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AMERICAN MATERIAL IN THE ARCHIVES OF THE USPG, 1635-1812

American material in the archives of the USPG, 1635-1812

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American material in the archives of the USPG, 1635-1812

Part 2 of the BOA series: British records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900. The importance of the material in this collection from historical research lies not merely in their religious content, but in the fact that missionaries in North America, as elsewhere, were often the only people recording and submitting regular reports of events from remote English-speaking communities around the world.

According Isobel Pridmore, former archivist of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, "The documents relating to North America here [reproduced] are true archives in Sir Henry Jenkinson's definition of the word: that is, they came into being as a result of the work of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, and have been preserved ever since in its custody. After the first meeting at Lambeth Palace in 1701 the business of the Society was conducted from the office of the Secretary, which was at first his private house. Some of the original letters from missionaries have disappeared during the peregrinations of the Office, as is obvious to anyone who tries to collect all the letters of one man from the various Series. But much the greatest part of this correspondence from overseas has, however, survived from the 18th century..."

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The B series letter books, 1702-1786

The B series letter books, 1702-1786

This series contains original in-letters and drafts, or copies, of out-letters. The bulk consists of letters received from the American colonies, with a sizeable number of letters sent to the colonies.... (more...)

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The C series letters, 1635-1812

The C series letters, 1635-1812

This series consists mainly of original 18th century letters from the colonies. The reason why they were kept unbound in boxes is unknown.

Included in the C series are 65 letters of... (more...)

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Published accounts of two early S.P.G. missionaries to America

Published accounts of two early S.P.G. missionaries to America

Includes: (i) A journal of the travels and ministry of the Reverend George Keith; and (ii) An account of two missionary voyages by the appointment of the Society for the Propagation... (more...)

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Index volumes for the A, B & C series letters

Index volumes for the A, B & C series letters

This typescript index was derived in the mid-20th century largely from data in the contemporary indices of the early volumes. For ease of reference, the keyword searchable index for each volume... (more...)

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Supplementary American material, 1821-1928

Supplementary American material, 1821-1928

This supplement to Part 2 of the British records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900 series includes three volumes of copies of the most important letters received [i.e. those read before the... (more...)

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