Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India (JDCSI) Collection

This description comes in part from Professor Bernard Bate's finding aid for the JDCSI's archive, published in 2005. This collection consists mostly of manuscript materials "from the establishment of the American Ceylon Mission (ACM) in 1816 by the American Ceylon Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) to the transfer of the ACM to the Church of South India (CSI) in 1947". These materials include ninteenth-century letter books, sundry mission reports, minute meetings, copies of the Morning Star, and uncategorized letters and notebooks.