Report of Commission chaired by the Rt. Rev. Edwin James Palmer "formerly Bishop of Bombay".
"The terms of reference were 'to consider the subject of the impediments to marriage constituted by certain relationships of consanguinity and affinity'." -- Intro., p. 5.
Contents: Introduction dated September 1939 / Edwin James Palmer (Convener) [et al.] -- I. The Problem -- The Evidence Presented -- II. Biology -- III. Anthropology -- IV. The Bible -- V. The Church: I, General Presuppositions -- VI. The Church: II, Legislation -- Note to Chapter VI: Archbishop Parker's Table and Canon 99 of 1603 -- VII. The Church: III, Reasons for the Legislation -- VIII. The Position Today in the Roman, the Orthodox and the Protestant Churches -- IX. The Position Today in the Anglican Churches -- X. The Legislation of Modern States -- The Questions Before the Commission Examined in the Light of the Evidence: Results and Conclusions -- XI. The Authority of the Levitical Code -- XII. Lack of Uniformity in the Church Legislation and Discipline -- XIII. The Authority of the Church Legislation -- XIV. Examination and Classification of the Prohibitions -- XV. Dispensations -- XVI. Church Law and State Law -- XVII. Summary of Conclusions -- XVIII. Recommendations -- XIX. Epilogue -- Appendix 1: The Biological Considerations Relevant to the Question of Prohibition of Marriage on the Grounds of Relationship / J.B.S. Haldane -- Appendix 2: A List of the More Important Diseases in which Hereditary Factors have been Shown to be Present / Anthony Feiling -- Appendix 3: A Sociological Analysis of the Rationale of the Prohibited Degrees in Marriage / B. Malinowski -- Appendix 4: The Scriptural Background / H. Danby -- Appendix 5: Prohibited Degrees in the Western Church / R.C. Mortimer -- Appendix 6: Prohibited Degrees in the Orthodox Church / Archbishop Germanos, Metropolitan of Thyateira -- Appendix 7: The Legal Position of Archbishop Parker's Table in England at the Present Time / H.B. Vaisey -- A Short Glossary -- Select Index of Subjects.
Colophon: Printed in Great Britain by Billing and Sons Ltd. Guildford and Esher.
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.