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Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG) records

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Dates
1630-1889
Format
microfilm
Dates
1630-1889
Format
microfilm
Extent
102 reels
Exposure
positive
Dimensions
35 mm
Biographical Sketch
The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG) started in 1701. It functioned as the missionary society of the Church of England, even though formally it was chartered as an independent organization. Its purpose was to provide "a sufficient maintenance...for an orthodox clergy" and make "such other provision...as may be necessary for the propagation of the Gospel" in colonies belonging to England. It recruited and oversaw pastors, teachers, and catechists; in addition, it paid salaries, built churches, gave direction to the Church of England in the overseas colonies.
Scope and Content
Reel 1 - Finding Aid
Reel 2-102 - SPG Records
Finding Aids
Finding Aids available. See Microfilm collections - Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG)
Restrictions
No copies without written permission from Library and Archives Canada.
Corporate Name
Society for the Propagation of the Gospel
Subject
Church of England - Missions
Missionary societies
Accession Number
Mf 78-14
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