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  • Collection: The SPG’s Early History and Archives

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A New General Atlas, Containing a Geographical and Historical Account of All the Empires, Kingdoms, and other Dominions of the World with the Natural History and Trade of Each Country. Taken from the Best Authors ... To which is Prefix'd, An…

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The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG, now USPG) was founded by Reverend Dr Thomas Bray and granted a Royal Charter in 1701. It was established with the aim of financing and sending Church of England ministers to…

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George Keith was a Scottish Quaker who had been imprisoned for his beliefs. He travelled widely and spent some years in the American colonies. After some disagreements with Pennsylvania Quakers in the 1690s, Keith's beliefs moved increasingly towards…

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This publication, produced in 1702, reflects positively on the work of the SPG in its first few months, but acknowledges letters from the colonies that have asked for more missionaries to be sent. It calls on bishops to recommend clergy who may be…

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This journal is a record of the proceedings of the Society, detailing the business that arose during committee meetings. This first entry lists the names of those present at the meeting (clergy, but also 'Drs in Physick') and sets out the work…
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