregational churches empowered to administer the sacraments and called Bishops in Scripture, but only ruling elders, and that the act of 1642 does not therefore admit Cutler and Myles to be overseers (copy) (ff.103-104v).
Votes of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts on the claim of Cutler and Myles to be overseers of Harvard College, 1727 (f.105r-v).
Letter from Timothy Cutler and Samuel Myles [to the Bishop of London], from Boston, 3 February 1728, seeking his support and attributing their rejection from the board of overseers to the 'furious zeal of the dissenting teachers' (f.106).
'A sketch of a Plan for the Instruction of the Negroes in the West India Islands in the Principles of the Christian Religion', n.d. The author is perhaps Gabriel, Marquis Duquesne (ff.109-15).
Letter from Henry Newman to the Bishop of London, from Bartlet's Buildings, 8 June 1728, concerning a bequest by Anne Ford and sending letter from the Marquis Duquesne; has forwarded the bishop's letters to the West Indies (f.116).
Unsigned letter, perhaps by Gabriel, Marquis Duquesne, [to the Bishop of London], n.d., proposing measures for the religious instruction of negroes (f.118).
Letter from David Humphreys to the Bishop of London, 4 November 1729, promising to send copies of letters by missionaries referring to the bishop's letter for the instruction of missionaries (f.120).
Extracts from letters by missionaries of the S.P.G. concerning progress in the religious instruction of negroes, [1729]. The missionaries are [William] Beakett (or Beckett) of Lewes, Pennsylvania; [Francis] Varnod, of the parish of St. George, South Carolina; [Thomas] Colgan, catechist in New York; [Samuel] Johnson of Stratford, Connecticut; [James] Wetmore, missionary at Rye, New York (ff.122-3).
Report to the Governors and Visitors of William and Mary College stating the income and expenses of the college, 30 October 1755 (copy) (f.126r-v).
'Some remarks on Mr. Robinson's Letter to the Lord Bishop of London', 1763. States that the visitors should be required by Privy Council to send copies of all transactions if within its power. Dispute turns on a law obliging the clergy to take 16s. 8d. for each hundredweight of tobacco allowed to them when they could have sold the same for 40-50 shillings per hundredweight. Clergy maintain the law contrary to the law confirmed by the crown. The law was disallowed on appeal to the Privy Council, but the clergy interpreted it not as repealed but as void ab initio. Advises that the governor be removed and the clergy advised to settle without lawsuits (ff.128-129v).
Letter from the Bishop of London to John Lloyd, from Fulham, 22 September 1784, requiring no further payments to be made to William and Mary College since the independence of America requires consent of Chancery to application of funds (f.130).
Letter from the President and Professors of William and Mary College to the Bishop of London, 15 August 1786, claiming the Boyle charity. Seal (f.132).
Petition by the same to Chancery that in order to increase the stipends and allowances of teachers and Indian scholars of Brafferton charity school at Williamsburg the Brafferton estate be sold and the proceeds invested in Virginia, the United States being separated from Britain. Seal (ff.134-5).
Extracts from report of a committee of the Privy Council on the slave trade concerning the morals and religion of negro slaves in the West Indies and 'the probable utility of their conversion to christianity', 1791. It is noted that most of the evidence was given by opponents of abolition (ff.136-139v).
Letter from the Bishop of London to Richard Burn, from St. James's Square, 5 November (1791), noting that the only way to avoid insurrection of slaves is to make them good christians (f.140).
Letter from the same to the same, from Fulham, 21 December 1791, proposing an addition to the State of Evidence in Chancery suit that the instruction of negroes should be left to ministers of the Church of England since otherwise it would fall into the hands of Methodists and Moravians who are very active in making converts (f.142).
Letter from the same to the same, from St. James's Square, 21 April 1792, proposing an alteration to the plan for Boyle's charity (f.144).
Letter from Henry Dundas, Home Secretary, 1st Viscount Melville (1802), to the Bishop of London, from Whitehall, 25 January 1793, stating that the King has directed a charter to be drawn 'conformably to the premises contained in your Lordship's petition' (f.146).
Charter of the Society for the Conversion and Religious Instruction and Education of the Negro Slaves in the British West-India Islands, [1793] (corrected proofs) (ff.148-158v).
Letter to the Governor of the British West Indies, May 1794, seeking support of the Legislative Council for the Society (draft and copy) (ff. 160-9).
'Instructions for Missionaries to the West India Islands', c.1794 (ff.171-82).
'Observations on the conversion and religious education of Negro Slaves in the West India Islands in answer to the Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of London's Letter to the Governors &c &c, by the Revd. Samuel Dent, 10 October 1794 (ff.183-98).
Receipted bill for advertisements in various newspapers, 1794 (ff. 199-200).
Letter from the Revd. Samuel Dent [to the Bishop of London], from Grenada, 10 January 1795, enclosing observations by Methodist missionaries on the conversion and religious education of slaves in the West Indies (f.201).
Letters commenting on the instructions for missionaries from Richard Pattison, John Harper, William Warriner, Thomas Owen, and John Kingston, 1794 (copies) (ff.203-213v).
Letter from Granville Sharp to the Bishop of London, from the Middle Temple, 29 January 1795, offering the reversion of a property at Fairstead, Essex, bequeathed to him (f.215).
Account of legal costs in vesting Granville Sharp's estate in the Society, 1795 (f.217r-v).
Receipt for subscription of £10 from William Wilberforce, 29 May 1795 (f.219).
Receipted account of the Philanthropic Society for printing instructions for missionaries, 1795 (ff.220-1).
Account for tracts purchased from John Marshall, printer, 23 September 1795 (ff.222-3).
Accounts of subscriptions, 29 August 1796 (ff.224-5).
Accounts for tracts purchased from John Marshall, printer, 1796 (ff.227-8).
228 ff.

Letters and papers  CFS F/4  1802-1841

Contents:
Letters are addressed to officers of the C.F.S.
List of subscribers, 1802 (f.1).
Receipt for £500 on behalf of George Nankivel, employed by the Society at St. Christopher, 14 August 1804 (f.3).
Will of John Merrey, of Martinscroft, Lancs., 8 February 1803.
Proved 12 February 1806 (copy) (ff.5-6).
Abstract of the Revd. James Curtin's title to land at St. John, Antigua, formerly belonging to Mary Walker, 7 May 1807 (ff.7-10).
Letter from Richard Burn to the Revd. James Curtin, 15 December 1807, with comments on the latter's abstract of title to land offered to the Society for erecting mission buildings (copy) (f.16).
Observations on the Revd. James Curtin's title to land in Antigua, 14 March 1808 (ff. 18-20).
Letter from the Revd. James Curtin, from Antigua, 16 March 1808, concerning his title (f.22).
Final agreement of Thomas Ford and Ellen his wife acknowledging right of James Nicholson, gent., to lands at Turbary, Lincs., and Martinscroft, Lancs., etc., 16 March 1808 (f.24).
Bargain and sale by Andrew Ross, of Antigua, mariner, Nanny Walker, of the same, free mulatto, and Abigail Walker, of the same, free negro, to Richard Lovely Nanton, of the same, merchant, of land in Long Street, St. John, Antigua, 26 August 1797 (copy). With notarial certificate, 24 March 1808 (ff.26-8).
Letter from Revd. James Curtin, from Antigua, 30 March 1808, enclosing the previous item. Has spent over £1,000 erecting chapel since he purchased land from Nanton in 1802 (f.32).
Letter from Thomas Porteus, 19 April 1808, reporting the death of 'poor Mr. Borrowdale' [missionary at Nevis] (f.34).
Letter from the Revd. James Curtin, from Antigua, 12 May 1808, on his financial straits in purchasing land in Antigua and building chapel (f.35).
Letter from the same, from Tickenham, 19 October 1809, reporting that during a stay in England he will see Hannah More with James Gordon, M.P., who is very anxious for the religious instruction of his slaves (f.37).
Letter from Thomas Porteus, n.d., stating that Curtin is very troublesome and that a minute should be prepared that the balance of the purchase money cannot be paid until certain forms are gone through (f.39).
Letter from the same, n.d., that the sum of £1,000 be entered in the conveyance as the purchase money (f.41).
To the Governors, Planters, and Parochial Clergy of the Island of Antigua, 8 January 1810. A letter from the Bishop of London complaining of obstruction in Curtin's parish of St. John where congregation was turned out of church. Religion will make negroes better men, more temperate, honest, faithful, industrious, and so more serviceable to their masters and the public. The Society will examine disputes between missionaries and the established clergy (f.43r-v).
Letter from the Revd. James Curtin, from London, 5 February 1810, stating that the bishop's letter should be amended since it is not safe for him to take it (f.45).
Letter from George Tennant, from Grays Inn, 10 February 1810, stating that he is authorised to receive £495 for Curtin. Also authority to receive the sum (f.47).
To the Governor, Members of the Council and Assembly, Planters, and Parochial Clergy of the Island of Antigua, 22 February 1810. A letter from the Bishop of London seeking support for Curtin, especially from clergy. Advantages of religious instruction for negroes. The Society will examine disputes with the clergy (f.50).
Letter from Messrs. Greene Tennant and Harrison, 17 September 1810, requesting completion of conveyance of Curtin's lands in Antigua (f.52).
Receipted account of Newton & Co. for advertisements for missionaries to the West Indies inserted in local newspapers, 1812 (ff. 54-5).
Bill for tracts purchased from Rivington, 1815 (ff.56-7).
Account of Richard Burn, Treasurer, March - May 1817 (ff.58v-59).
Letter from Thomas Porteus, 10 December 1817, about repeated applications for money by Curtin (f.60).
Letter from the Revd. George Young, from Spanish Town, 2 October 1821, concerning his salary. The rector is incapable through infirmity, and Young has the spiritual care of the parish. Is to open a school for 50 children as there is none where any attention is given to the moral condition of children. In many evenings he attends funerals from 4 o'clock to 7 or 8 (f.62).
Letter from Thomas Porteus, 5 December 1821, about the Revd. George Young's salary (f.64).
Receipted account for tracts supplied by Rivington, 1823 (ff.65-66v).
Receipted account of Richard Barker, agent to the proprietors of country newspapers, for advertisements and notices, 1824 (f.68r-v).
Petition to the Crown by Charles Ellis, M.P., Chairman of the Standing Committee of West India Planters and Merchants, against the emancipation of slaves unless compensation is paid, 10 February 1824 (printed) (ff.70-1).
Notitia by the Revd. John Stainsby, of St. Thomas in the East, Jamaica, for the half year ending 30 June 1824, stating the numbers of baptised, attending school, attending public worship and sacraments, and numbers married and buried. An attempted rebellion in the western part of the island has been put down, but his own parish is tranquil.
Will inquire about the Revd. George Young, who has not made a return. Young has not been on the Island Curates Establishment for some time (ff.72-3).
Receipted account of Rivington for books, 1824 (ff.74-5).
Receipted accounts of Richard Barker, agent to the proprietors of country newspapers, for advertisements and notices, 1825 (ff.76-9).
Bill from Rivington for books, 1825 (ff.80-2).
Account of expenditure by William Hart Coleridge, Bishop of Barbados, 1829 (ff.84r-v).
Receipted account of Richard Barker, agent to the proprietors of country newspapers, for advertisements, 1829 (ff.86-7).
Letter from William Hart Coleridge, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 26 January 1832, concerning draft of £5,000 for re-building churches and schoolhouses in Barbados (f.89).
Letter from Sir Henry Wheatley to J. Holford, from St. James's Palace, 6 February 1832, notifying him of a grant of £200 from the Privy Purse for rebuilding churches etc. in Barbados (f.91).
Letter from John Barton, from Brighton, 10 February 1832, enclosing draft for £100 from the King for rebuilding churches etc. in Barbados (f.93).
Letter from Charles Goodwin, from Buckingham Palace, 11 February 1832, notifying payment of £100 as the Queen's subscription to rebuilding churches in Barbados (f.95).
Letter from W. H. Hyde, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, 14 February 1832, about advertisement in the Stafford County Herald for rebuilding churches in Barbados (f.97).
Letter from Sir John Conroy, from Kensington Palace, 25 February 1832, notifying him of grant of £50 by the Duchess of Kent for rebuilding churches etc. in Barbados (f.99).
Letter from the editor of the Berkshire Chronicle, from Reading, 6 March 1832, inquiring whether an advertisement in the British Traveller concerning the fund for Barbados is a forgery (f.101).
Letter from James Heywood Markland, from The Temple, 6 April 1832, notifying him of a grant of £500 by the S.P.G. for the Barbados fund (f.103).
List of subscriptions for rebuilding churches in Barbados, 1831-2 (ff.105-6).
Letter from Charles James Blomfield, Bishop of London, from Fulham, 3 January 1835, sending opinion by John Bell that the Society has no power to apply funds for the instruction of emancipated negroes, and authorising petition to Chancery (f.107).
Account by Christopher Hodgson of legal expenses in procuring new charter, 1835 (ff.109-114).
Plan and elevation of new girls' school at St. John's, Antigua, 20 April 1837 (f.115).
Letter from Thomas Parry, Archdeacon of Antigua, from Antigua, 27 January 1837, about the payment of teachers in Antigua, Montserrat, and Barbuda (f.117).
Letter from William Hart Coleridge, Bishop of Barbados, from Antigua, 16 March 1837, stating that the girls' school at St. John's has increased from 120, the highest it reached during the continuance of slavery, to 182, and should be rebuilt. Proposes alterations to the building to reduce the cost to £450 (f.119).
Reports on schools mostly in Jamaica, 1837-8. They are at Westmoreland, Jamaica; St. Thomas, Trelawny, Jamaica; St. James, Jamaica, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica; Port Royal, Jamaica; Grosmonde chapel; Bahamas; Clifton Mount; St. Thomas in the Vale, Jamaica; St. Andrews Diocesan National Central School, Jamaica; Swanswick, Jamaica; British Guiana (ff.121v-149).
Letter from William Hart Coleridge, Bishop of Barbados, from Antigua, 17 April 1838, about the provision of schools (f.150).
Letter from the Revd. George D. Hill, from Kingston, 24 January 1839, stating that the Society's grant has been distributed in small sums to remote areas. Mentions lack of clergy and teachers. Twenty schools are closed for lack of teachers. Teachers at the Central School, Westminster, receive £100-130 per annum and wives may earn £50-70 (f.152).
Letter from William Hart Coleridge, Bishop of Barbados, from Antigua, 6 April 1839, with details of the expenditure of the Society's grant (f.153).
Letter from Christopher Lipscomb, Bishop of Jamaica, 20 April 1839, submitting scheme for the Society's grant to Jamaica. Public opinion is more favourable to religious education, but in the state of political uncertainty about the island there is much secret machination to which the old creole clergy are often party. He looks to the young and active for support. Mentions intention of John Augustus Sullivan, provost marshal of the colony, to build a school in the parish of St. Catherine (f.155).
Letter from J. P. Mayers, from Brasted, June 1839, enclosing the next item which he has sent to the Legislative Committee of Barbados and proprietors (f.157).
Appeal by J. P. Mayers, agent for Barbados, for grants to meet donations by the Society, with a list of subscribers, March 1838 (printed) (ff. 159-60).
Accounts of Christopher Hodgson, Treasurer, March-July 1839 (ff. 161v-162).
Report of National Schools in the diocese of Jamaica, 1839 (f.163r-v).
Letter from Christopher Lipscomb, Bishop of Jamaica, from Jamaica, 29 September 1839, with thanks for the Society's grant for Sullivan. Describes opposition to his plans (f.164).
Accounts by the Bishop of Jamaica of the expenditure of his grant, 6 January 1840 (ff.166v-167).
Account of receipts and expenditure of the Society, 1839 (ff.170v-171).
Letter from D. R. Rees, from Llandovery, 16 October 1839, enclosing queries (missing) for a pamphlet in Welsh on the acts and labours of the Church of England in order to counter the hostility of Dissenters (f.172).
Scheme for appropriation of the Society's grant to the diocese of Jamaica, 6 January 1840 (f.174).
Letter from Thomas R. Bradford, from Kingston, 16 January 1840, stating that difficulties have arisen in erecting a church in St. Catherine's parish (f.175).
Letter from William Hart Coleridge, Bishop of Barbados, 23 January 1840, stating sums spent for teachers in various islands in his diocese (f.177).
Letter from the Revd. Robert Holberton, from Antigua, 25 January 1840, describing financial difficulties of schools in St. John, Antigua (f.178).
The Official Gazette and General Advertiser, vol. 1 no.4, Barbados, 21 March 1840 (ff. 180-183v).
Letter from William Hart Coleridge, Bishop of Barbados, 11 April 1840, with proposals for permanent residences for ministers in Antigua, Barbados, and Tobago (f.184).
Letter from Thomas R. Bradford, from Jamaica, 18 April 1840, submitting scheme for schools in Jamaica. Many new schools have been proposed in the last year, and the bishop has promised half the stipends which will exceed the grant from the Society (f.186).
Letter from Thomas Parry, Archdeacon of Barbados, from Barbados, 15 July 1840, containing details of expenditure of the Society's grant. Believes a third of salaries should be raised locally (f.188).
Return of schools supported by the Society in St. Christopher and Anguila, 6 January 1841 (f.190).
Letter from Thomas R. Bradford, from Kingston, 7 January 1841, enclosing the previous item (f.191).
Letter from Christopher Lipscomb, Bishop of Jamaica, from Jamaica, 1 June 1841, seeking grant to complete district church of St. Thomas, formerly a chapel built by A. Arcedeckne for his negro slaves.
The parish is the most civilised and ordered in religious instruction in the island (f.193).
Letter from Thomas Parry, Archdeacon of Barbados, from Barbados, 26 June 1841, enclosing a statement of expenditure of the Society's grant for schools in the diocese of Barbados for 1838-40 (f.195).
Letter from William Hart Coleridge, Bishop of Barbados, from Bristol, 6 July 1841, sending an ecclesiastical return for the archdeaconry of Barbados (f.199).
Statement by Thomas Parry, Archdeacon of Barbados, of expenditure of the Society's grant for schools in the diocese of Barbados for 1848-40, 19 July 1841 (ff.203-4).
Letter from Thomas Parry, Archdeacon of Barbados, from Barbados, 19 October 1841, with statement of the expenditure of the Society's grant for schools in the diocese (f.205).
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Letters and papers  CFS F/5  1842-1929

Contents:
Letters are addressed to officers of the C.F.S. unless otherwise stated.
Proposals for expenditure of the Society's grant for schools in Jamaica, 25 January 1842 (f.2).
Letter from William Hart Coleridge, Bishop of Barbados, from Ottery St. Mary, 3 March 1842, supporting request by the Revd. R. Holberton for repairs to schools at St. John, Antigua (f.3).
Letter from the same, from Ottery St. Mary, 18 March 1842, acknowledging grant to diocese and to Holberton and noting that the Society is unwilling to take on cost of repairs in future (f.5).
Letter from Christopher Lipscomb, Bishop of Jamaica, from Jamaica, 6 June 1842, stating his intention to remodel the school system, and commenting on shortage of clergy in the diocese (f.7).
Letter from Daniel Gateward Davis, Bishop-elect of Antigua, from London, 20 August 1842, on the division of the Society's grants in view of the creation of the dioceses of Antigua and British Guiana (f.9).
Letter from the same, from London, 21 November 1842, seeking grants for new chapels in Anguila (f.11).
Letter from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 1 December 1842, describing the need for houses for curates in his diocese and listing those built since 1841 (f.13).
Report by William Piercy Austin, Bishop of Guiana, from Georgetown, on schools in his diocese, 3 January 1843 (ff.17-22V).
Letter from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 16 February 1843, referring to relief for sufferers from earthquake in Guadeloupe, Antigua, Nevis, and Montserrat (f.23).
Letter from the same, from Barbados, 7 March 1843, proposing diversion of part of his grant to Antigua to renew chapels destroyed in earthquake (f.25).
Letter from the same, from Barbados, 18 April 1843, sending a list of schools and teachers supported by the Society in the diocese, and describing his activities in inspecting schools (f.27).
Letter from J. Holford, from the Bounty Office, 20 May 1843, reporting the death of Bishop Lipscomb apparently from dysentery (f.30).
Letter from William Piercy Austin, Bishop of Guiana, from Georgetown, 1 August 1843, pressing the needs of his diocese which was the last to be divided into parishes 'if the extensive districts can be so called' and lacks the advantages of the old English islands (f.32).
Inserted letters from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, 30 Sept 1843, and Daniel Gateward Davis, Bishop of Antigua, 6 Oct 1843, to Christopher Hodgson of Queen Anne's Bounty (ff.33a-d)
Letter from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 22 January 1844, enclosing a list of teachers in the diocese supported by the Society. Schools in St. Vincent are very humble, but those in Grenada and Barbados are better having school houses or chapel schools. Notes shortage of teachers. A school for caribs at St. David is taught by a carib. Hardship caused by cessation of grant by S.P.G. for buildings. Grants by the Society an encouragement to local support. Churches and chapels much needed in Trinidad and St. Lucia. Statement of expenditure of grant (f.34).
Letter from Aubrey George Spencer, Bishop of Jamaica, from Jamaica, 10 February 1844, complaining of unfinished churches and schools, unpaid teachers, and unfilled pledges of his predecessor. Seeks an additional grant owing to the poverty of the diocese (f.39).
Letter from the Revd. George Hickson Urquhart Fagan, from London, 4 March 1844, stating that 47,000 of the recent slave population of Mauritius are without religious instruction and 20,000 coolies who have recently migrated from India. S.P.G. supports 13 school-masters and has contributed to erection of schoolhouses. Proposes a special mission fund (f.43).
Letter from Daniel Gateward Davis, Bishop of Antigua, from Antigua, 9 April 1844, with an account of the expenditure on schools of the Society's grant. Has just confirmed 1,423 persons and intends to confirm 3,000 (f.45).
Letter from William Piercy Austin, Bishop of Guiana, from George-town, 11 April 1844, stating that the Society's grant is spent on repairing the only ancient church in the colony. Seeks help to build chapel for a negro town which has sprung up at Queenstown (f.47).
Account of the expenditure of the Society's grant in the diocese of Jamaica, [1844] (ff.49V-50).
List of schools supported by the Society in the diocese of Barbados, 5 July 1844 (f.51).
Ecclesiastical intelligence from The Weekly Register concerning Antigua, 16 July 1844 (f.52).
Letter from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 23 July 1844, with details of the expenditure of the Society's grant. Has assisted building two churches and a schoolhouse and has rebuilt St. Matthew's chapel, and enlarged or completed four other chapels and a schoolhouse. Describes plans to build church at Diego Martin near Port of Spain, where population increases by immigration, and for church expansion at St. Vincent. If the schools could be maintained locally he would spend the whole grant on providing churches and residences (f.53).
Letter from Daniel Gateward Davis, Bishop of Antigua, from Antigua, 19 August 1844, enclosing account of the expenditure of the Society's grant, and proposing a chapel on St. Christopher (f.57).
Letter from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 8 October 1844, stating that 17 schools are assisted by the Society in the diocese (f.64).
Reports of the Demerary and Essequebo District Societies for Promoting Christian Knowledge and the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 1845 (ff.66-71v).
Report on church schools in the diocese of Guiana, 1845 (ff.72-75v).
Letter from Aubrey George Spencer, Bishop of Jamaica, from Falmouth, 1 March 1845, submitting an account of schools in his diocese, and describing his financial difficulties (f.76).
Letter from the same, 28 March 1845, stating that the 78 schools in the diocese are maintained for £6,300, or about £1 per head. Eleven schools are supported by the Society. Statement of church schools in the archdeaconry of Jamaica (f.82).
Letter from William Piercy Austin, Bishop of Guiana, from Georgetown, 3 April 1845, on the difficulty of supporting schools owing to the discontinuance of aid from the S.P.G. (f.84).
Letter from Daniel Gateward Davis, Bishop of Antigua, from Antigua, 10 April 1845, stating the expenditure of the Society's grant (f.86).
Letter from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 7 April 1845, sending a list of schools in the diocese supported by the Society. Some diminution in attendance is due to the number of unbaptised adults, and the increase in small private schools 'which become more common as education spreads' (f.89).
Letter from Daniel Gateward Davis, Bishop of Antigua, from Antigua, 23 April 1845, reporting the death of the Revd. James Curtin (f.91).
Letter from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 7 June 1845, stating that the grant is absorbed by the schools and that a fund for church building is needed. Has laid the first stone of St. Michael's church, Diego Martin. Religious teaching first began there in a sugar mill in 1837, then moved to a schoolhouse built with the aid of the S.P.G., and then made a chapel school by grant from S.P.C.K. The 16 parishes of Trinidad are newly constituted. Enclosed (f.95) a leaflet concerning the foundation of St. Michael's church (f.93).
Letter from Daniel Gateward Davis, Bishop of Antigua, from Antigua, 26 June 1845, proposing to apply grant to sustaining six schools in Montserrat, one in St. Christopher, one in Nevis, seven in the Virgin Islands, and two in Anguila (f.96).
Letter from the same, from Antigua, 8 July 1845, with statement of the expenditure of the Society's grant. The cathedral and parish church of St. John, Antigua, is being restored and enlarged (f.98).
Letter from William Piercy Austin, Bishop of Guiana, from Georgetown, 3 October 1845, asking for aid to purchase chapel school in a district exclusively occupied by negroes. A schoolmaster has been provided (f.101).
Letter from Daniel Gateward Davis, Bishop of Antigua, from Antigua, 11 October 1845, with a statement of the expenditure of the Society's grant. The first stone of the new cathedral and parish church of St. John, Antigua, was laid on October 9th (f.103).
Letter from Richard Kempthorne, Chaplain at St. Helena, from St. Helena, 23 January 1846, seeking provision for a clergyman in addition to himself and the military chaplain. Two Roman Catholic priests are intended; there is one family of Dissenters; the island is the resort of slave prizes taken off the African coast, and an immigration of 1,000 liberated Africans has taken place and they are instructed by a German Lutheran appointed by the governor (f.106).
Enclosed (f.108) An appeal to Christians by the Church Society of St. Helena.
Letter from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 9 February 1846, suggesting the provision of additional clergymen, if he can provide for the schools, which are most needed in St. Lucia, Tobago, Grenada, and Trinidad. Hopes the local legislature will assist schools (f.109).
Letter from Daniel Gateward Davis, Bishop of Antigua, from Antigua, 7 September 1846, with statement of the expenditure of the Society's grant. Hopes to consecrate the cathedral before June (f.111).
Report on schools in the diocese of Guiana, with an account of the progress of education. The bishop hopes to found a college for candidates for Holy Orders (ff.113-114v).
Letter from Charles James Blomfield, Bishop of London, from London, 9 February 1847, proposing grant for building church in Mauritius (f.115).
Letter from Aubrey George Spencer, Bishop of Jamaica, 8 March 1847, stating that the population of Jamaica is 400,000, of whom three quarters are emancipated slaves. There are 6,126 pupils in 73 schools. Ten schools are maintained by local endowment, five by casual grants, and 58 by the Society and Diocesan Church Society. Hopes for aid from the local legislature (f.119).
Letter from William Piercy Austin, Bishop of Guiana, from Georgetown, 1 April 1847, sending a list of schools in the diocese supported by the Society (f.121).
Letter from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 8 October 1847, reporting aid from the legislature for certain schools. Mentions the shortage of clergy and outlines plans for new chapels and schools (f.123).
Letter from Aubrey George Spencer, Bishop of Jamaica, 12 October 1847, sending a report on schools supported by the Society (f.126).
Letter from clergy of Tobago to the Bishop of Barbados for assistance in restoring churches damaged or destroyed in a hurricane on 11 October, 20 November 1847. Also (f.131r-v) an estimate of the cost of damage by the Bishop of Barbados (f.129).
Letter from the Revd. Robert Holberton, from Antigua, 26 November 1847, sending an account of schools in Antigua supported by the Society. Need for aid greater owing to depression of the sugar market and the difficulty of finding local aid. Complains of the injury to the sugar trade through slave-made sugar from foreign colonies entering the British market and proposes protection (f.132).
Letter from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 27 November 1847, seeking aid for Tobago devastated by a hurricane. The population is 13,000, and the island was divided into three benefices in 1844 provided for by the local legislature. Describes damage caused by the hurricane (f.134).
Letter from C. W. Short to the Bishop of Barbados, from St. Lucia, 26 January 1848, describing improvements in the Riviere Doree congregation at St. Lucia, and urging building of a church (copy) (f.136).
Letter from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 7 February 1848, sending a list of schools supported by the Society, and describing various appointments-made (f.138).
Letter from the same, from Barbados, 26 May 1848, with an account of the expenditure of the Society's grant to repair damage in Tobago (f.140).
List of schools supported by the Society and the Diocesan Church Society in Jamaica, [March 1849] (ff.144-5).
Letter from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 26 March 1849, with an account of the expenditure of the Society's grant. Has not yet used permission to apply half grant to maintenance of clergy owing to a shortage of clergy. An account of various clergy. The grant has maintained 20 schools in which 1,000 pupils receive teaching in reading, writing, arithmetic, the catechism and scriptures. Has given aid to Riviere Doree chapel. A new school at Grenada teaches Latin and Greek. (f.146).
Letter from the Revd. John Armstrong, from Nevis, 10 April 1849, giving an account of schools at Nevis. Stipend insufficient for a well qualified teacher, but pupils taught to read scripture, write, and to do arithmetic. Has another school supported by the Ladies Negro Education Society and a Sunday school. Complains of lack of books (f.150).
Letter from the Revd. A. Bott, from Tortola, 28 April 1849, sending an account of schools at Tortola (f.152).
Appeal by the treasurers of the Colonial Bishoprics Fund to the Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England stating that the Fund is exhausted, with an appeal by the Archbishops and Bishops for funds, 1849 (printed) (ff.155-156v).
Letter from Daniel Gateward Davis, Bishop of Antigua, from Antigua, 16 May 1849, reporting distress in Antigua; the death of his first wife's brother (f.157).
Letter from the Revd. J. Rock, from Anguila, 6 July 1849, stating that he has two dame schools in Anguila (f.159).
Letter from the Revd. John Armstrong, from Nevis, 11 July 1849, stating that the majority of negroes in Nevis are indifferent to the spiritual and temporal welfare of their children. The school supported by the Society has 47 boys and 37 girls, and that supported by the Ladies Negro Educational Society has 34 boys and 44 girls (f.161).
Letter from the Revd. A. Bott, from Tortola, 30 July 1849, with an account of schools in Tortola (f.163).
List of clergy ordained in the diocese of Antigua, 1842-9 (printed) (f.165).
Letter from Daniel Gateward Davis, Bishop of Antigua, from Antigua, 25 September 1849, on the lack of school books (f.166).
Letter from the Revd. J. Rock, from Anguila, 11 October 1849, reporting that a third school has opened in Anguila (f.168).
Letter from the Revd. John Armstrong, from Nevis, 23 October 1849, stating that the Society's school at Nevis has 39 boys and 37 girls, and that supported by the Ladies Negro Educational Society has decreased owing to a Methodist chapel and schoolroom being built. Teachers not so well qualified as in England but steady and diligent (f.170).
Return of expenditure of the grant for the diocese of Trinidad, 1913 (f.172).
Letter from Enos Nuttall, Archbishop of the West Indies, from Kingston, 4 March 1914, sending return of expenditure of grant, land referring to damage by hurricane in November 1912 (f.173).
Letter from the same, from Kingston, 9 March 1914, enclosing return of the number of children attending Church of England day schools in Jamaica supported by the Society (f.176).
Letter from George Frederic Cecil de Carteret, Bishop of Jamaica, from Kingston, 12 May 1921, enclosing return of expenditure of grant to diocese of Jamaica (f.178).
Letter from the same, from Merstham, 14 September 1923, seeking additional grant for girls' school at Browne Town (f.182).
Letter from Edward Hutson, Bishop of Antigua, from Antigua, 24 October 1924, with an account of damage by hurricane (f.183).
Report of the Board of Missions for the year 1925 (diocese of Guiana) (ff.184-7).
Appeal for funds for the diocese of Mauritius, n.d. (printed) (f.188).
Honduras News, March 1926 (ff.189-203v).
Letter from Alfred Pakenham Berkeley, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, May 1926, containing an account of the destruction by fire of Codrington College (copy) (f.204).
Letter from George Frederic Cecil de Carteret, Bishop of Jamaica, from Kingston, 14 August 1926, enclosing return of expenditure of grant to diocese of Jamaica (f.207).
Letter from Oswald Hutton Parry, Bishop of Guiana, from British Guiana, 3 November 1926, with an account of expenditure of grant to diocese of Guiana (f.211).
Letter from Arthur Henry Anstey, Bishop of Trinidad, from Port of Spain, 7 January 1927, with an account of expenditure of grant to diocese of Trinidad (f.212).
Return of expenditure of grant to diocese of Jamaica, 31 March 1927 (f.213).
Letter from Edward Hutson, Bishop of Antigua, from Antigua, 12 May 1927, containing an account of Antigua grammar school (f.214).
Letter from George Frederic Cecil de Carteret, Bishop of Jamaica, from Kingston, 2 March 1928, enclosing return of expenditure of grant to diocese of Jamaica (f.217).
Honduras News, May 1929 (ff.219-226v).
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MAPS AND MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS  CFS G  1724-1849

Miscellaneous papers  CFS G/1  1724-1849

Contents:
Harvard College. Quaestiones pro modulo discutiendae sub reverendo D.D. Henrico Flynt... in Comitiis publicis a Laureae Magistralis Candidatis, 1724 (f.1).
Harvard College. Theses for disputation by 'Juvenes in Artibus Initiati', 1724 (printed) (f.2).
Harvard College. List of graduates, 1642-1724 (printed) (f.3).
Will of Mary Walker, of Antigua, widow, 22 May 1773 (copy) (f.4).
Will and codicils of Elizabeth Oglethorpe, of Granham Hall, Essex, widow of James Edward Oglethorpe, esq., 30 May 1786, and 23 February and 1 September 1787 (extracts) (ff.6-7).
Opinion of R. Richards concerning proposed grant of reversion of estate at Fairstead, Essex, by Granville Sharpe to the Society, April 1795 (ff.9-10).
Opinion of John Mitford on the same subject, 7 August 1795 (ff.11-13).
The Barbadian, 7 April 1841 (ff.15-16v).
The Barbadian, 25 February 1843 (ff.17-18v).
Royal Gazette (Georgetown), 11 February 1847 (ff.19-20v)
The Falmouth Post (Jamaica), 15 May 1849 (ff.21-22v).
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Maps  CFS G/2  1787-1810

Contents:
Antigua. Surveyed by John Luffman, 1787-8. Published 1793 (four sheets) (nos.1-4).
Jamaica. Surveyed by Thomas Jefferys, 1794 (no.5).
Virgin Islands. Surveyed by Thomas Jefferys; corrected by Captain James Waring, 1797 (no. 6).
Antigua. Surveyed by Robert Baker; engraved and improved by Thomas Jefferys, 1810 (no.7).
St. Christopher and Nevis. Surveyed by Anthony Ravell; engraved by Thomas Jefferys, 1810 (no.8).

Register of books and tracts sent to the West Indies  CFS G/3  1823-5

Register of half-yearly 'notitia' from chaplains in Antigua, Barbados, St. Kitt's, Demerara, Jamaica, Montserrat, and Nevis, stating the area of each ministry, the total numbers of slaves, of slaves baptised and still living, of slaves baptised each half year and in preparation for baptism; numbers of children and adults in Day and Sunday schools; details of public worship; numbers of marriages and burials  CFS G/4  1824-8

Government publications  CFS G/5  1823

Contents:
Acts of Colonial Legislatures for Registry of Slaves (Ordered by House of Commons to be printed 27 February 1823).
II Slave Population in the West India Colonies (Ordered by House of Commons to be printed 4 March 1823).
III Slave Population in the West India Colonies (Ordered by House of Commons to be printed 14 May 1823).
Correspondence Relative to Slaves at Honduras: 1820-1823 (Ordered by House of Commons to be printed 16 June 1823).
Class A. Correspondence with Foreign Powers Relative to the Slave Trade. 1822. 1823. (Presented to Parliament July 1823).
Class B. Correspondence with the British Commissioners, at Sierra Leone, The Havannah, Rio De Janeiro, and Surinam, Relating to the Slave Trade. 1822. 1823. (Presented to Parliament 1823).

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