Bishop Blanc was Vicar Apostolic of the Tongan Islands. For other microfilms relating to his work in Tonga see OMPA 24 and OMPA 25.
Nos. 1-125 of a monthly Tongan Language newspaper. Each issue has approximately 8 pages measuring 15 x 10 inches. Issues 1-56 contain Bishop Blanc's Hisitolia o Tonga, 950-1893 also microfilmed in OMPA 24.
The Societe des Missions Evangeliques, a French Protestant body founded in 1826, took charge between 1863 and the 1880s of Protestant missions and schools established by the London Missionary Society in the Society Islands and the Austral Islands. It established missions in New Caledonia in the late 1890s and in the early C20 in the Loyalty Islands which had been under LMS influence.<BR>The <I>Journal</I> includes many articles on the French Pacific Islands: these are indexed in P. O'Reilly's bibliographies of New Caledonia and French Polynesia.<BR>The Pacific Manuscripts Bureau does not hold reproduction rights for this material. Orders should be directed to ACRPP, 4 Rue Louvois, Paris FRANCE