Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, London. LETTERS, 1701-1812.
East Ardsley, Yorkshire, England: Micro Methods, 1964.
British records relating to America in microfilm
The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts was founded in 1701 by the Church of England to provide libraries and clergy for emigrants, soldiers, officials, and merchants in colonial outposts as well as to provide missions to non-Christians. The letters give a full picture of contemporary colonial life before, during, and following the War of Independence. This collection contains correspondence between those outposts and the secretary of the Society. Consult the tables of contents and the indexes to locate information for a specific location or individual.
At the beginning of each of the three series, an introduction gives information on the archives of the Society, a history of the Society, a brief listing of the contents of each volume, and a guide to further reading. Each volume also has a contemporary index listing documents alphabetically by the location of origin. A separate reel contains an index of all the material on all reels. Also useful is SPEC-R Z1236 .C74 1979 A Guide to Manuscripts Relating to America in Great Britain and Ireland, p. 158-159.
NOT IN MERLIN
Southern Baptist Convention. ANNUAL OF THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION, 1845-1953.
Nashville: Historical Commission, Southern Baptist Convention, 1953.
These are original convention proceedings and annual reports from 1845 through 1953, including reports of the Board of Foreign Missions, the Board of Domestic and Indian Missions, the Treasury, and Missionary Journals.
Reel 16 contains an index of the Southern Baptist Conventions proceedings from 1845 through 1953, but reports of the boards and agencies are not indexed.
Stanton, Robert Livingston. CHURCH AND THE REBELLION
New York: Derby and Miller, 1864.
Stanton (1810-1885) was a professor in the Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church of Danville, KY. Chapters in this work against the secession of states from the Union include “Character of the Rebellion,” “Cause of the Rebellion,” “Responsibility for the Rebellion,” “Responsibility for Beginning and Continuing the War,” “Responsibility of the Southern Church for the Rebellion and the War,” “The Church and Slavery,” “Slavery and Polemics,” and more. Stanton dedicated it “To the young men of the United States, of every creed in religion and every party in politics, who prefer freedom to slavery; who are loyal to the country, and who are aiding to sustain its government against rebellion.”
Microfilmed by the Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Strickland, William Peter. HISTORY OF THE MISSIONS OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH FROM THE ORGANIZATION OF THE MISSIONARY SOCIETY TO THE PRESENT TIME.
Cincinnati: L. Swormstedt & J.H. Power, 1850.
Strickland (1809-1884) was an educated clergyman and author of several religious books. This one covers the missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church from 1816 to 1850. Chapter 1: Organization of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Chapter 2: Domestic Missions. Chapter 3: Auxiliaries. Chapter 4: Mission Among the Indians. Chapter 5: Mission to Africa. Chapter 6: Mission to Oregon. Chapter 7: Mission to South America. Chapter 8: Mission to Texas. Chapter 9: Mission to the Germans. Chapter 10: Mission to China. Chapter 11: Missionaries. Chapter 12: Appeal in Behalf of Missions.
Contains an appendix at the end.
UTAH AND THE MORMONS.
New Haven, CT: Research Publications, 1966.
Books, government documents, periodicals and newspapers chronicle the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints' move from Illinois, Ohio, and Missouri, their settlement in Utah, their doctrine, and their experiments in communitarianism and polygamy. Among the serials reproduced are The Latter Day Saints and Millenial Star (1840-1905) and the Union Vedette (1836-1967). The works of prominent church leaders, including Joseph Smith and Parley Parker Pratt, are well represented.
Each monograph title is cataloged in MERLIN, but serial titles are not yet cataloged.
WEST INDIES RECORDS OF THE UNITED SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL 'E' SERIES, 1901-1950.
East Ardsley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England: Microform Academic Publishers, 1987.
British Records Relating to America in Microform
The guide gives a description of each chronologically arranged reel, and a bibliography.
WEST INDIES RECORDS OF THE UNITED SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL, 1710-1908.
East Ardsley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England: Microform Limited, 1984.
British records relating to America in microform
The material in this collection covers the growth of the Society and its work in the Bahamas, Jamaica, Barbadoes, Antigua, Trinidad, British Guiana (Guyana), Honduras, and the Mosquito Coast. A central issue for several reels concerns the Codrington bequest to the Society for creation of an institution to convert and educate slaves.
The guide contains the provenance of the collection, background information on the Society and a description of its records, a list of contents for each reel and a bibliography of related works, both primary and secondary. The guide is reproduced at the beginning of reel one.
World Conference on Faith and Order. MINUTES, 1910-1949, AND MINUTES OF ITS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, 1910-1927. FILMED WITH THE CORRESPONDENCE OF ROBERT H. GARDINER, 1910-1924 AND CORRESPONDENCE OF RALPH W. BROWN, 1924-1932.
Chicago: University of Chicago Library, 1960.
For a description of World Conference on Faith and Order see entry on the Faith and Order Paper. This collection contains papers from the Faith and Order Archives in Geneva of the correspondence of R.H. Gardiner, first secretary of the Episcopal Church's Commission on a World Conference on Faith and Order and Ralph W. Brown from 1924 to 1931.