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CCCS Collection. Canada and Australia: CCCS Activities

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011DDD(LS)

Scope and Contents

A collection of glass lantern slides measuring 82 x 82 mm. The collection reflects the CCCS's work among rural communities in Canada and the Australian outback. It includes slides of missionary vans, schools, hospitals, hymn slides, a few historical scenes and many slides demonstrating rural life. Rather more than half have identifying captions and, as far as possible, they have been arranged geographically, in both countries from east to west. It has not been possible in the case of some of the uncaptioned slides to be certain whether they show Australia or Canada (nos. 117-122).


  • Creation: 1910 - 1930


Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Biographical / Historical

The Colonial and Continental Church Society was founded in the early nineteenth century to serve the spiritual needs of English speaking people overseas. It is now known as the Intercontinental Church Society.


8 archive box(es) (129 images in 8 boxes) : lantern slide

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

the general condition is good, but some of the slides are cracked.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Society in 1981 by Miss Patti Schmieglow, Home Secretary of the Intercontinental Church Society.


For information about the Canadian activities of the Society see: Boon, T.C. (1962), The Anglican Church from Bay to the Rockies, Toronto : Ryerson Press.


This item level description was entered by MJC using information from the original typescript catalogue.

Date information

DateText: however a few are earlier or later in date..


Colonial and Continental Church Society

Includes index.
2003-09-26 08:21:43+00:00
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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