Archival records from Jaffna Protestant digital archive project (EAP835)

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

    Collection Ref: EAP835/2
    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 America ...
  • Jaffna College Archive Collection

    Collection Ref: EAP835/3
    The archive belongs to Jaffna College and holds diverse materials ranging from 1710 to the present, with a focus on late nineteeneth- and early-twentieth century materials. The materials are divided into seven shelves categorized by major subject: history, ...
  • Letters of the A.C.M. to A.B.C.F.M. 1816-1854

    File Ref: EAP835/2/1
    This file contains a typical collection of letters concerned with American Ceylon Mission affairs. Some points discussed in the manuscript include the mission schools, the Press, missionary travel between America, Ceylon, and India, and the relationship be ...
  • Notebook Fragment, c. 1837

    File Ref: EAP835/2/2
    This file consists of sundry mission reports such as baptismal records, marriages, admissions to the church, etc., retranscriptions of important events, and several floor plans. It also includes a fragment of Tamil and English versions of a church convenan ...
  • Chavagacherry 1836-1859

    File Ref: EAP835/2/3
    This file contains typical records from the mission station Chavagacherry. According to Bate's finding aid, it may be a transcription of earlier records. Issues discussed include admissions, appointments, baptisms, transfers, deaths, and issues within the ...
  • Diary Fragment, 1836-1838

    File Ref: EAP835/2/4
    This file describes church admissions, schools, the printing press, religious vocations, mission meetings, and funds of the mission. The writer mentions Samuel Hutchings (1806-1895), Benjamin Meigs (1789-1862), M.D. Sanders (?-?), and Miron Winslow (1789-1 ...
  • Letters to B. Meigs from H. Hill, 1825-1838

    File Ref: EAP835/2/5
    This file consists of letters from Henry Hill (?-?), Treasurer of the A.B.C.F.M., addressed to Miron Winslow and Benjamin Meigs. These letters, sent from India, London, and Boston, concern funds for the ACM in the form of payments and donations for supplie ...
  • Report of the Church at Tellipally, July 1st 1843

    File Ref: EAP835/2/6
    This report focuses on the author's concern regarding lack of new admissions, lack of conversions, difficulty of "maintaining" Christians. It also records communions, baptisms, and marriages at the church. ...
  • Report Fragments, 1851-1855

    File Ref: EAP835/2/7
    This file consists of three tabular sheets and one eight-page report: a. Chavagacherry, Ecclesiastical and Educational Returns, 1851; b. Panditeripo, Ecclesiastical and Educational Returns, 1851; c. Oodooville, Ecclesiastical and Educational Returns, 1851; ...
  • Sundry Reports, 1855-1866

    File Ref: EAP835/2/8
    This file contains reports on the process of ordaination for Ceylonese preachers, certificates of ordination, and license to preach. It also contains detailed data relating to the ACM's printing establishment, with tract-by-tract descriptions by Levi Spaul ...
  • Letterbook Fragment, 1858-1866

    File Ref: EAP835/2/9
    This file contains copies of letters sent from E.P. Hastings (?-1890) to Rufus Anderson (1796-1880), Secretary of the ABCFM. These letters refer to ACM business and concerns such as methods for village schools, the uses of the Native Evangelical Society in ...
  • Religious Tract Society 1841

    File Ref: EAP835/3/1
    This file contains 95 tracts published by various American Ceylon Mission-affiliated presses in Jaffna between 1841 and 1891. The tracts range from four to over 30 pages, and discuss various topics including caste, Catholicism, Christian morality, Hinduism ...
  • List of Parishes and Villages showing Udayarships, Vidanships, etc., with a...

    File Ref: EAP835/3/2
    This 1895 manuscript file provides lists of administrative positions (village headman, udayars, and vidaiyars) for each village and parish in the Jaffna province, described as: "List of Villages showing the number of Headmen, Police Vidahns, Division Offic ...