Religion and Empire

Welcome to Section IV of Empire Online, which contains documents reflecting the role and perception of religion within Empire. The items included in Section IV comprise of many different document types, including:

Missionary Papers; Letter books; Missionary journals; Native American reservation archives including traditional stories; Debates on the moral and material impact of missionary work in India; Histories of Missionary Societies; Medical Missionary Journals; Memoirs of missionary work and exploration, from the European and Non-European perspective; Girl's magazines

Relating to:

North America, Canada, Africa, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, India, China, Caribbean

9th Annual Report of Toro Medical Mission 1911-1912
An Account of New Zealand: and of the Formation and Progress of the Church Missionary Society's Mission in the Northern Island 1835 Yate, Rev. William London
Account of Sir Hesketh Bell 1909 Bell, Sir Hesketh
Annual Letter from Dr J.H. Cook, Mengo 30 Nov 09 Cook, Dr J. H
Annual Letter from Miss A.K. Attlee, Haima 26 Nov 1909
An Apology for Promoting Christianity in India: containing two letters addressed to the East India Company concerning the idol Juggernaut, and a memorial presented to the Bengal Government in 1807, in defence of the Christian missions in India 1813 Buchanan, Claudius London
An Appeal for the Proposed Building of the Indian Christian League Mar 1939
Appendix to Minutes of the Standing Committee of the Annual Conference 19 Nov 1909
Application for funding from Delta Church 1899-1900
An Australian Grammar: Comprehending the Principles and Natural Rules of the Language as Spoken by the Aborigines in the Vicinity of Hunter's River, Lake Macquarie and New South Wales 1834 Threlkeld, L. E
Authentic and Genuine History of the Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi: being a faithful and circumstantial, though brief, narration of events which happened on that memorable occasion, with copies of the treaty in English and Maori, and of the three early proclamations respecting the founding of the colony 1890 Colenso, W Wellington
An Authentic Narrative of Four Years of Residence at Tongataboo: one of the Friendly Islands, in the South-Sea, By _______ who went Thither in the Duff, Under Captain Wilson, in 1796 1810 London
Basis of agreement for the formation of the province of the Church of East Africa: As recommended by the conference representing the dioceses of Nyasaland, Uganda, Mombasa, Zanzibar, Upper Nile and Masasi held at Nairobi July 8-11 the right rev. The Bishop of Nyasaland presiding 1920-1927
Bataka' Elders of the People 26 Aug 1948 Clarke, Arthur. E Nairobi
"Beecher Report" on Education-Butere Normal School 1949 Nairobi
Bishop of Mombasa correspondence 1926
Bishop's letter re. Kikuyu crisis 1930
C.U.M.P notes Jun 1909
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, Commission on Native Laws and Customs Report and Proceedings, with appendices 1883 Richard, W. A
Chief Native Commissioner to Natives, re digging for gold 1932 Nairobi
The Christian Church and the Colour Bar': Contemporary Review 1923
Christian Council of Kenya-African Education Committee 1946
Christian Researches in Asia, with notices of the translation of the scriptures into the Oriental languages 1811 Buchanan, Rev Claudius Cambridge/London
Christianity Among the New Zealanders 1867 Rev. Williams, William (D. C. I. Bishop of Waiapu)
Christianity in India: An Essay on the Duty, Means, and Consequences, of Introducing the Christian Religion among the Native Inhabitants of the British Dominions in the East. 1808 Cunningham, J. W London
Church in Zaire RID 1 1896-1996 Cambridge
Church Missionary Record 1833-1839
Civil disturbances 1936
Clergy Training and Clergy Pay 1935-1949 Rt. Rev. Bishop Sargent
CMS Kavirondo Annual Report & Masuo Central School report 1924 Owen, W. E
CMS Mengo Hospital, Report 1912-1913
CMS Niger Mission Minutes of Executive Committee 1928-1929
The Code of Handsome Lake: the Seneca Prophet New York State Museum Bulletin 163 1912 Parker, Arthur C
Colonization: being Remarks on Colonization in General, with an Examination of the Proposals of the Association which has been formed for Colonizing New Zealand 1838 Beecham, John London
The Committee for the Evangelisation of Kenya Indians 27 Sep 1940
Conditions of the Heathen' 1891
Conference on Christian Education in East Africa 1930
Conference on Missions 1860 London
Congo Balolo Mission Record 1904-1907
Congo Balolo Mission- Annual Report 1957
Constitution of the Niger Delta Pastorate Church: As approved by the Committee of the Church Missionary Society on October 20, 1896 and November 10, 1896, and by the Archbishop of Canterbury on May 7th 1897 1892-1897
Copy of Diary (No.7) of the Rev John W Lloyd 1908
Correspondence from Kenya concerning certain political issues 12 May 1932
The Crown of Hinduism 1913 Farquhar, J. N Oxford
A Defence of the Wesleyan Missionaries in Southern Africa: comprising copies of a Correspondence with the reverend John Philip 1839 Shaw, William London
Diary of Margaret Dalgarno 1890-1892 Dalgarno, Margaret
Difficulties with Roman Catholic Missions 1935
Diocese of the Niger-Minutes of Annual Conference Appendix Reports 1932-1933
District Reports 1908-1909 Miller, Dr. W
Draft letter to Sir Graeme Thompson 1930
Education Policy Pamphlet of C M S Kenya Colony: A memorandum to members of C.M.S. Conference 1921 Britton, Rev. J.
Education, General Correspondence 1925-1932
Education, Makerere Commission 1937-1938
Educational report of 1929 and the attitude of the Mission 1931
EMA Annual Conference Nov 1990
EMA Newsletter Jun 1990
An Enquiry into the Obligations of the Christians: to use means for the Conversion of the Heathens. In which the religious state of the different nations of the world, the success of former undertakings, and the practicability of further undertakings, are considered 1792 Carey, William Leicester
The Evils of Deportation in Uganda under British Rule 1948-1950
Extract from Africa Committee Precis: Report on Disturbances 1949
Farm Instructor Diary, No. 2 farm, Cluny, 1909 1909
Farm Instructor Diary, No. 2 farm, Cluny, 1910 1910
Farm Instructor Diary, No. 2 farm, Cluny, 1911 1911
Farm Instructor Diary, No. 2 farm, Cluny, 1912 1912
Farm Instructor Diary, No. 2 farm, Cluny, 1913 1913
Farm Instructor Diary, No. 2 farm, Cluny, 1914 1914
Farm Instructor Diary, No. 2 farm, Cluny, 1915 1915
Farm Instructor Diary, No. 2 farm, Cluny, 1916 1916
Farm Instructor Diary, No. 2 farm, Cluny, 1917 1917
Farm Instructor Diary, No. 2 farm, Cluny, 1918 1918
Farm Instructor Diary, No. 2 farm, Cluny, 1919 1919
Farm Instructor Diary, No. 2 farm, Cluny, 1920 1920
First annual report of the Alliance High School 1927 Grieve, G.A
Foreword, by Randy Fred in Celia Haig-Brown, Resistance and Renewal: surviving the Indian Residential School.
Fred H Wright memo: Memorandum on the need for work amongst the Luo (Nilotic Kavirondo) women and girls 1923
Girl's Empire, vol 1 1902 London
Girl's Empire, vol 2 1903 London
Girl's Empire, vol 3 1904 London
Guidelines for staff. Moseno Central school 1930
The History of the London Missionary Society, Vol 1 1899 Lovett, Richard Oxford University Press
The History of the London Missionary Society, Vol 2 1899 Lovett, Richard Oxford University Press
History of the Ojebway Indians: with especial reference to their conversion to Christianity 1861 Jones, Reverend Peter London
Horizons 1990
Independence of Delta Church 1899
India's Problem Krishna or Christ 1903
Indian Life and Indian History: embracing the Traditions of the North American Indians Regarding Themselves, Particularly of that Most Important of all the Tribes, The Ojibways. By the celebrated Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, Chief of the Ojibway Nation, known also by the English Name of George Copway 1858 An Indian Author Boston
An indigenous African Mission 1883 Crowther, D.C
The Iroquois Women of Canada: Pauline Johnson in Women of Canada: Their Life and Work (National Council of Women of Canada) 1901 By one of them
James Townsend and A. F. Buxton Correspondence 1895-1899
Joe Little Chief's Blackfoot stories, no.10: a good work of a Wood Cree. 1830-1913
Joe Little Chief's Blackfoot stories, no.11: the late Crooked Back Bone. 1832-1853
Joe Little Chief's Blackfoot stories, no.12: story of the Jumpers Bank 1830-1913
Joe Little Chief's Blackfoot stories, no.13: the coup of Little Back Bone. 1830-1913
Joe Little Chief's Blackfoot stories, no.14: adventure of Crow Chief and Crow Boy 1830-1913
Joe Little Chief's Blackfoot stories, no.15: a man whose wife is accused of being unfaithful 1830-1913
Joe Little Chief's Blackfoot stories, no.16: how a girl married Morning Star 1830-1913
Joe Little Chief's Blackfoot stories, no.17: buffalo shot with chokecherry pits. 1830-1913
Joe Little Chief's Blackfoot stories, no.18: from 1830 the year Crowfoot was born 1830-1911
Joe Little Chief's Blackfoot stories, no.19: from 1880 the year the Blackfeet moved south 1880-1956
Joe Little Chief's Blackfoot stories, no.1: a ghost story – Cree story from Hobbema 1842-1954
Joe Little Chief's Blackfoot stories, no.20: Brother Bear 1830-1913
Joe Little Chief's Blackfoot stories, no.21: Brother Bear 1830-1913
Joe Little Chief's Blackfoot stories, no.2: Late White Eagle 1842-1954
Joe Little Chief's Blackfoot stories, no.3: the history of the tobacco bundles which they use for the tobacco dance, via Margaret Studhorse, second wife of Joe Little Chief, and member of the Tobacco Society 1830-1913
Joe Little Chief's Blackfoot stories, no.4: the late Paul Little Walker's adventure 1830-1951
Joe Little Chief's Blackfoot stories, no.5: history of the Blackfeet 1830-1913
Joe Little Chief's Blackfoot stories, no.6: adventure of Chief Wind and Pretty 1830-1913
Joe Little Chief's Blackfoot stories, no.7: war party of Tail Feather on his Neck. 1830-1913
Joe Little Chief's Blackfoot stories, no.8: adventure of Crows and Blackfeet with Chief Moon 1830-1913
Joe Little Chief's Blackfoot stories, no.9: story of Medicine Hat 1830-1913
Journal and account of the Nuper Rebellion 1883
Journal of the Rev. George Barnley 1840-1845 Barnley, Rev. George
Juvenile Missionary Magazine 1846-1854
Kavirondo District Committee 1935-1938
Kavirondo District Missionary Committee 1933
Kavirondo Missionary Committee 1925
Kenya Mission to Indians, Report of the Honorary Secretary 10 Jan 1943
Kenya Missionary Council-Report of the Committee on Educational Policy 1940
Kenya-report on disturbances 1949
Kikuyu Conference 1922
King Leopold's Rule in Africa 1904 Morel, Edmund D. London
The Knowledge and Practice of Christianity Made Easy: an Essay towards an instruction for the Indians in several short and plain Dialogues 1741 Wilson, Thomas London
Legends by Blackfoot school children at Old Sun Residential School 1954
Letter about creation of new church and work among heathens 1883
Letter from Archdeacon Kavirondo W. E. Owen Jan 1932
A Letter from a Field Officer at Madras: in the Service of the East India Company, to a Member of the Board of Control, on the Conversion of the Hindus 1813 London
Letter from H.D.Hooper to Carey 1948
Letter of Dorothy M.G. Galer, Kabarole 1947
Letter re murder of Katikiro 20 Sep 1945
Letter regarding appointment of Bishop for Delta Church 1899
Letter to Archbishop of Canterbury on native marriage 1940-1943
Letter to Mr Baylis, 1909 1909
Letter to Mr Baylis, May 1909 May 1909
Letter to Mr Hooper Apr 1933
A Letter to the Rev. John Owen, A. M.: in reply to the "Brief Strictures on the Preface to Observations on the Present State of the East India Company." To which is added a postscript, containing remarks on a note printed in the Christian Observer for December, 1807 1808 Waring, Major Scott London
Letter written by Mombassa Aug 29
Letter written by Mombassa about building plans 1 Aug 1929
Letters and sermon of Samuel Crowther 1882
Letters regarding a fire 1921
Life Among the Maories of New Zealand: Being a Description of Missionary, Colonial and Military Achievements 1872 Rev. Ward, Robert Canada
The Life and Labours of Carey Marshman and Ward: The Serampore Missions 1864 Marshman, John Clark London
A Life's Labour's in South Africa: The Story of the Life-Work of Robert Moffatt, Apostle to the Bechuana Tribe 1871 Moffat, Robert London
The Lightbearer, vol 28 1932
The Lightbearer, vol 58 1962
The Lightbearer, vol 8 1912
List of ordained natives 1929
Lokoja Native Pastorate Auxiliary Report 1908
Map of Northern Nigeria, 1933 1933
Marriage of Namasole 1935-1949
Maseno School 1928
The Medical Missionary in China: a Narrative of Twenty Years Experience 1861 London
Medical Missions at Home and Abroad, Vol 1: New Series 1887-1889 London
Medical Missions at Home and Abroad, Vol 2 1887-1889 London
Memoir of Elizabeth Jones, a Little Indian Girl who lived at River-Credit Mission, Upper Canada 1838 London
Memorandum on Education in Belgian Ruanda & Urundi 1931
Methodist Church of New Zealand: Correspondence of Rev Trevor Shepherd 1940-1958
Minutes of the Central Committee of the Northern Nigeria Mission 1928
Minutes of the District Meeting Synod of the Transvaal and Swaziland District Jan 1892
Miscellaneous Papers 1880-1889
Mission Book, North-West Canada 1822-1834
Mission book, South Africa
Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa 1842 Moffat, Robert London
Missionary Register Jan 1813-Jun 1814
A Missionary Voyage to the Southern Pacific Ocean: performed in the years 1796, 1797, 1798 in the Ship Duff, commanded by Captain James Wilson. Compiled from journals of the officers and the missionaries and illustrated with maps, charts, and views 1799 London
Mombasa Diocesan Synod, Report of Proceedings 1928
Mombassa Medical Officer's report 1922 Mombassa
Narrative of the Late George Vason of Nottingham: one of the First Missionaries Sent Out by the London Missionary Society in the Ship Duff, Captain Wilson, 1796. Giving an Account of his Voyage Outward, Settlement in Tongataboo, Apostacy, Heathen Life, Escape from the Island, Return to England, Subsequent Life, and Death in 1838, aged 66 years. With a preliminary Essay, on the Geography of the South Sea Islands, also a Description of the Manners, Habits, Customs, Traditions, &c. &c. of the Inhabitants and a succinct Account of the South Sea Island Mission 1840 Rev. Orange, James London
National Christianity for India or National Acts and National Duties viewed in Connection with the Sepoy Mutinies. A Fast-Day Sermon 1857 Leech Porter, Rev J London/Dublin/Bradford
Native Taxation 1932
Native Tribunal 1932
Northern Nigeria Executive Committee Feb 1909
Northern Nigeria Mission-Standing Orders 1907-1908
Notes from Blackfoot Indian Agency: extracts from Blackfoot (Siksika) Indian Agency letter books kept by Indian agent, Magnus Begg 1890
Ntsikana, The Story of an African Convert 1914 Bokwe, John Knox Lovedale, South Africa
Obotsi Outrages 1863-1886
Occasional Papers on Missionary Subjects: Edited by Members of the Oxford Mission, Calcutta, On the Method of Evangelising Uncultured Races 1882 Rev. Maples, Chauncy Calcutta
One of England's Little Wars: a letter to the Right Hon. The Duke of Newcastle, Secretary of State for the Colonies Hadfield, Octavius
Original Papers of Mrs Lise Gribbell, Victoria: letters to Mrs. Lise Gribbell from Isabella Keith and Margaret, two Native Americans 1866
Original Papers of Reverend Robert Tomlinson 1867-1880
Original Papers – Letters and Papers of individual missionaries And catechists 1864-1876
Our Race and its Origin 1867 Auckland
Our Trusteeship for Other Races' 1925
Pamphlet and dispatch on native labour 1920
The Pentateuch and Book of Joshua: Critically Examined by the Right Rev John William Colenso, DD. Bishop of Natal 1862
Photographs of Pacific Islands & Islanders I: The Papers of the Reverend George Brown, selection from photos 1-307 1890-1905
Photographs of Pacific Islands & Islanders II: The Papers of the Reverend George Brown, selection from photos 308-665 1890-1905
Photographs of Pacific Islands & Islanders III: The Papers of the Reverend George Brown, selection from photos 666-977 1890-1905
Plans of New Buxton School Manyimbo 1930
Polynesian Researches, during a residence of nearly six years in the South Sea Islands including descriptions of the natural history and scenery of the islands with remarks on the history, mythology, traditions, government, arts, manners, and customs of the inhabitants.Vol. I 1829 Ellis, William London
Polynesian Researches, during a residence of nearly six years in the South Sea Islands including descriptions of the natural history and scenery of the islands with remarks on the history, mythology, traditions, government, arts, manners, and customs of the inhabitants.Vol. II 1829 Ellis, William London
Principles, Objects and Plan of the New Zealand Association: Examined, in a letter to the Right Hon. Lord Glenelg, Secretary of State for the Colonies 1837 Coates, Dandeson London
A Protestant Protest Apr 1936
Race Relations Committee 1934
Race Relations Committee -1 30 Jan 1934 Nairobi
Red Rubber: The Story of the Rubber Slave Trade Flourishing on the Congo in the year of Grace 1907 1907 Morel, E. D. Adelphi Terrace
Region's Wings, no.1, no.5 1977
Regions Beyond 1960
Religion in Portuguese Africa: Catholicism in Portuguese Africa – the problems facing the church 1958
Religious Trends in French West Africa 1956
Remarks on languages of the tribes 1883 Johnson, Ven Archdeacon
Remarks on the Rev. Doctor Buchanan's Christian Researches in Asia &c. 1842 Major Waring, Scott London
Report and recommendations in regard to Educational Policy 1934
Report by the Headmaster on the Kikuyu Alliance High School Apr 1944
Report from the Select Committee of the House of Lords appointed to inquire into the present state of the islands of New Zealand and the expediency of regulating the settlement of British subjects therein (House of Lords, Sessional Papers). Volume 21 1838
Report of the 1988 EMA Annual Conference 1988
Report of CMS Educational work in Kenya 1927 Warburton, Mrs M.C
Report of the Committee on Grants in Aid for Education in Kenya 1925
Report of female educationalist 22 Apr 1926
Report on Industrial School for Indians and Half-breeds 1869-1879
Report on the Kigezi Educational Work: Extract from Rwanda E.C. minutes 1946
Report on mission stations by Bishop 26 Mar 1901
Reports on Jeanes Teachers in Kenya: Includes letter to the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury 1935
Researches in South Africa Volume 1: Illustrating the Civil, Moral, and Religious Condition of the Native Tribes: including journals of the author's travels in the interior, together with detailed accounts of the progress of the Christian missions, exhibiting the influence of Christianity in promoting civilization 1828 Rev. Philip, John London
Researches in South Africa Volume 2: Illustrating the Civil, Moral, and Religious Condition of the Native Tribes: including journals of the author's travels in the interior, together with detailed accounts of the progress of the Christian missions, exhibiting the influence of Christianity in promoting civilization 1828 Rev. Philip, John London
Response to Minutes of the Ruanda Council Meeting 23 Mar 1928
Rev C.H. Wedgwood, circular letter 1928
Review of "A Vindication of the Hindoos, by a Bengal Officer": with an Appendix, containing a review of remarks on the Christian Observer subjoined to " A Reply to a letter addressed to J. S. Waring, &c. by Major Scott Waring." Feb 1808 London
Review of a Letter of Thomas Twining, Esq.: "On the Danger of Interfering in the Religious Opinions of the Natives of India" and of Two Pamphlets by Major Scott Waring: one entitled, "Observations on the Present State of the East India Company," and the other " A Letter to the Rev. J. Owen, A. M." 1808 Major Waring, Scott London
Revival difficulties 1939
S. Crowther's account of visiting towns 1878-1883
Samuel Crowther's letters mentioning the first black Bishop and the Chiefs of Bonny 1883
Samuel Marsden, letter to Captain Wilson 1800
Selections from Missionary Notices, vol 5, pp. 289-95, 304-310, 354-6, 546-4 1827
Selections from West Africa Mission Letter Book, 1835-1845, (pp 406-413, 470-483, 489-508, 521-541).The selections relate to the founding of a boys' grammar school at Freetown. Selections from Letter Book 1835-1845
Selections from West Africa Mission Letter Book, 1846-1852, (pp 36-44, 141-148, 159-164, 193-204, 207-208).The selections relate to the founding of a girls school. Selections from Letter Book, 1846-1852 1846-1852
Settler's Role? 1946-1948
The Soveraignty & Goodness of God: a narrative of the captivity and restoration of Mrs Mary Rowlandson 1682 Cambridge
St Joseph's Industrial School fonds, 1 Jan-June 1886 1886
St Joseph's Industrial School fonds, 1 Jan-June 1887 Jan-Jun 1887
St Joseph's Industrial School fonds, 1 Jan-June 1888 Jan-Jun 1888
St Joseph's Industrial School fonds, 1 July- Dec 1885 1885
St Joseph's Industrial School fonds, 1 July-Dec 1886 1886
St Joseph's Industrial School fonds, 1 July-Dec 1887 Jul-Dec 1887
St Joseph's Industrial School fonds, 1 July-Dec 1888 Jul-Dec 1888
St Joseph's Industrial School fonds, 1884-June 1885 1844-1848
Statement by the Secretary of State for India: As Head of the Indian Delegation to the Imperial Conference, 1923 School of Oriental and African Studies 1923
A Supervisor of Schools 1936-1937
Tenth Annual Report of the Toro Medical Mission 1912
Thoughts Upon the African Slave Trade 1788 Newton, John London
The Time Machine 1974-1979
Training of African Clergy Overseas 21 Nov 1945
Transactions of Dr Vanderkemp 1801 Vanderkemp, Jan
Two Hundred Years of the S.P.G, Vol 1: an historical account of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts 1901 Pascoe, C. F London
Two Hundred Years of the S.P.G, Vol. 2: an historical account of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts 1901 Pascoe, C. F London
The United Divinity School of the Alliance of Missionary Societies 1928
Vindication of the Hindoos: from the Aspersions of the Reverend Claudius Buchanan, M. A. with a Refutation of the Arguments Exhibited in his Memoir, on the Expediency of an Ecclesiastical Establishment for British India, and the Ultimate Civilization of the Natives, by their Conversion to Christianity. Also, remarks on an address from the missionaries in Bengal to the natives of India, condemning their errors and inviting them to become Christians. The whole tending to evince the excellence of the moral system of the Hindoos, and the danger of interfering with their customs or religion. Part 1 1808 by a Bengal Officer London
A Vindication of the Hindoos: Part the Second: in reply to the Observations of the Christian Observer, of Mr. Fuller, Secretary to the Baptist Missionary Society, and of his Anonymous Friend, with some remarks on a sermon preached at Oxford, by the Rev. Dr Barrow, on the expediency of introducing Christianity among the Natives of India 1808 London
W. S. Owen report on Mombasa 1932
Walter Miller to Mr Baylis 1/7/08 1908
Walter Miller to Mr Baylis 10/7/08 1908
Walter Miller to Mr Baylis 13/7/08 1908
Walter Miller to Mr Baylis 8/6/08 8 Jun 1908
Walter Miller's relocation 1929
Welfare in Nigeria' 1946-1947
The West Indies: Their Social and Religious Condition 1862 Underhill, Edward Bean London
What Patriotism, Justice, and Christianity Demand for India: a Sermon by the Rev. Edmund Kell. 1857 Kell, Rev. Edmund London
The Winds Blow in Africa 1948
Work amongst Indians in Kenya 1938 Bombay
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