"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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  • "Biography. Mgr Bonjean, First Archbishop of Colombo [1910]"

    File Ref: EAP700/1/6/1
    Biography. Mgr Bonjean, First Archbishop of Colombo. Mgr Bonjean, Oblat de Marie Immaculée, Premier Archevêque de Colombo 2nd volume. Contains plates. Table of contents, images: 254-255. Extent, format and physcial characteristics of original material: One ...
  • Pastoral Letters [1904-1914]

    File Ref: EAP700/1/6/2
    Pastoral Letters. Collection of printed documents, mostly from Saint Joseph Catholic Press, Jaffna. Extent, format and physcial characteristics of original material: One volume of 146 folios. 21x28 cm Printed book. Author: Joulain. Publisher: Mostly from S ...
  • The Oblates and the 1894 Draft Act on Marriage [1896]

    File Ref: EAP700/1/6/3
    The Oblates and the 1894 Draft Act on Marriage. Extent, format and physcial characteristics of original material: One volume of 138 folios. 21x27 cm Collection of Printed with hand written manuscripts. Publisher: Vatican Press, Rome. ...
  • "Report of the Oblates, France [1850-1961]"

    File Ref: EAP700/1/6/4
    Report of the Oblates, France. Contains hand written notes and letters. Author: De Menodaz. Publisher: Mostly at Marseille - Ve Marius Olive,Imp. De Mgr. L'Evêque et du Clergé, rue Paradis, 68. ...
  • Matrimonial register [1889-1898]

    File Ref: EAP700/1/7/1
    Matrimonial register. Consanguinity & Exemption. Book for matrimonial exemption. ...
  • Statistics of the Diocese of Jaffna [1929]

    File Ref: EAP700/1/8/1
    Jaffna Diocese data. Statistics of the Diocese of Jaffna - 1929. List of the Church members, their vital statistics and functions, and the mission schools. Table of contents, images: 9-11. ...