"Jaffna Bishop’s House Collection, Sri Lanka [1850-1930]"

The collection consists of manuscripts (with some printed documents) dated from 1850 to 1930. They relate the history of the missions or describe the day to day administrative and managerial activities of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate missionaries (O.M.I.). The French congregation of the O.M.I. was mandated by the British authorities in Sri Lanka, by mid nineteenth century, to reorganise the Catholic communities of the northern half of the island – whereas the southern half was attributed to the Jesuits. Except the few printed books, all the other documents (manuscripts) had been hand-written by the Missionaries. These manuscripts contain an average of 250 up to 750 pages each. Time to time some printed materials (paper-cuttings, circular letters..) are inserted. Most of the manuscripts were written in French, - but occasionally also in English, Tamil, and Sinhala. We have digitised 58 such manuscripts. Extent, format and physcial characteristics of original material: 21 files.

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  • Account book [1847-1939]

    File Ref: EAP700/1/3/9
    Account book. Annual summary of the accounts with the general fund. Extent, format and physcial characteristics of original material: One volume of 404 folios. 24x38 cm size paged hardbound manuscript. ...
  • Account book [1891-1916]

    File Ref: EAP700/1/3/10
    Account book. Account of Missions. Dowry to orphns.Table of contents, image:5. Extent, format and physcial characteristics of original material: One volume of 252 folios. 24x38 cm size paged hardbound manuscript. ...
  • Account book [1895-1908]

    File Ref: EAP700/1/3/11
    Account book. Seminary. Extent, format and physcial characteristics of original material: One volume of 168 folios. 18 x 24 cm size paged hardbound manuscript. ...
  • Account book [1921-1929]

    File Ref: EAP700/1/3/12
    Account book. Observations and accounts. Extent, format and physcial characteristics of original material: One volume of 77 folios. 5.5x27 cm size unpaged softbound manuscript. ...
  • Account book [1919-1920]

    File Ref: EAP700/1/3/13
    Account book. Mass account book. Extent, format and physcial characteristics of original material: One volume of 112 folios. 5.5x27 cm size unpaged softbound manuscript. ...
  • Account book [1921-1922]

    File Ref: EAP700/1/3/14
    Account book. Mass account book. Extent, format and physcial characteristics of original material: One volume of 472 folios. 22x38 cm size paged hardbound manuscript. ...
  • Account book [1875-1886]

    File Ref: EAP700/1/3/15
    Account book. Income and Vicarial fund. Seminary. Extent, format and physcial characteristics of original material: One volume of 68 folios. 34x22 cm size paged hardbound manuscript. ...
  • Account book [1920-1925]

    File Ref: EAP700/1/3/16
    Account book.Government Grants to Schools. Mission Schools. Extent, format and physcial characteristics of original material: One volume of 170 folios. 20x33 cm size paged hardbound manuscript. ...
  • "Account book [1872-1904] Churches of Navanthurai, Navalay, St James and...

    File Ref: EAP700/1/3/17
    Account book. Churches of Navanthurai, Navalay, St James and Suthumalai. Extent, format and physcial characteristics of original material: 3 files. ...
  • Catalogue of letters. Diocese of Jaffna-Archives-Letters. 3rd volume [1857-1904]

    File Ref: EAP700/1/4/1
    Archives of Jaffna. Catalogue of letters. Diocese of Jaffna-Archives-Letters. 3rd volume of the catalogue. Extent, format and physcial characteristics of original material: One volume of 214 folios. 21x33 cm size paged hardbound manuscript. ...
  • Catalogue of letters. General Catalogue of the Archives of the Jaffna Diocese...

    File Ref: EAP700/1/4/2
    Catalogue of letters. General Catalogue of the Archives of the Jaffna Diocese. 1st Register. Index / table of contents, image: 8. Extent, format and physcial characteristics of original material: One volume of 350 folios. 21x33 cm size paged hardbound manu ...
  • Catalogue of letters. General Catalogue of the Archives of the Jaffna Diocese...

    File Ref: EAP700/1/4/3
    Catalogue of letters. General Catalogue of the Archives of the Jaffna Diocese. 2nd Register. Index / table of contents, images: 7-9. Author: Batayron. ...
  • Commentaries from Tamil texts [19th Century]

    File Ref: EAP700/1/5/1
    Commentaries from Tamil texts. Information and review of Tamil books. Extent, format and physcial characteristics of original material: One volume of 725 folios. 21x33 cm size paged hardbound manuscript. ...
  • Sermons [1860s]

    File Ref: EAP700/1/5/2
    Sermons copies & drafts. Sermons - Extracts & Lectures. Extent, format and physcial characteristics of original material: One volume of 240 folios. 21x33 cm size paged hardbound manuscript. ...
  • Sermons [1850-1900]

    File Ref: EAP700/1/5/3
    Sermons copies & drafts. Sinhala Sermons II. Extent, format and physcial characteristics of original material: 4 files. ...