Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (Great Britain)

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The Society was founded in 1701 to provide orthodox clergy to the British colonies.

From the description of Records, 1701-1786. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122489525

From the guide to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (Great Britain) records, 1701-1786, 1701-1786, (American Philosophical Society)

In 1965, merged with the Universities' Mission to Central Africa to form the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. Included here is material from associated groups: Borneo Mission Association, Cambridge Mission to Delhi, Dublin University Mission to Chota Nagpur and English Church Mission to Corea.

From the description of Records of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 1704-1963 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702152669

Missionary society founded 1701, originally for work in the American colonies.

From the description of Annual report, 1725. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58776459

The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts was founded by Royal Charter granted in 1701. The primary object was to provide clergy to live among the American colonists for religious and educational purposes. Their efforts soon expanded to other parts of the world. In the first half of the 18th century, the Society was at work in America, Newfoundland, the West Indies and the Bay of Honduras. In the 19th century, work expanded to other islands in the West Indies, British Guiana and India. The Society entered South Africa in 1821 and expanded further into Africa within the next 30 years.

Before 1840, they established congregations in Australia. The Society entered the Pacific islands, working in Melanesia in 1796, Polynesia in 1880 and the Hawaiian islands in 1862. They established missions in Borneo in 1846, Malaya in 1861, Japan in 1873, China in 1874 and Korea in 1883. They had sent out teachers since the early 18th century and, by 1911, also formed a medical missions department. In 1965, the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts merged with the Universities' Mission to Central Africa to form the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.

From the description of American material in the Archives of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, 18th century [microform]. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702690379

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referencedIn Colman, Benjamin, 1673-1747. Benjamin Colman papers, 1641-1806. Massachusetts Historical Society
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referencedIn Smith, John M. Jamaica New York collection, 1727-1891. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Blair, James, 1656-1743. Papers, 1718-1729. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Universities' Mission to Central Africa. Records of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa, 1870-1951 (inclusive). Yale University Library
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referencedIn Bray, Thomas. Additional papers of the Associates of Dr. Bray (from the papers of the Society for the Propogation of the Gospel) [manuscript] 1709-1817. University of Virginia. Library
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referencedIn Prince, Nathan, 1698-1748. Papers, [1723?]-1747. Massachusetts Historical Society
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referencedIn Tryon, William, 1729-1788. Letter book : manuscript, 1764-1771. Houghton Library
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creatorOf Christ Episcopal Church (Stratford, Conn.). Vestry. Letter to the Lord Bishop of London and to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, undated. Connecticut Historical Society
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