"This book is an attempt made, I believe, for the first time, to present a comprehensive view of the growth of Constitutional Church Government in the Dominions beyond the Seas. Its chief merit will probably lie in the extensive collection of Constitutions and original documents which it contains. .... To add value to the work I have given in an Appendix the Church Constitutions at present existing in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland." -- Preface.
Introduction contains summary of contents divided into the following sections: General, Provincial, and Diocesan Synods -- Provinces -- Appointment of Bishops -- The Appointment of Clergy -- Pensions for the Clergy -- Cathedrals -- Missionary Work -- The Primacy of Canterbury.
Contents: Introduction -- Synodical Government -- Diocesan Administration -- (a) Metropolitans and Primates, (b) Letters Patent and Consecrations -- The Growth of the Overseas Episcopate -- The Colonial Clergy Acts -- The Church of England in Australia -- The Church in the Province of New Zealand -- The Church in the United States of America -- The Church of England in Canada -- The Church in the West Indies -- The Church in South America -- The Church in Africa : (a) The Church in the Province of South Africa, (b) The Church in East and Central Africa, (c) The Church in West Africa -- The Church in India and the East -- The Church in Japan -- Gibraltar : North and Central Europe -- Jerusalem and the East : Egypt and the Sudan -- Appendix.
Appendix includes: (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland, (d) Ireland -- Additional Note : Revised Constitutions of Antigua -- Ceylon : Constitution of the Diocese of Colombo.
OTCH copy purchased from antiquarian book dealer in Australia. Has book plate of "A. Raymond Bowers" on inside front cover.
File consists of oversize copies of the register of marriages.
Places included are Fort Chimo, Leaf River, George River, Makalik (Whale River), Lower Koksoak, Aupaluk, Fort Mackenzie, Payne Bay, Great Whale River, Kokapic, Upper Koksoak River, Tameruseak, Mukalik, and Diana Bay.