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Collection Details


Collection Name: Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, Transcripts of Letters Relating to Delaware
Repository Name: University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections Department [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Newark, Delaware, United States
URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/gospel.htm
Description: The University of Delaware’s collection of Society for the Propagation of the Gospel Transcripts consists of one box (.3 linear feet) of typescript letters related to the Delaware activities of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG), a London-based missionary society created in 1701 to broaden the ministry of the Church of England in the North American colonies. The majority of the letters were written by missionaries posted in America and were directed to SPG administrators in London. The collection, which dates from 1703 to 1782 (bulk dates 1703-1776), was given to the University of Delaware Library in 1964 by noted Delaware historian Henry Clay Reed. Reed created these transcripts and the accompanying index from a collection of copies, microfilm, and transcripts at the Library of Congress. It is likely that most of the original letters reside in the Lambeth Palace Library in London, the principal repository for records related to the Church of England. More information about these records, including permission to quote from them, can be obtained through the Manuscript Department of the Library of Congress.
Broad Subjects: Religion; Communities
ASP Subjects: Church; Church of England; Delaware; Letters; Missionaries; Missions; United Kingdom; United States; United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Collection Code: OHC0004923