Spreading the word: British missionary work around the world, 1808-1967

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Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist periodicals, 1744-1960

Wesleyan and Primitive Methodism, 1744-1960

Although Methodism has come to be associated most closely with... explore collection...

Ghana and Sierra Leone in colonial and missionary records, 1700-1850

Early colonial and missionary records from West Africa

This resource comprises selected documents from a number of different... explore collection...

America in records from colonial missionaries, 1635-1928

American material in the archives of the USPG, 1635-1928

The importance of the material in this collection from historical... explore collection...

South American missionaries' records, 1844-1919

Missionary Records from South America, 1844-1919

Includes most of the material held in the SAMS archives... explore collection...

Colonial missionaries' papers from America and the West Indies, 1701-1870

Journal, annual sermons and reports of the SPG, 1701-1870

This collection offers a range of documents which reveal details... explore collection...

Ghana in Records from colonial missionaries, 1886-1951

Gold Coast records from the archives of the USPG, 1886-1951

As outlined in the short history entitled The beginning of... explore collection...

Australia in records from colonial missionaries, 1808-1967

Australian records in the USPG archive

This collection of C series records (C/AUS), along with selected... explore collection...

New Zealand & Polynesian records from colonial missionaries, 1838-1958

New Zealand & Polynesian records in the USPG archive

This collection comprises the C series records relating to the... explore collection...

Indian and Sri Lankan records from colonial missionaries, 1770-1931

South Asian records of the USPG

The documents in this resource come from the archives of... explore collection...

Tanzania and Malawi in records from colonial missionaries, 1857-1965

Universities' Mission to Central Africa

The UMCA was founded in the late 1850s, after the... explore collection...

'Black Schools' in Canada, America and the Bahamas, 1645-1900

The archives of the Associates of Dr Bray to 1900

The body of records consists primarily of correspondence files, minute... explore collection...

Colonial women missionaries of the Committee for Women's Work, 1861-1967

Records of the Committee for Women's Work, 1861-1967

Originally the "Ladies' Association for the Promotion of Female Education... explore collection...

South Africa in records from colonial missionaries, 1819-1900

South African archives of the USPG

In South Africa, the United Society for the Propagation of... explore collection...

Canada in records from colonial missionaries, 1722-1952

Canadian records in the USPG archive, 1722-1952

'They went forth into that uncharted wilderness, not for the... explore collection...

Introduction

The correspondence and papers of these missionary societies cover work within North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Australasia. Most collections focus on the 18th and 19th centuries. The North American content covers both the United States and Canada. Records on Asia cover India and Sri Lanka, The Committee for Women's Work were also active in Asia. These collections feature a large amount of correspondence to and from missionaries working in these countries. The Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist periodicals reveal how the missionary work was reported to loyal subscribers who funded the missionaries.
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Series Data

Dates Covered

1635 - 1967

Subjects Covered

  • African
  • American
  • Asian
  • Australasian
  • Australian
  • Bahamian
  • British
  • Canada
  • Canadian
  • Caribbean
  • Church
  • Co-operative
  • Colonial
  • Fascism
  • Government
  • History
  • Jamaican
  • Maritime
  • Medicine
  • Methodist
  • Missionaries
  • Missionary
  • Politics
  • Protest
  • Religion
  • Revolution
  • Science
  • Scottish
  • Slavery
  • Suffrage
  • Trade
  • Unions
  • Usa
  • War
  • Women
  • Workers
  • Ww1
  • Ww2
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Countries Covered

  • America
  • Antigua
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Borneo
  • Burma
  • Canada
  • Ceylon
  • Chile
  • China
  • Dominica
  • England
  • Germany
  • Grenada
  • Grenadines
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Martinique
  • Montserrat
  • Myanmar
  • Nevis
  • Nyasaland
  • Patagonia
  • Scotland
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Kitts
  • St. Thomas
  • St. Vincent
  • Suriname
  • Tanzania
  • Tobago
  • Tortola
  • Trinidad
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Zanzibar
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Sources

  • Bodleian Library
  • Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History
  • Rhodes House Library
  • South American Missionary Society
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