[March 16, 2001]
United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel; 1701-
South African Missionary Archives; 1819-1900
52 Reels of Microfilm
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United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel
15, Tufton Street
London, S.W.1. ENGLAND
Church of England mission organization; formed in 1701 as the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts; renamed following a merger with Universities' Mission to Central Africa in 1965.
A history of S.P.G. South African work is included on Reel 52.
Scope and Content
The microfilm contains all correspondence and reports concerning Anglican missions in South Africa prior to diocesan organization, and concerning five dioceses: Capetown, 1847-1900; Grahamstown, 1853-1900; Natal (Maritzburg), 1853-1900; St. John's-Kaffraria, 1874-1900; and Zululand, 1866-1900. Reel 52 is a detailed index, and includes a history of S.P.G. South African work. The originals for the microfilm are in the U.S.P.G. headquarters in London.
The microfilm in this collection was purchased by the Center Library.
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Type of Material: Microfilm
The following items are located in the CENTER LIBRARY MICROFILM ROOM:
All reels are 35mm, positive copy.
South African records
Reels 1-15 - Capetown; 1847-1900
Reels 16-27 - Grahamstown; 1853-1900
Reels 28-40 - Natal (Maritzburg); 1853-1900
Reels 41-46 - St. John's-Kaffraria; 1874-1900
Reels 47-51 - Zululand; 1866-1900
Reel 52 - Index and history