The Mission, which was established in May 1835, has an extensive collection of records and archives which could be of interest to social historians and family researchers. You may also like to refer to the History section of our website.
Where academic or professional researchers use our material, we ask that they supply us with a copy of their findings, which we may freely use for our own (not-for-profit) purposes.
The key elements of the archives are:
LCM Magazine (1836 onwards) including much material from missionaries' daily journals and annual reports
LCM Magazine Indexes 1836 - 1899
LCM Magazine Indexes 1900 - 1960
LCM Annual Reports (1835 onwards)
Minutes of the LCM Committee (weekly meetings from 1835)
Family history related e.g. Register of Missionaries
Unpublished annual reports of individual missionaries, autobiographical accounts, etc.
Photos and scanned images
We have gradually accumulated a number of studies on individual missionaries. Sometimes these only contain the basic details of when a person joined the Mission and when they left or died, together with a short published obituary. Others contain much more detailed information e.g. mentions in Committee minute books and long extracts from obituaries, where they exist.
The documents so far produced are listed on the pages below.
Surnames A to F
Surnames G to O
Surnames P to Z
These lists deliberately do not include anyone who joined the Mission later than 1910. Please note that the date shown after the name is the date of joining London City Mission and not a date of birth.
Archive research is done by volunteers and is very time-consuming. If you request a particular document, we would appreciate a donation to our funds – thank you.
We have also produced a small number of research articles on individual topics, of which some example are shown here.
Make a general enquiry about our archives, or alternatively, please write to:
London City Mission
175 Tower Bridge Road
stating the nature of your enquiry.