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Collection 159 Records of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel: South Africa

Identifier: CN 159

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 52 reels of microfilm containing 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.


  • Created: 1819-1900

Conditions Governing Access

Premission to quote from, publish, or reproduce any material in this microfilm edition must be secured from:

The Archivist United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel 15, Tufton Street London, S.W.1. ENGLAND

Historical Information

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.


52 Reels of microfilm

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