Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Board of Foreign Missions.
Secretaries' files, 1829-1895
Finding Aid to Record Group 31
45.25 cu.ft.

Presbyterian Historical Society
425 Lombard St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147-1516

ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

The Board of Foreign Missions (PCUSA) was organized in 1837 as a result of General Assembly (Old School) action. Its creation marked the culmination of a discussion covering a period of years as to whether missionary operations should be carried on by voluntary societies, or by the Church in its organized capacity. Like its immediate predecessor, the Western Foreign Missionary Society, the Board's purpose was to convey the Gospel "to whatever parts of the heathen and anti-Christian world, the Providence of God might enable the Society to extend its evangelical exertions." From 1837 until 1862, the Board was a benevolent society of the Presbyterian Church, with no legal status. In 1862 the Board was incorporated by the state of New York.

Throughout the l9th and 20th centuries the Board directed the foreign and domestic missionary activities of the PCUSA. Under the Board's administration missions were established in Mexico, Central and South America, Africa, Syria, Persia, India, Siam, Laos, China, Japan, Korea, and to the Native American, Jewish, Chinese and Japanese populations throughout the US. Missions to the Native American and Jewish populations were transferred to the Board of Home Missions in 1893 and 1894 respectively. Oriental mission work was transferred to the Board of Home Missions in 1922.

The Board remained in existence until 1958 at which time its activities were transferred to the Commission on Ecumenical Mission and Relations of the newly formed UPCUSA. In 1972, as a result of reorganization within the Church, the foreign mission activities were placed under the direction of the Program Agency.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Record Group 31 consists of incoming correspondence to the treasurers and secretaries of the Board of Foreign Missions. Some earlier materials from the Board's predecessor, the Western Foreign Missionary Society, are also included. The collection contains minutes, financial records and reports relating to the activities of the Board and its various committees and mission fields (notably Africa, Colombia, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Mexico, Persia and Papal Europe), and with other organizations (the American Board of Foreign Missions, the American Colonization Society, the American Indian Mission, the American Tract Society, the United Presbyterian Church of North America, and the Women's General Missionary Society). Materials relating to missionary applications and assignments and subscriptions to missionary publications can also be found.

The letterbooks in the last boxes contain outgoing correspondence, and there are outgoing letters scattered throughout the collection. All of the correspondence is indexed and the indices are included in their proper chronological place. The index numbering order is basically, but not thoroughly chronological in most series. Occasional items of correspondence are incomplete and appropriate notation was made in such items whenever possible. Some series are incomplete and appropriate notation was made on both folder and finding aid whenever possible. Some indices are missing, as noted. Unidentified indices are located in box 39, folder 23.

From 1872, correspondence is separated into "Secretaries" and "Treasurer's" categories. In the
folder listing these are identified as either (S) or (T).

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Box	Folder	Description
1	1	Finding Aid to Record Group 31; (selected) typed transcripts of correspondence for 1832 (some 1833-34)
	2	Apr 1829-Oct 1832 (1-233)
	3	Nov-Dec 1832 (234-328); July 12 1833 (795); Other 1833
	4	Jan-Apr 1834 (1-376); Index, Jan-June 1834
	5	Apr-June 1834 (377-683)
	6	July-Sept 1834 (1-308); Index, July 1834-(mixed) 1835
	7	Oct-Nov 1834 (309-608) 
	8	Dec 1834-Jan 1835 (609-809) (some earlier 1834)
	9	Jan-Mar 1835 (1-286); Index, Jan-June 1835 (note: re: Jan-Dec. 1835: some items missing: see original shelf  list in Archives 
		(This series formerly filed in Library)
	10	Apr-June 1835 (287-562)
	11	July-Sept 1835 (3-280); Index, July-Dec 1835
	12	Oct-Dec 1835 (281-575)
	13	Jan-Apr 1836 (1-342); Index, Jan-Aug 1836 (note: 323-332: series numbering repeated)
	14	May-June 1836 (343-456)
	15	June-Aug 1836 (457-672)
	16	Aug-Oct 1836 (1-314); Index, Sept-Dec 1836
	17	Nov-Dec 1836 (315-740)

2	1	Jan-Feb 1837 (3-428); Index, Jan-Apr 1837
	2	Mar-Apr 1837 (429-884)
	3	May-June 1837 (1-334); Index, May-Aug 1837
	4	July-Aug 1837 (335-658)
	5	Sept-Oct 1837 (1-308); Index, Sept-Dec 1837 (A-D missing) (note: 190-199 series repeated)
	6	Nov 1837 (309-512)
	7	Dec 1837 (513-790)
	8	Jan 1838 (1-240); Index, Jan-June 1838
	9	Feb-Mar 1838 (241-540)
	10	Apr-June 1838 (541-1042)
	11	July-Aug 1838 (1-290) (some earlier 1838); Index,
		July-Dec 1838
	12	Sept-Oct 1838 (291-666)
	13	Nov-Dec 1838 (667-1092) (some earlier: 1837-8) (note: 670-680 series repeated)
	14	Jan-Feb 1839 (1-269); Index, Jan-July 1839
	15	Mar-Apr 1839 (270-543)
	16	May-June 1839 (546-788)
	17	July 1839 (789-940) 
	18	Aug-Sept 1839 (1-276); Index, Aug-Dec 1839
	19	Oct-Nov 1839 (277-540)
	20	Dec 1839 (541-791) (note: 693-791: correspondence w/ John Breckinridge; Daniel McKinley: Jan-Nov 1839)

3	1	Jan-Feb 1840 (1-419) (some 1839); Index, Jan-June 1840
	2	Mar-Apr 1840 (420-688)
	3	Apr-May 1840 (689-945)
	4	May-June 1840 (946-1234)
	5	July-Sept 1840 (1-522) (some earlier 1840);  Index, July-Dec 1840
	6	Oct-Dec 1840 (524-998)
	7	Jan-Mar 1841 (1-465); (NO INDEX)
	8	Apr-May 1841 (467-707)
	9	May-July 1841 (708-986) 
	10	July 1841 (987-1151)
	11	Aug 1841 (2-196); Index, Aug-Dec 1841
	12	Sept-Oct 1841 (198-456)
	13	Oct-Dec 1841 (458-830)
	14	Jan-Feb 1842 (1-316) (some 1840-41); Index, Jan-June 1842
	15	Feb-Apr 1842 (318-596)
	16	Apr-May 1842 (598-916)
	17	May-June 1842 (918-1180)
	
4	1	July 1842 (1-169) (some earlier 1842); Index, July-Dec. 1842
	2	July-Aug 1842 (171-405)
	3	Sept-Nov 1842 (407-759)
	4	Nov-Dec 1842 (793-1117)
	5	Jan-Feb 1843 (2-250) (some 1842); Index, Jan-June 1843
	6	Feb-Mar 1843 (252-618)
	7	Apr-May 1843 (620-904)
	8	May-June 1843 (906-1156)
	9	July 1843 (1-121) (some 1836-7; 1840-2; earlier 1843); 
		Index, July-Dec 1843 (A-D missing)
	10	July-Aug 1843 (122-273)
	11	Sept-Oct 1843 (274-439)
	12	Oct-Dec 1843 (440-621)
	13	Jan-Feb 1844 (1-186); Index, Jan-June 1844
	14	Feb-Mar 1844 (187-303)
	15	Mar-Apr 1844 (304-412)
	16	Apr-May 1844 (413-502)
	17	May-June 1844 (503-623)
	18	July 1844 (1-88) (some earlier 1844); Index,  July-Dec. 1844
	19	July-Aug 1844 (89-215)
	20	Sept-Oct 1844 (216-331)
	21	Oct-Nov 1844 (332-439)
	22	Nov-Dec 1844 (440-553) (some earlier 1844)

5	1	Jan 1845 (1-97) (some 1840-4); Index, Jan-June 1845
	2	Jan 1845 (98-197)
	3	Jan-Feb 1845 (198-320)
	4	Mar-Apr 1845 (321-485)
	5	Apr-May 1845 (486-603)
	6	May-June 1845 (604-733)
	7	July 1845 (1-116) (some earlier 1845); Index,  July-Dec. 1845
	8	Aug-Sept 1845 (117-313)
	9	Oct-Dec 1845 (314-516)
	10	Dec 1845 (517-624)
	11	Jan 1846 (1-138) (some 1845); Index, Jan-June 1846
	12	Jan-Feb 1846 (139-289)
	13	Feb-Mar 1846 (290-458)
	14	Apr 1846 (459-589)
	15	Apr-May 1846 (590-725)
	16	June 1846 (726-868)
	17	June-Sept 1846 (1-376) (some earlier 1846); Index, June-Dec 1846
	18	Oct-Dec 1846 (381-742)

6	1	Jan 1847 (1-103); (some 1846 interspersed) Index, Jan-June 1847
	2	Jan-Feb 1847 (107-267)
	3	Feb-Mar 1847 (268-423)
	4	Apr 1847 (424-565)
	5	Apr-May 1847 (566-743)
	6	May-June 1847 (744-905)
	7	July 1847 (1-133); Index, July-Dec 1847 (some missing in this segment)
	8	Aug 1847 (135-251)
	9	Sept-Oct 1847 (252-400)
	10	Oct-Nov 1847 (401-562)
	11	Nov-Dec 1847 (563-731) 
	12	Jan 1848 (1-140) (some 1847); Index, Jan-June 1848
	13	Jan-Feb 1848 (141-267a) 
	14	Feb 1848 (268a-331)
	15	Mar 1848 (332-456)
	16	Mar-Apr 1848 (457-589)
	17	Apr 1848 (590-702)
	18	May 1848 (703-775)
	19	May-June 1848 (776-869) 
	20	June 1848 (870-1001)

7	1	July 1848 (1-96) (some 1847; early 1848); Index, July-Dec 1848
	2	July-Aug 1848 (97-234)
	3	Aug-Sept 1848 (235-394)
	4	Oct-Nov 1848 (395-507)
	5	Nov-Dec 1848 (508-608)
	6	Dec 1848 (609-698)
	7	Jan 1849 (1-122) (some 1848); Index, Jan-June 1849
	8	Jan-Mar 1849 (126-384)
	9	Mar 1849 (385-499)
	10	Apr 1849 (500-695)
	11	Apr-May 1849 (696-856)
	12	May-June 1849 (859-1060
	13	July 1849 (1-72): Index, July - Dec 1849
	14	July-Aug 1849 (73-203)
	15	Aug-Sept 1849 (204-342)
	16	Oct 1849 (343-481)
	17	Oct-Nov 1849 (482-590)
	18	Nov-Dec 1849 (591-767)
	19	Jan 1850 (2-136) (some 1848-9) (no Index)
	20	Jan-Feb 1850 (137-286)
	21	Feb-Mar 1850	(287-451)
	22	Mar-Apr 1850 (452-593)
	23	Apr 1850 (594-719) 
	24	Apr 1850 (720-789) 
	25	May 1850 (790-973)
	26	June 1850 (975-1106)
	
8	1	July 1850 (1-110) (some 1849; early 1850); Index, July-Dec 1850
	2	July-Aug 1850 (111-257)
	3	Aug-Sept 1850 (258-420)
	4	Sept-Oct 1850 (421-556)
	5	Oct-Nov 1850 (557-706)
	6	Nov-Dec 1850 (707-878)
	7	Jan 1851 (1-122) (some 1850); Index, Jan-June 1851
	8	Jan-Feb 1851 (124-309)
	9	Feb-Mar 1851 (310-502)
	10	Apr-May 1851 (503-685)
	11	May-June 1851 (686-851)
	12	June 1851 (852-927)
	13	July-Aug 1851 (1-204) (some early 1851); Index, July-Dec 1851
	14	Aug-Sept 1851 (206-372)
	15	Oct-Nov 1851 (373-536)
	16	Nov-Dec 1851 (537-707)
	17	Dec 1851 (708-802)
	18	Jan 1852 (5-162) (some 1851); (no Index) 
	19	Jan-Feb 1852 (163-340)
	20	Feb-Mar 1852 (341-497)
	21	Mar-Apr 1852 (498-653)
	22	April-May 1852 (654-778)
	23	May-June 1852 (779-918)
	
9	1	June-July 1852 (1-112) (some early 1852); Index, July-Dec 1852
	2	July-Aug 1852 (113-234)
	3	Aug-Sept 1852 (235-340)
	4	Oct-Nov 1852 (342-436)
	5	Nov 1852 (437-525)
	6	Dec 1852 (526-643)
	7	Jan 1853 (1-123) (some 1852); Index, Jan-June 1853 ("A" not indexed)
	8	Jan-Feb 1853 (124-232)
	9	Feb-Mar 1853 (233-345)
	10	Mar-Apr 1853 (346-478)
	11	Apr 1853 (479-606)
	12	Apr-May 1853 (607-704)
	13	May-June 1853 (705-833)
	14	July 1853 (1-101) (some 1852; early 1853); Index, July-Dec 1853
	15	July-Aug 1853 (102-176)
	16	Aug-Sept 1853 (177-246) 
	17	Oct-Nov 1853 (247-349)
	18	Nov-Dec 1853 (350-433)
	19	Dec 1853 (434-484) (some Dec 1852)
	20	Jan 1854 (1-132) (most 1853); (no Index)
	21	Jan-Feb 1854 (133-291)
	22	Feb-Mar 1854 (292-375)

10	1	Mar-Apr 1854 (376-500)
	2	Apr-May 1854 (501-625)
	3	May-June 1854 (626-707)
	4	June 1854 (708-784) 
	5	July 1854 (1-50) (some 1853; early 1854); Index,
		July-Dec 1854
	6	July 1854 (51-119)
	7	July-Aug 1854 (120-200)
	8	Aug-Sept 1854 (201-275)
	9	Oct-Nov 1854 (276-380)
	10	Nov-Dec 1854 (381-461)
	11	Dec 1854 (462-546)
	12	Jan 1855 (1-147) (most 1852-4); Index, Jan-June 1855
	13	Jan 1855 (148-222)
	14	Jan-Feb 1855 (223-318)
	15	Feb 1855 (319-418)
	16	Mar 1855 (419-491)
	17	Mar 1855 (492-595)
	18	Mar-Apr 1855 (597-709)
	19	Apr-May 1855 (710-817) 
	20	May-June 1855 (818-931)
	21	June 1855 (932-993)

11	1	July 1855 (1-71); Index, July-Dec 1855
	2	July-Aug 1855 (72-175) 
	3	Aug-Sept 1855 (176-256)
	4	Sept 1855 (257-338) 
	5	Oct 1855 (339-408)
	6	Oct-Nov 1855 (409-484) 
	7	Nov-Dec  1855 (485-570) 
	8	Dec 1855 (571-656)
	9	Jan 1856 (1-70); Index, Jan-Mar 1856
	10	Jan-Feb 1856 (71-210) 
	11	Feb 1856 (211-300)
	12	Mar 1856 (301-339)
	13	Mar 1856 (340-419)
	14	1852-early 1856 (1-77); Index, Mar-May 1856
	15	Mar-Apr 1856 (78-153)
	16	Apr 1856 (154-220)
	17	Apr 1856 (221-292)
	18	Apr-May 1856 (293-361)
	19	May-June 1856 (1-110); Index, May-Nov 1856
	20	June-July 1856 (111-285)
	21	Aug-Sept 1856 (286-450)
	22	Sept-Nov 1856 (451-635)
	23	Nov-Dec 1856 (Unnumbered; no index)

12	1	l854-6 (2-65); Index, Jan-June 1857 
	2	Jan 1857 (66-189)
	3	Feb 1857 (190-334)
	4	Mar 1857 (335-451)
	5	Mar-Apr 1857 (452-559)
	6	Apr-May 1857 (560-700) 
	7	May-June 1857 (701-829) 
	8	June 1857 (830-925)
	9	July 1957 (1-100); Index, July-Dec 1857
	10	July-Aug 1857 (101-207)
	11	Aug 1857 (208-317)
	12	Nov 1857 (318-448)
	13	Nov-Dec 1857 (449-542)
	14	Dec 1857 (543-622)
	15	Sept-Oct 1857 (623-779)
	16	Oct 1857 (780-892)
	17	Jan 1858 (1-91) (some 1856-57); Index, Jan-June 1858
	18	Jan 1858 (92-209)
	19	Jan-Feb 1858 (210-333)
	20	Feb 1858 (334-441)
	21	Mar 1858 (442-580)
	22	Mar-Apr 1858 (581-693)
	23	Apr 1858 (694-859)

13	1	May 1858 (860-924)
	2	May 1858 (925-1008)
	3	May-June 1858 (1009-1131)
	4	July 1858 (1-114); Index, July-Dec 1858
	5	July-Aug 1858 (115-244)
	6	Aug-Sept 1858 (245-366)
	7	Oct-Nov 1858 (367-483)
	8	Nov-Dec 1858 (484-615)
	9	Dec 1858 (616-742)
	10	Jan 1859 (1-105); Index, Jan-June 1959
	11	Jan-Feb 1859 (106-179)
	12	Feb 1859 (180-307)
	13	Mar 1859 (308-423)
	14	Mar-Apr 1859 (424-519)
	15	Apr 1859 (520-619)
	16	Apr-May 1859 (620-692)
	17	May 1859 (693-775)
	18	May-June 1859 (776-874)
	19	June 1859 (875-945)
	20	July 1859 (1-80) (most 1858); Index, July-Dec 1859
	21	July 1859 (81-163)
	22	July-Aug 1859 (164-224)
	23	Aug-Sept 1859 (225-346)
	24	Sept-Oct 1859 (347-505)
	25	Oct-Nov 1859 (506-568)

14	1	Nov 1859 (569-662)
	2	Nov-Dec 1859 (663-740)
	3	Dec 1859 (741-844)
	4	Jan 1860 (1-92); Index; Supplemental index: Jan-June 1860
	6	Jan-Feb 1860 (234-329)
	7	Feb 1860 (330-442)
	8	Mar 1860 (443-543)
	9	Mar-Apr 1860 (544-659)
	10	Apr 1860	(660-830)
	11	Apr-May 1860 (831-931)
	13	June 1860 (1047-1133)
	14	July 1860 (1-94); Index, July-Sept 1860 (note: index and item numbering do not always correspond)
	15	July-Aug 1860 (95-201)
	16	Aug-Sept 1860 (202-291)
	17	Sept 1860 (292-361)
	18	Oct 1860 (1-71); Index, Oct-Dec 1860
	19	Oct-Nov 1860 (72-155)
	20	Nov 1860 (156-240)
	21	Nov-Dec 1860 (241-346)
	22	Dec 1860 (347-464)
	
15	1	Jan 1861 (4-100); (no Index, Jan-Mar 1861)
	2	Jan-Feb 1861 (101-225)
	3	Feb 1861 (226-345)
	4	Feb-Mar 1861 (346-480)
	5	Mar 1861 (482-581)
	6	Apr 1861 (1-83); Index, Apr-June 1861
	7	Apr 1861 (84-186)
	8	May-June 1861 (187-307)
	9	June 1861 (308-401)
	10	July 1861 (1-67); Index, July-Dec 1861
	11	July-Aug 1861 (68-121)
	12	Aug 1861 (122-221)
	13	Sept 1861 (222-286)
	14	Sept-Oct 1861 (287-387)
	15	Oct-Nov 1861 (388-495)
	16	Nov-Dec 1861 (496-636)

16	1	Jan 1862 (1-137); Index, Jan-June 1862
	2	Jan-Feb 1862 (138-268)
	3	Feb 1862 (269-452)
	4	Mar 1862 (453-598)
	5	Mar-Apr 1862 (599-702)
	6	Apr 1862 (703-788)
	7	May-June 1862 (789-901)
	8	June 1862 (902-1023)
	9	July 1862 (1-112); Index, July-Dec 1862
	10	Aug 1862 (113-193)
	11	Sept 1862 (194-285)
	12	Oct 1862 (286-375)
	13	Nov 1862 (377-497)
	14	Dec 1862 (498-645)
	15	Jan 1863 (1-152); Index, Jan-June 1863
	16	Jan-Feb 1863 (153-294)
	17	Feb 1863 (295-476)
	18	Mar 1863 (477-620)
	19	Mar-Apr 1863 (621-747)
	20	Apr-May 1863 (748-859)
	21	May-June 1863 (860-1036)

17	1	July 1863 (1-121); Index, July-Dec 1863 (A-B missing)
	2	Aug 1863 (122-234)
	3	Sept 1863 (235-345)
	4	Oct 1863 (346-441)
	5	Nov 1863 (442-531)
	6	Dec 1863 (532-652)
	7	Jan 1864 (1-130) (some Dec 1863); Index, Jan-June 1864
		(Note: Original numbering from 670 on is inaccurate but must be used in connection with the index. 
		New numbering reflects revised order.)
	8	Jan-Feb 1864 (131-359)
	9	Feb 1864 (360-484)
	10	Mar-Apr 1864 (485-690)
	11	Apr 1864 (691-837)
	13	June 1864 (953-1045)
	14	July 1864 (2-140); (no Index)
	15	Aug 1864 (141-236)
	16	Sept 1864 (237-375)
	17	Oct 1864 (376-522)
	18	Nov 1864 (523-706)
	19	Dec 1864 (707-880)

18	1	Jan 1865 (1-164) (some Dec 1864); Index, Jan-June 1865
	2	Jan-Feb 1865 (165-356)
	3	Feb 1865 (357-534)
	4	Mar 1865 (535-655)
	5	Mar-Apr 1865 (656-779)
	6	Apr-May 1865 (780-896)
	7	May-June 1865 (897-1054)
	8	July 1865 (1-109); Index, July-Dec 1865 (A-B missing)
	9	Aug 1865 (110-224) 
	10	Sept 1865 (225-341) 
	11	Oct 1865 (342-426)
	12	Nov 1865 (427-547)
	13	Dec 1865 (548-656)
	14	Jan 1866 (1-193) (some Dec 1865); Index, Jan-June 1866
	15	Jan-Feb 1866 (194-369)
	16	Feb-Mar 1866 (370-540)
	17	Mar 1866 (541-724)
	18	Mar-Apr 1866 (725-890)
	19	Apr-June 1866 (891-1107)
	
19	1	July 1866 (1-113); Index, July-Dec 1866
	2	Aug 1866 (114-224)
	3	Sept 1866 (225-339)
	4	Oct 1866 (340-451) (some Nov 1866)
	5	Nov 1866 (452-560) 
	6	Dec 1866 (561-678)
	7	Jan 1867 (1-298) Index, Jan-June 1867
	8	Feb 1867 (299-542)
	9	Mar 1867 (543-757)
	10	Apr 1867 (758-996)
	11	May 1867 (997-1146)
	12	June 1867 (1147-1273)
	13	July 1867 (1-215); Index, July-Dec 1867
	14	Aug 1867 (216-337)
	
20	1	Sept 1867 (338-478)
	2	Oct 1867 (479-647)
	3	(648-921)
	4	Nov 1867 (922-1212)
	5	Dec 1867 (1213-1393)
	6	Jan 1868 (1-203); Index, Jan-June 1868
	7	(204-435)
	8	Feb 1868 (436-696)
	9	Mar 1868 (697-904)
	10	Apr 1868 (905-1119)
	11	May 1868 (1120-1240)
	12	June 1868 (1241-1357)
	13	July 1868 (1-121); Index, July-Dec 1868)
	14	Aug 1868 (122-251)

21	1	Sept 1868 (252-365)
	2	Oct 1868 (366-499)
	3	Nov 1868 (500-652)
	4	Dec 1868 (653-837)
	5	Jan 1869 (1-236); Index, Jan-June 1869
	6	(237-448)
	7	Feb 1869 (450-750)
	8	Mar 1869 (751-974) (note: 774-778: missing)
	9	Apr 1869 (975-1206)
	10	May 1869 (1207-1331)
	11	June 1869 (1332-1420)
	12	July 1869 (1-139) (some earlier 1869); (No Index, July-Dec 1869)
	13	Aug 1869 (140-285)

22	1	Sept 1869 (286-414)
	2	Oct 1869 (415-504)
	3	Nov 1869 (505-643)
	4	Dec 1869 (644-801)
	5	Jan 1870 (1-250); Index, Jan-Feb 1870
	6	(251-409)
	7	Feb 1870 (410-843) (note: skips from 411 to 511)
	8	Mar 1870 (1-170); Index, Mar-June 1870
	9	(171-303) 
	10	Apr 1870 (304-571)
	11	May 1870 (572-742) (some Apr 1870)
	12	June 1870 (743-845)
	13	July 1870 (1-150) (some June 1870); Index, July-Dec 1870
	14	Aug 1870 (151-272)
	15	Sept 1870 (273-433)
	16	Oct 1870 (434-622)
	
23	1	Nov 1870 (623-811)
	2	Dec 1870 (812-1049)
	3	Jan 1871 (1-173); (partial Index, part of Jan 1871 only: to 479; no Feb-Mar 1871)
	4	(174-354)
	5	(355-487) 
	6	(488-628)
	7	Feb 1871 (629-826)
	8	(827-1047)
	9	Mar 1871 (1048-1219)
	10	(1220-1357)
	11	(1358-1508)
	12	Apr 1871 (1-137); Index, Apr-June 1871
	13	(138-351)
	14	(352-448) (some Mar 1871)
	15	May 1871 (449-566)
	16	(567-684)
	17	June 1871 (685-877)

24	1	July 1871 (1-229); Index, July-Dec 1871
	2	Aug 1871 (230-441)
	3	Sept 1871 (442-658)
	4	Oct 1871 (659-836)
	5	Nov 1871 (837-1071)
	6	Dec 1871 (1072-1320)
	7	Jan 1872 (21-653); Index, Jan 1872: some missing: see note in folder
	8	Feb 1872 (3-558); Index, Feb 1872: some missing: see note in folder
	9	Mar 1872 (6-564): Index, Mar 1872: some missing: see note in folder
	10	Apr 1872 (1-286) some Mar 1872 (unnumbered) at 	beginning); Index, Apr 1872
	11	(287-468)
	12	May 1872 (1-225); Index, May-July 1872

25	1	June 1872 (226-390) (some May 1872)
	2	July 1872 (393-674)
	3	Aug 1872 (1-229); Index, Aug-Sept 1872
	4	Sept 1872 (230-433)
	5	Oct 1872 (2-166); No Index, Oct-Dec 1872
	6	Nov 1872 (167-338)
	7	Dec 1872 (339-540)
	8	(S) Jan 1872 (1-138) (incl: some 1871 correspondence);  no Index, Jan-June 1872
	9	(S) Feb 1872 (139-184)
	10	(S) Mar 1872 (185-263)
	11	(S) Apr 1872 (264-342)
	12	(S) May 1872 (343-385)
	13	(S) June 1872 (386-435)
	14	(S) July 1872 (1-75 NO Index, July-Dec 1872
	15	(S) Aug 1872 (76-154)
	16	(S) Sept 1872 (155-248)
	17	(S) Oct 1872 (249-365)
	18	(S) Nov 1872 (366-500) 
	19	(S) Dec 1872 (501-623) 

26	1	(S) Jan 1873 (1-133); Index, Jan-Mar 1873: note: March-June: numbering consecutive from Jan-Mar but no complete index
	2	(S) Feb 1873 (134-251) 
	3	(S) Mar 1873 (252-415) 
	4	(S) Apr 1873 (416-692) 
	5	(693-950)
	6	(951-1071)
	7	(S) May 1873 (1072-1178) 
	8	(S) June 1873 (1179-1334) (1295-1334: earlier 1873)
	9	(S) July 1873 (2-95); Index, July-Dec 1873)
	10	(S) Aug 1873 (96-168)
	11	(S) Sept 1873 (169-254)
	12	(S) Oct 1873 (255-347)
	13	(S) Nov 1873 (348-422)
	14	(S) Dec 1873 (423-570) (some earlier 1873 interspersed)

27	1	(T) Jan 1873 (1-125); Index, Jan 1873 
	2	(126-311)
	3	(312-581) (some 1872; other 1873 correspondence interspersed)
	4	Feb 1873 (1-265); Index, Feb  1873 
	5	(266-515) (some Jan 1873 correspondence interspersed)
	6	(T) Mar 1873 (1-200); Index, Mar 1873
	7	(201-404)
	8	(T) May 1873 (1-153); Index, May 1873
	9	(T) June 1873 (1-212); Index, June 1873
	10	(213-422)
	11	(T) July 1873 (1-255); Index, July-Aug 1873
	12	(256-573)

28	1	(T) Aug 1873 (574-882)
	2	(T) Sept 1873 (1-262); Index, Sept-Dec 1873
	3	(T) Oct 1873 (263-468)
	4	(T) Nov 1873 (469-630)
	5	(T) Dec 1873 (631-852)
	6	(T) Jan 1874 (1-149); Index, Jan-Feb 1874
	7	(150-404)
	8	(405-512)
	9	(T) Feb 1874 (513-787)
	10	(788-935)
	11	(T) Mar 1874 (1-202); Index, Mar-Apr 1874
	12	(203-409)

29	1	(T) Apr 1874 (410-618)
	2	(619-783)
	3	(T) May 1874 (1-172)
	4	(T) June 1874 (173-302)
	5	(T) July 1874 (303-466)
	6	(T) Aug 1874 (467-603) (some July 1874)
	7	(T) Sept 1874 (2-175); Index, Sept-Dec 1874
	8	(T) Oct 1874 (176-280)
	9	(T) Nov 1874 (281-445)
	10	(T) Dec 1874 (446-663)
	11	(S) Jan 1874 (1-107; Index, Jan-Apr 1874
	12	(S) Feb 1874 (108-233)
	13	(S) Mar 1874 (234-369)
	14	(S) Apr 1874 (370-567) (some earlier 1874 correspondence interspersed)
	15	(S) May 1874 (1-70; Index, May-Aug 1874
	16	(S) June 1874 (70-150)

30	1	(S) July 1874	(151-223)
	2	(S) Aug 1874 (224-309)
	3	(S) Sept 1874 (1-77); Index, Sept-Dec 1874
	4	(S) Oct 1874 (79-145)
	5	(S) Nov 1874 (146-206)
	6	(S) Dec 1874 (207-292)
	7	(T) Jan 1875 (1-215); Index, Jan-Feb 1875
	8	(216-501)
	9	(T) Feb 1875 (501-665)
	10	(666-915) (some Jan 1875)
	11	(T) Mar 1875 (1-239); Index, Mar-Apr 1875
	12	(240-482)
	13	(T) Apr 1875 (483-699)
	14	(700-928)

31	1	(T) May 1875 (1-147); Index, May-Aug 1875
	2	(T) June 1875 (148-288)
	3	(T) July 1875 (289-414); (Secretaries':  special series: July-Sept 1875 (lA-35A)
	4	(T) Aug 1875 (415-546) (some July-Sept 1875 correspondence interspersed)
	5	(T) Sept 1875 (1-123) (some Aug 1875 correspondence interspersed); Index, Sept-Oct 1875
	6	(T) Oct 1875 (124-266)
	7	(T) Nov 1875 (1-157); Index, Nov-Dec 1875
	8	(T) Dec 1875 (158-331)
	9	(S) Jan 1876 (3-157); Index missing: Jan-June 1876)
	10	(S) Feb 1876 (158-268)
	11	(S) Mar 1876 (269-385)
	12	(S) Apr 1876 (386-554) note: 537; 539-554: 1875)
	13	(S) May 1876 (1-99)
	14	(S) June 1876 (100-184)

32	1	(S) July 1876 (36-93) (1-35: missing); Index, July-Dec. 1876
	2	(S) Aug 1876 (94-165)
	3	(S) Sept-Dec 1875 (166-251); (S) Sept 1876 (252-345)
	4	(S) Oct 1876 (346-441)
	5	(S) Nov 1876 (442-521)
	6	(S) Dec 1876 (522-610)
	7	(T) Jan 1876 (1-200); Index, Jan-Feb 1876
	8	(201-400)
	9	(401-620)
	10	(T) Feb 1876 (621-848)
	11	(849-1068)
	12	(T) Mar 1876 (1-184); Index, Mar-Apr 1876
	13	(185-429)
	14	(430-523)
	15	(T) Apr 1876 (524-755)
	16	(756-941)
	17	(942-1159)

33	1	(T) May 1876 (1-172); Index, May-July 1876
	2	(173-358)
	3	(T) June 1876 (359-508)
	4	(T) July 1876 (509-655)
	5	(T) Aug 1876 (1-132); Index, Aug-Dec 1876
	6	(T) Sept 1876 (133-232)
	7	(T) Oct 1876 (233-377)
	8	(T) Nov 1876 (378-516)
	9	(T) Dec 1876 (517-693)
	10	(S) Sept 1877 (1-105); Index, Sept-Dec 1877
	11	(S) Oct 1877 (106-183) 
	12	(S) Nov 1877 (184-275)
	13	(S) Dec 1877 (276-385)
	14	(S) Jan 1878 (2-84); Index: Jan-June 1878
	15	(S) Feb 1878 (85-162)
	16	(S) Mar 1878 (163-234)
	17	(S) Apr 1878 (235-306)
	18	(S) May 1878 (307-366)
	19	(S) June 1878 (367-451) (note: 414-451: most earlier 1878; 1877)

34	1	(S) July-Aug 1878 (1-124); Index, July-Dec 1878
	2	(S) Aug-Sept 1878 (125-209) 
	3	(S) Oct 1878 (210-266) 
	4	(S) Nov-Dec 1878 (267-354)
	5	(S) July-Dec 1878 (mixed) (355-416)
	6	(S) Jan-Feb 1879 (mixed) (1-89); Index, Jan-June 1879
	7	(S) Feb-Mar 1879 (90-222)
	8	(S) Apr-May 1879 (223-336)
	9	(S) May-June 1879 (337-449) (some earlier; later 1879)
	10	(S) July-Aug 1879 (1-101); Index, July-Dec 1879 
	11	(S) Aug - Sept 1879 (102-170) 
	12	(S) Oct - Nov 1879 (171-272) 
	13	(S) Nov - Dec 1879 (273-351)
	14	(S) Dec 1879 (352-414) (note: some earlier 1879 correspondence interspersed)
	15	(T) May-July 1879 (1-403) (some missing); Index  missing: May-Dec 1879)
	16	(T) July-Sept 1879 (406-847) (some missing) 
	17	(T) Oct-Nov 1879 (852-1078) (some missing) 
	18	(T) Nov-Dec 1879 (1079-1451) (some missing)

35	1	(S) Jan-Feb 1880 (1-96); Index, Jan-June 1880
	2	(S) Feb-Mar 1880 (97-188) 
	3	(S) Mar 1880 (189-264)
	4	(S) Apr-May 183a (265-382)
	5	(S) May-June 1880 (383-463)
	6	(S) June 1883 (463-500) (some other 1880: 499-500)
	7	(S) July-Aug 1880 (1-843; (Index missing: July-Dec. 1880)
	8	(S) Aug-Sept 1880 (85-169)
	9	(S) Sept 1880 (170-218)
	10	(S) Oct 1880 (219-282)
	11	(S) Nov 1880 (283-351)
	12	(S) Dec 1880 (352-401)
	13	(T) Jan-Mar 1880; (Index missing: Jan-Mar 1880); (Note: Jan-Dec 1880: disregard numbering: see note in folder)
	14	(T) Apr-June 1880; (Index missing: Apr-June 1880)
	15	(T) July-Sept 1880; (Index missing: July-Sept 1880)
 	16	(T) Oct-Dec 1880; (Index missing: Oct-Dec 1880)
	17	(T) Jan-Aug 1881; (Index missing: Jan-Aug 1881); (note: Jan-Dec 1881; disregard numbering: see note in folder)
	18	(T) Sept-Dec 1881; (Index missing: Sept-Dec 1881)
	19	(S) Jan-Feb 1881 (1-154) (some 1880 correspondence at beginning of series);  Index, Jan-part of May 1881
	20	(S) Mar 1881 (155-297)
		21	(S) Apr (part of) May 1881 (298-485) (427-485: most earlier 1881  correspondence)

36	1	(S) May-June 1881 (1-150); Index, May-Aug 1881
	2	(S) June 1881; mixed 1881 (150a-194a(?))
	3	(S) July-Aug (mixed) 1881 (194b(?)-238)
	4	(S) Aug 1881; mixed 1880-1 (239-338)
	5	(S) Sept-Oct 1881 (1-105); Index, Sept 1881-Feb 1882)
	6	(S) Oct-Nov 1881 (106-186)
	7	(S) Dec 1881-Jan 1882 (187-272)
	8	(S) Jan-Feb 1882 (273-362) (some Dec 1881 correspondence)
	9	(S) Feb 1882 (363-425)
	10	(S) Mar 1882 (1-81) (some Feb 1882 correspondence); Index, Mar-Sept 1882
	11	(S) Mar-May 1882 (82-228)
	12	(S) June-July 1882 (229-356)
	13	(S) July-Sept 1882 (357-459)
	14	(S) Oct-Nov 1882 (1-107) (some earlier; later 1882
		correspondence interspersed); Index, Oct 1882-June 1883
	15	(S) Dec 1882-Feb 1883 (108-210)
	16	(S) Mar-May 1883 (211-362)
	17	(S) May-June 1883 (363-503) (some earlier 1883 correspondence at end)
	18	(T) Jan-Dec 1882; Index missing: Jan-Dec 1882; (note: disregard numbering: see note in folder)

37	1	(T) Jan-Dec 1883; Index missing: Jan-Dec. 1883; (note: disregard numbering: see note in folder)
	2	(S) July-Aug 1883(1-95); Index, July-Dec 1883
	3	(S) Aug-Sept 1883 (96-212)
	4	(S) Oct-Nov 1883 (213-328)
	5	(S) Nov-Dec 1883 (329-426)
	6	(S) Mixed: 1883 (427-527)
	7	(S) Jan-Feb 1884 (1-130) Some 1883 correspondence at beginning); Index, Jan-June 1884
	8	(S) Feb-Apr 1884 (131-311)
	9	(S) May-June 1884 (312-437)
	10	(S) (some) June 1884; (most) Mixed 1884 (438-587)
	11	(S) July-Sept 1884 (4-119); Index missing: July-Dec. 1884)
	12	(S) Sept-Oct 1884 (120-226)
	13	(S) Nov-Dec 1884 (227-342)
	14	(S) Dec 1884 (343-438) (some earlier 1884; some 1885 correspondence at end)
	15	(T) Jan-June 1884; Index missing: Jan-June 1884; (note: disregard numbering: see note in folder)

38	1	(T) July-Sept 1884 (some June 1884); Index missing: July-Dec 1884); (note: disregard numbering: see note in folder)
	2	(T) Oct-Dec 1884
	3	(S) Jan-Mar 1885 (1-49); Index, Jan-Dec 1885
	4	(S) Mar-Aug 1885 (50-211)
	5	(S) Sept-Dec 1885 (212-395)
	6	(Dr Ellinwood: Secretaries' Series I) Jan-Apr 1886 (1-168); Index, Jan-Dec 1886
	7	May-Dec 1886 (169-384); (note: some correspondence earlier)
	8	Dec 1886; Misc 1886 (385-589)
	9	(Dr Mitchell: Secretaries' Series II) Jan-July 1886 (396-514) (1-395: missing (?)   Index missing: Jan-Dec. 1886
	10	July-Dec 1886 (515-616)
	11	Dec 1886 (617-643)
	12	(Dr Lowrie: Secretaries' Series III) Jan-Apr 1886 (1-98); Index, Jan-Dec 1886
	13	Apr-Sept 1886 (99-171)
	14	Sept-Dec 1886 (172-239) (some other 1886 correspondence interspersed)
	15	(T) Jan-Apr 1885 Index missing Jan-Dec 1885) note:
		disregard numbering: see note in folder)
	16	(T) Apr-June 1885
	17	(T) July-Aug 1885
	18	(T) Aug-Dec 1885
	19	(T) Jan-Apr 1886 (unnumbered) (some later 1886
		correspondence interspersed; (see note in folder)
	20	(T) Apr-July 1886 (unnumbered)
	21	(T) Aug-Oct 1886 (unnumbered) (see note in folder)
	22	(T) Nov-Dec 1886 (unnumbered)

39	1	(Dr Gillespie: Secretaries') Feb 1886-Mar 1887 (1-147);
		Index, Feb 1886-Sept 1888
	2	Apr-Dec 1887 (148-254)
	3	Jan-May 1888 (255-387)
	4	May-Sept 1888 (388-502)
	5	(Dr Lowrie: Secretaries' Series I) Jan-Apr 1887 (1-69); Index, Jan-Dec 1887
	6	Apr-Sept 1887 (70-154)
	7	Sept-Dec 1887 (155-217)
	8	(Dr Ellinwood: Secretaries' Series II) Jan-Mar 1887
		(1-96); Index, Jan-Dec 1887
	9	Mar-July 1887 (97-209)
	10	July-Oct 1887 (210 -297)
	11	Oct-Dec 1887 (298-377)
	12	(Dr Lowrie: Secretaries') Jan-May 1888 (1-91); Index, Jan-Dec 1888
	13	May-July 1888 (92-152a)
	14	July-Dec 1888 (153-246)
	15	(Dr Lowrie: (S) Jan-Apr 1889 (1-75); Index, Jan. 1889-Dec 1890
	16	Apr-Dec 1889 (76-173)
	17	Dec 1889-Apr 1891 (174-317)
	18	(T) Jan-Apr 1887 (unnumbered) (see note in folder)
	19	(T) Apr-July 1887 (unnumbered)
	20	(T) July-Sept1887 (unnumbered) (see note in folder)
	21	(T) Oct-Dec 1887 (unnumbered)
	22	(T) Jan-Feb 1888 (unnumbered) (see note in folder)
	23	Unidentified indices

40  	1-9	Filed in Library: see note in box
	10	Misc correspondence w/Board: 1832-44 (No Index)
	11	Misc correspondence w/Board: 1845-7 (No Index)
	12	Misc correspondence W/Board: 1839-50 (Index, 1839-53)
	13	1850-3
	14	Misc correspondence w/Board: 1853-67 (No Index)
	15	Board correspondence re: French Missions: 1884-9 (No Index)
	16	Board correspondence re: Papal Europe: 1846-53 (Index, 1846-58) 
	17	1854-8
	18	Board correspondence re: Papal Europe: 1880-5 (No Index)
	19	Board correspondence W/ Missionaries (most: India) re:
		American Tract Society: 1858-66 (Index 1858-69)
	20	1866-9

41	1	Board Pecuniary Accounts: 1837-9
	2	1839-41
	3	Africa: Treasurer's Accounts: 1880-6 (1-92); (Index)
	4	(93-134; unnumbered)
	5	China: Correspondence regarding estimates: 1882-7 (1-41; unnumbered); (Index)
	6	India: Treasurer's Accounts: 1880-6 (1-99); (Index)
	7	India: Treasurer's Accounts: 1881-6 (1-32); (Index)
	8	Japan: Treasurer's Accounts: 1885-6 (1-99); (Index)
	9	Mexico: Treasurer's Accounts: 1883-6 (1-61); (Index)
	10	(62-169)
	11	Persia: Treasurer's Accounts 1883-6 (1-97); (Index)
	12	Siam: Treasurer's Accounts: 1879-86 (1-29): (Index)
	13	Syria: Treasurer's Accounts: 1884-6 (1-103); (Index)
	14	Reports and Estimates: Columbia; Brazil; Siam: 1881-4
		(some earlier) (1-112); (No Index)
	15	India; Persia: 1881-4 (113-163); (No Index)
	16	India: 1881-4 (164-249); (No Index)
	17	(250-300)

42	1	Miscellaneous Board correspondence 1837-53 (bound)
	2	1850-67 (bound)
	3	1847-56 (bound)
	4	1851 (bound)
	5	1853-7 (bound)
	6	1854-5 (bound)
	7	1858-63 (bound)
	8	1853-69 (bound)

43	1	1853-62 (bound)
	2	Filed in Library (see note in box)
	3	Board correspondence (Dr. Ellinwood: 1883-84) (bound)
	4	Domestic Missions: Treasurer (et al) correspondence: 1866-8 (bound)
	5	Domestic Missions: Correspondence re: clothing/outfit: 1848-53 (bound)
	6	1859-61 (bound)
	7	1863-6 (bound)
	8	Women's Board correspondence (Philadelphia); 1885-6 (1-113); (Index)
	9	1887-9 (1-286; some missing); (No Index)
	10	Women's Board correspondence (Northwest): 1887-9 
 		(1-538; some missing); (Index)
	11	Women's Board correspondence (Southwest): 1886-9
		(1-218; some missing: unnumbered); (Index)
	12	Instructions re: missionaries under the Women's Societies 
 		of the Board: nd (1880s ?)				
	13	Candidates' correspondence: 1883-5 (1-188); (Index)
	14	(189-438)
	15	1885-6 (1-78); (Index)
	16	(79-226)

44	1	(227-328)
	2	(329-383)
	3	1886-7 (some 1885) (1-110); (Index)
	4	(111-311)
	5	(312-496: Unnumbered)
	6	1887-8 (some 1886) (3-151); (Index)
	7	(152-196)
	8	1890-5 (bound)
	9	1892-4 (bound)
	10	1887-92 (bound)
	11	1887-90 (bound)
	12	1885-90 (bound)
	13	1880-7 (bound)

45	1	Board correspondence re: Chinese Missions in 
		California: 1852-8 (1-45); (Index) (microfilmed)
	2	(46-62); (microfilmed)
	3	1852-65 (1-115; no sequence); (No Index) (microfilmed)
	4	1873-7 (1-91); (index)
	5	(92-143)
	6	1878-83 (1-47); (Index)
	7	(48-103)
	8	(104-165)
	9	(166-224)
	10	(225-257; unnumbered)
	11	Board correspondence re Chinese Missions in California;
		Western US: 1884-5 (1-94); (No Index)
	12	(96-171)
	13	(172-299)
	14	(300-413)
	15	Board correspondence re Chinese Missions in California;
		New York; other US: (1885-7 (14-91); some missing);
		(Index) (Note: some correspondence re: Japanese work interspersed)
	16	(92-138; unnumbered)
	17	(Unnumbered)
	18	Board correspondence re: financial; related matters:
		Chinese Missions in California; other US: 1885-6 (1-72); (Index)
	19	Board correspondence re: Chinese Missions in Western US: 1880-8 (bound)

		Arthur Mitchell--Secretary's correspondence

46	1	July-Aug 1889
	2	Sept-Oct 1889
	3	Nov-Dec 1889
	4	Jan-May 1890
	5	May-Dec 1892
	6	1893